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2018 Subaru BRZ Overview

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It seems like modern automakers are always trying to outclass each other in terms of pure horsepower every time they release a new performance model. The Subaru BRZ, on the other hand, is content with its modest amount of horsepower.

That’s because Subaru’s signature performance coupe offers an unmatched amount of handling in its class. For performance that relies on refinement rather than just on raw power, the 2018 Subaru BRZ is the vehicle to go with.


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The updated Subaru BRZ will wear a $26,315 price tag for the 2017 model year

What’s New for the 2018 Subaru BRZ?

The 2018 Subaru BRZ adds a new tS trim level to its lineup, complete with new performance-based features. At the same time, the entire BRZ family receives some major upgrades to their in-vehicle tech systems for the 2018 model year.

The 2018 Subaru BRZ is offered in three trim levels: the Premium, Limited, and tS.

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2018 Subaru BRZ Exterior

One glance at the Subaru BRZ is all you need to determine that it is a vehicle built to perform. Its sleek design and exterior amenities add to the BRZ’s sporty aesthetic.

Standard features like heated side mirrors and LED headlights assist BRZ drivers when they’re racing down the road. Upgrade to the tS trim, and your BRZ will gain the signature STI front and rear under spoilers and rocker spoilers to help perfect its performance.

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Exterior features available on the 2018 Subaru BRZ Premium:

  • 17-inch black-finished aluminum-alloy wheels with machined accents, 215/45 R17 87W summer high-performance tires, LED headlights, Trunk spoiler, Body-color side mirrors, Heated power side mirrors, Body-color door handles, Two-speed windshield wipers with variable-intermittent mode and mist feature

Additional exterior features available on the 2018 Subaru BRZ Limited:

  • LED fog lights

Additional exterior features available on the 2018 Subaru BRZ tS:

  • 18-inch black-finished aluminum-alloy STI wheels, 215/40 R18 85Y summer high-performance tires, STI carbon fiber trunk spoiler, STI front and rear under spoilers and rocker spoilers, Crystal Black Silica-color side mirrors

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The 2017 Subaru BRZ is one of the most affordable sports cars on the market with a starting MSRP of $25,495

2018 Subaru BRZ Performance

Across all of its trim levels, the 2018 Subaru BRZ offers the same exhilarating performance. Every model of the BRZ comes equipped with Subaru’s signature 2.0-liter four-cylinder BOXER engine.

That 2.0-liter powerhouse produces 205 horsepower and 156 lb-ft of torque. While that’s not exactly an excessive amount of horsepower, it is just the right amount to complement the agility of the BRZ.

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2018 Subaru BRZ Efficiency

The fuel efficiency of the 2018 Subaru BRZ mainly depends on what transmission the model is equipped with. With the manual transmission, the BRZ earns a fuel economy score of 21/29/24 MPG City/Highway/Combined, whereas a BRZ equipped with an automatic transmission earns a fuel efficiency rating of 24/33/27 MPG City/Highway/Combined.

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2018 Subaru BRZ Interior

While the Subaru BRZ’s cabin might not be the roomiest one in the automotive world, it certainly isn’t lacking in terms of interior features. Right from the start, BRZ drivers can tap into Subaru’s STARLINK™ 6.2-inch Multimedia system for all of the information and entertainment they need.

The 2018 BRZ’s Limited model increases the size of the STARLINK™ system to 7.0 inches, while also adding heated front seats. Finally, the tS trim adds leather-trimmed upholstery throughout the interior.

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Interior features available on the 2018 Subaru BRZ Premium:

  • Comfort and Seating: Six-way manually-adjustable driver’s seat, Four-way manually-adjustable front passenger’s seat, Fold-down rear seatback, Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter handle, Simulated leather dashboard trim with accent stitching, Cloth upholstery, Sport-design gauges, Analog instrumentation, Digital odometer with dual-mode trip function, Power windows with auto-up/down, Three-spoke steering wheel with integrated controls, Manually adjustable tilt/telescoping steering column, Dual cup holders in center console, Single bottle holder in door panels, Sun visor with concealed vanity mirrors, Center console with 12-volt power outlet, Glove box with 12-volt power outlet, Welcome lighting, Manually-adjustable CFC-free air conditioning system with air filtration
  • Technology: STARLINK™ 6.2-inch Multimedia system, Smartphone app integration, High-resolution LCD touchscreen display, Eight speakers, AM/FM/CD player, HD Radio™ with iTunes® tagging capability, USB port/iPod® control, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, Bluetooth® audio streaming and hands-free phone connectivity, 3.5-mm auxiliary audio jack

Additional interior features available on the 2018 Subaru BRZ Limited:

  • Comfort and Seating: Heated front seats, Alcantara®/leather-trimmed upholstery, Sport-design gauges with 4.2-inch multi-function display, Sun visors with concealed illuminated vanity mirrors, Dual-zone automatic climate control, Keyless Access with Push Button Start, Anti-theft security system
  • Technology: STARLINK™ 7.0-inch Multimedia system, TomTom® navigation, Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, Dual USB ports/iPod® control, SiriusXM Traffic®, SiriusXM Travel Link®

Additional interior features available on the 2018 Subaru BRZ tS:

  • Comfort and Seating: Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter handle with red accent leather and stitching, Alcantara®/leather-trimmed upholstery with red bolsters and accent stitching

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The updated Subaru BRZ will wear a $26,315 price tag for the 2017 model year

2018 Subaru BRZ Safety

While the BRZ may be one of the few Subaru models to not come standard with all-wheel drive, that by no means makes it an unsafe vehicle. Indeed, the 2018 Subaru BRZ comes packaged with a wide assortment of standard safety tech.

Standard safety features for the 2018 Subaru BRZ include:

  • Vehicle Stability Control with Track Mode
  • Four-wheel Anti-lock Braking System
  • Brake Assist
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Dual-stage deployment airbags, Subaru advanced frontal airbag system, Seat-mounted front-seat side pelvis/torso airbags, Side-curtain airbags protecting front and rear outboard occupants
  • Height- and tilt-adjustable active front-seat head restraints
  • Height-adjustable three-point front seatbelts
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system
  • Keyless entry system
  • Engine immobilizer

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