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Subaru BRZ

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2019 Subaru BRZ Ratings & Reliability
Developed with Toyota, Subaru's rear-wheel-drive sports car features a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a choice of a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. Handling is super-responsive, with cornering precision that makes the BRZ fun to drive. The car turns in promptly, with almost no body lean. The steering is quick and well-weighted. At its limits, the BRZ is slightly more forgiving than the similar Toyota 86 because the BRZ is less prone to sliding its tail during spirited driving. The ride is also a bit more jittery than in the 86. The cabin is relatively plain, with well-bolstered sport seats. Everything needed for enthusiastic driving is in easy reach, with a perfectly placed steering wheel, pedals, and shifter. The cabin is snug, but there is good space for the driver. The ride and elevated noise can be taxing, however.
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Subaru BRZ 2018
Developed with Toyota, the BRZ is Subaru's first rear-wheel-drive sports car. It features a 200-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, with a choice of six-speed manual or automatic transmissions. Handling is super responsive, with impressive agility. In corners, the BRZ turns in promptly, with virtually no body lean, The steering is quick and well weighted, with decent feedback. Inside, the cabin is relatively plain, with well-bolstered front sport seats, but the stiff ride and elevated noise can be taxing. The vestigial rear seats are best suited for cargo. Early versions have a confounding radio, which was improved for 2016. Later versions also pack a bit more horsepower. The Scion FR-S, followed by Toyota 86 when the Scion brand was dropped, is essentially the same car.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $22,575 - $26,375 $19,050 - $22,730
2017 $20,400 - $23,075 $17,050 - $19,500
2016 $18,725 - $20,925 $14,700 - $17,500
2015 $16,475 - $17,950 $12,400 - $13,750
2014 $14,600 - $15,725 $10,700 - $11,700
2013 $13,475 - $14,150 $9,680 - $10,280