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2022 Subaru BRZ

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Subaru BRZ highlights

Customer rating

Pros

  • Responsive engine
  • Smooth and quick acceleration
  • Easy-to-use infotainment system

Cons

  • Tight back seats
  • Unimpressive interior materials
  • Small trunk

Mileage (EPA estimate)

21 city, 29 highway, 24 combined

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The excitement of a sports coupe.

Taking on twists and turns is the definition of a fun day out for the 2022 Subaru BRZ. A four-seat sports coupe that relishes the challenges of mountain roads, coastal highways, and city sprawls, this refreshed sports car is all about fun behind the wheel. With a 2.4L engine, exterior styling upgrades, and more driver technology than ever before, this is a rewarding coupe that deserves driveway attention. The 2022 Subaru BRZ could well be the new 'must have' sports car on the block.

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2022 Subaru BRZ trims

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Premium:

Limited:

  • Includes all features available on the Premium
  • Parking Sensors
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Navigation System
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5 reasons to buy the 2022 Subaru BRZ

1. A new performance engine

2022 Subaru BRZ Review: Engine | CarMax

A new generation calls for a new engine, and the 2022 BRZ has received a real performance boost from its 2.4L flat-four-cylinder engine. A Subaru Boxer® engine nevertheless, it lays horizontally, matching with the BRZ's ultra-low center of gravity for greater handling and road responsiveness. If you like the twists and turns of a back road or the soaring excitement of a coastal highway drive, the 2022 BRZ is your ideal companion.

2. A roomy and adaptable trunk

2022 Subaru BRZ Review: Cargo | CarMax

The 2022 BRZ is set up to give you more storage flexibility when it comes to what you can haul for a trip away or a day at the mall. The fixed 6.3 cu-ft of storage space is roomy enough for daily errands such as grabbing groceries on the way home from work. With its rear row folded down, the cargo capacity can take on so much more, almost doubling the available space for even more possibilities.

3. Updated driver technology

2022 Subaru BRZ Review: Dashboard | CarMax

Subaru promised a driver-focused update for the 2022 BRZ, and they certainly delivered. This is a car that focuses on your enjoyment behind the wheel and thanks to some new instruments and technical changes to the driver information display, it only increases your connection to the car when in motion. A new digital dashboard puts the tachometer and integrated digital speedometer directly in view, while a programmable meter next to it can show amps, water temperature, and g-force. Motorsport enthusiasts will love the tachometer when the BRZ is in track mode; it transforms into a quick-to-view linear color graph. Feeling sporty? So is the BRZ.

4. Passengers, pooches, and packages

2022 Subaru BRZ Review: Backseats | CarMax

The BRZ is actually a pretty clever coupe, and its rear-row seating is one of its greatest assets. Once you're familiar with its dimensions, you'll quickly realize that the rear-row absolutely can serve passengers well. It's an easy yes for quick trips to the coffee shop with your friends or an unexpected sleepover request from your preschooler. You'll also love that rear row when your four-legged friends want to join you or when you're heading to the post office with holiday packages stacked nicely in the back. Versatility is the BRZ's bonus feature.

5. Sporty exterior styling

2022 Subaru BRZ Review: Exterior | CarMax

Can you make a sports car look sportier? In the case of the 2022 BRZ, the answer is yes. It boasts a refreshed exterior, full of performance-enhancing features that take airflow functionality and make it look oh-so-good. A new front fascia is supported by side-sill spoilers that create downforce at speed, while functional side vents reduce drag. Small fins at the back of the rear-wheel arches add airflow stability at speed, while the trunk hatch has an upturned functional rear spoiler. These track touches are a vibrant addition to the new exterior styling.

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  • Perimeter alarm

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

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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

Premium 2WD 2D Coupe

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Manual Transmission
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

2.4L

Horsepower

228

Torque (ft-lbs)

184

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

13.2

Wheelbase

101.4"

Overall length

167.9"

Width

69.9"

Height

51.6"

Leg room

F 41.5"/R 29.9"

Head room

F 37"/R 33.5"

Front tires

P215/45WR17

Rear tires

P215/45WR17

Seating capacity

4

Transmission

Manual 6

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Color options

2022 Subaru BRZ Review: Top Colors | CarMax

Exterior colors:

  • Crystal Black Silica

  • Crystal White Pearl

  • Ice Silver Metallic

  • Ignition Red

  • Magnetite Gray Metallic

  • Sapphire Blue

  • WR Blue Pearl

Interior colors:

  • Black (cloth)

  • Black/Red (Ultrasuede & leather)

Interior details

Having benefited from an interior refresh, the 2022 BRZ now has deeper low-riding front bucket seats with more ergonomic padding. Black cloth is the 2022 BRZ's standard upholstery, with optional leather and Ultrasuede accent fabric — with red stitch finishing for the Limited trim. Rear seats have limited legroom, but they are fitted with two sets of LATCH anchors and fold down almost flat to increase cargo capacity when needed.

Child seat details

The 2022 Subaru BRZ has four seats, though many consider it more comfortable for just two upfront. The rear seats are fitted with two full sets of LATCH anchors that are easy to find and use.

Performance

This slick little sports coupe has graduated. The second-generation BRZ (from 2022) is a performance magician, conjuring up more engine excitement and driver enjoyment. A new-for–2022 powertrain makes its debut for all trims; the 2.4L horizontally-opposed Boxer engine delivers 228 hp and a zero-to-60 time of just 6 seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new). Its top speed, according to the manufacturer, is 140 mph. The manual six-speed transmission comes as standard, with an optional automatic six-speed also available. The 2022 BRZ Premium base trim with rear-wheel drive, manual transmission, and 2.4L engine achieves an EPA-estimated 22 mpg combined.

Emissions

According to EPA estimates, the RWD 2022 Subaru BRZ with 2.4L engine and automatic transmission, has tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions of 362 grams per mile. The same RWD 2.4L engine model, when paired with the manual transmission, has tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions of 398 grams per mile.

These estimates are based on a brand-new model. Visit fueleconomy.gov for more details.

Year comparisons

2013–2020 Subaru BRZ (First Generation)

The Subaru BRZ made its debut in 2013, powered by a 2.0L horizontally opposed boxer four-cylinder engine. 2013 models produced 200 hp and were paired to a standard six-speed manual or available six-speed automatic transmission. In 2015, Subaru began introducing limited-edition BRZ trims, starting with the Series Blue and ending with the Series Gray in 2019—which included unique design signatures, and performance upgrades, including gray-painted alloy wheels, and Brembo® high-performance brakes. In 2020, Subaru retired the Premium base trim, with the tS performance model from 2018 returning as the new top trim.

2022-Present Subaru BRZ (Second Generation)

The 2022 BRZ kicks off its second generation with a revised design and sportier interior. Plus, driving enthusiasts will appreciate the 2.4L, 228-hp Subaru Boxer® engine for a sportier feel and performance. Available trims include Premium and Limited.

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