Subaru BRZ

Subaru BRZ information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the rear-drive coupe. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the BRZ car range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on ‘More’ to browse even more of our archive.

Background

Co-developed with the Toyota GT86, the boxer-engined, rear-drive BRZ is a cracking sports car that’s more about involving handling than outright speed. We like. For more information on the Subaru BRZ, click on our further stories on the links below.

60sec road test

The BRZ ditches Subaru’s hallmarks of all-wheel drive and turbocharging, yet it’s the company’s best car in years. Like its GT86 sister car it handles beautifully, with poised balance and precise steering making up for its dearth of low-down torque and less than sonorous powertrain. Its suspension setup is more stable and less oversteer-hungry than the Toyota’s. A great car.

The one we’d buy

The notchy when cold, great when warm manual

The one we’d avoid like the plague

The auto

Rivals to consider

Lotus Elise, Mazda MX5, Nissan 370Z, Peugeot RCZ R, Toyota GT86

For 

Lovely to drive, looks nicer than the Toyota to some eyes

Against

Not all that quick, droning noise on the motorway, plasticky interior

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