Subaru BRZ Coupe S 2022 review

Is the Subaru BRZ any good

BRZ Coupe S – Subaru released the all new BRZ back in January 2022 and it’s been a roaring success for them since.   2022 Subaru BRZ Coupe SAs mentioned in the launch review, the new BRZ is better in every way to the model it replaces.

Last week we drove the automatic top spec S model, priced from around $43,990 plus the usual costs.

Regular listeners will know that I am larger than the average bear at 190cm and for me to fit in something like the BRZ is a rarity, but fit I did, and relatively comfortably. If you are less that 185cm then you will have no problems. My daughter loved it and it was perfect size for her.

2022 Subaru BRZ Coupe S

The key to the BRZ is balance. It’s not outright fast, but find a twisty long piece of road and there are not many cars that will pull away from it. It sits like a limpet to the road, corners flat and yet retains composure on all surfaces.

Its powered by a 4 cylinder boxer engine that delivers a handy 174 kW of power and 250 Nm of torque with spritely acceleration. My choice is the automatic transmission, not only because my long legs have difficulty fitting in to change gears, but also because the 6 speed AT is smooth and extracts maximum benefit from the engine.

Inside the ambience is a mix of old school sports car and new technology. The seats are comfortable and everything is focused on the driver.

The BRZ provides an awful lot of fun for not much money.

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Subaru BRZ Quick Thoughts

  • I love the look and feel of the BRZ.
  • It provides inexpensive genuine driver engagement and FUN
  • The older model was good, the new model is substantially better all around
  • Wireless connectivity and charging would be appreciated
  • Rear seats are useless
  • This would be so much better as a liftback two seat coupe.
  • This would also provide a little more front seat slide for taller drivers.
  • Did I mention the BRZ is FUN!

What is good?

  • Classic very cool design
  • Old school meets new technology
  • Sporty balanced ride and performance

What is not so good?

  • Rear seats are useless
  • Virtually no boot space
  • Small central screen

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Sports coupe’s are becoming rare beasts indeed. There isnt much direct competition for the BRZ. Obviously the Toyota 86, which is its twin, or the Mazda MX-5. A little further afield is the Toyota GR Yaris, Subaru WRX, or the Kia Cerato GT

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Model

BRZ S Coupe

Model Price$43,990 MLP*
Engine2.4L Boxer 4 Cyl Petrol
Drivetrain6 Sp Sports AT RWD
Power174kW @ 7,000rpm
Torque250Nm @ 3,700rpm
SafetyTBA
0-100kmh / Top SpeedEst. 6.7 Secs / Est 215 km/h
CO2 Emissions201 g/km Euro 5
Economy ADR8.8L/100km
Economy on test10.5L/100k
Fuel capacity50L capacity
Servicing5Yr / Capped price
Warranty5yr/ Unlimited km
Roadside Assist5Yr. conditional assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

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Rating    

85/100

Behind the Wheel9
Comfort8
Equipment8
Performance8
Ride and Handling9
Practicality7
Fit for Purpose9
Styling / Design9
Technology/connectivity8
Value for Money10

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Dimensions

 
Overall Length4265mm
Wheelbase2575mm
Width1775mm
Height1310mm
Wheels18×7.5 Alloy
Tyres215/40 R18
Max ground clearanceUp to 130mm
Turning Circle KTK10.8m
Boot Capacity MinBloody small
Boot capacity MaxTBC
Kerb Weight1320kg
Payload (kg)380
GVM (kg)1700

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Summary

BRZ Coupe S – Subaru released the all new BRZ back in January 2022 and it’s been a roaring success for them since.

Inside the ambience is a mix of old school sports car and new technology. The seats are comfortable and everything is focused on the driver.

The BRZ provides an awful lot of fun for not much money.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.