Subaru has released the pricing for the 2023 Subaru BRZ. The sports coupe now starts at an MSRP of $28,595, which is $600 more than the 2022 BRZ in the base trim. Subaru has released the pricing for the entire lineup as well, which we’ll dive into in a bit. The 2023 year marks the second year of the second generation of this car that was redesigned for 2022. The generation change still managed to maintain the basics that defined this car: affordable pricing, rear-wheel drive, and a lightweight build.
So, what levels is the BRZ offered in and what powers it? The BRZ will be offered in two trim levels: Premium and Limited. Both the cars are powered by a naturally-aspirated 2.4L SUBARU BOXER four-cylinder engine with a horizontally-opposed configuration. This engine produces 228 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque with the power sent to the rear wheels. The BRZ comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission, and 6-speed automatic transmission is optional.
The Premium trim with the manual is priced at $28,595, whereas the automatic transmission model costs $1,500 more at $30,095. Comparatively, the automatic 2022 BRZ Premium costs $29,595, which is $500 less. The Limited trim with the 6-speed manual has an MSRP of $31,095. This is $600 more than what the 2022 BRZ Limited asked. And finally, the most expensive BRZ is the Limited with the 6-speed automatic transmission, and it costs $32,795. Comparatively, the 2022 BRZ automatic Limited configuration was priced at $32,295.
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The car demands an additional destination charge of $1,020, which has gone up by $25 compared to 2022’s destination charge of $995. Even though the base prices and additional costs have gone up, there is one addition where the prices have reduced slightly. For 2022, the automatic models demanded $1,600 and $1,800 extra on the Premium and Limited trims respectively, whereas the 2023 automatic models added $1,500 and $1,700 for the Premium and Limited trims respectively.
The $100 reduction does not mean much, but in a time when inflation is rising and cars are becoming more and more expensive day by day, it's important to know all the slight changes to the overall cost of a commodity. The car is slightly more expensive, but it’s still one of the most affordable and fun-to-drive cars available in the market today. However, we do not know how it fares with its cousin the Toyota GR86, with which it shares its mechanicals; as pricing is yet to be announced for the 2023 model.
The Subaru BRZ sprints from 0-60 MPH in 5.9 seconds with the manual transmission and 6.3 seconds with the automatic gearbox. The car has a top speed of 140 MPH. Standard equipment on the BRZ Premium includes a Torsen limited-slip differential, 17-inch alloy wheels, stability control, LED headlights, keyless entry, 8-inch infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, and a track mode. The Limited trim adds 18-inch alloy wheels, heated exterior mirrors, more safety systems, and steering responsive headlights.
The automatic BRZs add steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, Subaru’s EyeSight driver-assist technology that adds adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, sway warning, lane departure warning, high beam assist, and lead vehicle start alert. The updated and slightly more expensive Subaru BRZ will hit American dealerships this summer.
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