2016 Subaru BRZ Overview
In a world full of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, the Subaru BRZ stands alone. It is the only model in the Subaru lineup built on a rear-wheel-drive platform, which boosts performance. For 2016, the Subaru BRZ sees a few small updates and a slight price reduction.
The 2016 Subaru BRZ is offered in two trims: Premium and Limited.
Dare to Compare: Check out the outgoing 2015 BRZ
What’s New for the 2016 Subaru BRZ
For 2016, Subaru upgrades the BRZ’s entertainment system. The touchscreen grows from 6.1 inches to 6.2 inches (big things happening at Subaru, eh?), and the system has added integration for apps like Pandora, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, Aha, and a handful of convenience apps like weather. Subaru’s also added a standard rearview camera.
Despite the slight changes year-over-year, Subaru is actually dropping the price on both trims by $300.
2016 Subaru BRZ Exterior
The 2016 Subaru BRZ stands at 50.6 inches, with a length of 166.7 inches and a width of 69.9 inches. Its wheelbase is 101.2 inches, and it has a ground clearance of 4.9 inches. The Premium model weighs in at 2,764 pounds; Limited grows to 2,778. Exterior features include High-Intensity Discharge headlights and a trunk spoiler on the Limited trim.
Exterior Features on Premium
- 17 x 7.0-inch 15-spoke dark gray-finished aluminum-alloy wheels with machined accents, Intermittent windshield wipers, Power side mirrors, Body-color side mirrors, High-Intensity Discharge headlights, Body-color door handles
Additional or Replacement Exterior Features on Limited
- Heated exterior mirrors, Front foglights, Trunk spoiler
2016 Subaru BRZ Performance
The BRZ is the only model in Subaru’s lineup without Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. That’s because it’s performance-focused with a rear-wheel drivetrain. Both the Premium and the Limited are motivated by a 2.0-liter DOHC aluminum-alloy 16-valve horizontally opposed SUBARU BOXER four-cylinder engine with Dual Active Valve Control System, mated to a fully synchronized six-speed close-ratio manual transmission. The BRZ busts out a whopping 200 horsepower and is good for 151 lb-ft of torque.
2016 Subaru BRZ Efficiency
As a performance machine, the Subaru BRZ still delivers impressive fuel economy. The 2016 model manages 30 miles per gallon on the highway and 22 miles per gallon in the city.
2016 Subaru BRZ Interior
Both the Premium and Limited trims have the same interior dimensions—37.1/35.0 inches of headroom (front/rear), 41.9-29.9 inches of legroom (front/rear), and 54.5/51.7 inches of shoulder room (front/rear). The BRZ offers 76.5 cubic feet of passenger volume and 6.9 cubic feet of cargo volume.
Interior Features on Premium
- Fold-down rear seatback, Leather wrapped steering wheel and shifter handle, Cargo area/trunk light, Front power windows with front one-touch up and one-touch down, Power door locks, Air conditioning, 6-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, 4-way manually adjustable front passenger’s seat, Simulated carbon fiber dashboard trim, Cloth upholstery, Sport-design gauges with center-mounted analog tachometer and digital speedometer
- Remote Keyless Entry System; Cruise control; 6.2-inch high-resolution touch-screen HD Radio® audio system with SUBARU STARLINK™ in-vehicle technology, SiriusXM™ All Access Radio, single-disc CD player, 8 speakers, USB port/iPod® control, Bluetooth® audio streaming, and hands-free phone connectivity; Auxiliary audio jack
Additional or Replacement Features on Limited
- Heated front seats, Dual-zone automatic climate control, Alcantara®/leather-trimmed upholstery
2016 Subaru BRZ Safety
New for this year is the standard rear-vision camera. Below is a complete list of the 2016 Subaru BRZ’s safety features:
- 4-wheel anti-lock brakes
- Dual front air bags
- Front-seat side-impact air bags
- Daytime running lights
- Multi-function remote
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System
- Anti-theft security system
- Seatbelt pretensioner
- Side guard door beams
- Rear vision camera
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