This traditional sports car layout uses the signature longitudinal drivetrain of Subaru and adapts it to rear-wheel drive for more lively handling dynamics.
The compact, naturally symmetrical drivetrain design, combined with an extremely low and rearward engine placement, means you get a sports car with optimal balance and one of the lowest centers of gravity in its class. It's also one of the lightest.
DIRECT-INJECTED SUBARU BOXER®ENGINE
Drawn from over 40 years of intelligent performance, the unique SUBARU BOXER® engine has pistons that move side to side, cancelling out each other's vibrations, so it can run smoother and more efficiently. This horizontal layout also offers better balance while delivering a maximum transfer of power.
Right out of the starting gate, you'll feel the performance of a 2.0-liter DOHC aluminum-alloy 16-valve SUBARU BOXER® engine. It's built with a Dual Active Valve Control System along with direct- and port-injection technology to help boost power and efficiency.
The BRZ features a standard 6-speed fully synchronized close-ratio manual transmission for pinpoint command. BRZ Limited also offers an available 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
An ultra-quick 13.1:1 steering ratio provides instantaneous response to driver inputs and an outstanding feel for the road. The limited-slip differential gives both improved grip and predictable behavior, even when pushed to the limit.
HIGH-INTENSITY DISCHARGE (HID) HEADLIGHTS
HID headlights produce a brighter output than traditional halogen lamps while also using less energy. Oh, and they look pretty cool, too.
Everything about the BRZ is focused around the driving experience, including its sport-design instrument cluster featuring a center-mounted analog tachometer and digital speedometer.
The BRZ features a standard leather-wrapped small-diameter steering wheel for a comfortable yet engaged feel. The heavily bolstered sports seats hold you comfortably in place and are ideally positioned for that sports car connection. They share their red accent stitching with the steering wheel, shifter boot, and emergency brake handle. Limited models add leather-trimmed upholstery with Alcantara® seat inserts.
SUBARU STARLINK™ IN-VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY
The new SUBARU STARLINK in-vehicle technology with Pandora® app integration brings smartphone entertainment, communication and information to your dashboard through an in-dash 6.2-inch adaptive touch-screen.
Bluetooth® hands-free technology lets you manage your phone and audio system by voice and controls on the steering wheel. Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones link directly through the Subaru audio system.
PREMIUM AUDIO, SIRIUSXM™ AND AHA™ INFOTAINMENT
BRZ features an 8-speaker audio system with an in-dash CD player, MP3 playback capability and SiriusXM™ All Access Radio, offering up to 170 channels of music, sports, news, weather, talk, and comedy in high-quality digital sound. It also includes HD Radio with iTunes® tagging capability, Aha™ connected services, USB port/iPod® control, and a 3.5-mm auxiliary jack.
AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL
Every BRZ features standard CFC-free air conditioning and cabin air filtration. The available dual-zone automatic climate control allows you to set your desired temperature and let the system do the rest.
KEYLESS ACCESS WITH PUSH-BUTTON START
BRZ Limited features touch-activated door unlock and push-button start functions. It allows you to unlock, enter, and start the car without the key ever leaving your pocket or purse.
SUBARU BOXER® ENGINE
The horizontal layout of the SUBARU BOXER® engine allows for a low center of gravity for improved response. It also sits low in the frame, helping it to drive under the chassis in a front-end collision, protecting the passenger area.
VEHICLE STABILITY CONTROL
Vehicle Stability Control automatically senses steering and braking inputs to help keep the vehicle on the driver's intended path.
SMART BRAKING SYSTEMS
The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) prevents wheel lock-up and helps maintain driver control. Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) balances braking, while Brake Assist can sense a panic-stop situation and apply full braking force to help stop faster.
ADVANCED PROTECTION SYSTEM
The BRZ comes standard with a total of six airbags to help prevent injury: front, front seat side torso/pelvis, and side-curtain. The advanced system uses an array of sensors to help deploy the airbags in the most effective way possible.
The ring-shaped reinforcement frame is designed to shield and protect in a collision. Made of high-tensile strength steel, it directs impact energy around the passenger compartment, rather than through it.