2014 Subaru BRZ
The 2014 Subaru BRZ could be each bit as thrilling as a lot of strong, more costly sports activities cars. Its light-weight weight, direct steering and wonderful suspension cause it to be a blast to drive.
The 2014 Subaru BRZ created its debut last year like a true enthusiast’s car. It fits the bill, and lives up towards the hype, having a light-weight, lean physique and also a suspension targeted on driving dynamics, all at an reasonable worth. Only one some other fixed-roof car has a similar somewhat of driving purity–the nearly identical Scion FR-S, that you could find at your native Toyota dealership.
A 180-degree flip far from the detached driving expertise of the luxury coupe, the BRZ two-door is for drivers who enjoy being delighted from the act, not for people who deal with it as a chore. It’s a lot of in typical, in a few methods, using the back-to-basics sports activities cars from the past–yet it is a modern device along with all the safety and technologies attributes you’d expect in a brand new car nowadays. Which contains the integration of Aha Radio inside the normal navigation method for 2014.
2014 Subaru BRZ Exterior
The rarity of having to actually pre-order a Japanese car is extra humorous because the entire country’s car manufacturing backbone (aka the Toyota Production System method), is finely honed to American buyer preferences. We go to a dealer to buy a car, and want the dealer to have exactly the car we want. That day.
As such, Japanese cars are streamlined from the word “go.” There are perhaps 12 different total BRZ configurations/colors – with zero options aside from the automatic transmission and $3,000 upgrade to Limited trim.
All U.S. BRZs come with LED accents, automatic bi-xenon lamps with an internal white LED outline and machined-face 17-inch alloys. The Limited trim adds halogen fog lights and a rear spoiler, but all BRZ’s are just as eye-catching on the road with or without Limited trim.
Instantly a sports car, the BRZ is only 2 inches taller than Pebble Beach’s 2013 king, the 1967 Ferrari 365 GTB/4S NART Spider . Considering the time in between, such a low roof is dynamite and sets the tone for the rest of the sporty styling.
Interesting panels are really quite pleasing with time and further appreciation. A twin roof aerodynamic slash matches the front badge creases, and even carries through this “V” airflow sculpture through the rear spoiler uprights.
The oversized twin exhaust outlets are mounted in-board right near the central diffuser and backup lights. The rear fog light is an upside-down triangle whose shape actually continues up the rear bumper face.
All thoroughly satisfying details that make the low proportions and barely-there front overhang even more special. The true designer of the BRZ triplets may never be known, but it sure isn’t anything like the ghastly styling atrocities the brand has approved in the past.
Even the Giugiaro-penned SVX was not exactly a looker, proving the (hopefully banished) taste problems at Subaru go all the way to the top.
Is the BRZ’s interior starting to cause Déjà vu? It should, because this look is fanning out across every other Toyota and Lexus like an airborne virus. The new Corolla and Camry are confirmed victims, as is the Lexus ES350.
This is the new preferred style because it limits bulging dash syndrome and helps visibility, and it also presents a flat and shielded vertical surface for the latest Entune touchscreen infotainment solutions.
The BRZ’s standard navigation and audio screen is still terrible, as is the stock stereo system’s volume and the BRZ cabin’s almost complete lack of insulation. This becomes noticeable at speed, when the stereo will fail to drown out the road and wind roar even at its highest volume setting.
One of the first modifications buyers might learn about from their new Subaru forum pals is that a full floor Dynamat installation under the carpet works wonders. As does a totally different stereo amp unit. The problem is actually both the speakers and the low-power OEM amplifiers – not the head unit necessarily. You heard it here first from a long-time Subaru guy.
2014 Subaru BRZ Pricing
BRZ prices are up just $100 over last year, but don’t forget to add about $800 for shipping and delivery charges.