The BRZ sports car is an affordable, yet exciting option for drivers who are looking for a great driving experience. Like its Toyota GR86 twin, the BRZ focuses on making driving fun. It’s small and lightweight, making it nimble and easy to handle. With features like vivid steering feedback and a standard six-speed manual transmission, the BRZ offers something that other cars in its class just can’t match.
The BRZ is a small two-plus-two car that is powered by Subaru’s 2.4-liter, 228-hp flat-four engine. It has plenty of power to move quickly and easily. Inside, the BRZ makes an excellent case for the manual transmission with a confident feeling, low effort shifter. The BRZ’s responsive handling and impressive cornering grip make it perfect for taking to an autocross weekend.
The BRZ is not only fun, but also practical, with plenty of interior storage cubbies and a rear jump seat similar to the one in the Porsche 911. You should be able to fit a second set of tires in the back if you fold down the seat, which comes in handy for an impromptu autocross weekend.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The BRZ's natural 2.4-liter flat-four engine has 228 horsepower and 184 pound feet of torque underneath the hood. The six-speed manual or automatic transmission then sends power to the rear wheels. Even though it isn't enough to make the BRZ the speediest car around, the 2.4 liter feels more responsive than its predecessor's 2.0ls liter engine
Although it does take some getting used to, the new six-speed manual BRZ Limited significantly improves acceleration times. We tested it out and found that it went from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds and reached the quarter-mile mark in 13.9 seconds at 101 mph . That's nearly a full second quicker than the previous generation of BRZ tS . Our test car weighed 2843 pounds , which is a little heavier than the last one but still quite slim by today's standards for sports cars .
Our driving impressions revealed great steering feedback, excellent cornering composure, and the ability to swing the tail out. Its ride quality is on the firm side, but it contributes to the car's playfulness. While every model comes standard with a limited-slip rear differential, the Premium model rolls on a set of 17-inch wheels while the higher-performance Limited wears 18-inchers.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The most fuel-efficient BRZ according to EPA estimates is the automatic with 25 mpg combined, 21 mpg in the city, and 30 mpg on the highway. Those estimates dip slightly for models with the six-speed manual to 22 mpg combined, 20 mpg in the city, and 27 mgp for highway travel. We have yet to run one of these on our 75-mph highway fuel economy route as part of our testing regimen; however when we do, we will be able to evaluate its real-world mpf. If you want more information about then BRZ's fuel economy now though visit the EPA's website until we are finished with our own tests..
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
The BRZ's interior was designed with the driver in mind. It has a 2+2 seating configuration and modern technology that still gives off a sporty vibe. The digital gauge cluster is 7.0 inches and makes the tachometer the star of the show. In Track mode, it even turns into a linear graph
Front passengers are treated to heavily bolstered seats with red accents, keeping them securely in place during sharp turns. The low seating position and excellent forward visibility give the driver a feeling of control, while the sizable cargo area remains practical for everyday use.
Is Subaru BRZ a reliable car?
We expect the 2022 BRZ to have about average reliability when compared to other new cars. This prediction is based on Subaru's brand history and the previous generation of the BRZ.
Which is better the Toyota 86 or the Subaru BRZ?
Despite the identical power, weight, and tire offerings of each, the Toyota GR86 just edged out the BRZ at the test track, posting higher grip on the skidpad (0.98 g vs. 0.93) and reaching 60 mph 0.1 second quicker, in 5.8 seconds. On our figure-eight course, the GR86 was a full second quicker.
Is the BRZ a good buy?
If you desire a budget-friendly sports car, few models are better than the 2022 Subaru BRZ. This coupe's tight handling and improved power ensure a fun driving experience. While the BRZ is great for daily commuting, it's also a highly recommended option for amateur racers.