2014 Subaru BRZ | new car review

Posted on Apr 28, 2014 by
2014 Subaru BRZ
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • Outstanding
AEDAED 117,000 - 126,000
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  • Last modified: December 10, 2014
  • Exterior
    Editor: 95%
  • Interior
    Editor: 90%
  • Quality
    Editor: 70%
  • Features
    Editor: 80%
  • Performance
    Editor: 80%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 90%

Review Summary:

The lovechild of engineers and designers from Toyota and , the BRZ is a rear wheel sports that is reasonably priced and offers a tonne of sideways fun.


Extremely well priced


Interior materials could be of a higher standard


The 2014 Subaru BRZ looks identical to its Toyota 86 cousin and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing because with twin spoke alloys, a hexagonal grille, slanted head lamps, a massive rear diffuser, a spoiler on the boot decklid and an overall low slung stance, the BRZ is a real head turner!

2014 Subaru BRZ front


It’s all about keeping weight to a minimum and if you were looking for anything apart from plastic, you’d be highly disappointed. Staying true to its sporting roots, the seating position is low, with seats that flex massive bolsters along the shoulders, sides and thighs. The dashboard and centre console  are rather simple, housing a minimum number of switches, knobs and buttons.

2014 Subaru BRZ gauge


A combination of skinny tires, a lightweight body and an engine powerful enough to make the BRZ kick its tail out is what sets the Japanese coupe apart. Fitted with a Torsen limited-slip differential, the differential works to help the driver better stay on a line when carrying out high-speed turns.

2014 Subaru BRZ top

On offer

Under the hood, the 2014 Subaru BRZ houses a 2.0 litre BOXER 4 cylinder engine that coughs up 200 horsepower at 7,000 RPM and 205 Nm of torque at 6,600 RPM. Matched to a rear wheel drive platform, the BRZ is available with either a 6 speed manual transmission, or a 6 speed automatic with paddle shifters located behind the steering wheel. Prices start out at an extremely reasonable AED 117,000 and rise marginally until topping out at AED 126,000 for the fully-loaded variant.

2014 Subaru BRZ rear


When the BRZ emerged two years ago, manufacturers were left baffled and today, it’s the exact  same story. With no direct competitor to the BRZ, choices are narrowed down to the significantly more expensive Nissan 370Z and the Hyundai Genesis Coupe. You could always go the other way and consider a hot hatch for the same amount of money as the BRZ, but then again, you’d be making a mistake…

2014 Subaru BRZ side

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