Subaru has gained loyal customers by offering vehicles that provide solid practicality and all-weather mobility. And now, this Japanese company deals with the wilder side. The latest result is 2018 Subaru BRZ, a small sports coupe that brings much of the Subaru tradition.
The 2018 Subaru BRZ is only available with rear-wheel drive, something different for a company that prides itself on offering all-wheel drive as standard equipment. The engine is not even turbocharged, although Subaru usually apply this technology to high-performance models.
For all this, the 2018 Subaru BRZ has a lot to offer as a performance model, including sleek styling, superb handling and attractive prices. For the first time in more than two decades, buyers looking for cheap sports coupe have a good reason to buy Subaru.
The 2018 Subaru BRZ is a two-door sport coupe sold in three trim levels: Premium, Limited and low-production tS.
The 2018 Subaru BRZ is backed by a 2.0-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine and rear-wheel drive. Power output depends on which transmission you choose. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, and a six-speed automatic with shift paddles and rev-matched downshifts is optional for the Limited trim. With the manual it produces output of 205 horsepower and 156 pound-feet of torque. The automatic models generates 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque.
According to Subaru , the manual transmission has revised gearing that will improve acceleration. In track testing, the 2018 Subaru BRZ with manual transmission hit 60 mph in 6.2 second. The low-production tS did it in 6.3 second.
EPA estimated fuel economy is 24 mpg combined (21 city/29 highway) with the manual and 27 mpg combined (24 city/33 highway) with the automatic. The tS rated at (23/20/27).