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2017 Subaru BRZ Overview (See Available Styles)

The four-seat Subaru BRZ is a lightweight, rear-wheel-drive sports coupe with a horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine. It's not a traditional offering from Subaru; every other model in its lineup has all-wheel drive and four doors. The BRZ was developed with Toyota, whose product from the partnership is the similar Toyota 86 (formerly Scion FR-S). The BRZ competes with the Hyundai Genesis Coupe and Mazda MX-5 Miata.

New for 2017
The BRZ has new front styling and standard LED headlights. LED fog lights are available. The taillights also use LEDs and all trim levels have a rear spoiler.

The engine gets new internal components to reduce friction as well as updated intake and exhaust manifolds for better airflow. Engine horsepower with the standard six-speed manual transmission increases by 5 hp to 205 hp and the final drive ratio on manual-transmission cars has been shortened to improve acceleration. Suspension changes include new coil springs and shock absorbers, a larger rear stabilizer bar and reinforced strut-tower braces. The Sport mode is now called Track thanks to higher stability system thresholds.

A new Performance Package for Limited models with the manual transmission includes Brembo-brand brake calipers, larger rotors, Sachs-brand performance shocks and black 17-inch alloy wheels. A Series.Yellow version based on the Limited trim with the Performance Package features a yellow exterior and yellow cabin accents. Just 500 Series.Yellow BRZs will be built.

Significant Standard Features

  • 205-hp, 2.0-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine (200 hp with automatic transmission)
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Limited-slip differential
  • LED headlights and taillights
  • 17-inch alloy wheels with summer tires
  • 6.2-inch touch-screen multimedia system with USB port, MP3 jack and Pandora integration
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Backup camera
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
Significant Available Features
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters on the steering wheel
  • Leather and simulated-suede upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Keyless access with push-button start
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
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EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 21 MPG
  • Highway: 29 MPG

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

19 of 21 (90%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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