As sports cars grow in size and complexity, purity of purpose and affordability often fade. Which is why we’re so impressed with the new design of the Subaru BRZ. It delivers enjoyable back-to-basics performance to a wide audience, and it’s Edmunds Top Rated Sports Car for it.
“The Subaru BRZ reminds us all that you don’t need to spend a fortune to enjoy a great drive. It’s the definition of a fun, affordable sports car.”
The tiny BRZ possesses an agility and a balance that is hard to find in sports cars that are three times the size. Thanks to a stiffer chassis, newly available high-performance summer tires and a number of chassis upgrades, the BRZ driver, no matter his skill level, will enjoy capability and confidence. Subaru also added a more powerful engine, making the BRZ faster and easier to drive.
Sure, there are more powerful and flashier sports cars available. But the BRZ manages to deliver the quintessential sports car experience for under $30,000. Even if you load up with the optional automatic transmission and the car’s new collection of advanced driver aids, you still walk out the door for less than $35,000. As a sports car with extraordinary capabilities at an accessible price, the Subaru BRZ makes its way into this year’s Edmunds Top Rated.