2019 Subaru BRZ Manual

2019 Subaru BRZ

Manual

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  • 2-door Mini-Compact Passenger Car
  • Rear Wheel Drive
  • Base MSRP: $25,795.00
  • Invoice: $24,607.00
  • Hwy MPG: 29 mpg
  • City MPG: 21 mpg
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pros

Superb, balanced handling; quick, responsive steering; rear wheel drive

model highlights

The 2019 Subaru BRZ comes in Premium or Limited trim levels, both are offered with a standard 6-speed manual gearbox and the Limited offers an optional 6-speed automatic transmission. Both transmissions come with a mechanical limited-slip differential.

The BRZ includes a standard feature set than might be expected in a sports car at this price. A 6.2-inch touchscreen interface stereo takes center stage. It features Bluetooth, iPod integration, SiriusXM and smartphone app integration. Power windows, locks and mirrors are also included. The shift knob, steering wheel and parking brake lever are leather-trimmed.

Upgrade to the Limited, and the mirrors get heated. The center display gets bigger and the 7.2-inch display now includes navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Proximity entry is now included, as is dual-zone climate control, and the seat trim is now leather.

The BRZ rides low, with an overall height is just 50.6 inches. But as Subaru tells us, there is enough extra headroom inside to accommodate the driver's racing helmet. Rear seatbacks flip forward to open up a trunk pass-through, and while the 6.9-inch-cubic-foot trunk is small, it's shaped well enough for two standard golf bags, a couple of small weekend bags or, as Subaru notes, four race-tire-shod wheels for track day.

Performance is the BRZ's true focus. Built on a rear-wheel-drive platform and designed to ride lean and low, the BRZ weighs only 2,800 pounds and has one of the lowest centers of gravity of any production car. Power is provided by a Subaru 2.0L horizontally opposed "boxer" 4-cylinder engine fitted with direct injection. 205 is plenty of horsepower, but unlike other rear-wheel drive sports cars available, it isn't exactly neck-snapping. But to evaluate the BRZ only by its horsepower numbers is to miss the true design purpose of the BRZ.

The lightweight chassis, the rev-happy boxer engine, the relatively narrow 215/45R17 tires and the limited-slip differential all work together to make the BRZ some of the most fun available at the price. The handling is nimble, the steering quick and the engine note intoxicating. While Subaru clearly intended it to be a tail-happy weekend track racer, it shines in daily driving, with all the modern comfort features and strong fuel economy numbers.

Despite the BRZ's performance focus and attention to weight savings, there's no sign of any compromise in safety. In addition to stability control, all BRZ models include front side airbags, side-curtain bags and anti-lock brakes with Brake Assist.

model news

The biggest news for the 2019 Subaru BRZ is the addition of a new paint scheme called Cool Grey Khaki which includes black side mirrors, black exterior badging, special door trim, a frameless rearview mirror and a unique 4.2-inch gauge cluster screen layout.

value writeup

The Subaru BRZ was designed and engineered from the ground-up for performance. With pricing that starts at $25,795, the BRZ is one of the best rear-wheel drive performance bargains. It doesn't feature huge horsepower numbers, but Subaru tuned the BRZ with 'fun-to-drive' in mind. As a daily driver, the BRZ also shines with room for 4, Bluetooth, available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a stylish interior and a truly excellent powertrain. To top it off, the BRZ is estimated to get 34 mpg on the highway.

Exterior Color

Ice Silver Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: ISM

Interior Colors

  • Black

Exterior Color

Pure Red
Manufacturer's Color Code: PRD

Interior Colors

  • Black

Exterior Color

Crystal White Pearl
Manufacturer's Color Code: WHC

Interior Colors

  • Black

Exterior Color

Crystal Black Silica
Manufacturer's Color Code: CBS

Interior Colors

  • Black

Exterior Color

WR Blue Pearl
Manufacturer's Color Code: BLU

Interior Colors

  • Black

Exterior Color

Dark Gray Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: DGM

Interior Colors

  • Black

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score N/A
Vehicle
EPA Classification Minicompact Cars

Powertrain

Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Type 6
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.63
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.21
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.44
Clutch Size N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.30
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 29 MPG
Cruising Range - City 277.20 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 21 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined 24 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy 382.80 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
Battery Range N/A
Engine
Engine Type Premium Unleaded H-4
Displacement 2.0 L/122
Fuel System Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 205 @ 7000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 156 @ 6400
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 390
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity N/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 4
Passenger Volume 76.5 ft³
Front Head Room 37.1 in
Front Leg Room 41.9 in
Front Shoulder Room 54.5 in
Front Hip Room 53.1 in
Second Head Room 35 in
Second Leg Room 29.9 in
Second Shoulder Room 51.7 in
Second Hip Room 45.3 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase 101.2 in
Length, Overall 166.7 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 69.9 in
Height, Overall 52 in
Track Width, Front 59.8 in
Track Width, Rear 60.6 in
Min Ground Clearance 4.9 in
Liftover Height N/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume 6.9 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight 2789 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/45WR17
Rear Tire Size P215/45WR17
Spare Tire Size Compact
Wheels
Front Wheel Size 17 X 7 in
Rear Wheel Size 17 X 7 in
Spare Wheel Size Compact in
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 35.4 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall N/A
Brakes
Brake Type 4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 11.6 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 11.4 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 13.2 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
3 Years/36,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
5 Years/60,000 Miles

Corrosion:
5 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
3 Years/36,000 Miles

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: Not Rated

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: Not Rated


Overall Rollover Rating: * * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 7.10%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Rebate Information

One of the following incentives may apply to this vehicle. Regional incentives may vary.

Financing Incentive: 3.49%

Expiration Date: 07/01/2019

Resource: subaru.com 06/03/2019