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Adhering to the same basic formula as its predecessor, the redesigned BRZ is all about affordable, accessible driving fun. It's a four-seat coupe that's designed to be just as engaging on the track as it is on the drive to the track.
A low center of gravity, a standard six-speed manual transmission, and a new 2.4-liter, 228-hp naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine contribute to the BRZ's ethos of balance over speed. A standard touch screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, a usable trunk, and a tiny rear seat add a dash of practicality to a sporty car. In addition to the new engine, other changes for 2022 include updated exterior styling, a digital gauge cluster, and suspension and chassis tweaks. Subaru's EyeSight suite of active safety features is available.
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2021
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. There won't be a 2021 model, but a redesigned BRZ arrives for the 2022 model year.
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2013-2019
2013 Redesign Year
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.
$25,300 - $26,850
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$22,700 - $26,175
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$20,500 - $22,925
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$17,925 - $20,500
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$15,625 - $17,100
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$14,250 - $15,125
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$13,600 - $14,200
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