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.