2013 Subaru BRZ Owner Satisfaction - Consumer Reports
With the BRZ, Subaru has hit the sweet spot for driving enthusiasts with an exhilarating to drive sports coupe that also happens to be affordable and economical at the pump. Co-developed by Subaru and Toyota , the BRZ and FR-S are nearly identical twins. The only differences are nuances in design, exhaust notes, and suspension tuning.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Well balanced and rotates easily through turns"

DAVE L., WA (2013 Subaru BRZ)

"The BRZ handles beautifully. I'm a former sports car racer, and this car handles as well as any I raced."

CHARLES H., MD (2013 Subaru BRZ)

"The handling / driving experience in this car is amazing. Acceleration is perfect. You get speed quickly without it ever feeling dangerous."

Anonymous, CO (2013 Subaru BRZ)

"Acceleration is adequate. Handling is wonderful. Very precise and confidence-inspiring."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Subaru BRZ)

"Acceleration is adequate, though there is a somewhat noticeable mid range power dip between 4000-5000 rpm. Handling is superb on smooth roads. No noticeable understeer. Predictable oversteer. Fun to drive."

Frederick S., OK (2013 Subaru BRZ)

"I absolutely love the way the car handles the curves, even though I pay for it in the ride on bad roads in Michigan. What I'm not a big fan of is the way power is delivered from the engine. It's not particularly quick in the low revs, you dont really get to open up in day to day. And when you do wring it out, it doesn't sound all that good."

Gowtham B., MI (2013 Subaru BRZ)

"It is very responsive and corners well."

Alan L., PA (2013 Subaru BRZ)

"Unbelievable handling, control, and stability. It accelerates fairly well"

Steve L., ON (2013 Subaru BRZ)

"Great around corners, no sway, low center of gravity. Good acceleration but plenty of oomph on the highway."

Eric D., RI (2013 Subaru BRZ)

"It's simply a fun Car to drive. The handling is outstanding"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Subaru BRZ)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Seats are perfect for me. Climate control is OK. Ride is slighltly harsher than it needs to be, but overall acceptable. It is developing lots of squeaks and rattles in the dash, door and console plastic after less than 10K miles. The most annoying thing in the car is trying to carry anything with you. There is no return on the front seats so if you fold the seat forward to put something in the back seat (which is too small for humans) you have to spend a couple minutes readjusting fore/aft an"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Subaru BRZ)

"Very hard annoying ride. Every little bump in the road gets magnified in the cockpit. And, the car needs some insulation -- very noisy, bumpy ride."

JOHN H., CA (2013 Subaru BRZ)

"Seats are very good, and secure. Road noise is very noticeable in general, but especially on certain pavement. Tight suspension makes driving on rough roads very jarring to the driver."

Frederick S., OK (2013 Subaru BRZ)

"Seats are good. Lots of raad noise. Nearly drowns out nice sound system on some surfaces. Needs more sound deadening in the rear quarters and floor which I intend to add."

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Subaru BRZ)

"Very uncomfortable ride -- if you run over a pebble you will feel it in the cockpit. The car needs a lot more noise cancellation insulation -- it is a very noisy ride."

John H., CA (2013 Subaru BRZ)

"Stiff ride, hard seats, a lot of aural feedback (noisy)"

Eric D., RI (2013 Subaru BRZ)

"Since my wife broke her leg, getting in and out has been problematic"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Subaru BRZ)


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How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Great vision of the road"

DAVE L., WA (2013 Subaru BRZ)

"Very distinctive. An uncommon vehicle, that gets a lot of looks and comments."

FRANK F., MI (2013 Subaru BRZ)
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