2023 Subaru BRZ

Starting MSRP 

$28,595 - $32,795

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Key Spec of 2023 Subaru BRZ
fuel economy

20/22/27

fuel type

Premium Unleaded

horsepower

228 hp @ 7000 rpm

basic warranty

-

ProsConsWhat's New

Small and lightweight

The Interior and audio system feel dated

No major changes in the 2023 generation

Enjoyable driving experience thanks to light steering

The major road noise problem

Part of the second BRZ generation

Responsive engine

Congested back seats

Acceptable ride quality

2023 Subaru BRZ Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 17, 2022

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Key competitor of the Toyota GR86, and one of the most bargain-basement sports cars, the Subaru BRZ focuses on the lightweight body and affordability. It does not offer such performance figures, but what else does someone expect more than its affordability and the design it offers? Though, the mild engine produces a generous amount of power to steer the car faster. The car comes with only available Rear-wheel-drive architecture. A pure sports car for the masses, compasses with a light steering wheel, low seating position, and low center of gravity to feel seated in a performance-oriented vehicle.

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Trim wise pricing breakdown


NameInvoice PriceMSRPNumber of Listings
Limited 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 6M)$30479$310950 Listings
Premium 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 6M)$28238$285950 Listings
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Competition wise pricing breakdown


NameInvoice PriceMSRPNumber of Listings
2023 Subaru BRZ$28238$28595122 Listings


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Premium$28,595 onwards
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The 2023 generation of the BRZ is expected to remain unchanged except for some minor improvements in features. Subaru had already updated this coupe with yesteryear’s model. It will carry the same updated look as the 2023 generation of BRZ. The exterior resembles the Porsche and it will remain untouched. Adequate spacious interior to fit 2 people, and nice storage space to carry groceries. Last year's reimagined interior carries on with more features and practicality. The smoother 2.4L engine sounds pleasing and delivers sufficient mileage figures. The newest BRZ will be racing against the Toyota GR86, the Hyundai Veloster, and the Chevrolet Camaro.


Features

The Subaru BRZ is available in 2 trim levels. The Premium and the Limited. Both of the models are motivated by a single 2.4L I4 engine, which pairs with the standard 6-speed manual transmission. The automatic transmission takes the car's price a little higher. The BRZ only offers a rear-wheel drive (RWD) system.

Trims 

2023

Subaru BRZ

Premium

2023

Subaru BRZ

Limited

MSRP (manual)

$ 29,615

$ 32,115

MSRP (automatic)

$ 31,115

$ 33,815

Key Features 

17-inch alloy wheels with summer tires

18-inch wheels with high-performance summer tires

 

Dual-zone climate control

Heated front seats 

 

8-inch infotainment screen

Rear automatic braking

 

LED headlights

Adaptive headlights 

 

Limited slip-rear differential

Blind-spot monitor

 

Keyless proximity key and push button start

Simulated suede and leather upholstery

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity

Subaru Starlink communication services

 

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Automatic high-beam headlight

   

Adaptive cruise control

Along with the features, the Subaru promises in the BRZ Premium manual variant, it gives an option to upgrade to an automatic transmission, where it delivers these additional features –

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Steering wheel-mounted shift paddles for the transmission
  • The automatic emergency braking system
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

The Subaru also offers these accessories–

Interior Options

  • Auto-dimming mirrors
  • Sunshades 
  • Cargo tray
  • Exterior graphic kit
  • All-weather floor liners
  • Cargo net
  • Footwell illumination kit

Exterior Option

  • Door edge guards
  • Wheel lug nut and lock set
  • Vortex generator
  • Rear bumper applique
  • Wheel locks
  • Door scuff protector

We Recommend

CARHP recommends the shopper select the Limited trim of the Subaru BRZ. It comes equipped with all the optional features and accessories of the Premium variant. 18-inch alloys along with the adaptive Cruise control help in good ride and handling Available heated front seats. help in cold weather conditions. Rear automatic braking along with the Subaru Starlink communication services makes it a better option to consider over the Premium trim.

Release Date 

The 2023 generation of the

Engine and Performance

In 2022, the Subaru replaced its 2.0L engine with the new 2.4L I4, resulting in more performance figures and power output. It motivates the car to pump out 228 hp. The car ties a knot with a standard 6-speed manual and optional automatic transmission. Both models only offer a rear-wheel drive system. The engine feels responsive and completes a 0-60 mph in 6.1 seconds.

The mileage figures of the BRZ manual are as – 20 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on the highways, and 22 mpg combined. The mile figures of a manual BRZ are – 264 miles when running in the city, 356.4 miles on the highway, and 290.4 miles combined.

The mileage figures of the automatic Subaru BRZ are – 21 mpg in the city, 30 mpg on the highways, and 25 mpg combined. The BRZ automatic has range figures of – 277.2 miles in the city, 396 miles on the highways, and 330 miles combined.

Models 

2023 

Subaru 

BRZ

2023 

Toyota 

GR86

2023

Hyundai 

Veloster

2023 

Chevrolet

Camaro

MSRP

$ 29,615

$ 27,900 

$ 32,500

$ 27,495

Engine 

2.4L I4

2.4L I4

I4

2.0L I4

Drivetrain 

RWD

RWD

FWD

RWD

Transmission

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

Horsepower (hp @ rpm)

228 hp @ 7000 rpm

228 hp @ 7000 rpm

275 hp @ 6,000 rpm

275 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

184 lb-ft @ 3700 rpm

184 lb-ft @ 3700 rpm

260 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm

295 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm

0-60 ( seconds)

6.1 seconds

6 seconds

6.2 seconds

5.2 seconds

Quarter-mile (seconds)

13.6 seconds

15.6 seconds

16.6 seconds

14.7 seconds

Top speed (mph)

140 mph

135 mph

144 mph

151 mph

The 2023 Veloster is the most expensive car in the comparison and the price suits its comparatively more powerful figures than others. The most affordable coupe in the segment is the new Chevy Camaro. It delivers the best mix of horsepower and torque figures. Except for the new Hyundai Veloster, all the models carry an RWD system as standard. The 2023 Camaro is the fastest car in the comparison, it also offers the highest top speed. All the remaining three cars take almost the same amount of time to catch 0-60 mph. The new Veloster offers the highest amount of torque at least rpm.

2023 Subaru BRZ Ride and Handling

When driving the vehicle at a normal speed, it's kind of very loud. The ride quality is abusively firm when driving in the usual mode. However, the sport mode excites the throttle and the driver feels the thrust and punchiness. Even if it is a 90-degree turn, the driver will not have to do that much, as everyone guessed. A beautiful 13.5 ratio 1 steering wheel is quick and feels responsive. The driver enjoys the sense of agility of the vehicle. It has a pretty tight turning diameter of 35.4 inches. For sturdiness in the front wheels, the Subaru uses Strut suspension, while the rear wheels are composed of a Double wishbone, that offers better control over the kinetics especially when the vehicle has an RWD architecture. With a lower ground clearance and enhanced traction mode, it helps the car to keep traction between the tires and the road in slippery or dangerous conditions.

2023 Subaru BRZ Braking System

Along with the 4-wheel disc brake system, the BRZ is also on offer with various driver-assistive aids and functions. The Subaru offered the EyeSight system on the automatic trims, which monitors traffic movements, optimizes cruise control, and warns the driver when he/she is swaying outside of the lane. The automatic pre-collision braking feature can even apply full braking force and bring the vehicle to a complete stop in an emergency. The Reverse automatic braking system utilizes proximity sensors to trigger a warning signal when the vehicle approaches an obstacle and automatically applies brakes.

MODEL

2023 

Subaru 

BRZ

2023 

Toyota 

GR86

2023

Hyundai 

Veloster

2023 

Chevrolet

Camaro

 

Brake rotors

(front) (in)

11.6 inches

11.6 inches

 

12 inches

 

15.3 inches

 

Brake Rotors 

(back) (in)

11.4 inches

11.4 inches

 

10.3 inches

 

14.4 inches

Curb weight

(lbs)

2835 lbs

2833 lbs

2921 lbs

3351 lbs

 

60-0 (- ft.)

N/A

 

N/A

 

115 ft.

 

N/A

The 2023 generation of the GR86 comes out as the lightest car on the table. Following the Toyota, the Subaru BRZ has more weight just by two lbs. The 2023 Chevy has offered the biggest brake calipers along with the highest curb weight in its Camaro, among its rivals. With the help of the braking distance of the Veloster, an educated guess suggests that the Camaro will take a lesser distance to stop. Both BRZ and the GR86 will carry the same distance to come to a standstill.

Fuel Economy

Last year replacement in the engine brought slight alterations in the fuel economy of the 2022 BRZ. The same 2.4L I4 engine delivers mileage figures of BRZ ( manual) like – 20 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on the highways, and 22 mpg combined. With a standard fuel capacity of 13.2 gallons, the range of BRZ is as – 264 miles when running in the city, 356.4 miles on the highway, and 290.4 miles combined.

The automatic models are fuel friendly and hence they achieve fuel economy of - 21 mpg in the city, 30 mpg on the highways, and 25 mpg combined. The automatic trim secures a range of - 277.2 miles in the city, 396 miles on the highways, and 330 miles combined.

Model 

2023 

Subaru 

BRZ

2023 

Toyota 

GR86

2023

Hyundai 

Veloster

2023 

Chevrolet

Camaro

MPG (city)

20 mpg

20 mpg

26 mpg

19 mpg

MPG (highway)

27 mpg

27 mpg

33 mpg

29 mpg

MPG (combined)

22 mpg

22 mpg

29 mpg

22 mpg

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

13.2 gallons

13.2 gallons

13.2 gallons

19 gallons

Range (City, highways, combined in miles)

264/356.4/290.4 miles

264/356.4/290.4 miles

343.2/435.6/391.5 miles

361/551/418 miles

The 2023 generation of the Veloster appears as the most fuel-efficient vehicle as it offers best-in-class fuel economy. The newest BRZ and the GR86 are identical twins. The Camaro offers the best in segment range numbers – thanks to its competitive mileage and the biggest fuel capacity in the comparison.

Interior

The interior of the BRZ devises a driver-centric approach. It does offer a four-seat format, but only front-row seats are mainly suitable for passengers. Second-row seats are either for kids or to carry groceries. The good-looking small car offers a handsome dashboard to see, but the materials used on it appear a little frivolous. Getting in and out of the car is tricky as it is very low to the ground. The lower center of gravity proposes good traction, but it is not good for a bumpy road. A full-size adult can feel restricted legroom even in the first row. Leather upholstery is comfortable to provide delightful comfort, but is not very supportive when going on long drives. The red bolstering on the seats showcases the sporty behavior of the vehicle. The front seat slides easily to accommodate kids in the second row. The vehicle has a total passenger volume of 77.2 cu.-ft. Interior controls are easily accessible and the infotainment touchscreen is wide and sharp. The BRZ does not provide an adequate amount of visibility out of the car. It lets in engine noise as well as road noise. Thanks to a tiny cabin, the Dual-zone climate control easily cools down the car. Meanwhile, the heated front seats on the Limited trim take a time to get heated, but after that, deliver a good warmth.

A fairly large cargo can occupy 4 tires and with folded rear seats, the space increases to carry more pieces of stuff. The steering wheel feels light and planted and offers a good response, but the paddle shifters start witnessing right after the 0-60 test. The center console consists of 2 cup holders, 2 USB charging ports and one 3.5 mm headphone jack. The Alcantara finish on the doors refers to a premium look, but it attracts dirt very easily. 

Model

2023 

Subaru 

BRZ

2023 

Toyota 

GR86

2023

Hyundai 

Veloster

2023 

Chevrolet

Camaro

Passenger Capacity

 

4

 

4

 

4

 

4

First Row (Head/shoulder/legroom

 

37/53.6/41.5 inches

 

37/53.6/41.5 inches

 

38.1/56/42.6 inches

 

38.5/NA/43.9

Second Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

 

33/51.7/29.9 inches

 

33/51.7/29.9 inches

 

35.9/54.3/34.1 inches

 

N/A

Cargo capacity with rear seat down(cu.-ft)

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

44.5 cu.-ft

 

N/A

Cargo capacity with rear seat up (cu.-ft)

 

6.3 cu.-ft

 

6.3 cu.-ft

 

19.9 cu.-ft

 

9.1 cu.-ft

The Hyundai Veloster emerges as a vehicle, offering the most spacious interior. Along with the first and second rows, it is also good at giving the most amount of cargo space. The GR86 and the BRZ have copied interior spaces. Though the Camaro might not be having more room in the second row, it offers a comparatively larger cargo capacity

Highlights of the interior features of the BRZ include-

  • Driver footrest
  • Dual zone front automatic air conditioning
  • Fixed rear windows
  • Manually adjustable tilt and telescopic steering column
  • 6-way manually adjustable driver seat
  • 4-way manually adjustable front passenger seat
  • Valet Function
  • Glove box
  • Front map lights 
  • Delay-off interior lights
  • Cargo space lights
  • Power door locks
  • Air filtration
  • One 12V DC power supply
  • Fixed rear head restraint

How Intuitive is the 2023 Subaru BRZ Infotainment system?

The infotainment system on the 2023 BRZ features a standard 8-inch infotainment touchscreen that comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The dashboard of the BRZ acts as a hub for all the infotainment controls and buttons. Though the integrated navigation system is still missing. Two charging ports under the armrest are to charge your smartphone with ease. The infotainment system seems minimalistic but does not make every person who touches it. The only 6-speaker audio system helps provide mild sound quality. The system is not able to minimize road noises. The screen is moderately responsive and offers good visibility of the icons. It gets most of the tasks done without any hesitation.

Highlights of the infotainment system–

  • Subaru Starlink 
  • SiriusXM access
  • Multi-touch gestures display
  • Integrated roof antenna
  • Speed compensated volume control
  • Automatic equalizer
  • Radio data system
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • USB charging port
  • 3.5 mm headphone connector
  • iPod control capability
  • Hands Free text messaging connectivity
  • Steering wheel control switches
  • Voice-activated controls
Exterior

The exterior approach of the 2023 BRZ exactly matches the Toyota GR86. In both trims, the Subaru offers 7 colors of exterior options without charging an extra penny. The Subaru does a quite better job in wheel design and color choice than the Toyota.

The Premium trim gets 17-inch alloys, while the Limited looks fantastic in metallic grey 18-inch wheels with dimensions of 215/40/r18 Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires. The engine hood is lightweight. The front profile carries a Porsche Cayman-like fascia, especially with the standard LED headlights with daytime running lights, and turn signals. Furthermore, the Limited trim gets adaptive LED headlights. The functional front and side air intake vents aid in improving aerodynamic efficiency and maintaining a low center of gravity. The side profile looks unchanged, as the Subaru has not touched the wheelbase and platform. A sleek, wide, and more Porsche-looking design, that any driver would love to get their hands on.

Neither of the models appears to be blessed with a sunroof. The rear portion of the coupe looks almost the same as last year's updated tail lights, with a full LED design. The black bar strip connecting both taillights appears nice. The exhaust looks almost the same but roars great.

Model

2023 

Subaru 

BRZ

2023 

Toyota 

GR86

2023

Hyundai 

Veloster

2023 

Chevrolet

Camaro

Curb Weight (lbs)

 

2835 lbs

 

2833 lbs

 

2921 lbs

 

3351 lbs

Length (in.)

167.9 inches

167.9 inches

166.9 inches

188.3 inches

Width (in.)

69.9 inches

69.9 inches

77.9 inches

74.7 inches

Height (in.)

51.6 inches

51.6 inches

55.1 inch

53.1 inches

Ground Clearance (in.)

 

5.1 inches

 

5.1 inches

 

5.6 inches

 

4 inches

Wheelbase (in.)

 

101.4 inches

 

101.4 inches

 

104.3 inch

 

110.7 inches

The 2023 Chevy Camaro has the highest curb weight. It also carries the lowest ground clearance. The Veloster 2023 has the highest ground clearance and it has the widest body. With a mere difference of two lbs, the BRZ and GR86 have the same dimensions. The Camaro 2023 is the longest coupe in the comparison, it also possesses the longest wheelbase.

Highlights of the exterior features include-

  • Tire mobility kit
  • Clearcoat paint
  • Body-colored front bumper
  • Body-colored rear bumper
  • Fixed rear window
  • Light tinted glass
  • Speed-sensitive variable intermittent wipers
  • Lip spoiler
  • Trunk rear cargo access
  • Front fog lamps 
  • Outside rearview mirror
  • LED brake lights
  • Auto on-off projector headlamps
  • Daytime running light
  • Auto-leveling headlamps with delay-off
Safety

In the name of safety features, the BRZ offers a Subaru-suited Eyesight system and various other standard safety features that come with automatic variants. Subaru's Rear side Vehicle Detection(SVRD) detects another vehicle. With LED indicators mounted inside the mirror surround, Blind Spot Detection identifies vehicles approaching blind spots.

They feature add-ons the passengers and driver safety inside the vehicle–

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Side impact beams
  • Driveline traction control
  • Tire-specific low-pressure warning
  • Dual stage driver and passenger airbags
  • Driver knee airbag
  • Backup camera
  • Airbag occupancy sensors
  • Front lap and shoulder safety belts
  • 1st and 2nd-row airbags
Competition

2023 Subaru BRZ vs. 2023 Toyota GR86

Both are the same cars, but will extra money, the BRZ is furnished with a more top speed. Both of the cars take the same amount of time to catch the speed, however, the Subaru is 2 lbs heavier than the GR86. The BRZ and the GR86 offer the same mileage and range figures. The front headlights of the BRZ are slightly different from the GR86’s. Based on the same platform, they share the same ground clearance, as well as the interior spaces. The interior of the BRZ comes with red stitching.

2023 Subaru BRZ vs. 2023 Hyundai Veloster

With a more $3000, the Velosters appear with more horsepower. The BRZ offers an RWD while the Veloster comes with an FWD architecture. With an enlarged wheelbase, the 2023 Veloster also devises more fuel economy and range figures. The BRZ has a lesser curb weight. The newest Veloster has more ground clearance, and it also offers more space to carry cargo. The BRZ is a little faster when it comes to completing a quarter mile run. It is also slightly longer than the Veloster.

2023 Subaru BRZ vs. 2023 Chevrolet Camaro

With a lesser price than the BRZ, the 2023 Chevy Camaro has offered more power and torque figures. It also makes 0-60 faster than the BRZ, meanwhile, the BRZ has a lot better fuel economy. 2023 BRZ, but the Camaro comes with a nicer range. The Subaru BRZ has lower curb weight and more ground clearance. The appearance of the Camaro looks more like a muscle car, while the BRZ carries a more sophisticated sleek look. Along with more length, the Camaro has a longer wheelbase.

Final Verdict

With comparatively more price than the exact GR86, it somewhere does not fit as a good choice. It still carries many notable features to impress the buyer. The engine feels a little underpowered, but it is a good fuel economy manager. Manufactured on the platform and wheelbase of GR86, the BRZ offers more top speed. Various other options like the new Chevy Camaro, as it delivers a good value for money if we do not care about expensive fuel.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$30095

body style

dr Coupe

engine type
horse power

228 hp @ 7000 rpm

torque

184 lb.-ft. @ 3700 rpm


Subaru BRZ 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$33,139
5 Year Cost To Own
$51,167
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $51,167
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$4,891$2,611$2,135$2,392$2,090$14,119
Insurance$1,634$1,691$1,750$1,812$1,875$8,762
Fuel$2,537$2,614$2,692$2,773$2,856$13,472
Maintenance$420$799$542$2,298$1,183$5,242
RepairsNANA$111$269$393$773
Financing Interest$1,782$1,433$1,061$664$240$5,180
Taxes and Fees$2,774$235$218$204$188$3,619
Total Cost-To-Own$14,038$9,383$8,509$10,412$8,825$51,167
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