2021 Subaru BRZ: Model Preview & Release Date

CarsDirect Staff
July 23, 2021

Model Preview

The Subaru BRZ will skip the 2021 model year and will benefit from a clean-sheet redesign in the form of the 2022 BRZ. Originally launched in 2013 as a joint project between Toyota and Subaru, the 2-door sports car offers buyers a lightweight, fun-to-drive vehicle for under $30,000.

The current model is nearly identical to the Toyota 86 except for some differences in body design. In 2017, the BRZ saw a slight exterior refresh resulting in a sleeker and more sporty front bumper, upgraded fog light housings, and new headlights and taillights. On the inside, the BRZ features a relatively simple design with red stitching, carbon fiber accents, and a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.

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The current BRZ features a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder BOXER engine that puts out 205 horsepower and 156 lb-ft of torque. Although those numbers are decent for the car’s size, it has left many drivers wanting more. A report by Autocar speculated that the next generation BRZ could see Subaru’s 2.4-liter turbocharged engine that the company has been putting in other models such as the Ascent, Outback, and Legacy.

Safety features haven't been a strong selling point for the BRZ. The 2020 BRZ only came with a brake assist system and lacked automatic emergency braking. However, with Subaru's move to making its Eyesight Driver Assist Technology standard on many of its models, it's merely a matter of time before the BRZ gets a major safety upgrade.

The 2022 Subaru BRZ will go on sale this fall.

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