2023 Subaru BRZ After arriving as a completely redesigned vehicle for 2022, the Subaru BRZ 2023 is expected to be a carryover model. That’s fine with us, as the BRZ continues to be an affordable sports car that puts driver pleasure at its best.

When the BRZ arrived as a new model for 2022, it featured a sharper and more aggressive design than the conservative BRZ of the previous generation. As a carryover model, the BRZ 2023 should have the same exterior design as the current model being sold.

The front end has a wide air intake positioned low on the front fascia. Two large folds emphasize the wide front end of the BRZ and are connected by sharp headlights. The rear features an angled rear bumper, two large exhaust outlets, triangular taillights, and a built-in rear spoiler.

On the inside, the current BRZ features a driver-oriented layout. The low seating position, heavy backrest, and red accents help the BRZ cabin feel sporty. While the coupe’s overall interior design is simple, the physical controls for the HVAC system are well labeled and easy to use.

The tachometer is the focal point of the digital instrument cluster, highlighting the sporty character of the BRZ. The BRZ 2023 should retain the same interior design as the 2022 model.

The technological features for the BRZ 2023 should remain the same as those on current sports cars. That means the BRZ will come standard with an eight-inch touchscreen, seven-inch Android Auto digital instrument cluster, Apple CarPlay, two USB ports, satellite radio, and Bluetooth. Subaru doesn’t offer any optional tech features on the BRZ.

The BRZ will continue to feature a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 228 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, while a six-speed automatic transmission is optional.

The only standard feature that the BRZ currently has is a rearview camera. Choose an automatic transmission, and Subaru’s suite of EyeSight safety features comes standard. Forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, high beam assist, and lane departure warning are included with the suite.

Available safety features include blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist, and rear cross-traffic alert.

2023 Subaru BRZ Review

Fresh from a complete redesign, the Subaru BRZ 2023 is a sports car that comes to life for narrow and winding roads. The slight increase in horsepower gives the new BRZ even more oomph when you hit the gas pedal, too.

2023 Subaru BRZ

That’s because a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine has replaced the previous 2.0-liter powertrain, and 228 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque are enough to propel this pint-size coupe from zero to 60 mph in about 6 seconds.

It’s the torque output that really makes the updated BRZ – and its mechanical twin, the Toyota GR 86 – shine when you’re behind the wheel. The previous BRZ engine was not as fast as this powertrain.

Driving enthusiasts will likely gravitate towards the 6-speed manual transmission which, to its credit, has a very short and precise throw, along with an easy-to-use clutch pedal. A 6-speed automatic is optional for those who prefer to let the car sort out gear changes on its own.

Don’t be surprised if Subaru offers a wider range of performance improvements in the 2023 BRZ. This will likely be in the form of a firmer suspension setup, added aerodynamic bits, and lighter alloy wheels.

What’s not coming anytime soon is the Subaru trademark; all-wheel drive. The BRZ is truly a rear-wheel-drive performance machine.

The cabins are comfortable but accomodating for adults. The low seating position gives a sporty impression that doesn’t sacrifice headroom, legroom, or visibility. However, the space in the second row is dingy, and the luggage is small.

Then again, this blow to the BRZ’s lack of practicality is like criticizing the minivan for not having sharp steering reflexes.

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2023 Subaru BRZ STI

The all-new generation of the Subaru BRZ 2022 is here, and it’s already a huge success. It’s on sale as fast as dealers can get it in the US, and the first BRZ allocation in Australia is already sold out. In December, the 2022 BRZ set a new sales record for the first full month in the US market.

With the success of the second-generation BRZ sports coupe, Subaru doesn’t need to offer a higher-performance version of the STI.

But Subaru and Subaru Tecnica International, Subaru’s performance and motorsports partners, are bringing the new BRZ STI performance car to the Tokyo Auto Salon wrapped up this weekend.

The BRZ STI was overlooked at the Tokyo show as the all-electric STI E-RA concept with 1,073 horsepower is poised to break the Nurburgring world record next year. The Subaru Solterra STI 2023 all-electric compact SUV is another model that received most of the attention last weekend.

However, both models are concepts and will not be produced. Subaru says the BRZ STI is a custom car and could become a production model next year as a 2023 model.

Subaru says the Subaru BRZ STI performance model is equipped with STI performance parts to make the coupe “sportier and provide greater enjoyment.” Subaru has a history of producing unique special edition BRZ models that are produced in limited numbers.

The Subaru BRZ tS (tuned by STI) and the special edition model BRZ Series. blue are two examples. There are no engine upgrades, and modifications are limited to the suspension.

Is There A BRZ STI, Don’t look for a turbocharged BRZ STI. Subaru of America’s Car Line Planning Manager, Todd Hill, said recently, the BRZ sports coupe was perfectly balanced with the boxer engine sitting low in the chassis, and a turbo would change that.

Dominick Infante, Subaru Director, Corporate Communications, told Road and Track that non-turbocharged engines are critical in maintaining the sports car’s low center of gravity, keeping it light, and continuing its affordability.

2023 Subaru BRZ Refresh

The laws of economics dictate that low-volume models are updated less frequently than the best-selling ones (eg Forester and Outback). These volume products are typically new every five years, with a significant “refresh” in the fourth year.

2023 Subaru BRZ

Vehicle reengineering costs millions of dollars, so the vehicles that Subaru sells in boutique numbers receive less frequent updates. Subaru annually sells between 600,000 and 700,000 vehicles in the United States and only a few thousand of these are BRZs.

The numbers are so small compared to the development costs that the car wouldn’t even exist were it not for a partnership with Toyota which sells a very similar vehicle known as the Toyota 86 (formerly the Scion FR-S).

So it’s a big deal and a rare event to get a new Subaru sports car in the early phase of its life cycle.

Since the BRZ is all-new for the 2022 model year, we don’t expect any changes except a modest price increase to keep up with inflation.

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2023 Subaru BRZ Features

The standard feature list includes a TORSEN® limited-slip differential; Keyless Access with Push Button Start; LED headlights (low and high beam) with automatic height adjustment; Vehicle Stability Control with Track Mode; 17-inch alloy wheels in dark gray; dual-zone automatic climate control;

Tilt Start Assistance; heated outside mirrors; electric fuel door lock; power windows with automatic up/down and pinch protection; rear center console storage box with USB port and additional input jack; variable intermittent windshield wipers with new speed-sensing fog features; and Welcome Lighting.

The standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) now allows two sets of wheels to be ID registered. This allows the owner to switch to seasonal tires without the need to change tires on the original wheels.

The new standard Active Voice Control improves engine sound in the cab for a more engaging driving experience. The driver’s knee airbag has been added to the list of standard safety features.

The cockpit in this all-new sports car places a tighter focus on the driver without compromising passenger comfort.

The clean and intuitive layout makes instruments and controls easy to see and access. The new 7-inch adjustable digital instrument panel places the tachometer front and center and displays digital speedometer readings.

Flanking the tachometer on the left, the programmable meter can display amps, coolant temperature, or Lateral-G. When Track Mode is selected, the tachometer switches from a traditional circular shape to a linear graph with a color display.

2023 Subaru BRZ Interior

Inside, the cabin is wrapped in black upholstery with contrasting red stitching on the front seat bolsters, leather-wrapped steering wheel, shifter boot, and parking brake boot. Performance design front seats with height-adjustable headrests are also standard.

2023 Subaru BRZ

The front seats in Limited trim are upholstered in Ultrasuede® with red leather accents and feature dual-mode seat heating controls. The leather-wrapped steering wheel integrates control switches for audio, cruise control, and Bluetooth.

New materials such as nubuck BRIN NAUB® enhance instrument panel guards and door trim.

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2023 Subaru BRZ Specs

While its primary mission is to connect drivers to the road, the BRZ also connects passengers to the digital world with the new 8.0-inch SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia Plus infotainment system.

The standard for the Premium and Limited trim levels, the system features an Integrated Central Information Display that includes smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay® and Android™ Auto, as well as Bluetooth® hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming, rearview camera, and SiriusXM ® services.

The BRZ continues to offer the standard precision shift six-speed manual transmission. Available on both trim levels is a performance-tuned six-speed electronic direct-control automatic transmission with new adaptive controls and steering wheel paddle-shift control switches.

For the first time on the BRZ (equipped with an optional automatic transmission) is the award-winning Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology. The system includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking System, Lane Departure and Sway Warning, and Lead Vehicle Start Alert.

The automatic transmission option also adds High Beam Assist to both trim levels.

2023 Subaru BRZ Engine

The BRZ is powered by a new 228 hp SUBARU BOXER® 2.4 liter engine paired to a six-speed close-ratio manual transmission or a six-speed electronic direct-control automatic transmission.

2023 Subaru BRZ

For 2022, the BRZ is offered in two trim levels, Premium and Limited, and has an MSRP starting at $27,995.

2023 Subaru BRZ Price – How much will the 2022 Subaru BRZ cost?

The new Subaru BRZ Premium 2022 with a 6-speed manual gearbox starts at $28,955. BRZ Premium with an automatic transmission starts at $30,555.

The Limited (6-speed manual) has an MSRP starting at $31,455. Limited with automatic transmission starting at $33,255. All prices include destination and shipping costs.

Subaru from America will get a special edition of the next-generation Subaru BRZ, but will not be turbocharged. Subaru and Subaru Tecnica International will upgrade the exterior and suspension for additional performance similar to the show model.

The 2022 Subaru BRZ STI performance model that they brought to the Tokyo Auto Salon is the forerunner of a new limited edition model. Look to Subaru to offer it to US performance fans, but not until the novelty of the next-generation BRZ is erased.

We estimate the Subaru BRZ 2023 has a base price of around $29,000, including destination costs.

There are two trim levels available, the base model Premium and the range-topping Limited.

Starting at $30,000, the BRZ Limited adds features such as blind-spot monitoring, heated front seats, adaptive headlights, rear traffic warning, and 18-inch alloy wheels – compared to the 17-inch alloy wheels fitted to the BRZ Premium trim.

A 6-speed manual is standard on both models, and opting for automatic adds about $1,600 to the price.

2023 Subaru BRZ For Sale Without major changes, the price of the Subaru BRZ 2023 should reflect the current model. The BRZ should start near $28,955 (with a goal) and move up to $31,455.

There aren’t many direct competitors to the BRZ these days. The Toyota GR86 and Mazda MX-5 Miata are the only affordable, driver-oriented sports cars.

2023 Subaru BRZ Release Date

Based on when Subaru released the 2022 BRZ, we expect the 2023 model to arrive in dealerships in the fall of 2022.