2015 Subaru BRZ Series.Blue

Pros: Lithe, agile handling; true sports-car personality; nice selection of standard equipment; good fuel economy for a sports car; relatively affordable pricing

Cons: Some enthusiast drivers will wish for more power; low-slung body and long doors make for tricky entry and exit; barely usable back seat; no options available

CG Says: The Subaru BRZ sees minor trim changes and the addition of a limited-edition model for 2015. The special BRZ Series.Blue model includes exclusive features such as a ground-effects body kit, black alloy wheels, unique interior trim. The Series.Blue is limited to 1000 units in the U.S. and comes only with a manual transmission. The rest of the BRZ lineup sees minor appearance updates such as larger-diameter exhaust tips and new paint colors. Like its near twin, the Scion FR-S, the Subaru BRZ attempts to blend the pure enthusiast appeal of a finely honed rear-wheel-drive sports car with the accessibility and everyday practicality of a compact economy car. It succeeds on most counts. The typical sporty-coupe demerits–most notably a somewhat stiff ride and a tiny back-seat area–are here, but they’re tempered by the BRZ’s respectable fuel-economy numbers and sprightly all-around performance. A BRZ costs more than an FR-S, but the price difference is offset by a higher level of standard equipment–and the top-line BRZ Limited model offers desirable comfort and convenience features that can’t be had on an FR-S.

The Facts
Class Sporty/Performance Car
Body Style(s) 2-door coupe
Passenger Count 4
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive
Manufacturer Subaru
Nation of Manufacture Japan
Base Prices Premium, Manual: $26,490
Limited, Manual: $28,490
Limited, Automatic: $29,590
Series.Blue, Manual: $30,285

Base Engine
2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
200
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
6-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
22-25
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
30-34

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