2019 Subaru BRZ

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Subaru BRZ highlights

Customer rating


  • Responsive steering
  • Standard infotainment with smartphone integration
  • Great overall package


  • Very little trunk space
  • Lots of highway noise
  • No advanced driver-assistance technology

Mileage (EPA estimate)

21 city, 29 highway, 24 combined

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A sports coupe you can enjoy every day.

The 2019 Subaru BRZ is a fun sports coupe that was first introduced in 2013. The 2019 model is part of that first generation with some mild tweaks to the very successful formula down the years. The classic sports-car styling and rear-wheel-drive chassis give you all the thrill in a driving experience that you could want. With a 2.0L engine, comfortable seats, and an impressive list of features available, this is a performance car that makes an excellent daily driver and then some. Whether you have room in the garage for a weekend toy or want something exciting for your commute, the 2019 Subaru BRZ is the coupe that checks all the right boxes.

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What is new for the 2019 Subaru BRZ?

  • The BRZ is available in a new trim called the Series.Gray.
  • The TS trim has been discontinued for 2019.
  • Kicker Speaker System features are now available as options on select trims.

2019 Subaru BRZ trims

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  • The base Premium model includes 17-inch wheels, LED headlights, a height-adjustable driver seat and multi-function leather steering wheel, Bluetooth capability, and an eight-speaker sound system with a full media-player interface, CD player, satellite radio, and aux audio jack.


  • Effectively the top-of-the-range trim, the Limited builds on the Premium trim by adding LED fog lights, keyless entry and start, automatic dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, and a seven-inch touchscreen that includes integrated TomTom, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.

Series Gray

  • This is a limited-edition top-line trim configuration that adds special wheels, badges, and cabin trim as well as a frameless rearview mirror. Additionally, the Performance package—optional on the Limited trim—is included as standard here, which adds performance dampers from Sachs, performance brakes from Brembo, and gray alloy wheels.

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5 reasons to buy the 2019 Subaru BRZ

1. Plenty of style

Any good sports car has to have the looks to match its attitude. And while looks might be subjective, there's no denying it—the 2019 Subaru BRZ has all the attributes of an eye-catching sports car when it comes to design. Classic fastback shape, a long nose for the front-engine rear-wheel-drive chassis, aggressive yet elegant lines, and a stance that looks fast from any angle will keep heads turning as you drive by. Oh, and it's got a rear spoiler. The 2019 Subaru BRZ continues the proud tradition of classic performance-coupe styling—the kind of car that will make you smile whenever you see it parked outside.

2. Performance

2019 Subaru BRZ: Engine | CarMax

As a sports coupe, the 2019 Subaru BRZ has to be quick and provide an exciting, satisfying driving experience as well. And guess what? It delivers on both of those points, too. A car of this size and weight—only 2,789 lbs. of curb weight—doesn't need a huge engine; and the 2.0L four-cylinder handily delivers 205 horsepower and a classic driving experience with the standard six-speed manual. And even with the six-speed automatic, the finely balanced steering and handling translate to driving pleasure at any speed. Additionally, on the Limited trim, there is an optional Performance package available which includes high-performance brakes and suspension dampers designed to further enhance road-holding and agility. No matter how many days of the week you drive this car, you won't get bored of hopping in and firing up the 2019 Subaru BRZ.

3. Comfortable and spacious

2019 Subaru BRZ: Front Seats | CarMax

Obviously, a concern for those buying a sports car—especially as a possible daily driver—is that while the sport suspension and chassis are great for a thrilling drive, it might not be so great for just everyday city or highway driving to and from work. No worries, the 2019 Subaru BRZ has you covered. The front seats are very comfortable and supportive, meaning this car won't wear you down over long or repeated journeys. Additionally, there's a surprisingly good amount of space inside the cabin—a total of 77 cubic feet of passenger volume. And on the Limited trim and higher, there is dual-zone climate control to keep you and your passengers in the front and rear seats satisfied, with the added bonus of heated front seats, too.

4. Lots of features

2019 Subaru BRZ: Tech Dash | CarMax

The 2019 Subaru BRZ also ensures you don't have to skimp on the feature list to get that sports-car experience. Even the base model has an impressive list of standard equipment, with the Limited and special-edition Series.Gray trims further packing out the total feature list. On the base 2019 Premium trim, you get equipment such as heated mirrors, LED headlights, a height-adjustable driver seat, a multi-function steering wheel, a 6.2-inch touchscreen, and an eight-speaker multimedia sound system, all as standard. And on the Limited trim, you get keyless ignition and entry, automatic dual-zone climate control, heated seats in the front, and a seven-inch touchscreen that includes TomTom satellite navigation and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® compatibility right off the bat.

5. Convenience and practicality

Just in case there was any doubt about the 2019 Subaru BRZ truly being an everyday sports coupe, there's even a decent amount of space in the trunk for luggage and groceries (seven cubic feet). Should you need more, the rear seats fold down to open up extra storage room for transporting larger items. Additionally, adding to the BRZ's practicality, that 2.0L four-cylinder engine is easy on the fuel, especially when equipped with the six-speed automatic transmission. In this configuration, the 2019 Subaru BRZ can achieve an EPA-estimated 27 mpg combined.

Similar vehicles

If you're interested in the 2019 Subaru BRZ, you should also check out these similar vehicles from Previous generation years.

Image of Toyota 86

This two-door sports car has a 2.0L engine, rear-wheel drive, and manual transmission as standard (all models from 2017). Look out for 2019–2020 Toyota 86 GT models for functional aerodynamics, aggressive design features, and a performance-focused cockpit. If you'd like to head to the track, look out for the 2019 TRD version, which features upgraded Brembo brakes, SACHS suspension, and a performance exhaust.

Standard features for the 2017–2020 Toyota 86 base trim model include:

  • Automatic LED headlights

  • Bluetooth connectivity

  • Seven-inch infotainment touchscreen

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

Above Average

RepairPal gave the Subaru BRZ an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Subaru BRZ 24th out of 27 among Subcompact Cars.

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Subaru BRZ features and specs

Series.Gray 2WD 2D Coupe

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Manual Transmission
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Kicker Speaker System

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Overall length






Leg room

F 41.9"/R 29.9"

Head room

F 37.1"/R 35"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity



Manual 6

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Color options

Exterior colors

  • Crystal Black Silica

  • Crystal White Pearl

  • Dark Gray Metallic

  • Ice Silver Metallic

  • Pure Red

  • WR Blue Pearl

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