2013 Subaru BRZ  -  $26,265


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $26,265
Base Invoice: $25,097
Destination Charge: $770
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Cpe Premium Man
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 25 | City: 22 | Hwy: 30
Body Style: Premium Manual
Transmission: 6-speed close-ratio manual transmission
Engine: 2.0L DOHC 16-valve 4-cyl boxer engine

Pros

Superb, balanced handling; quick, responsive steering; rev-happy engine; classic sports-car look and feel; strong feature set; standard navigation system


Model Highlights

The 2013 Subaru BRZ comes in Premium or Limited different trim levels, and both are offered with either a standard 6-speed manual or optional 6-speed automatic transmission. While performance is the same between the two trims, Limited models gain a rear spoiler, fog lamps and some additional interior appointments, including keyless start, dual-zone climate control, heated seats and mirrors and upgraded seats with more bolstering and suede-like trim.

All BRZ models include more standard features than the typical basic performance car. A touch-screen navigation system, integrated with 8-speaker sound and voice controls, is included even at the base Premium level and it includes Bluetooth hands-free and Bluetooth audio streaming capability, along with iPod controls. Power windows, locks and mirrors are also included, plus a trip computer and rear defrost. The shift knob and parking brake lever are leather-trimmed.

Interior appointments for the BRZ are about as is expected for a performance-oriented coupe--not luxurious, but a step above economy cars. The overall height is just 50.6 inches, yet Subaru has managed to position the seats in a way that taller drivers will have several inches of headroom above (and there's space for a race helmet for those weekend racers). Rear seatbacks flip forward to open up a trunk pass-through, and while the 6.9-inch-cubic-foot trunk is small, it's shaped well enough for two standard golf bags, a couple of small weekend bags or, Subaru notes, four tire-shod wheels (for track excursions).

Performance is the BRZ's true focus. Built on an all-new rear-wheel-drive platform aimed at being lean and low, the BRZ weighs only 2,800 pounds and has one of the lowest centers of gravity of any production car. Power is provided by a Subaru 2.0L horizontally opposed (boxer) 4-cylinder engine fitted with direct injection and making 200 horsepower; the 6-speed manual is the best way to enjoy the rev-happy engine, although the 6-speed automatic allows a sporty side (with a Sport mode) when you shift yourself, through the steering-wheel paddle shifters (including a throttle blip when downshifting). Fuel economy ratings are surprisingly good--up to 25 mpg city, 34 highway with the automatic.

Thanks to a quick ratio rack-and-pinion system, the BRZ's has fast, excellent steering. The front strut, rear multi-link suspension system, along with a front suspension brace, altogether give the BRZ a firm but comfortable enough ride paired with crisp steering response. A Torsen limited-slip rear differential helps deliver power in a surefooted way out of corners, while a multi-mode electronic stability control system helps keep it safe. The stability control system also includes a Sport mode as well as a full off mode.

Despite the BRZ's performance focus and attention to weight savings, there's no sign of any compromise in safety. In addition to stability control, all BRZ models include front side airbags, side-curtain bags, and anti-lock brakes with Brake Assist, plus a new version of Subaru's ring-shaped safety structure.


Model News

The Subaru BRZ is a new compact sports-car model for 2013. As the result of a joint development effort between Subaru and Toyota, with much of the engineering (and assembly) done by Subaru and much of the design done by Toyota, the BRZ is, above all else, a supremely well-balanced sports car.


Value Writeup

The BRZ was designed and engineered for performance, and it's neither a chopped version of a sedan nor a performance version of more basic coupe; so it's impressive that the BRZ is priced so affordably. With pricing that starts at $26,295 and less than $30,000 in top-of-the-line Limited form, the BRZ is one of the best performance deals for weekend racers, or anyone who judges performance cars by how well they tackle the corners--not just the straightaways. In this way, the BRZ delivers the kind of performance bargain enthusiasts crave. It also makes enough sense for daily driving, with enough features to make commuters happy plus EPA highway ratings of up to 34 mpg highway.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9

EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
30 MPG

Cruising Range - City
290.40 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
25 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
396.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas Flat 4

Displacement
2.0L/122

Fuel System
Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 7000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
151 @ 6400

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.626

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.188

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.541

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.213

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.767

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.437

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.100

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
76.5 ft³

Front Head Room
37.1 in

Front Leg Room
41.9 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.5 in

Front Hip Room
53.1 in

Second Head Room
35.0 in

Second Leg Room
29.9 in

Second Shoulder Room
51.7 in

Second Hip Room
45.3 in

Wheelbase
101.2 in

Length, Overall
166.7 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.9 in

Height, Overall
50.6 in

Track Width, Front
59.8 in

Track Width, Rear
60.6 in

Min Ground Clearance
4.9 in

Liftover Height
26.2 in

Trunk Volume
6.9 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2762 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Independent

Front Tire Size
P215/45WR17

Rear Tire Size
P215/45WR17

Spare Tire Size
T135/80D16

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.12

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.48

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.4 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.6 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.4 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.2 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V254000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 04, 2012

Component
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Potential Number of Units Affected
1,886

Summary
SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 BRZ VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 25, 2011, THROUGH MAY 25, 2012. THE OWNER'S MANUAL CONTAINS AN INACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF THE ACTUAL OPERATION OF THE FRONT PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM. OTHER PORTIONS OF THE OWNER'S MANUAL, DESCRIBING THE AIR BAG SYSTEM, REQUIRE CLARIFICATION. AS SUCH, THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD (FMVSS) NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION."

Consequence
MISINFORMATION COULD LEAD TO AN INCREASED RISK OF INJURY TO FRONT SEAT OCCUPANTS DURING CERTAIN CRASH CONDITIONS.

SUBARU WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND WILL MAIL CORRECTED OWNER'S MANUALS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.

SUBARU'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS WQB-38. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

2.0L DOHC 16-valve 4-cyl boxer engine -inc: dual active valve control system (DAVCS) variable valve timing, chain-driven camshafts w/auto chain tensioner

Direct ignition system w/knock sensor

Electronic throttle control (ETC)

6-speed close-ratio manual transmission

Torsen limited-slip rear differential

Rear wheel drive

4-wheel independent sport-tuned suspension

MacPherson strut front suspension -inc: anti-dive geometry, lower L-arm

Double wishbone rear suspension -inc: anti-lift geometry

Front & rear stabilizer bars

Quick ratio electric pwr assisted rack & pinion steering

4-wheel ventilated disc brakes

Dual single-outlet stainless steel exhaust tips

Tool kit -inc: lug wrench, 2-way screwdriver

17" x 7.0" machine finish dark gray alloy wheels

P215/45WR17 summer performance tires

T135/80D16 spare tire

Double-sided galvanized sheet metal anti-corrosion treatment

Aluminum hood w/prop rod

Body color front & rear bumpers

Front strut tower brace

Body color fender garnish w/black insert

Black grille

Xenon auto-on/off high-intensity discharge (HID) height-adjustable headlights -inc: auto-off w/ignition switch

LED parking lights

LED high-mount stop light

LED rear combination lights

Body color manual-folding pwr mirrors

Variable intermittent front windshield wipers -inc: washers, mist feature

Green-tinted UV glass -inc: frameless door glass

Dark upper windshield sunshade band

Body color exterior door handles

AM/FM stereo HD Radio w/CD/WMA/MP3 player & GPS navigation system -inc: 196 watt amplifier, voice-activated controls, 6.1" LCD touch screen, SD map card, iTunes tagging capability, SMS text messaging capability, XM satellite radio, XM NavTraffic, (2) dash panel tweeters, (4) front door stacked dual cone speakers, (2) rear quarter panel speakers (Subscription required for XM satellite radio, XM NavTraffic)

USB port w/iPod control capability

3.5mm aux input jack

Bluetooth audio streaming & hands-free phone connectivity

Roof-mounted audio/satellite antenna

Cloth upholstery

Reclining front bucket sport seats -inc: fore/aft adjustment levers, whiplash protection, height-adjustable driver seat, height-adjustable active head restraints

Rear seat walk-in system

2+2 contoured fold-down rear bench seat

Center console -inc: black finish w/silver shifter bezel, dual front cupholders, 12V pwr outlet, rear storage bin

Floor mats -inc: driver-side retention hook

Aluminum pedal covers

Driver footrest -inc: aluminum cover

Tilt & telescopic steering column

3-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel -inc: red stitching

Steering wheel-mounted cruise control

Sport design instrumentation & multi-function display -inc: tachometer mounted in center of instrument cluster w/adjustable rev indicator & digital speedometer integrated into tachometer, speedometer dial gauge, digital odometer w/dual trip meters, coolant temp gauge, exterior temp w/freeze warning, current fuel economy, average fuel economy, fuel gauge, digital clock, vehicle systems indicators

Pwr windows -inc: auto-up/-down, anti-pinch protection, 45-second closed doors vehicle off operation, full close index

Pwr door locks

Remote trunk release

Remote fuel-filler door release

Illuminated switches -inc: ignition switch ring, driver door lock, driver window switch

Remote keyless entry -inc: answer back chirp

Anti-theft engine immobilizer

Manual climate control

Air filtration system

Rear window defroster -inc: rear window defogger w/timer

Glove compartment -inc: internal 12V pwr outlet

Soft touch urethane upper door panels -inc: red stitching

Chrome-look interior door handles

Black-trimmed door grips

Bottle holders in doors

Manual day/night rear view mirror

Dual visor vanity mirrors

Dome light -inc: off-delay feature

Front map lights

Trunk light w/switch

Leather-wrapped shifter & parking brake handle -inc: red stitching

Front passenger seatback pocket

Trunk mat

Trunk area subfloor -inc: multi-box storage tray, spare tire/jack storage

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Electronic brake-force distribution system (EBD)

Brake assist

Brake override system

Vehicle stability control (VSC) -inc: sport mode switch

Traction control system (TCS) -inc: off switch

Clutch pedal-controlled starter interlock system

Side impact door beams

Ring-shape reinforcement frame

Daytime running lights

Driver & front passenger advanced airbags -inc: dual-stage deployment, passenger-seat occupant detection system

Seat-mounted driver & front passenger pelvis/torso side-impact airbags

Side curtain airbags

3-point seatbelts w/emergency locking retractors (ELR)

Front passenger & (2) rear passenger seatbelts w/automatic locking retractors (ALR)

Front seatbelt force limiters -inc: pretensioners, shoulder belt guides

Rear seat lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Emergency interior trunk release handle

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Collapsible steering column

Pillar-to-pillar steering column support beam

Safety pedal system

Dual-tone horn

 
NATIONAL DELIVERY
$0

 
ALASKA DELIVERY
$150

 
STANDARD MODEL
$0

 
WR BLUE PEARL
$0

 
CRYSTAL BLACK SILICA
$0

 
DARK GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
GALAXY BLUE SILICA
$0

 
LIGHTNING RED
$0

 
STERLING SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
SATIN WHITE PEARL
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PROTECTION PKG 1
$293

 
POPULAR PKG 1A
$423

 
POPULAR PKG 1B
$574

 
POPULAR PKG 2A
$745

 
POPULAR PKG 2B
$745

 
POPULAR PKG 2C
$502

 
ALLOY WHEEL LOCK KIT
$51

 
FOG LIGHT KIT
$386

 
CHROME FENDER TRIM
$119

 
CHROME FUEL DOOR COVER
$99

 
REAR BUMPER APPLIQUE
$81

 
REAR BUMPER DIFFUSER
$801

 
WR BLUE PEARL SPOILER
$567

 
CRYSTAL BLACK SILICA SPOILER
$567

 
DARK GRAY METALLIC SPOILER
$567

 
GALAXY BLUE SILICA SPOILER
$567

 
LIGHTNING RED SPOILER
$567

 
STERLING SILVER METALLIC SPOILER
$567

 
SATIN WHITE SPOILER
$567

 
RED INTERIOR ILLUMINATION
$222

 
BLUE INTERIOR ILLUMINATION
$222

 
AUTO-DIMMING MIRROR W/COMPASS
$205

 
AUTO-DIMMING MIRROR W/COMPASS, HOMELINK
$281

 
SUNSHADE
$76

 
CARGO TRAY
$72


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