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Subaru BRZ Review, For Sale, Colours, Specs, Interior & News

The Subaru BRZ is the (nearly) identical twin to the Toyota 86; it's even built on the same production line.

The deal to build the 2+2 two-door sports car sees Subaru supply the chassis and base 2.4-litre flat-four engine infrastructure, while Toyota supplies its fuel injection system and design. The rear-wheel drive coupe is designed to be affordable and entertaining, and is the only Subaru on sale locally that's offered with two-wheel drive. It also set a precedent when it went on sale in 2012, becoming the first Australian-sold car to be offered for sale directly through Subaru Australia's website.

Prices for the BRZ range from $40,290 to $49,690 for the BRZ (base) and BRZ TS.

This vehicle is also known as Toyota FT86, Toyota GT86, Scion FR-S (2012–2016).

Subaru BRZ Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Subaru BRZ varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $40,290 and going to $49,690 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2024 Coupe 2.4L, —, 6 SP MAN $40,290 $49,690
2023 Coupe 2.4L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $36,300 $50,380
2022 Coupe 2.4L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $35,200 $49,390
2021 Coupe 2.0L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $30,140 $46,310
2020 Coupe 2.0L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $29,260 $44,000
See All Subaru BRZ Pricing and Specs

Subaru BRZ Colours

The Subaru BRZ is available in 'Crystal White Pearl', 'Ice Silver Metallic', 'Ignition Red', 'WR Blue Pearl', 'Sapphire Blue Pearl', 'Magnetite Grey Metallic' and 'Crystal Black Silica'.

  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Ignition Red
  • WR Blue Pearl
  • Sapphire Blue Pearl
  • Magnetite Grey Metallic
  • Crystal Black Silica
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Subaru BRZ Engine

The BRZ is powered by a 2.4-litre horizontally-opposed ‘boxer’ four-cylinder petrol engine, making 174kW of power and 250Nm of torque.

It drives the rear wheels via a six-speed manual or six-speed torque-converter automatic transmission, and is aided by a Torsen limited slip differential.

Subaru BRZ Engine

Subaru BRZ Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Subaru BRZ here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Factory vs. Aftermarket: which oil is better?

    I would use the factory recommended oil, at least while the car is under warranty. Once the warranty has expired you could use the Mobil oil and shouldn’t experience any problems.

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  • Narrow SUV with enough power?

    The XV is the narrowest vehicle of its type, no other SUV we checked was as narrow, which makes your quest a difficult one. Finding a vehicle that has more grunt isn't difficult, you can check the specs of the various cars on the web, but I think you'll have trouble finding a car that fits your width needs. You might need to rethink the type of car you want.

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  • Failed power steering in BRZ?

    You'd like to think that once fixed it won't happen again, particularly as it is happened to you once before, but no one can predict what might or might not happen in the future. No one can guarantee 100 percent that it won't happen again, but Subaru should be able to explain what caused the problem and give you a reasonable assurance that it wont re-occur. The dealer's responsibility is to fix your car; Subaru's should be to explain what happened and why so you can get back to driving your car with confidence. If the dealer doesn't want to help go directly to Subaru and ask to talk to an engineer. If you don't get any satisfaction go further up the company ladder until, if necessary, go all the way to the top. If the repairs are going to take some weeks as you suspect you should ask for a loan car so you're not without wheels.

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  • Mustang, 370Z, IS350F, 86 or MX-5?

    If you don’t want a convertible, which rules out the MX-5 as my easy first pick, then the 86 is the car for driving enjoyment on a reasonable budget. But don’t overlook its Subaru twin, the BRZ, which is my choice of the two. Both get The Tick, having shared our Car of the Year award.

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Subaru BRZ Interior

The BRZ is a strict four-seater only, with enough room up front for adults but very limited space out back.

For its second-generation iteration, the dashboard has been completely redesigned, and features a modern layout with an 8.0-inch touchscreen perched in the centre, offering most of the modern multimedia amenities as well as a camera and access to vehicle and communication functionality.

The instrumentation is digital and very clear; storage is surprisingly good, and even vision out from within the excellent driving position has been improved compared to before.

Subaru BRZ Interior

Subaru BRZ Speed

The Subaru BRZ can sprint from standstill to 100km/h (0-100km/h) in 6.6 seconds, on the way to a top speed of up to 226km/h.

Subaru BRZ Accessories

Every BRZ comes with keyless entry/start, adaptive LED headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, a reversing camera, satellite navigation, digital radio, wired Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, heated and power-folding exterior mirrors, a mechanical limited-slip differential, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep systems, tyre pressure monitors and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Stepping up to the BRZ S sees a suede-like material and leather replace cloth, as well as heated front seats, while the tS ushers in sportier suspension, Brembo brakes, some blacked-out trim, a push-button start, unique instrumentation and red/black colours inside.

Subaru BRZ Accessories

Subaru BRZ Seats

The Subaru BRZ is classed as a '2+2'-seater. This means it has two conventional bucket seats up front, and a bench offering two places for occasional use out back.

They are usually suitable only for smaller children, though larger adults can travel for short stints on them as well. The backrest folds in one piece to increase cargo capacity into the cabin.

Subaru BRZ Seats

Subaru BRZ Dimensions

The dimensions of the Subaru BRZ Coupe vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2024 Coupe 1310x1775x4265 mm 130 mm
2023 Coupe 1310x1775x4265 mm 130 mm
2022 Coupe 1310x1775x4265 mm 130 mm
2021 Coupe 1245x1775x4240 mm 130 mm
2020 Coupe 1245x1775x4240 mm 130 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Subaru BRZ Dimensions

Subaru BRZ Wheel Size

The Subaru BRZ has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 215x40 R18 for Coupe in 2024.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2024 Coupe 215x40 R18 215x40 R18
2023 Coupe 215x40 R18 215x40 R18
2022 Coupe 215x40 R18 215x40 R18
2021 Coupe 215x45 R17 215x45 R17
2020 Coupe 215x45 R17 17x7 inches 215x45 R17 17x7 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Subaru BRZ Wheel Sizes

Subaru BRZ Fuel Consumption

The Subaru BRZ is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by — and PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 9.5L/100km for Coupe /— for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2024 Coupe 9.5L/100km 2.4L 6 SP MAN
2023 Coupe 9.5L/100km 2.4L PULP 6 SP MAN
2022 Coupe 9.5L/100km 2.4L PULP 6 SP MAN
2021 Coupe 8.4L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN
2020 Coupe 8.4L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Subaru BRZ Pricing and Specs for 2024

Subaru BRZ Boot Space

The Subaru BRZ has a boot capacity of 201 litres. Folding the rear backrest means larger cargo can be stored into the cabin as well. While most grades have a full-sized spare wheel under the floor, the tS flagship loses that for a tyre inflation kit.

Subaru BRZ Boot space

Subaru BRZ Range

The BRZ averages either 9.5 or 8.8L/100km on the combined cycle, depending on whether it is a manual or automatic respectively.

This translates to 217 grams per kilometre of carbon dioxide emissions for the manual, and 201g/km for the auto.

Topping the 50-litre tank requires expensive 98 RON premium unleaded petrol. Using the 8.8L/100km average combined figure, expect nearly 570km between refills.