2022 Subaru BRZ
Hang on a second, but is that a rear-wheel-drive Subaru? Unique to the Japanese car manufacturer is a rear-drive only 2+2 sports coupe that will have every car enthusiast jostling to get their hands on one.
The 2022 Subaru BRZ combines exhilarating road performance with a very affordable price tag attached to it, making it one of the market's best value sports cars and giving its rivals all sorts of headaches.
What's New On The BRZ?
The Subaru BRZ gets a total rework for 2022 in the model's second generation. The engine has been made more powerful as the 2.4-litre engine replaces the 2.0-litre engine of the previous generation.
The BRZ's interior also receives many tech upgrades that make it race track worthy but with enough practicality that you can use it daily. The exterior has a muscular uplift in it that has been incorporated into the design while still maximizing the car's aerodynamics.
Engine And Performance
The 2022 Subaru BRZ has an all-new 2.4 litre Subaru Boxer four-cylinder engine that produces 228 horsepower and 184 pound-foot of torque which is sent to the rear wheels from the engine up front.
There are two transmission options in the BRZ. Both are six-speed transmissions, with one being manual and the other an automatic and these were re-engineered to provide more power and swifter transition through gears. A lower centre of gravity is one aim of the RBZ, and this was achieved by mounting the transmission low in the chassis to give it a perfect weight distribution. For the manual option, the BRZ has a fuel-efficiency rating of 12.0L/100 km on the city roads and 8.8L/100 km on the highway. The automatic option will do 11.0L/100 km on the busier city streets and 7.7L/100 km on the highway.
The redesigned body of the BRZ has been lowered 0.5-inches closer to the ground, and it is one inch longer. This increases the car's aerodynamic capabilities with some other features like the side sill spoilers and the ducktail trunk spoiler, making it slice through the wind easier and offer more stability on handling.
The BRZ Limited gets a one-inch upgrade to 18-inches for its alloy wheels which come with summer performance tyres, giving it that assertive, sporty look the designers were aiming for.
Interior And Infotainment
The BRZ retains the 2+2 seating configuration, but the rest of the interior has been reworked to give it a more modern and tech look and feel. The cluster has a seven-inch digital display with a tachometer that switches to a line graph when the car is engaged in race mode.
The ergonomically front racing seats were designed to keep you in your seat as you take the corners at speed, offering stability and comfort for your body. The racy inspiration does little to compromise comfort for the longer drives.
The eight-inch infotainment system has standard Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and SiriusXM satellite radio.
Trims And Price
There are two trim models in the BRZ range:
The base model will cost you $29,495 with an option to add EyeSight for $31,895.
The Sports-tech is priced at $32,495, and if you add EyeSight, you will need to pay $34,895.