2013 Subaru BRZ Long Term Road Test

2013 Subaru BRZ: My Subaru Touch

August 01, 2012


Remember when I ripped on our Scion FR-S for not having steering wheel audio controls and clumsy head unit buttons. I take it back (except for the missing wheel controls). Not because I think they're good, no, because the BRZ's is so much worse.

First off, the virtual buttons are small. I don't have sausage-like fatty fingers, either. Secondly, the buttons are seldom responsive. It takes a couple of tries to get a track to skip forward. Perhaps they should have taken a look to the Hyundai/Kia interfaces for inspiration?
At least the sound quality is decent.

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 1,800 miles

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2013 Subaru BRZ in VA is:

$131 per month*
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