2016 Subaru BRZ

 
2016 Subaru BRZ
 
2016 Subaru BRZ
 

2016 Subaru BRZ

MSRP 
$26,190
Invoice 
$25,029
Target 
 
 

Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 22 mpg City, 30 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 2.0 L Premium Unleaded H-4, 200 HP
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive Train: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 4
  • Doors: 2

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What You Will Like

The BRZ was entirely new, designed and engineered from the ground up for performance. With pricing that starts at $25,395, the BRZ is one of the best performance deals for weekend racers or anyone who judges performance cars by how well they tackle the corners. In this way, the BRZ delivers the kind of performance bargain enthusiasts crave. It also makes plenty of sense for daily driving, with enough features to make commuters happy, plus EPA highway estimates of up to 34 mpg.

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What's New For 2016

The biggest change for the BRZ this year is the addition of Subaru's new STARLINK Multimedia System. Operating through a 6.2-inch screen STARLINK features iTunes, Pandora, Stitcher and iHeart Radio compatibility, while also providing a display for the newly standard rearview camera system. The only other change is a limited edition HyperBlue Series. Limited to only 500 cars, the HyperBlue series features a unique blue interior trim to go with its blue exterior color.

Warranty

  • Basic Warranty: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

NHTSA Crash Test Rating

  • Frontal Driver: 4 stars
  • Frontal Passenger: 4 stars
  • Side Driver: 3 stars
  • Side Passenger: 5 stars
  • Rollover Rating: 5 stars

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) provides consumers with vehicle safety information based on independent testing, primarily front and side crash rating results, and more recently rollover ratings, to aid consumers in their vehicle purchase decisions.

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Est Target Price With Options

$26,190

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Specifications for 2016 Subaru BRZ

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners
    • Back-Up Camera
  • Entertainment Features
    • Integrated Roof Antenna
    • Automatic Equalizer
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock and Speed Compensated Volume Control
    • Radio: Subaru Starlink 6.2" Multimedia System -inc: AM/FM Stereo HD Radio w/single-disc CD player, MP3/WMA/CRR/RW file capability, simple touch gesture high resolution 6.2" LCD display screen, Radio Broadcast Data System (RBDS), Bluetooth audio streaming connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity, iPod control capability, iTunes tagging capability, SiriusXM satellite radio (subscription required), USB port, 3.5mm auxiliary input jack, 8 speakers and satellite antenna StarLink enrollment cannot be applicable to Fleet Management Companies (FMCs) or to Commercial fleet accounts at this time.
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels: 17" x 7.0J Aluminum Alloy -inc: Dark gray w/machine finish
    • Tires: P215/45R17 87W Summer Performance
    • Steel Spare Wheel
    • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
    • Black Side Windows Trim
    • Body-Colored Door Handles
    • Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
    • Light Tinted Glass
    • Variable Intermittent Wipers
    • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
    • Black Grille
    • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
    • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
    • Fully Automatic Projector Beam High Intensity Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Headlamps w/Delay-Off
    • LED Brakelights
  • Interior Features
    • Performance Design Front Bucket Seats -inc: height adjustable head restraints, driver seat pump lever type height adjuster, whiplash protection, reclining, full width seats fore/aft adjustment lever and passenger side seat pocket
    • Full Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
    • Includes Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
    • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Fixed Rear Windows
    • Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
    • Front Cupholder
    • Valet Function
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access and Mechanical Fuel
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Manual Air Conditioning
    • Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Interior Trim -inc: Simulated Carbon Fiber Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Simulated Carbon Fiber Console Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
    • Leather/Aluminum Gear Shift Knob
    • Cloth Upholstery w/Red Stitching
    • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors
    • Full Floor Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Front Map Lights
    • Delay Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front Floor Mats
    • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
    • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • Instrument Panel Bin, Driver And Passenger Door Bins
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks
    • Redundant Digital Speedometer
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Analog Display
    • Seats w/Cloth Back Material
    • Fixed Rear Head Restraints
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Air Filtration
  • Mechanical Features
    • 130 Amp Alternator
    • 3682# Gvwr
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Electric Power-Assist Steering
    • 13.2 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
    • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Double Wishbone Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs and Brake Assist
    • Mechanical Limited Slip Differential
    • 48-Amp/Hr 390CCA Maintenance-Free Battery
    • 4.10 Axle Ratio
    • Rear-Wheel Drive
    • Transmission: 6-Speed Close-Ratio Manual
    • Engine: 2.0L DOHC 16V 4-Cylinder -inc: Dual Active Valve Control System (DAVCS) Variable Valve Timing and Electronic Throttle Control (ETC)

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.6
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.4
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Trunk Volume (ft³) - 6.9
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 390
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 130
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Type - Premium Unleaded H-4
    • Displacement - 2.0 L/122
    • Fuel System - Port/Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 200 @ 7000
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 151 @ 6400
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 101.2
    • Length, Overall (in) - 166.7
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 69.9
    • Height, Overall (in) - 50.6
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 59.8
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 60.6
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - 4.9
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 13.2
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 4
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 76.5
    • Front Head Room (in) - 37.1
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 41.9
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 54.5
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 53.1
    • Second Head Room (in) - 35
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 29.9
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 51.7
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 45.3
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 25
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 22
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 30
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 35.4
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Subaru BRZ
    • Body Style - Coupe
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Double Wishbone
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Double Wishbone
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P215/45WR17
    • Rear Tire Size - P215/45WR17
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Rear Wheel Drive
    • Trans Type - 6
    • Trans Description Cont. - Manual w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.63
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.19
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.54
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.21
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.77
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.44
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 4.10
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Minicompact Cars
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 7.1
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 2764
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 17 X 7
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 17 X 7
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

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Introduction

The Subaru BRZ is pure, and that can’t be said about many cars. Toyota and Subaru developed a rear-wheel-drive coupe that delivers a true sports car driving experience, while keeping it simple and affordable. It has succeeded like no car since the Mazda Miata.

The trick is defining, let alone achieving, that true, pure part. Design-wise, what that meant was balance, the top priority. Weight distribution. Direct steering. Tossability. Take that chassis and bolt in a responsive and high-revving engine, a tight gearbox. Then step aside and hear the cheers for the fun you have brought back.

The BRZ is a 2+2, which basically means 2 passengers + 2 packages. It’s in its fourth year, as being the oddball rear-wheel-drive sports car in the Subaru lineup of all-wheel-drive vehicles.

Seat-of-the-pants handling makes the BRZ a blast to drive. It makes you forget your front-drive sport coupes, sweet but detached from the road. If you want to be delighted by the act of driving, down in the trenches, the BRZ or its clone, the Scion FR-S.

The BRZ is powered by a 2.0-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine, called an H4 or boxer engine. Because the pistons are horizontal, the engine can be mounted lower and farther back in the chassis, something that racecar builders constantly chase to find the magic of balance and handling. BRZ brings that low center of gravity, one of the lowest in any automobile made today.

The engine has direct injection but isn’t turbocharged; it makes a nice 200 horsepower, and is eager to rev through the six gears in the standard manual transmission. The throw is short and precise, sports-car purity achieved. However, automatic transmissions are a reality, even in racing now, so the BRZ makes one available, and it gets our approval. Paddle shifters, sport mode, and downshift rev matching.

It’s a well-developed and efficient engine, and with the BRZ’s light weight, 2800 pounds, this sports car delivers 34 miles per gallon on the highway. And though the chassis is light, its high-tensile steel and ring-like body structure help to earn a five-star crash-test rating from the NHTSA.

For 2016, the touch-screen and infotainment systems, previously pretty poor (low priority), have been hugely upgraded. The 6.2-inch touchscreen controls HD Radio, satellite radio, CD, Bluetooth audio streaming, and iTunes tagging, with a USB and auxiliary port. It’s also compatible with smartphone apps for Aha, Pandora, Stitcher, and more. Also for 2016, a rearview camera is standard.

The 2016 BRZ features a special edition of 500 cars, called Series HyperBlue.

Lineup

Subaru BRZ comes in Premium ($25,395) and Limited ($27,395) trim levels. The 6-speed automatic transmission ($1100) is optional.

The HyperBlue ($27,690), comes with 17-inch BBS alloy wheels and Alcantara leather with blue stitching. The dash has blue touches against faux carbon fiber.

Walkaround

The silhouette shows off the swoopy lines of the arched roof, and the BRZ further attracts attention with sculpted flanks, flared fenders, and flashy five-spoke wheels. From head-on, that low engine mounting enables a low hood, with the grille below the bumper and headlamps spaced wide to the fenders.

If you look hard, you might find some Subaru family in the taillamps, but not in the carved sheetmetal in the tail, and black rear fascia. There’s a blemish each side, however, as the fender vents just ahead of the doors look cheap and slapped on.

Interior

We’ve been extolling the virtues of sports car purity, without saying that means some discomfort. We like the upright driving position, but the sporty seats are firmer and less adjustable than they need to be. And it’s noisy on rough pavement.

If you pack carefully, if not sparingly, there’s enough trunk space for a road trip, although the access is narrow. The rear seat folds forward, for more room. Of course you can use the rear seat for overnight bags, electronic things, or sacks of snacks.

The dash is clean, spartan. We like the industrial touch, the climate knobs and their nut-and-bolt design, against a material that looks like corrugated metal. But it could be more exciting, especially in front of the passenger, where there’s a long slab of silvery plastic. In fact there’s too much hard plastic in places that fingers touch. And the dash trim doesn’t match the centerstack trim.

Importantly, the touchscreen interface is light, communicative, and intuitive.

Driving Impressions

Despite the seats, the ride feels fine on back roads and in town, on a suspension that’s taut and compliant. A Torsen limited-slip differential gives the rear wheels more bite, even on the road before the point of sliding.

The steering ratio is quick, and the steering itself communicative. The BRZ tells you through the seat of your pants as well as the steering wheel what it’s going to do, and that’s a special thing that makes a car a keeper. The low center of gravity (one of the lowest of any mass production car) and 2,800-pound curb weight both speak to that. Handling and body control are confidence-inspiring and extremely predictable.

It’s not surprising that the BRZ is a popular track-day car. It has a setting that backs off the stability control, and another that shuts it off altogether. We mentioned tossability. That’s what is such a hoot about the car, its balance and predictability with the tail out, which the stability control will allow.

With low front struts and springs, a stiffening brace between them, and a double-wishbone suspension, the BRZ is tuned to slide when the throttle is hammered. With a manageable 200 horsepower, things happen slow enough for comfort.

The engine is high-rpm and low torque, and is most fun over 4500 rpm where the torque is strong, up to 6500 rpm redline. The exhaust barks like it’s trying to be a WRX.

We prefer the 6-speed manual gearbox, for its short and precise throws. But the paddle-shifting 6-speed automatic works, with its Sport mode that sharpens and delays shifts, and matches the revs with a blip on manual downshifts. We especially like the Sport mode because it doesn’t upshift on its own.

Summary

If you want a cool, eye-catching, fun, and well-engineered sports car for $26,000, you can’t miss with the BRZ. However its twin the Scion FR-S, the Mazda MX-5, and Nissan 370Z are worthy competitors.

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Destination Fees

These are the amounts that manufacturers charge to deliver a vehicle from the factory to the dealership.

Customer Incentives

Customer incentives are also commonly known as customer cash or bonus incentives. These incentives are offered by manufacturers as a way of enticing buyers into purchasing a vehicle.

 

Note: Dealer Invoice amount might not be the amount that the dealer paid to the manufacturer

Dealer Invoice price may or may not bear close relation to a dealer’s actual cost for the vehicle. In some cases, a cost for a vehicle may be significantly less than the invoice price originally paid for the vehicle. Any difference between invoice price and the dealer’s final cost may be caused by many factors including factory refunds, rebates, allowances, or incentives which the manufacturer or distributor may provide to the dealer.

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