No Fun for Feet - 2013 Subaru BRZ Long-Term Road Test

2013 Subaru BRZ Long Term Road Test

2013 Subaru BRZ Limited: No Fun for Feet

October 16, 2012


We've seen that child safety seats and bikes will fit in the back of our BRZ.  I can now tell you that this 5-foot, 3.5-inch editor fits in the back seat. Having occasionally curled myself into the rear of Porsche 911s and other bitty-backseat cars, I had to try the BRZ out.

The discomfort, oddly enough, wasn't from inadequate leg room. With the front passenger seat in a quasi-normal position, my knees barely brushed its back. The backseat itself is nicely bucketed and has good lumbar support. The problem is that the low-slung front seat has no clearance. It felt like I was pushing my feet into a nicely padded, but really constricting ski boot. I could only make my feet fit completely under the seat by going pigeon-toed. That would be hard on the knees after a while.

No one is trying to sell the BRZ as a family car. But if any BRZ-loving buyer tries to con his or her co-signer into thinking that it would be a fine car for three or four people in a pinch, I can report that pinch is indeed the operative word.

Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor @5,914 miles

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