The 2016 Subaru BRZ, though lacking in interior revision, clearly boasts a stylish and head-turning outer appearance that is sure to keep up with competitors like the Scion FR-S and Honda CR-Z. This sport coupe, however, is further endowed with some great technology features that are designed to keep you assisted and engaged while driving this fast car. As such, the 2.0-litre flat-four engine under the hood is very impressive, delivering 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque on a six-speed automatic transmission.
The 2016 Subaru BRZ is sleek and refined in terms of outward appearance, and further keeps a decently comfortable cabin for your leisure. But overall, this vehicle is more oriented towards performance and functionality, boasting a minimalist cabin with updated technology features and a great engine that produces some serious horsepower. As it stands, the Subaru BRZ is a worthy contender amidst the sport segment, courageously competing with the Scion FR-S and Honda CR-Z.
This sport coupe takes on some modern design cues in this years upgrade, keeping its classic sports car proportions but adding some edge and flare in terms of style. The new Subaru, in keeping with its design language, feels closer to the ground with a lower stance and lower grille that rests below the headlights. It further stands out with flared fender lines and a long hood. Rounding out the rear end is a blacked-out valance and dual exhausts.
On the inside of this attractive vehicle is a low slung, but simplistic cabin that values functionality above all else, as is common with Subaru vehicles. The front seats are comfortable and decently spacious but this room diminishes in the rear seats, which seem to be sized more for storage space. The seats can further be lined with Alcantara leather upholstery, but this is complemented by a slight silver plastic trim that feels like its lacking in quality. There is some soft-touch material adorning the door panels and dashboard, but this too is limited.
Technology comprises the majority of this year’s updates for the sport coupe, which boasts a new 6.2-inch display amidst the centre stack and hosts Subaru’s StarLink infotainment system. The system effectively bundles HD radio, navigation, Bluetooth and a standard rear view camera, but unfortunately this is the extent of infotainment features. One nifty aspect of the display, however, allows a split screen view between audio and navigation. Other features include dual-zone climate control, heated seats and a rear spoiler.
The engine under the hood carries over unchanged from the outgoing model, with a 2.0-litre flat-four delivering 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. Running on rear-wheel drive and standard six-speed automatic transmission, this vehicle returns 11.3 litres per 100 kilometres city and 8.3 litres per 100 kilometres highway. As expected, this Subaru scarcely includes extravagant safety features, with antilock brakes and stability and traction control comprising the majority of its suite.
All in all, the 2016 Subaru BRZ is one of the sportiest coupes on the market, especially when it comes to looks and engine performance. If you’re looking for an attractive vehicle with some great comfort and technology, this might be what you’re looking for.
2016 Subaru BRZ
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Rating: 8.2 / 10
|Trim / Style||MSRP||Est. Monthly Payment||Average Price||Invoice Price|
|6AT||$28,595||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|6MT||$27,395||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Hikari Edition||$30,495||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Sport-tech Package 6AT||$30,595||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Sport-tech Package 6MT||$29,395||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Fuel Type||Premium Unleaded|
|Number of Doors||2|
|Drive Train||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Power and Performance:|
While we've long harbored hopes that Subaru will put one of its turbocharged engines under the hood, for now, we're satisfied with the 2015 Subaru BRZ's standard engine: a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder producing 200 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to the engine's horizontally opposed layout, the Subaru BRZ boasts an extremely low center of gravity, which means more of its weight is closer to the ground. That enhances the sports car's handling abilities. Engine power is sent to the rear wheels via a standard 6-speed manual or optional 6-speed automatic transmission.
Read more at Kelley Blue Book.
|Interiors and Special Features:|
Front and center (literally) on the interior upgrade list for the BRZ is the availability of Subaru’s Starlink infotainment system with a 6.2-inch display, HD radio, satellite radio, a single-disc CD player (yes, they still make those), and the usual Bluetooth/iPod/USB/aux input action. Also new for 2016 is a standard rear-view camera.
Read more at Car and Driver.
Standard safety equipment on the 2015 Subaru BRZ includes antilock brakes, traction and stability control (with selectable levels of calibration), front side airbags and side curtain airbags.
Read more at Edmunds.
Dark Grey Metallic
Cyrstal Black Silica
World Rally Blue Pearl
|Audio Connectivity: includes input AUX jack front and USB front|
|8 Pioneer speakers|
|Audio system with AM/FM radio, satellite radio, digital media card, CD player (reads MP3 format), touch screen and colour screen|
|Electronic brake distribution|
|4 disc brakes (4 ventilated)|
|Brake assist system|
|Painted front and rear bumpers|
|Charges: Air Conditioning Tax $ 100.00|
|Delivery/freight charge: $ 1,650.00|
|Text to speech / speech to text|
|Driver modes includes stability control and traction control|
|2 12V in front|
|Bluetooth ; includes phone connection and includes music streaming|
|Voice activating system; includes radio, phone and naviagtion system|
|Remote control trunk/hatch release|
|Memory card/stick navigation system: 3D and voice info with traffic info ; includes 6.1-in. colour screen|
|Front reading lights|
|Cargo area light|
|Driver and passenger vanity mirror|
|Cargo capacity(in litres): all seats in place: 196|
|External dimensions: overall length (mm): 4,235, overall width (mm): 1,775, overall height (mm): 1,425, wheelbase (mm): 2,570, front track (mm): 1,520, rear track (mm): 1,540 and curb to curb turning circle (mm): 10,800|
|Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 944, rear headroom (mm): 888, front hip room (mm): 1,349, rear hip room (mm): 1,149, front leg room (mm): 1,065, rear leg room (mm): 759, front shoulder room (mm): 1,384, rear shoulder room (mm): 1,314 and interior volume (litres): 2,165|
|Body colour exterior door handles|
|Doors: driver and passenger : front hinged|
|Emissions data: CO2: 4,416 kg/yr|
|Engine: 2.0L SUBARU BOXER horizontally opposed four-cylinder DOHC Dual Active Valve Control System (DAVCS) with VVT|
|Performance: maximum speed (km/h): 221 and acceleration 0-100 km/h (secs): 7.7|
|Power: 200 hp @ 7,000 rpm; 151 ft lb of torque @ 6,400 rpm|
|Fuel consumption(L/100km) : city= 10.9 ; highway= 7.9 ; combined= 9.6 ;|
|Fuel tank: 50 litre capacity|
|Fuel: premium unleaded ( 91 octane)|
|Fuel system: gasoline direct injection & multi-point|
|Low tire pressure monitor|
|Main dashboard display|
|Trip computer: includes avg fuel econ and current fuel econ|
|Multi-function display screen 6.1, touch screen and 1|
|Luxury trim: alloy/leather on shifter, carbon fiber look on center floor console, carbon fiber look on doors, carbon fiber look on dashboard and none|
|Carpet floor mats|
|Floor covering: none|
|LED brake lights, day time running lights and rear lights|
|Headlight control with dusk sensor|
|Headlights: Bi-Xenon with projector beam lens Bi-Xenon|
|Daytime running lights|
|Remote keyless power locks|
|Height adjustable front seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver and passenger|
|Crash test results IIHS, Good, Good, Acceptable, Good and Good, crash test results NHTSA, 5, 5, 5.00 and 4|
|Rear seat belts for driver and passenger|
|2 active height adjustable head restraints for front seats|
|Front side airbags|
|Intelligent driver and passenger front airbag|
|Front to rear curtain airbags|
|Seat upholstery: cloth|
|Seating: 4 passengers|
|Front driver seat : sports ; details: manual height, front passenger seat : sports|
|Rear seats: folding bench/sports with seating for two|
|Intermediate service 10,000 and 6,214|
|Power steering type|
|Alloy & leather steering wheel ; includes height adjustment and telescopic adjustment|
|Cupholders in front row|
|Dashboard console with open storage, full floor console with open storage|
|Storage box trunk and fixed|
|Independent front strut suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, independent rear wishbone suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs|
|Transmission: 6-speed manual ; incl. shifter on floor|
|Rear mechanical limited slip differential|
|4.100:1 axle ratio|
|Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) stability control|
|Electronic traction control (via ABS & engine management)|
|Ventilation system with cabin filter|
|Version information 21 May 2015|
|Powertrain type : combustion|
|Rear window with defroster|
|Front power windows with 2 express|
|Rear view mirror|
|Driver and passenger door mirror: heated, body colour, power adjustable|
|Windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe|
|Paint warranty: 36 months/ 60,000 km|
|Warranty whole vehicle - Total: 36 months/ 60,000 km|
|Warranty powertrain - Total: 60 months/ 100,000 km|
|Anti-corrosion warranty: 60 months/ Unlimited km|
|Roadside assistance warranty: 36 months/ Unlimited km|
|Warranty powertrain - OEM 60, 100,000 and 62,137|
|Warranty whole vehicle - OEM 36, 60,000 and 37,282|
|Weights: published curb weight (kg): 1,254 and Manufacturer’s own|
|Spare wheel: spacesaver with steel rim|
|Front and rear alloy wheels: 17"x 7.0"|
|Front and rear conventional tires 215/45/W|