With the BRZ, Subaru has hit the 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 86 (formerly Scion FR-S) are nearly identical twins. The only differences are styling nuances and suspension tuning. The Subaru offers more upscale features and factory options than the Toyota.
Subaru BRZ Road Test

With the BRZ, Subaru has hit the 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 86 (formerly Scion FR-S) are nearly identical twins. The only differences are styling nuances and suspension tuning. The Subaru offers more upscale features and factory options than the Toyota.

Each is powered by the same 205-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, mated to a slick-shifting six-speed manual transmission. That combo delivers ample acceleration, thanks to well-chosen gear ratios, and impressive fuel economy of 30 mpg.

But these rear-wheel-drive coupes aren't about raw power or scrimping at the pump. Their magic comes from the super-sharp, agile handling and excellent braking that makes them so enticing to drive, whether on a track or a twisty, back-country road.

Best Version to Get
Just two trims are offered: Limited and tS, with the choice of a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Both are fairly well equipped. The Limited gets you leather and synthetic suede heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and keyless entry. The tS brings 18-wheels,...
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