REVIEW: 2013 Subaru BRZ


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Sharing its’ platform with the Scion FR-S and Toyota 86 (in Japan), the Subaru BRZ is a one-of-a-kind car. The first rear-wheel-drive car for Subaru, BRZ stands for Boxer-engine, Rear-wheel-drive, and the Zenith. With great lines and style, a RWD platform, and 6-speed manual, we though the BRZ was a pretty well-rounded car. Starting at just $25,495, the BRZ comes standard with 17″ sporty wheels, a sport tuned suspension, LED daytime running lights, and HID headlights. On the inside, you get Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, XM radio with USB and iPod connectivity, Navigation, and AM/FM/CD player. With Subaru’s signature 2.0L Boxer engine, it gets you up to 60 from 0 in 6.4 seconds. With 200hp and 151lb.-ft. of torque, we felt pretty comfortable driving it. Although the interior was a little cramped and acceleration could have been a little faster, the handling more than made up for it. Taking corners and windy mountain roads with ease, the BRZ is sure to make you happy.


Pros: Great looking car with edgy lines, very modern looking, handles like it’s on rails.

Cons: No leg room for rear passengers, could use a little more power.



Base Price: $25,495 || Price as Tested: $26,510

Vehicle Layout: Front Engine, RWD, 4-passenger Coupe

Engine:  2.0-liter, 4-cylinder, 200-hp,  151 lb-ft torque || Transmission: 6-speed manual

Curb Weight:  2,762 lbs || Length/Width/Height: 166.7/69.9/59.8 inches

0-60:   6.4 seconds || EPA City/Highway Fuel Economy: 22/30 MPG (manual)


RATING: 7.9/10

Exterior: 9

Interior: 7

Acceleration: 7

Braking: 9

Ride: 7

Handling: 10

Gearbox: 8

Audio: 7

Tech: 7

Value: 8

We’d like to thank Ted Siebold of Town Motors in Englewood, NJ for getting us into the 2013 Subaru BRZ! For all of your Subaru needs, go check out Town Subaru in Englewood, NJ and online at Make sure you tell them Greg and Dave sent you!

DISCLOSURE: Our Editor-In-Chief, Greg Saperstein, works for MWW Group, of which Subaru of America is a client. This blog post, in no way, reflects the thoughts or opinions of MWW Group or Subaru of America and is not sponsored by MWW Group or Subaru of America, in any way, shape or form.

One comment

  1. Hey guys! I really like this article, easy to read it gets across the most important point with ease. How did you start test driving these kind of cars? Did you ask a dealer the give you the car for this reason? Would you the hear from you, best regards

    Jasper from

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