2018 Subaru BRZ Review

24/33  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
6.8  Sec.
0-60 MPH
6.8  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New For The 2018 Subaru BRZ?

New for 2018, Subaru unleashes the limited edition tS trim of the sporty BRZ 2-door coupe. The tS, "Tuned by STI", features upgraded performance, STI precision tuning and an advanced aerodynamic body kit. Also new for 2018, the Subaru STARLINK multimedia navigation system gets an upgrade with the addition of a 7-inch touchscreen. More importantly, this year the BRZ gets a major tech upgrade with the integration of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, allowing seamless connection to any of your mobile devices.

2018 Subaru BRZ Dashboard

Subaru BRZ Features & Trims

This year's BRZ model line includes three different trims: the Premium, the Limited and the BRZ tS. All three models come standard with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder 6-speed manual transmission Boxer engine. The BRZ's standard ultralight frame is engineered around a balanced low center of gravity designed for maximum agility and handling.

For a base model, the Premium trim is very nicely equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, and an aerodynamic rear spoiler. Sport-tuned MacPherson suspension, a nimble 13:1:1 steering ratio, combined with premium Torsen limited-slip differential, all standard, deliver the superior track-ready performance and handling normally associated with luxury sports cars with a much higher sticker price.

The Limited trim is the only configuration that includes a 6-speed automatic transmission powertrain option that includes paddle shifters and allows up to 33 mpg highway fuel efficiency. Stepping up to Limited adds the highly sought after Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity to the Starlink multimedia navigation system. Premium features such as Alcantara & leather-trimmed interior, LED fog lights, as well as automatic dual climate control provide added comfort and style.

Dubbed "best handling BRZ ever", the tS trim includes a myriad of track-inspired features such as precision STI tuning, premium Brembo brakes, and Sachs high performance suspension. Limited to just 500 production model cars, the tS trim features exclusive 18-inch black alloy STI wheels, an aerodynamic STI exterior body kit highlighted by front, rear and rocker spoilers and a carbon fiber adjustable trunk wing.

Engine and Performance Specs

2018 Subaru BRZ ExteriorThe 2018 BRZ is powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder rear-wheel-drive Boxer engine that cranks out 205 horsepower and 156 lbs-ft of torque. The low-sitting horizontally-aligned configuration of the engine is designed to minimize overall vibration, resulting in increased performance as well as longevity due to reduced engine wear.

The highly efficient direct and port-injected fuel system works in conjunction with on-board dual active valve control technology to deliver a tremendously efficient 100 horsepower per liter, providing optimized power and maximum performance. Boasting an ultra-stiff lightweight chassis that check-ins at 2789 total curb weight, and high performance Macpherson sport tuned suspension, the BRZ is equally comfortable ripping through turns on the track as it is weaving through traffic on city streets.

Features to Keep You Safe on the Roads

2018 Subaru BRZ SafetyLike all Subaru vehicles, the BRZ was engineered with longevity and safety in mind. The BRZ received a 4-star frontal and 5-star rollover crash rating from the NHTSA as well as an overall Good rating from the IIHS, which is more than acceptable given its sport category and small stature.

The Side-curtain 6 airbag system deploys airbags from all angles, including from the side and above, for maximum protection during a collision. Vehicle Stability Control and Brake Assist can automatically detect an impending collision or loss of control and will adjust power and brake input to avoid or minimize a potential accident.

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