Summary, Prices, Specs

By December 10, 2012


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 (MSPR):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 (MSPR):none
Destination charge:$770
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSPR):$26265
Layout:rear-wheel drive
Engine:2.0-liter dohc horizontally opposed H4
Horsepower (lb.-ft @ 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 weigth: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 (MSPR) effective as of December 10, 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 -