Light Effort - 2013 Subaru BRZ Long-Term Road Test

2013 Subaru BRZ Long-Term Road Test

2013 Subaru BRZ: Light Effort

June 14, 2013

2013 Subaru BRZ

One thing that makes our long-term 2013 Subaru BRZ so enjoyable for me is the proximity of all the controls.

As you see here, the turn signal stalk is just a finger's stretch away from the 9 o'clock position on the steering wheel, so I don't even need to move my hand to use it. Similarly, the audio head unit and climate controls are located just to the right of the steering wheel, so I can easily adjust them on my way back from executing a gear change.

The result of this layout is that signaling a turn and lowering the radio volume feel like effortless tasks, and I'm able to devote my mental and physical energies to the primary task of driving the BRZ well. And I find this quite rewarding, even when I'm just commuting to work.

Erin Riches, Deputy Editor @ 16,017 miles


  • legacygt legacygt Posts:

    I would only question the use of the word "easy" in reference to using the BRZ's audio head unit. It wouldn't matter if that touchscreen was in your lap. Hitting those tiny "buttons" while driving is not easy.

  • jederino jederino Posts:

    I much prefer the looks of the Subie, but that head unit is a major detractor, from what I read.

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