The BRZ sports car is one of the most exciting to date available cars. Like him Toyota GR86 the mechanical twin emphasizes driving pleasure. He is small, light and agile. Ingredients such as bright steering feedback, standard six-speed manual transmission and a low seating position, prepare entertainment as only a well-honed compact rear-wheel drive coupe can. The BRZ is motivated by a Subaru 2.4-liter engine with 228 hp that has enough power to quickly move this small size two plus two. Inside, the BRZ is a great case for a manual transmission with a confident shift-shifting feel. The sympathetic handling of the BRZ and the impressive grip on corners practically ask you to move it to the weekend by autocross. But the BRZ is also surprisingly practical, with plenty of useful interior storage cabinets and a rear seat – similar to the Porsche 911 – which is capable of carrying fry or bags of groceries. In fact, when you fold the back seat, you should have enough space to fit a second set of sticky tires if that autocross weekend beckons.
What’s new in 2023?
Subaru is not making significant changes to the RHL this year.
Prices and which to buy
Subaru offers BRZ 2023 in two configurations: Premium and Limited. We would like to use Limited as it adds desirable features such as 18-inch aluminum wheels, summer tires and blind spot monitoring. The six-speed manual is standard and is the transmission best suited for the Subaru sports car, but those who prefer the automatic can get it for $ 1,500.
Engine, transmission and performance
Under the hood of the BRZ is a 2.4-liter 2.4-liter flat four-cylinder engine with 228 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic transmission. The 2.4-liter is more responsive than that 2.0-liter engine of the previous modeleven if it is not enough to make a BRZ the fastest car in town. But it greatly improves acceleration time: the six-speed mechanical BRZ Limited we tested accelerated to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds and ran a quarter mile in 13.9 seconds at 101 mph. It’s almost a full second faster to 60 mph BRZ ts of the previous generation. Our test car tipped the weight at 2,843 pounds, which is a bit heavier than the last BRZ, but still quite thin by today’s sports car standards. Our driving experience revealed a lot of feedback from the steering, confidence in turns and the ability to throw back the tail. Its ride quality is on the hard side, but it contributes to the car’s playfulness. While each model comes standard with a limited-slip rear differential, the Premium model runs on a set of 17-inch wheels, while the more productive Limited wears an 18-inch.
Fuel economy and real miles per gallon
The EPA estimates the most economical BRZ is automatic with 25 mpg combined, 21 mpg in the city and 30 mI per highway. These estimates are slightly reduced for models with a six-speed mechanical machine to 22 mpg together, 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg for highway travel. As soon as we have the opportunity to run alone on our fuel-saving route at 75 miles per hour, which is part of our extensive testing mode, we can rate it in real world mpg. For more information on RHL fuel economy, visit the page EPA website.
Interior, comfort and cargo
The BRZ saloon uses a driver-oriented design and a 2 + 2 seat configuration, while the saloon boasts a sporty aesthetic with state-of-the-art technology. Opposite the driver is a 7.0-inch all-digital instrument that makes the tachometer a major attraction, and the circular reading even switches to a line chart in Track Drive mode. A pair of heavily fortified front seats securely hold passengers in place during heavy turns, and they’re dressed with red accents to promote the naughty intentions of the coupe. In addition to the low seating position, Subaru says the BRZ has excellent forward visibility thanks to a slim front roof rack. The considerable cargo area in which it is possible to place four tires (of course, on race) with the folded back seats remains a support of the practical nature of a compartment.
Infotainment program and communication
Each BRZ has an 8.0-inch touch screen mounted in the center of the dashboard, which acts as a hub for the infotainment system. Fortunately, the display doesn’t just depend on touch inputs, with physical volume knobs and adjustment features, as well as a few hard buttons. The system comes standard with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and access to SiriusXM satellite radio.
Safety and driver assistance functions
In terms of driver assistance technology, Subaru offers its EyeSight system on models with automatic equipment. For more information on the BRZ crash test results, visit the websites of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Traffic Safety (IIHS). Key security features include:
- Front collision warning and automatic emergency braking are available
- Lane departure warning and lane keeping assistance are available
- Adaptive cruise control is available
Warranty coverage and maintenance
Subaru provides a competitive, albeit vague, limited transmission warranty. Unlike the Toyota 86, the BRZ does not come with free scheduled maintenance.
- The limited warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles
- The transmission warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles
- No free scheduled maintenance
Subaru BRZ Limited 2022 year
Vehicle type: front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, 4-passenger, 2-door coupe
Base / As verified: $ 31,455 / $ 31,455
DOHC 16-valve flat-4, aluminum block and head, port and direct fuel injection
Displacement: 146 inches32387 cm3
Power: 228 horsepower at 7,000 rpm
Torque: 184 lb-ft at 3700 rpm
Suspension, F / R: rack / multi-link
Brakes, F / R: 11.6-inch ventilation disc / 11.4-inch ventilation disc
Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport 4
215 / 40R-18 85Y
Wheelbase: 101.4 inches
Length: 167.9 inches
Width: 69.9 inches
Height: 51.6 inches
Passenger volume: 78 feet3
Cargo volume: 6 feet3
Curb weight: 2843 lbs
C / D TEST RESULTS
60 mph: 5.4 sec
100 mph: 13.6 sec
1/4 mile: 13.9 seconds at 101 miles per hour
130 mph: 26.7 sec
The results above are omitted Deployment 1 foot 0.3 sec
Start, 5-60 mph: 6.5 sec
Top Gear, 30-50 mph: 9.1 sec
Top Gear, 50-70 mph: 8.2 sec
Maximum speed (C / D calculation): 140 miles per hour
Braking, 70–0 mph: 152 feet
Braking, 100–0 mph: 316 ft
Road resistance, Skidpad 300 feet: 0.99 g
C / D FUEL SAVINGS
Observed: 23 mpg
EPA FUEL SAVINGS
Combined / City / Highway: 22/20/27 mph