2020 Subaru BRZ

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$28,845 - $30,040
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2020 Subaru BRZ Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: May 25, 2020
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There were simpler times when a car delivering an exciting drive was enough to make it a good deal. It didn’t matter if the car won any more races than a stock Honda Civic. It was the sportiness and nimble dynamics that made any car well worth the price tag. With more advanced technology being standardized every day in the automotive world, it was a terrible thought that the affordable sports coupes would die out soon. However, Subaru BRZ, along with its Toyota 86 cousin, proved otherwise.

Both Toyota and Subaru announced in September 2019 that they were collaborating once again to come up with the second generation of their respective 86 and BRZ coupes by 2021. So the present-day Subaru BRZ returns for the 2020 model year largely the same with latest updates taking place in the 2017 model year. It is still notably compelling and similar to the one introduced back in 2013. Besides its traditionally beautiful flat-four heart and signature handling prowess, 2020 Subaru BRZ with its spaciuos cabin and trunk also adds a sense of practicality. This daily sports coupe with uncomparable fun to drive factor and fluidic movements, is a driver's car.

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Pros

Agile and fun to drive

Comfortable and supportive front seats

Offers better technology than its Toyota counterpart

Lots of features for its price

Cons

Lackluster power

Rear seats are cramped

Presence of noise inside the cabin

What's New?

The Premium base trim has been dropped

New tS trim with enhanced performance


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$28845

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

205 hp @ 7000 rpm

torque

156 lbs.-ft. @ 6400 rpm

transmission

6 speed manual

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

101.2 in.

length

166.7 in.

width

69.9 in.

height

52 in.

curb weight

2840 lbs.

ground clearance

4.9 in.

capacity

passenger volume

76.5 cu ft.

cargo volume

6.9 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.9 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

24/27/33 mpg

ev range

316.8 mi.

highway range

435.6 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

3 yr./ 36000 mi.


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Exterior
Interior
Videos
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Styles

2020 Subaru BRZ in Crystal Black Silica color 2020 Subaru BRZ in Crystal White Pearl color 2020 Subaru BRZ in Dark Gray Metallic color 2020 Subaru BRZ in Pure Red color 2020 Subaru BRZ in WR Blue Pearl color
Crystal Black Silica

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Ratings

Features

7.7

Engine And Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

8.5

7.4

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Subaru BRZ Limited

Limited

power
205 hp @ 7000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
24 combined

$28,845 - $29,945


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Limited 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6M) Starting at $28,845 MSRP (21/24/29) 205 hp @ 7000 rpm, 2 L, flat 4, premium unleaded (required)
6-Speed Close-Ratio Manual rear wheel drive 4
Limited 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6A) Starting at $29,945 MSRP (21/24/29) 200 hp @ 7000 rpm, 2 L, flat 4, premium unleaded (required)
6-Speed Electronic Automatic rear wheel drive 4

2020 Subaru BRZ Limited w/Performance Package

Limited w/Performance Package

power
205 hp @ 7000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
24 combined

$30,040


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Limited w/Performance Package 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6M) Starting at $30,040 MSRP (21/24/29) 205 hp @ 7000 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, premium unleaded (required)
6 speed automatic rear wheel drive 4

Expert Review

7.4

Overall Rating


While any casual shopper would be deterred by the lack of technology, features and average interior practicality, it is the performance purists who would appreciate Subaru BRZ’s driving dynamics. Also, it is about time that the 2.0L Boxer-4 underwent a major upgrade. So chances are 2021 Subaru BRZ might get a 2.4-liter Subaru Boxer-4. That doesn’t mean the current one is any less fun to drive, though. It takes up the twistiest and corners with ease and since it is not really that fast, it keeps its composure at full throttle. Additionally, Subaru grants the BRZ a few infotainment features to help it maintain its appeal to a modern audience. Going for the Breeze, you are not left out of smartphone integration or a decent sound system.

The Subaru BRZ may be one of the best driver-engaging sports coupes, but there are several others that can perform just as good if not better for the same price range. Toyota has its own counterpart for the BRZ, its 86 coupe. The two being identical in almost every field. Another Japanese, Nissan 370Z, boasts a more powerful and bigger V6 engine. For the same price, you can also go for some American muscle in the form of the entry-level Chevrolet Camaro, a car that is much more practical and powerful. That Chevy has received a lot of updates in the past few years, while the Breeze has remained the same throughout its life.

2020 Subaru BRZ Coupe gets LED headlights
2020 Subaru BRZ Coupe gets dual exhausts and spoiler

7.7/10
Features

 

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.0/10
Interior

 

7.0/10
Exterior

 

8.5/10
Safety

 
 
 

2020 Subaru BRZ Features

7.7/10

The multi-faceted value that Subaru BRZ brings to the table is something it has been known for throughout its life. You would find the 2020 Subaru BRZ not very different from its first 2013 model despite the update it got in 2017. The modern-day BRZ carries forward the same powertrain, suspension and transmission, and most of the exterior resembles its first iteration. The interior has received minor updates only to make the BRZ more comfortable to be in and live with. The 2020 year witnesses yet another rearrangement of the BRZ lineup with the 2019 Premium trim being left behind for the top-spec Subaru BRZ tS coupe making a comeback.

The 2020 Subaru BRZ Limited model is priced at an MSRP of $28,845. The new top of the lineup tS (Tuned by STI) model brings home better performance underpinnings along with a sportier interior. Otherwise, both the BRZ models use the same 2.0-liter powerplant under the hood mated to a rear-wheel-drive setup. For those who couldn’t get their hands on the limited-edition tS, introduced as part of 2018 model year, Subaru offers a $1,195 Performance Package that grants the base Limited model similarly improved handling. That package includes Brembo performance brakes, a stiffer Sachs suspension setup and stickier tires, besides other STI upgrades.

Trim

Subaru BRZ Limited

MSRP (Manual)

$28,845

MSRP (Automatic)

$29,945

Key Features

Sport-Tuned Suspension

 

Torsen Limited-Slip Rear Differential

 

Alcantara/Leather-Trimmed upholstery

 

Heated Front Seat

 

Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel and Shifter Knob

 

StarLink Multimedia and Navigation System

 

Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control

What would we recommend?

The 2020 Subaru BRZ starts and ends with the Limited trim. It is a fairly decent package that includes most of the features. Although there are no engine upgrades, enthusiasts can go for the Performance Package to make the car more engaging. The other choice is between a manual or automatic transmission. Although, you can only opt for that $1,195 package with the manual gearbox.

2020 Subaru BRZ Engine and Performance

7.0/10

The 2.0-Liter Boxer-4 engine that sits beneath the hood of 2020 Subaru BRZ was the result of joint efforts of two Japanese automotive giants, Subaru and Toyota. Though most of the engine parts were put together by Subaru, the fuel injectors and cam heads were supplied by Toyota. The 2020 Subaru BRZ's Boxer-4 engine mated with the 6-speed manual transmission churns out 205 hp and 156 lb-ft of torque. The absolute numbers don’t make the Breeze capable of winning you any drag races but are enough to satisfy your adrenaline around the track. Since there are no turbos hampering the power delivery, the throttle response is immediate and loud.

Subaru BRZ's 2.0-L Flat-4 Engine has remain unchanged since 2013

Subaru provides two transmission options, both with six gears. The 6-speed automatic is more convenient in the city traffic conditions, whereas the manual offers better control and driving feel. Going for the automatic also reduces the power from the 2.0-liter powerplant, with the BRZ's automatic being capable of wielding only 200 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque.

Models

Subaru BRZ Limited

Toyota 86

Nissan 370Z

Chevrolet Camaro 2LT

MSRP

$28,845

$26,985

$30,090

$27,500

Engine

2.0L Boxer-4

2.0L Boxer-4

3.7L Naturally Aspirated V6

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

Drivetrain RWD RWD RWD RWD

Transmission

6-Speed Close-Ratio Manual

6-Speed Close-Ratio Manual

6-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual

Power 

205 hp @ 7,000 rpm

205 hp @ 7,000 rpm

332 hp @ 7,000 rpm

275 hp @ 5,600 rpm

Torque 

156 lb-ft @ 6,400 rpm

156 lb-ft @ 6,400 rpm

270 lb-ft @ 5,200 rpm

295 lb-ft @ 3,000 rpm

Toyota 86 is the only car that shares the same power output as its BRZ twin. For around 30 grand, you can get more powerful V6 on the Nissan 370Z that makes the acceleration more intense. Even the base trim of the Chevrolet Camaro has more punch than the 2020 Subaru BRZ, though the turbo lag in Camaro might be a turn-down for some.

How quickly can Subaru BRZ accelerate to 60 mph from zero?

Subaru has relied on its 2.0-liter flat-four mill since the very inception of the BRZ nameplate in 2013. The engine performance is time tested but the modern-day Subaru BRZ needs something more to reach its true potential. Power doesn’t help 2020 Subaru BRZ get ahead in terms of spirited performance and limits the beast to unleash the fury. Having said this, as soon as you pin the throttle, there is a surprisingly enough thrust to get your back stuck to the seat. It is just for a split-second and the car allows you to gain your bearings once you shift up.

2020 Subaru BRZ can accelearte from 0 to 60 MPH in 6.3 sec

Taking more than 6 seconds to accelerate to 60 mph from standstill is not going to win the Breeze any drag races. Still, 2020 Subaru BRZ does not fall short from exciting you but we wish if it could last longer. Defying the very purpose of this sports coupe, Subaru needs to bring in more power to the heart to keep its charm. For the 2021 model year, however, Subaru BRZ is expected to be equipped with a bigger and turbocharged 2.4-liter Subaru Boxer-4 motor. It could be the same one offered optionally on 2020 Subaru Outback SUV.

Model

Subaru BRZ Limited

Toyota 86

Nissan 370Z

Chevrolet Camaro 2LT

0-60 MPH

6.3 s

6.4 s

5.0 s

5.2 s

Quarter Mile 

14.7 s

14.8 s

13.6 s

13.9 s

Top Speed 143 MPH 140 MPH 155 MPH 155 MPH

Engine

2.0L Boxer-4

2.0L Boxer-4

3.7L Naturally Aspirated V6

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

Nevertheless, it is capable of pulling out of apexes with speed, without even blinking an eye. The 2020 Toyota 86 uses the same 2.0-liter Boxer-4, still is slower than the BRZ, owing to its less refined suspension that takes away a bit of traction. The Camaro LT and the Nissan 370Z lead the pack with their more powerful engines. The 370Z gains an edge as a result of its bigger powertrain and shorter wheelbase.

How well do the brakes of Subaru BRZ perform?

The lightweight chassis of the 2020 Subaru BRZ makes the brakes very substantial and efficient in panic stops. The Subaru BRZ comes to a full halt from 60 mph in 120 feet which is good for a 2800 pound sports coupe. There is not much travel on the pedals but the bite lets you easily predict the car’s behavior just as the corner turns up. For even better braking performance, BRZ Limited with a manual transmission can be optioned with the available Performance Package. It equips the coupe with chunkier 12.8-inch front and 12.4-inch rear Brembo brakes. Clamping down on the front disc brakes are four-piston calipers, while the dual-pistons out back bite the rear disc brakes.

2020 Subaru BRZ Limited w/Performance Package gets Brembo Brakes and summer trires

The Performance Package also adds summer tiers and bigger alloy wheels for a better grip. Together, they make the car to stop from a speed of 60 mph in just 109 feet. The 2020 Subaru BRZ is a standard rear-wheel-driven two-door coupe. Subaru intelligently equips the RWD BRZ with ABS and stability control that lends enough traction to it, and thereby, makes it a lot safer. Don't worry at the time to mistify the sky with smoke as stability control in the BRZ can be turned off.

Model

Subaru BRZ Limited

Toyota 86

Nissan 370Z

Chevrolet Camaro 2LT

Brakes Rotors Front 

11.6"

11.6"

12.6"

12.6"

Brakes Rotors Rear 

11.4"

11.4"

12.1"

12.4"

Curb Weight 

2798 lbs

2776 lbs

3333 lbs

3374 lbs

60-0 MPH 

120 ft

120 ft

121 ft

121 ft

Only a twin could match the BRZ’s braking performance. True enough. It is the Toyota 86, courtesy of similar underpinnings and lightweight construction, which manages to stop from a speed of 60 miles per hour in 120 feet, which same as the BRZ coupe. The Nissan 370Z and Chevy Camaro might have bigger brakes, but their bodies are carrying too much dead weight to be any more effective than the Breeze. So it takes the Chevrolet Camaro close to 121 feet to stop from a speed of 60 miles per hour, which again is exactly same as Nissan 370Z's stopping distance.

How well does Subaru BRZ ride and handle?

Handling is one of the strongest suits of the Subaru BRZ, placing it amongst the best across the price range. Subaru's commitment to make the BRZ an ideal sports coupe is courtesy of its modified Impreza platform which returns superb balance and unparalleled driving impression. It is not only enjoyable for hardcore drifters but also provides a gateway for budding enthusiasts to handle much more powerful sports cars. The raw driving indulgence makes 2020 Subaru BRZ handle as a go-kart, only safer. The steering ratio of 13.1:1 in the BRZ means that the car switches directions with the slightest flick. The driver never feels out of control and the car goes exactly where you want it to.

2020 Subaru BRZ's low stance and taut dimensions make it agile

The linear power delivery, stiff underpinnings and a low stance keep the drive composed in every driving condition. As for the ride comfort, it is understandably harsh. The 2020 Subaru BRZ coupe will go over even roads with ease, though rough tarmac and bumps are hard to ignore. This makes long journeys not so breezy in the BRZ.  That being said, its stiff suspension gives an undulating feel of the road to the driver, which enhances the driving experience on the track. The 2020 Subaru BRZ's cabin is not well insulated in order to keep it light but that translates all the road noise and wind noise inside. The situation is going to irk you even more on the winding roads.

Even the sound system doesn’t play that loud to tone down the noise as there is no active noise cancellation. Opting for the additional $1,195 Performance Package further stiffens the ride, all thanks to the STI-tuned Sachs suspension. They do, however, feature adaptive dampers. So ride comfort is compromised only so much. But 2020 Subaru BRZ Limited with Performance Package definitely feels a whole lot more on its toes. 

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2020 Subaru BRZ Fuel Economy

6.0/10

The small engine displacement does have its advantages for the Subaru BRZ. Of them, BRZ's miles per gallon numbers are of quite an importance. For all its sports coupe expertise, the 2020 Subaru BRZ can return a combined EPA rated mileage of 24 miles to the gallon. Taking that into account, the 13.2-gallon fuel tank doesn’t seem that small either. It is enough for doing more than a couple of laps around the track or take in day's of commute without having to refill.

Model

Subaru BRZ Limited

Toyota 86

Nissan 370Z

Chevrolet Camaro 2LT

MPG (City)

21

21

17

20

MPG (Highway)

29

28

26

30

MPG (Combined)

24

24

20

23

Fuel Capacity 

13.2 gallons

13.2 gallons

19.0 gallons

19.0 gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined)  277/383/317 miles  277/370/317 miles 323/494/380 miles 380/570/437 miles

Emissions(Tons/yr of CO2 @ 15k mi/year)

6.2

6.2

6.7

6.3

Also, 2020 Subaru BRZ coupe's curb weight is one of the lowest in the segment, making the drive even more efficient. Both Camaro and Nissan 370Z have an inferior fuel economy relatively but they make up for it with larger gas tanks to furnish more range. The power and efficiency trade-off are inevitable but the 21st century is witnessing some most innovative solutions to bring better cohesion in engine output and MPG, especially from Germans. There are very few details that differ in the 86, thus both the Subaru and Toyota return a similar gas mileage.

2020 Subaru BRZ Interior

7.0/10

The Subaru BRZ is a two-door coupe appearing to be a four-seater on paper but can actually only seat two comfortably. For all its agility, the 2020 Subaru BRZ still has very comfortable and well-positioned front seats. The sports bucket seat upfront hold you tight when you throw the BRZ around the twisties. Subaru provides 6-way adjustability for the driver and 4-way adjustable for the passenger seats, both with heating functions.

The BRZ two-door's cabin provides enough room to stretch, so the front passengers would never feel too restricted. However, the rear narrates a different story with a cramped compartment. Like every other coupe, the Subaru BRZ's rear seats are best used as a storage shelf or better left for the children. The 2020 Subaru BRZ does not score high for ample interior space and comfort on offer, touting itself as a daily driving sports coupe and not a tourer. 

2020 Subaru BRZ gets sports bucket front seats with adjustability function

In terms of interior quality, standard leather upholstery and Alcantara headliner make 2020 Subaru BRZ coupe's cabin aesthetically pleasing and a nice place to be in. This Subaru's build quality has always been good, albeit a few panel gaps and plasticky bits noticeable upfront in the BRZ. This also paves the way for the outside noise to penetrate inside the cabin. Subaru skimps the adequate interior insulation and noise cancellation to keep the cost and weight of the BRZ down, but that seems to trade-off with the calm interior atmosphere.

Model

Subaru BRZ Limited

Toyota 86

Nissan 370Z

Chevrolet Camaro 2LT

Seating Capacity

4

4

2

4

Front Row (head/shoulder/leg) (in)

37.1/54.5/41.9

37.1/54.5/41.9

38.2/54.4/42.9

38.5/55.0/43.9

Rear Row (head /shoulder/leg) (in)

35.0/51.7/29.9

35.0/51.7/29.9

N/A

35.6/50.3/29.9

Being a sports coupe, 2020 Subaru BRZ adorns a sloping roofline which surprisingly, does not behold the Subaru BRZ from furnishing great outward visibility. Also, the BRZ sits low, only to be fast and look mean. Don't worry about the ingress or egress as Subaru has it covered, as long as you're getting in and out of the first row. The dual-zone automatic climate control helps with maintaining a constant temperature in the cabin regardless of the weather outside.

A 3-spoke steering wheel with tilt-and-telescopic adjustments and cloth finish comes as standard. Both the steering wheel and shifter knob can be upgraded to leather or faux suede cover. As far as its competition is concerned, Nissan 370Z can seat only two people. All others have seats for four occupants. Also, legroom in the second row of each of the other three coupes is exactly the same.

How advanced is Subaru BRZ's infotainment system?

The infotainment on the Subaru BRZ can be managed by a 7-inch central touchscreen on the dash running a StarLink software system. The touchscreen is easy to operate but lacks swift responses of its rivaling contemporary systems on Chevys or Toyotas. For more convenience and flexibility, you can benefit from the integration of Android Auto or Apple CarPlay mirroring technology.

2020 Subaru BRZ's standard 7.0 Infotainment System runs on StarLink

The standard 6.2-inch StarLink navigation system provides an excellent backup when you are out of cell range. Controlling options include physical buttons and knobs, that are easy to access and prevent any distraction while driving. Some of the other infotainment features in the 2020 Subaru BRZ include:

  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Pandora
  • Navigation
  • Bluetooth
  • SiriusXM satellite radio

What are the Convenience features of Subaru BRZ?

Unlike its Toyota cousin, Subaru BRZ offers smartphone integration with the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while Pandora compatibility is also available but is way less intuitive than Google or Siri. Smartphone integration means much better control, multimedia interface and navigation. Besides that, however, 2020 Subaru BRZ also gets a few features to make the ride more indulging. They include:

  • 2 USB ports
  • AUX
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Heated front seats
  • 8-speaker sound system

How much cargo can Subaru BRZ carry?

The Sports coupes are often ignored for there bleak practicality and utility. Subaru BRZ runs on a shorter wheelbase which leaves hardly any space at the rear. This translates into a small trunk of 2020 Subaru BRZ. With only 6.9 cubic feet of trunk volume, there is not much you can store in the back of the Breeze other than a couple of backpacks. If you own a Subaru BRZ, you are much better off traveling light.

There is also no option to operate the trunk remotely nor does the trunk lid open wide to allow for accomodating a taller cargo. However, the low stance of BRZ reduces the liftover height, sparing your back while loading the cargo. Also, the rear seatbacks fold flat to further expand the cargo space for hauling a bulkier load. Citing this, the 2020 Subaru BRZ coupe's cargo space is average in the class.

Model

Subaru BRZ Limited

Toyota 86

Nissan 370Z

Chevrolet Camaro 2LT

Cargo Capacity 

6.9 cu-ft

6.9 cu-ft

6.9 cu-ft

9.1 cu-ft

The interior storage options in the Subaru BRZ shares the same fate with limited storage options. Other sports coupes in this segment don’t offer much in terms of cargo capacity either. The Toyota 86 and Nissan 370Z have identical storage options to the Subaru BRZ. Surprisingly, the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro's 9.1 cu-ft boot is the biggest, allowing for larger suitcases to be carried.

2020 Subaru BRZ interior
2020 Subaru BRZ interior
2020 Subaru BRZ steering
2020 Subaru BRZ steering
2020 Subaru BRZ center console
2020 Subaru BRZ center console
2020 Subaru BRZ music system
2020 Subaru BRZ music system
2020 Subaru BRZ instrumental cluster
2020 Subaru BRZ instrumental cluster

2020 Subaru BRZ Exterior

7.0/10

The Japanese wordplay of shuffling the nameplates for a similar specimen might have yielded benefits to the automakers but surely have left many confused.  If you remove the badges, there is not a lot of difference between the Subaru BRZ, Toyota 86 and Scion FR-S from the outside. It was a great design back in 2013 but without much change, the Subaru design language has gotten obsolete for today. The 2020 Subaru BRZ carries forward its iconic design but has started to come of age. Subaru BRZ seriously awaits a new-generation to keep the hope alive.

2020 Subaru BRZ's coupe-like profile takes a toll on practicality

The LED headlights and low grille accentuate its aggressive appearance. The side skirts contain elegant curves that merge with the fenders of the rear wheels. 2020 Subaru BRZ coupe's rear features dual taillights for simplicity, while the rear diffuser and spoiler bring out the sporty look of the sportscar. The ride comes with 17-inch wheels with a 7-inch aluminum-alloy finish as standard. The alloy wheels can be upgraded to a bigger 7.5 inches configuration with a black or gray finish. The sportier Subaru BRZ tS rides on bigger 18-inch STI aluminum alloy wheels which definitely add a lot more sass.

What about the dimensions of Subaru BRZ?

The Subaru BRZ two-door coupe is a small car, riding on a short wheelbase. Even then, most of its length is taken up by the hood, allowing for a short driveshaft to the rear wheels. All these construction elements combine with the aerodynamic to give the 2020 Subaru BRZ a distinct driving character and ultimate handling prowess. The lightweight chassis sits close to the ground which provides good feedback to the driver for the real-time tarmac conditions.

Model

Subaru BRZ

Toyota 86

Nissan 370Z

Chevrolet Camaro 2LT

Curb Weight 

2798 lbs

2776 lbs

3333 lbs

3374 lbs

Length 

166.7"

166.7"

167.5"

188.3"

Width 

69.9"

69.9"

72.6"

74.7"

Height 

52.0"

52.0"

51.8"

53.1"

Ground Clearance 

4.9"

4.9"

4.8"

3.5"

Wheelbase 

101.2"

101.2"

100.4"

110.7"

Moreover, the Breeze is narrow enough to not let the driver worry once they enter a crowded parking lot. 2020 Subaru BRZ has a wheelbase that is 101.2 inches long, which makes steering all the more easier. This coupe's rivals in the segment are very close in dimensions and weight, with the exception of the Chevrolet Camaro. It has a big muscle car shell and is wider than the other counterparts. The Camaro flaunts the trademark American silhouette which looks aggressive but suffers in tight spots.

What are the most notable exterior features of Subaru BRZ?

The 2020 Subaru BRZ gets a plethora of aesthetc features on the outside, flattering the audience with its iconic and athletic attire. They aren't just cosmetic but functional aspects that enhance the overall appeal of the Subaru BRZ coupe. Here is a list of the most notable exterior features of the 2020 Subaru BRZ:

  • LED Headlights
  • Body-Colored Side Mirrors
  • Heated Side Mirrors
  • Two-speed windshield wipers with variable-intermittent mode and mist feature
  • 17-inch wheels with 7-inch aluminum-alloy finish
2020 Subaru BRZ front view
2020 Subaru BRZ front view
2020 Subaru BRZ
2020 Subaru BRZ
2020 Subaru BRZ
2020 Subaru BRZ
2020 Subaru BRZ fog lamp
2020 Subaru BRZ fog lamp
2020 Subaru BRZ headlight
2020 Subaru BRZ headlight
2020 Subaru BRZ taillight
2020 Subaru BRZ taillight

2020 Subaru BRZ Safety

8.5/10

The Subaru BRZ scored a near-perfect score in the crash-test conducted by the IIHS, receiving the highest rating of ‘Good’ in most categories. The exception was its safety cage on the driver's side, which didn’t have enough restraint to prevent the driver from making contact with the dash during a collision. The NHTSA has not yet revealed the safety ratings for all categories of crash tests. It rated the 2020 Subaru BRZ with four stars in overall frontal crash and five stars for Rollover Protection.

Subsequently, there is nothing to be worried about safety while you drive the Subaru BRZ within the prescribed limit. As far as collision prevention is concerned, it is purely up to the driver to keep the BRZ out of dangerous situations. The car does help the driver with a few assists such as electronic stability control and ABS. However, it is the nimbleness of the BRZ that is its last line of defense in avoiding an accident.

What safety features are present in the 2020 Subaru BRZ?

  • Electronic Stability Control(ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact beams
  • Dual-Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Airbags
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Dual-Stage Driver and Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st and 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts with Pretensioners
  • Rear-View Camera

2020 Subaru BRZ Competition

Subaru BRZ vs Toyota 86

The Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 were developed jointly, therefore they are identical twins but with a few differences. That brings us to compare the two Japanese nameplates, Toyota and Subaru. Both the examples share a similar set of powertrain and underpinnings decorated with their distinct flavor. The Toyota 86 is less expensive but lacks the brains of the Subaru BRZ that grants the latter full smartphone integration. While both cars handle pretty much the same, a keen driver would notice the extra weight of the BRZ makes the 86 gain an edge around corners. To be frank it is a win-win in both, as you get a crazy ride with utmost Japanese reliability.

2020 Toyota 86

Subaru BRZ vs Nissan 370Z

With a bigger engine that shells out ample energy for delivering a thrilling drive, the 2020 Nissan 370Z has an up on almost every aspect of the Subaru BRZ. It is faster and has more driving range. Even so, the Subaru BRZ is more practical since it offers more space in the form of back seats and a bigger trunk. The Nissan’s aged infotainment system also takes away some flair, while the BRZ is advanced enough to support all smartphones. So if its the pure joy driving on raw power you are looking for then the Nissan 370Z is the right destination. Opting for 2020 Subaru BRZ would be partly fun partly functional, which ensures certain excitement every day. 

2020 Nissan 370Z

Subaru BRZ vs Chevrolet Camaro

Comparing the Subaru BRZ with the Chevrolet Camaro is like comparing Michael Phelps to Connor McGregor. The BRZ is about sleek looks and sporty driving experience while the Camaro is all about brute force. In fact, you can get a Camaro with a V6 or even a V8 just above the price range of a Subaru BRZ. In terms of interiors, the Camaro offers better features including modern infotainment. Both the cars have cramped rear seats, yet the Chevy offers more cargo space in the trunk. American muscle surely packs more punch with a better sense of practicality, so ultimately its a choice between Japanese subtle performance or American power.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro

2020 Subaru BRZ Final Verdict

Buying a sports coupe is often bugged by too many doubtd and even practicality remarks from the family. To begin with, who should go for the Subaru BRZ? if you want a dedicated sports coupe without burning a hole in your pocket, the 2020 Subaru BRZ is perfect make. It is not a car to compete with but something that delivers you the excitement of a spirited drive whenever you want it. The Subaru BRZ two-door coupe is mostly practical, as long as you are not carrying a week's cargo. The BRZ is also a perfect pick for those young track license aspirants who are yet to have their share of madness behind the racing wheel.

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2020 Subaru BRZ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

What does BRZ Stand For?

The terms BRZ stands for "Boxer Rear Wheel Drive, Zenith". This signifies the fact that the Subaru BRZ is powered by a Boxer, or flat, engine and is rear-wheel driven. All these factors were put together to make the BRZ a zenith of driving performance.

Why is Subaru BRZ same as Toyota 86?

It is because of the fact that in 2005 Subaru entered in a joint partnership with Toyota to manufacture cars due to uncertain conditions. So much later, in 2013, both Toyota and Subaru launched their respesctive 86 and BRZ coupes. They were manufactured by Subaru in its Gunma assembly plant.

How Subaru BRZ handles in snow?

The BRZ does not come equipped with Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive unit. So it definitely lacks the control other Subaru vehicles offer. To top it off, BRZ follows a front-engine and rear-wheel-drive setup. That definitely does not help its case in snow.

Is Subaru BRZ turbocharged?

As of now, BRZ is powered by the same 2.0-liter Boxer-4 engine which it got during its debut in 2013. That flat-four is naturally aspirated. It is expected that 2021 Subaru BRZ will be powered by a bigger and turbocharged powerplant.

Is Subaru BRZ AWD?

The "R" in BRZ stands for rear-wheel-drive. So yes, Subaru BRZ is only rear-wheel driven. There is no availability of an all-wheel-drive setup. Not even as an option. Even the BRZ tS does not get it.

2020 Subaru BRZ Overall Reviews


Larry V. Giles

Larry V. Giles 2020 Subaru BRZ Limited 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6A)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 8, 2020

Great car, great looks, great performance

Overall Review -

10

Overview Rating

One of the better cars out in the market

10/10

Features

9/10

Interior

10/10

Design

10/10

Safety

9/10

Reliability

9/10

Deal Value

10/10

Dealer Review


Ivan J. Crump

Ivan J. Crump 2020 Subaru BRZ Limited w/Performance Package 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6M)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 8, 2020

Absolute fun to drive

Overall Review -

10

Overview Rating

For the people who like to drive

10/10

Features

10/10

Interior

10/10

Design

10/10

Safety

10/10

Reliability

10/10

Deal Value

10/10

Dealer Review

Top User Reviews


10

User Overall Rating

"Great car, great looks, great performance"

I call it a driver’s car. It has just the right amount of power, cuts corners like nothing else, and is smooth to drive. Though around 4,000 rpm it looses power for a second but is hardly noticeable
by Larry V. Giles

10

User Overall Rating

"Absolute fun to drive"

The strength of BRZ lies in handling and not in speed. If you are looking for power than you may be disappointed but if you want tail sliding/fun in the curves it will leave you smiling like an idiot. It is that good. Most people will go for 6A that may be quick and good but the real fun lies with the 6M. Plus, you can always tune this car as it is designed to be tuned
by Ivan J. Crump