Slower Than Claimed - 2013 Subaru BRZ Long-Term Road Test

2013 Subaru BRZ Long Term Road Test

2013 Subaru BRZ Limited: Slower Than Claimed

September 11, 2012


There's a residential street in my neighborhood that provides a quicker east-west route than two more heavily traveled roads nearby. Inevitably, people push the speed limit of 25 mph, putting kids, bicyclists, pedestrians and other drivers at a bit more risk.

In an attempt to get people to reel in their acceleration, the city posted a radar-driven "Your Speed" sign. It does raise driver awareness -- for a few seconds, anyway.

Last night I discovered that our BRZ fibs a bit. According to the sign, its speedometer reading is 2 mph higher than its real speed. (The radar speed sign is pretty accurate, based on tests of other Edmunds cars, two personal cars and a bicycle).

I'm guessing Dan's AEV ProCal can't be pressed into service here, so we'll just have to consider the misread as a ticket buffer.

How about your cars' speedometers. Are they dead on?

Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor @4,475 miles.

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