Light and well-balanced chassis, abundant features, a high fuel economy, an excellent steering, comfortable front seats, and affordable pricing make the 2017 Subaru BRZ one of the most attainable and appealing cars sold today. Its release date should be expected sometime in the middle of next year.
The newest Subaru BRZ is a small package that brings nimble handling, stylish looks, and a peppy performance all in one place. For starters, the small sport coupe is a small niche in the United States and primarily meant for those who can’t abide by the thought of having four doors.
The BRZ is a rear-wheel drive, back-to-basics, lightweight sports cars that offers lots of value for its users. It has received plenty of upgrades inside and out, and even under its hood. The engine, for example, is a flat-4 “boxer” that provides a decent gallop and unleashes up to 200 hp, and with this power, Subaru says the vehicle should be able to achieve a maximum towing capacity of about 2,800 lbs.
The steering precision, and the excellent handling it offers is simply mind-boggling. It offers a superb communicative steering, a low center of gravity, and an ideal front/rear weight balance that enable it straighten out curvy roads effortlessly. This is one car that is hard to beat when it comes to driving enjoyment and value for the money.
Actually, there is no direct rival to the 2017 Subaru BRZ. However this isn’t to mean that the segment doesn’t offer other enthralling and exciting vehicles. Both the 2017 Golf GTI and the Ford Focus ST offer better practicality and acceleration but come a bit short in terms of handling precision which the BRZ, on the other hand, offers in abundance.
Others rivals in the segment worth your while include the 2017 Scion FR-S, the redesigned 2017 Mazda Miata, 2017 Ford Mustang, and the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro. Also, you might find it worthwhile to check out the BRZ’s stablemate – the all-wheel-drive, four-door 2017 Subaru WRX.
Available Trims – Subaru BRZ
Two primary trim levels – Premium and Limited – are offered for the 2017 Subaru BRZ compact coupe. Both the STI and HyperBlue edition reviews are covered separately.
Exterior Changes & 2017 Subaru BRZ Interior Review
Standard equipment and features offered for the BRZ Premium trim include Led running lights, a rearview camera, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, bi-xenon headlights, 17” alloy wheels, a navigation system, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a height-adjustable driver seat, a 6.2” touchscreen display, a rear limited-slip differential, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, smartphone app connectivity, a CD player, satellite and HD radio, an auxiliary audio jack, voice controls, a navigation system, full power accessories, and a rear fold-down seatback.
Upgrading to the BRZ Limited trim gets you an upgraded interior trim, heated mirrors, a rear spoiler, foglights, heated front seats, a leather and sinuated suede upholstery, automatic dual-zone climate control, and keyless entry and ignition.
Although details of the Series Hyperblue edition are still under wraps as of this writing, rumors allege the top-of-the-trim model will offer a blue interior stitching, aero body styling tweaks, BRZ logo embroiders, exterior badges, special light blue paint, and a black-and-blue interior color scheme. More details about the model should be expected weeks before its release date.
2017 Subaru BRZ Engine Specs
Inspiration for the 2017 Subaru BRZ is offered by the horizontally opposed 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine under its skin. This mill comes paired to either the standard six-speed manual or the optional six-speed automatic transmission system which are tasked with the responsibility of routing all the power generated – 200 horsepower and 151 lbs. ft. of torque – to the rear wheels.
Whooshing from 0-60 mph should be expected in under 7.9 seconds – a considerably slow time for a sports car.
EPA stats, on the other hand, put its fuel economy ratings to 22 city, 30 highway, and 25 mpg combined with the manual, and 25 city, 34 highway, 28 mpg combined.
Wheelbase: 8 ft. 5.2 in. (101.2 in.)
Length: 13 ft. 10.7 in. (166.7 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 9.9 in. (69.9 in.)
EPA interior volume: 83.4 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 6.9 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 2,778 lbs.
Top Speed: 139 mph
0-60: 7.9 sec
MPG: 25/34 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Crystal Black Silica, Crystal White Pearl, Dark Gray Metallic, Ice Silver Metallic, Pure Red, WR Blue Pearl…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
2017 Subaru BRZ Release Date & Price
It is scheduled to go for sale sometime in the middle of next year, according to various pundits’ reports. And although marred with lots of speculations, its price hasn’t changed much and should be expected at an MSRP starting from $25,395.
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