2013 Subaru BRZ Limited Automatic Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2013 Subaru BRZ - Road Test Specs

2013 Subaru BRZ Coupe

(2.0L 4-cyl. 6-speed Automatic)


Year Make Model2013 Subaru BRZ Limited 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
Vehicle TypeRWD 2dr 4-passenger Coupe
Base MSRP$29,365


ConfigurationLongitudinal, front midengine, rear-wheel drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, direct- and port-injected flat-4, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,998/121
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)12.5
Redline, indicated (rpm)7,400
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)200 @ 7,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)151 @ 6,400
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic
Transmission ratios (x:1)I=3.538, II=2.060, III=1.104, IV=1.00, V=0.713, VI=0.582
Final-drive ratio (x:1)4.10


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeElectric power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)13.12
Tire make and modelMichelin Primacy HP
Tire typePerformance front and rear
Tire size215/45R17 87W
Wheel size17-by-7 inches front and rear
Wheel materialPainted alloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearVentilated disc

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)3.2
0-45 mph (sec.)5.4
0-60 mph (sec.)7.9
0-75 mph (sec.)11.3
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.8 @ 91.3
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)7.6
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)3.5
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)5.6
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)8.2
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)11.3
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)16.0 @ 90.9
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)7.8
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)30.0
60-0 mph (ft.)117.0
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)67.2
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON65.6
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.88
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.89
Sound level @ idle (dB)42.6
@ Full throttle (dB)80.8
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)71.5
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)2,400

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsBrake torque does little to improve acceleration times, but manual shifts happen quick enough to use during testing, which is rare. Rev-matched downshifts.
Braking commentsSolid, consistent pedal. Some fade over the five runs, but pedal remained solid.
Handling commentsSlalom: Superb steering effort, feel and feedback. Lacks outright grip to be amazing here, but balance is good. A fun car even if it's not posting records. Skid pad: Very easy to overheat tires, which changes balance dramatically toward oversteer. Otherwise, it has the same fun, rewarding and communicative experience we're used to.

Testing Conditions

Test date6/26/2012
Test locationCalifornia Speedway
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)78.8
Relative humidity (%)21.3
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)28.6
Wind (mph, direction)3.0
Odometer (mi.)4,077
Fuel used for test91-octane gasoline
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)35/35

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)25 city/34 highway/28 combined
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)13.2

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)2,882
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)2,800
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)56/44
Length (in.)166.7
Width (in.)69.9
Height (in.)50.6
Wheelbase (in.)101.2
Track, front (in.)59.8
Track, rear (in.)60.6
Turning circle (ft.)35.4
Legroom, front (in.)41.9
Legroom, rear (in.)29.9
Headroom, front (in.)37.1
Headroom, rear (in.)35.0
Shoulder room, front (in.)54.5
Shoulder room, rear (in.)51.7
Seating capacity4
GVWR (lbs.)3,748
Ground clearance (in.)4.9


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles

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