2013 Subaru BRZ Long Term Road Test


2013 Subaru BRZ: Nice To Be Part of the Subaru Club

March 7, 2013

2013 Subaru BRZ

Recently, I wrote an update about how few people seem to know what our 2013 Subaru BRZ is, even if they do like the way it looks. Well, I should update that observation slightly with the following: Subaru Impreza WRX drivers definitely know what our BRZ is.

While driving our Subaru BRZ, I've gotten grins and thumbs from just about every other WRX driver I've seen on the road. I never really thought of it before, but it's actually kind of cool to be part of the "Subaru club" particularly because a lot of WRX owners are really into their cars. The BRZ naturally speaks the car enthusiast language.

I'm not sure if I'd get the same reaction from WRX drivers in a Scion FR-S. (Granted, it's not easy to tell the two cars apart from a distance.) Additionally, though, I don't think there's nearly as strong of a built-in fraternity feeling with the Scion brand as there is with Subaru.

Thinking about it, this would be a reason, albeit a minor one, for me to consider buying the BRZ over the FR-S.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 11,702 miles

Research Models

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Edmunds Insurance Estimator

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

$132 per month*
* Explanation
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific