2013 Subaru BRZ Long Term Road Test


2013 Subaru BRZ: Another Use for the Rear Seats

November 26, 2012

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There is no legroom behind the 2013 Subaru BRZ's driver seat when I'm sitting in it. For optimum comfort, I put it all the way back on its track. If I'd been in Brent's car seat situation, I might have had to call for a cab.

Thing is, those small bucket seats do give you some possibilities for secure storage that you wouldn't get with a large open hatch. For example, on Thursday, they transported a couple pumpkin pies for a distance of 30 miles with no damage to the deliciously flaky crusts.

However, I also had a 20-pound roasted turkey in tow, and since I couldn't trust it not to distribute its juices throughout the carpeted trunk, that left me with one alternative.

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My passenger got to hold the turkey.

He reported that seat comfort was excellent, by the way, and says that it contributes to the car's suitability for daily-driver use. But he also feels that road noise levels are high in the BRZ -- high enough to deter him from buying one. I agree with him that this is not a quiet car, but to my ears, it's about average among the sporty coupes and sport compacts in this price range and still significantly more serene than an STI or Evo.

Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 7,913 miles

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