2019 Subaru BRZ

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$25,795

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2019 Subaru BRZ
2019 Subaru BRZ

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Dynamics
  • Steering
  • Manual transmission
  • Low weight
  • Sport seats
  • Affordable

The bad:

  • Backseat for children only
  • Requires premium gas
  • No center armrest
  • Automatic is slow off the line

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Our 2019 Subaru BRZ trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Limited-edition Series.Gray model available
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto connectivity available
  • Front-engine, rear-wheel-drive sports car
  • Product of Subaru and Toyota partnership
  • Performance Package available

2019 Subaru BRZ review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2019 Subaru BRZ?

The 2019 Subaru BRZ is a rear-wheel-drive sports coupe that seats up to four people. It’s powered by a 205-horsepower, horizontally opposed 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that works with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. Competitors include the Mazda MX-5 Miata, Fiat 124 Spider and Volkswagen Golf GTI. The BRZ is related to the Toyota 86.

What's New on the 2019 Subaru BRZ?

A limited-edition Series.Gray model is available. Based on the Limited trim level with the Performance Package, the Series.Gray features gray paint, black 17-inch alloy wheels, black badges and black mirror caps; Subaru says it will build 250 Series.Gray versions. Meanwhile, the Limited trim's built-in navigation system now supports over-the-air updates.

What Features in the 2019 Subaru BRZ Are Most Important?

The BRZ's relatively light curb weight and low center of gravity help give it exceptional handling. It's also affordable, as sports cars go, with a base price of less than $27,000 including destination. Performance attributes include a Torsen limited-slip differential, summer tires and a double-wishbone rear suspension. The available Performance Package adds Brembo-brand brakes, Sachs shock absorbers and dark-gray 17-inch alloy wheels. Limited models add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity.

Should I Buy the 2019 Subaru BRZ?

The BRZ has all the elements of a driver's car, including great handling, communicative steering and a slick-shifting manual transmission — it's a joy to fling the BRZ around. The car's modest power output has been a sore spot for some, but if you're willing to keep engine rpm up, the BRZ can be a lot of fun in everyday driving. Steer clear of the automatic transmission, however, because it can be slow off the line.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.3
  • Interior design 3.0
  • Performance 3.7
  • Value for the money 3.7
  • Exterior styling 3.7
  • Reliability 3.7

Most recent consumer reviews

4.6

A sports car like no other.

I own the manual transmission and I've driven the automatic transmission. Both setups are amazing. A very lightweight sports car with incredible handling, great fuel economy, and very inexpensive to maintain. If a do-it-yourselfer buys this car, the one difficult challenge with maintenance is the removal of the 4 spark plugs. It has a boxer engine so the spark plugs mount at the side of the engine which may be difficult to get to. It has a somewhat usable back seat, I've had family and friends sit in the back and it's tight but can be managed. I also have two baby seats mounted in the back which fit perfectly. The interior size is very close to a Porsche 911 for reference. And that's basically what this car is, a budget-friendly Porsche 911. Out of the 5 sports cars that I have owned the BRZ/FRS has be the best. Better than my 2 mustangs, BMW 335i, Camero, and a 996 Porsche 911. Although it has less horsepower than all of those cars, The handling, light weightiness, and the driving characteritics more than makeup for it. I plan on keeping mine for life.

5.0

Super fun

I love my Subaru BRZ, it's a fun, zippy little car and very attractive looking. Full of up to date technology and easy to customize.

1.0

Get a real car

The car is very cramp. The backseat is a joke. My 8 year old won't fit in the back it is there for show purposes only. The performance lags and is disappointing.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Subaru
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years/80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
Coverage available for purchase
Powertrain
7 years/100,000
Dealer certification required
152-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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