New 2017 Subaru BRZ – Release Date and Review

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. 

2017 Subaru BRZ side angle, silver color

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.

2017 Subaru BRZ Turbo rear view, blue color, taillights and tailpipe

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.

2017 Subaru BRZ

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.

2017 Subaru BRZ side view, alloy wheels, blue color

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.

2017 Subaru BRZ rear view, auto show, taillights and trunk

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

2017 Subaru BRZ front angle, headlights and grille

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.

2017 Subaru BRZ steering wheel, gear shift knob, dashboard, lcd screen

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.

2017 Subaru BRZ interior, leather seats

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.

2017 Subaru BRZ engine

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.

Specifications

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

2017 Subaru BRZ Release date

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.

Gallery – photos

2017 Subaru BRZ Turbo silver color, alloy vheels, front view, headlights

2017 Subaru BRZ front view, red color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Subaru BRZ rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

2017 Subaru BRZ exterior, front view, headlights and grille

2017 Subaru BRZ exterior, front view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Subaru BRZ rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Subaru BRZ trunk

2017 Subaru BRZ interior, leather seats, steering wheel

2017 Subaru BRZ gear shift knob

2016 Subaru Forester Release Date and Info

2016 Subaru Forester Release Date, Review, Colors, Price – The new and updated Subaru Forester for 2016 comes as solid and well-rounded vehicle, unmatched by very few vehicles within its segment. According to rumors, the vehicle should hit U.S dealerships in the coming weeks.

2016 Subaru Forester exterior, side angle, silver color, alloy wheels

The vehicle comes with several highlights including a standard AWD system, great safety scores, a stout turbocharged engine, and a spacious interior. Other novelties include a standard 6.2” screen, and a 7” version for the top models.

2016 Subaru Forester 
2016 Subaru Forester

The new Forester joins a fiercely fought-over segment, but with its new features and technological updates, we should expect the new vehicle to feature anywhere at the helm of the segment. Also, the vehicle comes with plenty of cargo space, a standard AWD system, functional simplicity, and a roomy seating arrangement.

2016 Subaru Forester rear view, silver color, alloy wheels and taillights

Fuel economy and safety are key attributes for vehicles within its small crossover class, and this is where the Forester rarely disappoints. It comes equipped with a forward collision mitigation system, however, it lacks blind-spot monitor. The CVT comes as a big help particularly during highway cruising.

Notable models that are prying its way into this segment are actually quite numerous and the Forester is going to have a lot of things on its hand by trying to tackle models such as 2016 Hyundai Tuscon, 2016 Toyota RAV4, 2017 Honda CR-V, 2016 Ford Escape, 2016 Mazda CX-5 and 2016 Jeep Cherokee models.

Exterior Changes & Interior Colors – 2016 Subaru Forester

The compact 2016 Subaru Forester crossover comes available in six trims ranging from the base 2.5i to the plush 2.0XT Touring.

Some of the standard list of features for the base 2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i include cruise control, telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, CD player, USB port, HD radio, a rearview camera, full power accessories, 17” steel wheels, 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, 6.2” touchscreen display, smartphone app integration, and premium audio system.

2016 Subaru Forester  front
2016 Subaru Forester  front

Optional equipment for the 2.5i include roof rails, and 17” wheels. However, the two features are provided as standard equipment for the 2.5i Premium. The 2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium comes equipped with an eight-way power driver seat, a larger 7” touchscreen, satellite radio, a panoramic sunroof, rear privacy glass, voice commands, heated front seats, satellite radio, a panoramic sunroof/moonroof, reclining rear seatbacks. A six-speaker sound system, Starlink Safety Plus, and rear armrests with cupholders.

2016 Subaru Forester interior, leather seats

Moving up the trim ladder is the 2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited which comes with a standard All-Weather package that adds an upgraded instrument cluster, hill descent control, automatic climate control, automatic headlights, a cargo area tray, automatic headlights, automatic climate control, foglights, leather upholstery, a standard CVT, and an adjustable-height power liftgate.

2016 Subaru Forester  back
2016 Subaru Forester  back

The 2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring comes equipped with an eight-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, keyless entry, 18” alloy wheels, keyless ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, one-touch folding aft seatbacks, xenon headlights and upgraded leather upholstery.

2016 Subaru Forester  interior
2016 Subaru Forester  interior

Moving to the 2016 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Premium gets you 18” alloy wheels, a leather wrapped steering wheel, a sport-tuned suspension, upgraded instrument cluster, the All-Weather package, and a turbocharged engine.

2016 Subaru Forester trunk

As for the top-of-the-line 2016 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring, expect the same upgrades as those of the Touring plus a navigation system, adaptive cruise control, Eyesight driver assist, and blind-spot monitoring.

2016 Subaru Forester Date Of Release & Specs

2016 Subaru Forester front view, blue color, headlights and grille

As already stated at the beginning of the review, the new Subaru Forester 2016 is expected to hit dealerships sometime before this fall. As for the price, expect the base 2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i PZEV to cost you an MSRP starting from $22,395, while the top-of-the-line 2.0T Touring should go for sale with an MSRP starting 6from $33,795.

Engine Specs – 2016 Subaru Forester

Every Subaru Forester for 2016 comes equipped with a standard AWD system. The 2.5i Touring and 2.5i Limited and 2.0XT models come fitted with an additional driver selectable mode that is meant to mitigate against slippery surfaces. All the three models come equipped with a hill descent control.

A 2.5L 4-cyl engine comes fitted in the base 2.5i which is able to crank out 170 hp and 174 pounds of torque. Standard for the 2.5i and 2.5i Premium trims is a 6-speed manual transmission system.

The EPA ratings for the 2.5i with a CVT stand at 24/32/27 mpg in the city/highway/combined, which is an impressive result in its segment. Also, the vehicle was able to accelerate from 0-60mph in 9.0 seconds.

2016 Subaru Forester engine

Opting for the 2016 Subaru Forester 2.0XT gets you a stronger performance. Available is a 2L turbocharged engine capable of churning out 250 horsepower and 258 pounds of torque. In our performance testing, a 2.0XT offers 23/28/25 mpg in real-world driving.

On the flipside, the vehicle disappoints in terms of the towing capacity which stands at just 1,500lbs.

Some of the standard safety equipment include a rearview camera, traction control, a driver knee airbag, stability control, antilock brakes, and emergency assistance.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 103.9 in
Length: 180.9 in
Width: 70.7 in
Passenger volume: 108 cu. ft.
Cargo volume: 34.4 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3296 lbs
Top Speed: 133 mph
0-60: 6,3 sec
MPG: 24/32 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Burnished Bronze Metallic, Crystal Black Silica, Crystal White Pearl, Dark Gray Metallic, Ice Silver Metallic, Jasmine Green Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 1500 lbs

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2017 Subaru Impreza Release Date, News and Rumors

There is a great chance that we see the 2017 Subaru Impreza really soon. Quite repentantly the concept vehicle was announced and showcased at the Tokyo Motor Show, with fans hoping to see the actual car really soon. Never have they thought that it might come as soon as this. The vehicle is already being announced as a production ready model which has been confirmed with the released spy photos and videos of the vehicle being tested on the public roads.

2017 Subaru Impreza exterior, alloy wheels, silver color

The vehicle was spotted doing rounds under a heavily layer of camouflage as it roams the streets of California. But the sharp eye of the photographers managed to capture and recognize the vehicle as being the next-gen Impreza car. This is going to be the fifth-generation Subaru Impreza that is going to be released on the market and it is going to be offered as a hatchback version.

2017 Subaru Impreza rear view, tailpipe and taillights

As many things about the 2017 Subaru Impreza are still not familiar to the general public one thing is for certain. The vehicle is going to use the Subaru Global Platform which is very soon going to be utilized in all other models of the Subaru that get to be released. The car is being developed in the Lafayette, Indiana plant, and will be offered in 4-door or 5-door variants equally. As the release date gets nearer there are going to be more information available with the car but for now read the currently familiar info in this review.

2017 Subaru Impreza exterior

2017 Subaru Impreza front angle, grille and headlights

Despite the exterior of the 2017 Subaru Impreza being neatly packed and preserved, there are a lot of things that people have already noticed and a lot of photos being offered and circling the net. This greatly helped devise the new image of the 2017 Impreza and how it is going to look as a future release. The first noticeable thing is the longer wheelbase but a shorter front overhang. The hood has also gone through a change as it was reshaped while the headlights do not only appear to be longer than before but also add LED clusters to them as well. The back side sees the incorporation of new taillights that extend into the tailgates, which is something that reminds us on the third-gen Impreza.

2017 Subaru Impreza rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Compared to the concept vehicle that was released at the Tokyo show there are going to be some changes. One of them is that the vehicle does not get to be as wide as the concept. The prototype also excludes the C-shaped light units and the front apron and also no coupe-like roof. The newest car plans to be more of an evolution rather than the revolution of the vehicle as it brings us a complete logical like styling. We do expect to see more changes and some other innovations which will appear as the vehicle drops its camouflage.

Interior

2017 Subaru Impreza steering wheel, lcd screen and gear shift knob

The interior of the 2017 Subaru Impreza might actually get more attention than its exterior. Particularly as they are making it a lot more quality looking and as they are incorporating some fine detailing inside of it. This has been a sort of a weak spot for many Subaru vehicles up till now. Many designs have struggled with a mediocre look of the interior which also features very low quality. This time that is all going to change as the Impreza is going to adopt a much more premium look with various kinds of additions that particularly concentrate on a more premium design of the steering wheel and the center stack.

2017 Subaru Impreza interior, leather seats and dashboard

The wheel is going to be wrapped with leather and is going to add some aluminum inserts on its spoke as well. The button cluster on the wheel is going to be rearranged as well and is going to make it much more user friendly like that as well. The new design also enables the right side of the vehicle to be used for activating some safety features that was not considered before. The center display has been carried over from the previous design but it is the button configuration, the one on the wheel as well, what sells this car and what gives it a more quality and premium appearance. Additionally, expect to get some updated and larger spacing on the inside due to the longer wheelbase.

Engine

2017 Subaru Impreza engine

There are several predictions about the engine that is going to be utilized under the hood of the vehicle as well. The 2017 Subaru Impreza is supposedly going to get the newly developed 2.0-liter flat-four which has a larger output and better fuel economy. The predictions about the output extend to 160 horsepower and at least 150 pound-feet of torque. Some predictions say that there is going to be a  1.6-liter, turbo-four  engine offered for other markets that can develop 190 pound-feet of torque, while the US market is going to have a 2.0-liter with a  either a manual or a CVT system. These models are perhaps going to come with an EPA rating of 38 mpg highway and 29 mpg city.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 104.1 in
Length: 180.5 in
Width: 68.5 in
Passenger volume: 96.9 ft³
Cargo volume: 12 ft³
Curb weight: 2955 lbs
Top Speed: 124 mph
0-60: 8,4 sec
MPG: 29/38 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Crystal Black Silica, Crystal White Pearl, Dark Gray Metallic, Ice Silver Metallic, Jasmine Green Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A

Price and release date

As this is still at the prototype production level we can expect the 2017 Subaru Impreza to arrive somewhere next year. This means that the vehicle might become available at the beginning of the year perhaps. The prices are going to be a bit higher than the current model with $20,000 in base trim and at least $26,000 for the range-topping model. Consider the rivaling model that come in the form of Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte and Volkswagen Golf as the vehicles that are also announced in this segment.

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2017 Subaru Impreza side angle, alloy wheels

2017 Subaru Impreza sedan concept, red color

2017 Subaru Impreza alloy wheel

2017 Subaru Impreza taillight

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