Subaru BRZ Car Reviews

BRZ stands for boxer, rear-wheel drive, zenith and this just about sums up the car. In case you hadn't already guessed, the BRZ is a rear-wheel drive, four-seater sports car with a boxer engine. It was developed jointly with Toyota and is related to the Toyota GT86.

Price Range: £-1 - £-1
Insurance Groups: N/A - N/A
MPG Range: N/A - N/A
Score: 5/5
Good looking
Handles beautifully
Goes like stink
Refinement
Cabin doesn't feel special
Lacks oomph at low revs

Latest Subaru BRZ Car Reviews:

Subaru BRZ 2.0i SE Lux 2dr - July 2012
If you're looking for a driver's car, look no further. Although the BRZ's rivals from Audi and VW offer much more prestige and quality, they can't match it for pure driving pleasure. On top of this...

Subaru BRZ Overview

The BRZ is fantastic to drive thanks to its sharp, crisp steering, excellent weight distribution and well-sorted chassis. The tyres are narrower than on many of its rivals and, as such, there is a slight shortage of grip; however, this is not a criticism: you don't want too much grip from a sports car. The gearchange is quick and precise and, providing you keep the revs high, the engine feels lively too.

It's not the most comfortable car in its class and the ride is a little firm but it's a safe car and should prove to be very reliable. Practicality is not the BRZ's strong point and you'll struggle to fit even the shortest, most malnourished children in those rear seats. The boot is big enough for a few weekend bags but not much else.

You should manage 30mpg on the combined cycle, which isn't too bad for a performance car and the BRZ also offers very good value for money, coming with a decent amount of standard kit.

Background

The Subaru BRZ/Toyota GT86 was first presented as a concept car in 2009 at the Tokyo Motor Show. It was modified when shown at the 2010 Tokyo Auto Salon and then again as a third concept car at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.

After much development from the engineers of both Toyota and Subaru, the model was finally unveiled as a production car at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show.

Summary

The BRZ is a cracking sports coupe and is so much more fun and exciting than the relatively dull and austere Audi TT and VW Scirocco. If you enjoy driving, the BRZ is probably the best car in its class, although it will be tricky to choose between this and the GT86.

Subaru BRZ Car Overview - by 
Comments
Alternatives

Reviews for cars similar to the Subaru BRZ. Here are some popular Subaru BRZ alternatives:

CAR TALK
Fittingly for such a dismal year, grey was the most popular choice for UK car buyers in 2020.
NEW RELEASE
A new special edition Jaguar F-TYPE has been released, limited at just 150 UK examples.
NEW RELEASE
DS Automobiles have announced a limited-edition model in collaboration with Le Louvre.