2015 Subaru BRZ | new car review

Posted on Dec 7, 2014 by
2015 Subaru BRZ
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • Outstanding
AEDAED 106,000 - 117,000
  • 5/5 Avg. User Rating

  • Rated 5 stars
  • 1 Review

  • BRZ
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  • Last modified: December 22, 2014
  • Exterior
    Editor: 95%
    User: 71%
  • Interior
    Editor: 90%
    User: 44%
  • Quality
    Editor: 70%
    User: 89%
  • Features
    Editor: 80%
    User: 41%
  • Performance
    Editor: 80%
    User: 78%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 90%
    User: 67%

Review Summary:

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

Pros

Extremely well priced

Cons

Interior materials could be of a higher standard

Looks

The 2015 looks identical to its Toyota 86 cousin and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, because with twin spoke alloys, a hexagonal grille, angular 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

Feels

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

Engineering

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 2015 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 106,000 and rise marginally until topping out at AED 117,000 for the fully-loaded variant.

2014 Subaru BRZ rear

Verdict

When the BRZ was introduced three 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 probably be making a mistake…

2014 Subaru BRZ side

Specifications

Specifications2015 Subaru BRZ
Engine/ Cylinders2.0 litre / 4 cyl
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
200 hp @ 7,000 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
205 Nm @ 6,600 RPM
Tranmission6 speed manual / 6 speed automatic
DriveRear Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h7.6 secs
Top speed220 km/h
PriceAED 106,000 - 117,000

One Response to 2015 Subaru BRZ | new car review

  1. rain jaya kusuma Reply

    February 2, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    • Exterior
      71%
    • Interior
      44%
    • Quality
      89%
    • Features
      41%
    • Performance
      78%
    • Value for money
      67%
    • Rated 5 stars

    need more wide body

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