A spin in the 2017 Subaru BRZ reminds us that driving can be more than getting from Point A to Point B. For 2017, the BRZ gets its most significant upgrade since inception, with a more powerful engine, revised suspension tuning, and updates to its interior and instrumentation. Small changes add up to something very big: The BRZ is now more appealing than ever.
What hasn't changed is the reason we find the BRZ so attractive in the first place. This is a classic sports car with crisp steering and sharp handling that forges a special connection between driver and road. It makes a reasonably comfortable and economical daily driver, but it's as a grin-generating weekend car that the BRZ really stands out.
At the heart of the BRZ is a 2.0-liter horizontally opposed boxer four-cylinder engine. BRZs with manual transmissions now generate 205 horsepower and 156 pound-feet of torque, though output for the automatics remains unchanged, at 200 hp and 151 lb-ft. The EPA estimates the BRZ's fuel economy at 25 mpg combined (21 city/29 highway) for manual cars and 27 mpg combined (24 city/33 highway) for the automatics.
Rear-wheel drive is a rarity for the all-wheel-drive specialists at Subaru. And it is this method of power delivery that makes the BRZ fun. The car is exceptionally well balanced, which allows you to explore its handling limits at sane speeds. Subaru has retuned the suspension this year, making it easier to probe those limits and slide the back end of the car around a bit, if that's your thing. The ride is not soft, yet BRZ shoppers will find it fine for daily driving. The noisy cabin is less forgivable. Enthusiasts may gravitate toward the manual transmission but don't dismiss the automatic. It is a great companion for sporty driving, eagerly popping off smooth rev-matched downshifts to keep the engine on the boil.
We have always liked the BRZ's simple interior. For 2017, Subaru added more soft-touch materials in places where limbs are likely to touch. It also revised the instrument cluster and the infotainment system. We've always appreciated its supportive driver seat, but the backseats remain undesirable. Even with the front seats adjusted for shorter drivers, legroom is in short supply. And the center driveline tunnel impedes hiproom. The trunk is also tiny. Maybe it is best to forget the BRZ has a backseat and fold it down to expand the cargo area instead.
Subaru offers three versions of the BRZ: Premium, Limited and the limited-production Series.Yellow trim. The Premium is surprisingly well equipped for a sports car. Limiteds add more features, including suede and leather upholstery. The Series.Yellow is primarily an appearance package. It is a top-of-the-line BRZ with unique black and yellow accents. Edmunds can help find the perfect 2017 Subaru BRZ for you.
2017 Subaru BRZ Overview
The 2017 Subaru BRZ is offered in the following submodels: Coupe. Available styles include Limited 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6M), Series.Yellow 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6M), and Limited 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6A). BRZ models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 BRZ comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual, 6-speed shiftable automatic. The 2017 BRZ comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.
What should I pay for a new 2017 Subaru BRZ?
2017 Subaru BRZ Limited 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
The 2017 Subaru BRZ Limited 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $30260. The average price paid for a new 2017 Subaru BRZ Limited 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6M) is trending $1742 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
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The average savings for the 2017 Subaru BRZ Limited 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6M) is 5.8% below the MSRP.
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Review So I decided to "upgrade" my 2013 BRZ to a newer 2017. Big mistake. The 2017 is terrible compared to the older model. Yeah, it's got a few nice improvements: shark-fin antenna instead of plastic rod (but reception is rather poor), rear backup camera, LED lighting....but the list of what Subaru totally screwed up (in my opinion) is too long to ignore. This is supposed to be a sports car, yet it resists acceleration. Yep, this car is S L O W. It accelerates like a tractor. The standard OEM navigation map is now gone, leaving a large dead area on the dash where a touch screen sits unused. The outside temperature and MPG readings are now buried within a multi-page small digital screen on the dash. The Blue Tooth will not maintain a connection to my iPhone and I've given up re-pairing it every few days. The steering wheel feels like cheap hardened foam compared to the nicer 2013 wheel. Doors don't automatically lock when you start driving as on other makes of cars. You cannot arm the security alarm with doors or trunk open because the alarm will then set off when closing them. The door handle sensor for locking the car hardly ever works, and the sensor for unlocking the car only unlocks the one door rather than the whole car (you need to manually press an unlock button inside to release the other side door). The Home Link auto-dimming rear view mirror still does NOT auto-dim (same poor technology as the 2013, yet Ford has an auto-dimming mirror which does work nicely so it's not unrealistic to expect this to actually work). The Home Link mirror buttons (which still do not work) have been moved from a more-convenient front location to an idiotic non-visible Bottom location. The rear seating area is smaller than the 2013, which was already cramped, so the back seats are pretty much just for show - my kid doesn't even fit back there comfortably so forget about seating 4 adults in the car. Add to all that various rattles and vibrations which just should not be happening on a factory-ordered brand new car. Even the pearl blue color isn't impressive - it's blue, but there really isn't any "pearl" look to it at all. If I knew then what I know now I never would have traded in my 2013 for this disappointment.
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