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Subaru BRZ Coupe S 2022 review

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.

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

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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BRZ S Coupe

Model Price $43,990 MLP*
Engine 2.4L Boxer 4 Cyl Petrol
Drivetrain 6 Sp Sports AT RWD
Power 174kW @ 7,000rpm
Torque 250Nm @ 3,700rpm
Safety TBA
0-100kmh / Top Speed Est. 6.7 Secs / Est 215 km/h
CO2 Emissions 201 g/km Euro 5
Economy ADR 8.8L/100km
Economy on test 10.5L/100k
Fuel capacity 50L capacity
Servicing 5Yr / Capped price
Warranty 5yr/ Unlimited km
Roadside Assist 5Yr. 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)



Behind the Wheel 9
Comfort 8
Equipment 8
Performance 8
Ride and Handling 9
Practicality 7
Fit for Purpose 9
Styling / Design 9
Technology/connectivity 8
Value for Money 10


Overall Length 4265mm
Wheelbase 2575mm
Width 1775mm
Height 1310mm
Wheels 18×7.5 Alloy
Tyres 215/40 R18
Max ground clearance Up to 130mm
Turning Circle KTK 10.8m
Boot Capacity Min Bloody small
Boot capacity Max TBC
Kerb Weight 1320kg
Payload (kg) 380
GVM (kg) 1700

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