2017 Subaru BRZ Priced at $26,315 | Edmunds

2017 Subaru BRZ Priced at $26,315

CHERRY HILL, New Jersey — The updated 2017 Subaru BRZ coupe will arrive at Subaru dealerships in September, with a starting price of $26,315, including an $820 destination charge, Subaru of America announced on Thursday.

The price reflects a $125 increase over the 2016 BRZ. The 2016 BRZ is priced at $26,190, including a $795 destination charge.

The top-of-the-line 2017 BRZ 2.0 Series.Yellow is priced at $30,515, including shipping.

The 2017 BRZ Premium and Limited models hit showrooms in September, followed by the BRZ 2.0 Series.Yellow and Performance Package-equipped models in early 2017.

The 2.0 Series.Yellow is limited to 500 units and features a yellow exterior, black badging and exterior mirrors, and 17-inch black aluminum-alloy wheels. Other details include Sachs Performance shock absorbers and an upgraded brake system with Brembo four-piston calipers and rotors on the front and dual-piston calipers and rotors on the rear.

The $1,195 Performance Package is available on the Limited model with the six-speed manual transmission. The package bundles Brembo brake calipers and larger brake rotors, Sachs Performance shock absorbers and 17-inch black aluminum-alloy wheels.

Exterior updates on the 2017 BRZ include new full-LED headlights and a standard aluminum rear spoiler in matching body color and black finish on all models.

The 2017 BRZ receives updated coil springs and dampers, along with a larger rear stabilizer bar. Additional reinforcements to the chassis were added to the strut tower brakes, transmission cross-member plate and rear wheel housings to increase rigidity.

The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine in the BRZ is updated with new valves, camshaft and cylinder heads.

Subaru said engine output in models with the six-speed manual transmission is increased from 200 to 205 horsepower.

The BRZ's "Sport" model has been renamed "Track" model as a result of the changes.

Now standard on all models is Incline Start Assist, which prevents the car from rolling back on an incline.

Key BRZ rivals include the Mazda MX-5 Miata, Hyundai Genesis Coupe and the Toyota 86, the rebadged version of the outgoing Scion FR-S coupe. The FR-S is a sister vehicle to the BRZ.

Edmunds says: Performance enthusiasts in the market for an affordable sports car will find a modest price increase on the 2017 BRZ and some significant upgrades.

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