2018 BRZ Limited: The Ideal Coupe from Subaru


Subaru introduced their only 2-wheel drive coupe in 2018 calling it BRZ. In a joint venture with the Toyota, BRZ appears to be identical to the Toyota 86 from the mechanical aspect except the turbocharged engine. But that didn’t reduce the charm of the vehicle from any angle. A high-revving 2.0-liter engine takes care of all and here’s an account of all those factors that we have gathered from the Subaru dealer Kearny Mesa, that make this Coupe an Ideal pick for many.

The Design

You find the 2018 Subaru BRZ to be neutrally balanced all over its sleek body. The curves, the stretch and the molds, could create an appeal that can’t be overlooked. People who are fond of fun sport coupe are most likely to find the 2018 Subaru BRZ as a great pick with good road manners, that comes out from an obedient 6-speed manual transmission.

What’s New for 2018?

For the 2018 edition, the BRZ gets a new TS trim that features a suspension is specially tuned, a harder chassis, a carbon fiber rear spoiler, pairs of 18-inch wheels, Brembo brakes and a unique interior trim highlighting black Alcantara sport seats with vibrant red leather bolsters.

The Powertrain and Fuel Economy

The 2018 Subaru BRZ runs on a 2.0-liter boxer engine, where the pistons lie sit in a horizontally opposite to each other. The 4-cylinder version generates a horsepower of 200 and a 151 lb. ft of torque. When paired with the 6-speed automatic transmission the horsepower increases to 205 and the torque to 156 lb. ft. The 2018 Subaru BRZ earns a mileage estimate of 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway from the Environmental Protection Agency. While moving with the 6-speed automatic, the fuel economy rises up to 24 mpg in the city and 33 mpg in the highway. The TS trim running with the 6-speed manual goes slightly lower with 20 mpg for the city and 27 mpg on the highway.

Safety Features

When it comes to safety Subaru ensures that all its consumers don’t have anything to fear about, when they are driving one. The 2018 BRZ too carries the same notion and has all the latest safety measures installed that comes standard with every trim. The electronic traction, six airbags including front, front-side and side-curtain, the anti-lock brakes, a stability control are to name a few.

As shared by the Subaru Kearny Mesa, in government conducted crash tests, the 2018 Subaru BRZ earned a four out of five stars rating for the frontal crash and five stars in the side-impact and roof-strength tests.

Driving Impressions

With only 156 lb-ft of torque, the BRZ gives out a smooth acceleration and all this is because of its lightweight chassis. But the speed can be raised up over 5,000 rpm when the 6-speed manual is put to work. With a crispy steering, responsive brakes and a patient traction, the 2018 BRZ is the kind of coupe one would want to have in that price range.