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2013 Subaru BRZ (continued)


2013 Subaru BRZ

The Subaru BRZ hits the mark with every shot: engine, transmission, handling brakes, interior, exterior, and price.

Sam Moses filed this report after his test drive of the BRZ in the Pacific Northwest.

Model Line Overview

Model lineup:Subaru BRZ Premium ($25,495); BRZ Limited ($26,830)
Engines:200-hp 2.0-liter dohc H4
Transmissions:6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic
Safety equipment (standard):dual-stage frontal airbags, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, electronic stability control and traction control, ABS with electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist and brake override, LATCH child safety seat system
Safety equipment (optional):none
Basic warranty:3 years/36,000 miles
Assembled in:Japan

Specifications As Tested

Model tested (MSRP):Subaru BRZ Premium ($25,495)
Standard equipment:fabric sport seats, manual climate control, navigation with 6.1-inch LCD screen and voice command, Bluetooth, 8-speaker/196-watt AM/FM/XM/1CD sound system with HD, MP3, iPod, and iTunes tagging; and USB port, SMS text messaging, audio input jack, HID headlamps, power windows and door locks, cruise control, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
Options as tested (MSRP):none
Destination charge:($770)
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSRP): $26,265
Layout:rear-wheel drive
Engine:2.0-liter dohc horizontally opposed H4
Horsepower (hp @ rpm):200 @ 7000
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):151 @ 6400
Transmission:6-speed manual
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:22/30 mpg
Wheelbase:101.2 in.
Length/width/height:166.7/69.9/50.6 in.
Track, f/r:59.8/60.6 in.
Turning circle:35.4 ft.
Seating capacity:2+2
Head/hip/leg room, f:37.1/54.5/41.9 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:35.0/51.7/29.9 in.
Cargo volume:6.9 cu. ft.
Towing capacity:N/A
Suspension, f:independent, MacPherson-type struts; lower L-arms, coil springs, stabilizer bar, strut tower brace and anti-dive geometry
Suspension, r:double-wishbone type with coil springs, stabilizer bar and anti-lift geometry
Ground clearance:N/A
Curb weight:2762 lbs.
Brakes, f/r:vented disc/disc with ABS, EBD, Brake Assist
Fuel capacity:13.2 gal.

Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) effective as of May 13, 2012.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable.
Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-782-2783 -

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