2016 Subaru BRZ Limited (M6)

2016 Subaru BRZ Limited (M6) 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Coupe
  • MSRP$27,395 Invoice$26,019
    • 22 City
    • 30 Hwy
  • Seating4
  • Doors2
  • Horsepower

Estimated Monthly Payment

Term 24 mo 36 mo 48 mo 60 mo 72 mo 84 mo
Payment $1,202 $821 $631 $517 $441 $387

2016 Subaru BRZ Buyer's Guide

The Subaru BRZ is a small 2-door 4-seat sports car, and currently Subaru’s only two-wheel drive vehicle. The BRZ was first introduced in 2012 alongside its cousin, the Scion FR-S, and since then both have been acclaimed for their handling. While the BRZ might initially seem a bit underpowered, its light curb weight of around 2,800 lbs and relatively skinny tires make it a great car for enthusiasts, and a great entry point for beginners. That said, more power would probably make the BRZ even more fun. The interior is pleasant for the front occupants, but the back seats are too small to be useful, with no legroom. The rumours are that 2017 will bring a refresh for the pair, which may include a slight power bump and perhaps even a convertible model.

What's the difference between trims?

2016 Subaru BRZ Limited
  • Heated seats
  • Automatic climate control
  • Heated exterior mirrors
  • STI badging
2016 Subaru BRZ Premium
  • Daytime running lights
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Power doors/windows
  • Remote keyless entry system
2016 Subaru BRZ Series.HyperBlue
  • Limited 500 vehicle production
  • Specific Hyper Blue exterior paint
  • Rear view camera
  • SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia system

What makes it move?

The Subaru BRZ is powered by a 2.0-liter horizontally-opposed boxer engine. The motor uses dual overhead cams and features 16 valves with the Dual Active Valve Control System, and makes 200 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard on all models, while a 6-speed automatic is available for Limited models. The BRZ is real wheel drive, and features a TORSEN limited-slip differential to help get the power to the ground. Fuel economy is rated at 22 mpg city, 30 highway for 25 mpg combined with the manual transmission and slightly better with the automatic.

Why buy the 2016 Subaru BRZ?

The BRZ is available in two trim levels, the base Premium, and the more luxurious Limited. The Premium trim includes everything you need in a small sports car, including HID headlights and a STARLINK 6.2” Multimedia system, as well as niceties such as a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter handle and two 12 volt power outlets (one in the center console, and one in the glove box). The Limited model adds fog lights, a trunk spoiler, heated side mirrors, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and Alcantara/leather trimmed upholstery. The BRZ is rated 5 stars overall in crash testing by the NHTSA and Good by the IIHS in all categories except for the small overlap front test, where it scored Acceptable.

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