The 2022 Subaru BRZ is a New Sports Car Designed to Stand Out in an SUV World

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The #SubaruBRZ was always an outlier in the #Subaru lineup. As the company's only RWD car, its bespoke chassis, high-revving engine, and near perfect 50/50 weight distribution made it a huge hit for enthusiasts looking for an entry-level sports car with a big tuning potential. For 2022, the long-awaited second generation #BRZ is here, it gets a new 2.4L NA F-4 with up to 228 HP and 184 lb-ft of torque. Subaru has also given the BRZ a new design inside and out and when it goes on sale next Fall, pricing shouldn't stray too far from the current models under $30k base price.

Redline Reviews
Redline Reviews 10 days ago
A brand new sports car doesn’t come around very often. Especially an affordable one like the BRZ, expect to see Toyota unveil the new 86 very soon. We’re looking forward to seeing how that new 2.4L feels, do you believe Subaru should have gone the turbo route with a higher price tag? Or are you happy they elected to leave it naturally aspirated?
Darrell Willis
Darrell Willis 10 hours ago
@Mateusz Kucharski look bro i have no idea why you even talking to me rn whether on track or street it's still a underpowered shit box. if they give it 310 horsepower that'll make it worth 30 thousand but as it is now for 30 thousand it's a piece of shit🤷🏾‍♂️
Mateusz Kucharski
Mateusz Kucharski 19 hours ago
@Darrell Willis "on the track". For someone fun on normal street is enough.
Mateusz Kucharski
Mateusz Kucharski 19 hours ago
@Darrell Willis "One of the slowest car on the road". Are you on a crack? Maybe it's not the fastest car on the road. But 0-60 in less than 8 sec. is still faster than average, which is about 10 sec. And you visibly don't understand What you read, cause I exactly have written, there is nothong to brag about. Having more power than 200 - 350 hp is pointless on normal street car. If you need more = you wanna brag. It's obvious.
Darrell Willis
Darrell Willis Day ago
@Mateusz Kucharski what does having more power have to do with bragging? it's a brz that car isn't worth bragging about it's one of the slowest cars on the road. Im saying adding more power means you can have more fun on the track
Vivos71 Day ago
@Derek Chesney yea, it's just easier and a lot more affordable to start with a low compression ratio
VAN CItY Hour ago
All new looks?? 😂 😂 😂 To be honest, this is straight up Mazda looks
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton Hour ago
I love the twins and always will. I had a '13 FR-S for 4 years and I miss it every day. This seems like an improvement, but those looks holy moly! This looks like a hodgepodge of a bunch of cars
Alex Foran
Alex Foran 3 hours ago
Looks like an RCF from the back kinda.. but the overall car looks nice and sleek. Well looks like he already said that my bad lol
albert dean castillo
albert dean castillo 8 hours ago
That's a Honda Accord taillight ok
Azeez Davis
Azeez Davis 10 hours ago
car sounds good
Reid Tucker
Reid Tucker 12 hours ago
It's still bullcrap that there is no turbo. The naturally aspirated version could be a Toyota, but this thing deserves at least 300 hp. For all the talk about taking sales away from the WRX and STI, I am not sure. Some buyers need four doors and four wheel drive and want to go fast. I think the FA20 turbo BRZ with the same power but less torque (and less weight obviously) than the old WRX would be ideal. Both the WRX and STI likely to have the FA24 turbo in their next generations, so there would not be any overlap. Also, I will put it out there that the reason cars are becoming so expensive and out of the reach of the enthusiasts that would buy them is because the automakers put so many technology and luxury options in the car that buyers in the segment don't care about. I liked how an old WRX from 2003 or 2004 was sort of crappy on the inside but was still screwed together tight and had good supportive seats. Similarly, as a former 370Z owner, the only tech feature I wish I had was a rear camera because visibility was so bad in the back. The rest of the car was basic but nice to sit in and very reliable. What else do buyers of sporty cars care about besides performance and reliability?
heretic124 14 hours ago
Won't be sold in EU. I have to move out of this eco-fascist place.
Sean 14 hours ago
All we need is the Hyundai Genesis coupe to come back😬👀
PolskaMagnum 15 hours ago
This looks bland too me the first gen looked better
YT1300MF 15 hours ago
“I wish it had a flat bottom steering wheel” 🤦‍♂️ no, just no. This is a back to basics sports car. The last thing they should be adding is pointless RaCEcAr aesthetics (and yes it is aesthetics, as the cockpit is designed for a normal wheel, the only cars that seriously benefit from flat bottom steering wheels are truly cramped cockpits like the Alfa 4C). Frankly, I think it looks damn near perfect. Prettiest car out there until you get to $60k+.
winglessang31 16 hours ago
I mean I like it. I’m not a big fan of the front end. I really think they should have turbocharged it. It’s not cool to buy something that they supposedly addressed the power in like the car and be getting passed by the current generation with a light turbo setup slapped on. If they were going to go bigger displacement they should have went all the way with a turbo.
D.B. 21 hour ago
People must stop moaning about turbos and start celebrating the fact we still have an affordable, RwD, great handling chassis that you can drive hard and rev to its 7/8k redline with a great gearbox!
Thujan Krishnakumar
Thujan Krishnakumar 21 hour ago
I want this. I wish they had a turbo option, as someone who doesn't mind paying 7-10k more. Then again I'm sure there will be aftermarket options.
lapamful 22 hours ago
It would be interesting to see if this still has that torque dip in the middle of the rev range. Although the power is boosted somewhat, the torque is still way down compared to HP (don't know if that indicates anything). Still, it's a much better looking car compared to other cars that we waited so long for, such as the C8 and Supra. Look forward to the full review Sofyan.
Robert 23 hours ago
The things jutting out over the rear wheels aren't to improve aero; they're for reducing the amount of rode debris thrown onto cars behind you.
Kenji Yamamoto
Kenji Yamamoto Day ago
Body kind of reminds of an RX-8
Warren Day ago
Old 86 rear design is way better than this honda rear style. Sincerely
Billy Boy
Billy Boy Day ago
I don't think many men can see themselves driving this little thing. I mean this is embarrassing.
JayR Day ago
William Waller
William Waller Day ago
Hope there still a Toyota version. And hopefully it’s a bit more handsome. I hate the new tail on the car. The Honda Civic tail lights are awful. And they made the hips of the car too narrow. The trunk slopes off into nothing, what looks like 10” short of the tail lights on each side. That makes the car look too narrow at the top of he trunk in the back. That’s evidenced by the fact that they had to give the tail lights a horizontal surface on top of the to kind of fill out the body a bit. Tail lights should only really have a vertical surface as a design element. As for the front, I’m mixed. It’s not bad on its own, but as generational progress from the previous car I think it is a step backward. I think the narrower/more angular headlights of the current model are better looking. But I’m glad to see the black bumper reenforcement/fake grille space gone. That does however make the hood look like the slope at the leading edge is a bit wonky and too steep however. I’ll wait to see one in person. But right now I think the out going model is a far better looking car.
Di Banani
Di Banani Day ago
Mustang GT weighs 500kg more than this car. Its not just about power if car is too heavy
Oldskool Raver
Oldskool Raver Day ago
It looks very weird when looking at it from the side. Still I'm waiting for the new wrx, the only Subaru that matters.
Andre Sitanala
Andre Sitanala Day ago
Best design ever....both exterior n interior.... why subaru can't do better design for other models.............
JustUltRra Day ago
They got rid of the iconic taillights Did not like 3/10
Gerardo V.
Gerardo V. Day ago
Juwan Kitt
Juwan Kitt 2 days ago
Looks like a 2017 Buick Regal in the back..
Jacob Cutrer
Jacob Cutrer 2 days ago
are the apexes always marked in red? Idk why I just now noticed that.
stanton0111 2 days ago
Pretty sure every person asked for a turbo and they still failed to add one in.
Jacky Ye
Jacky Ye 18 hours ago
that would kill wrx and sti sales
Thomas Wyatt
Thomas Wyatt 2 days ago
I'll wait for the RS model. Definitely needs some 38 offset rims and to be lower 2 inches.
Fred Sanke
Fred Sanke 2 days ago
Are you Psy, the Korean singer?
Abel Resi
Abel Resi 2 days ago
Will there be a tS edition for this ‘22?? It makes sense we’d receive one given the two year jumps, but I have not read it specifically from Subi, other than “...will be available in both Limited and ‘PREMIUM’ trims...” Does Premium mean ‘tS’?
Paul B
Paul B 2 days ago
I'm so jealous of the oil filter placement. Thats so cenvenient!
Based? Based on what?
Based? Based on what? 2 days ago
My minivan is faster than this slushbox
Skooma Dealer
Skooma Dealer 2 days ago
DAT A$$!
Keaton M.
Keaton M. 2 days ago
30+k for new BRZ OR 15k for previous model + turbo kit, wheels/tires, big brakes, and an exhaust
Havnar 2 days ago
I foresee myself doing a f4 swap into a 2017 model in 10 years from now
Havnar 2 days ago
god damn it it's ugly...
Lachlan Brodie
Lachlan Brodie 2 days ago
Sooo less power and heavier then a 20 year old s2000 way to go guys, should of been turbo from day one.
Ethan Ryan
Ethan Ryan 2 days ago
Ill stick to my 1st gen brz. New one looks disgusting.
YouLazyButt 2 days ago
Make a sti model with a turbo. Then I will consider it
Derek Chesney
Derek Chesney 2 days ago
Seriously. 17 inch wheels. At 215 width. Shame
Ruben Ionut
Ruben Ionut 2 days ago
What is the new dimensions?
Enrico 2 days ago
It baffles me that 66% of people who bought brz are choosing AT.... I mean you rather buy a freaking Camry if you wanna go D mode
Tiberianexcalibur 2 days ago
Buick Regal rear
708914 2 days ago
Will Toyota be working with Subaru again for their new 86, does anyone have any idea?
Sam Ang
Sam Ang 2 days ago
Looks like BMW, poor inovative new things
Layton S
Layton S 2 days ago
Looks like a Porsche Cayman as they like to go back and fourth designing things together
Connor S
Connor S 2 days ago
Kinda ugly
Liberty Prime
Liberty Prime 2 days ago
“We know you guys want more horsepower so here you go” *gives 20 more hp*
The Vibe
The Vibe 2 hours ago
well it's a new engine so probably no more torque dip. i think overall it's gonna be a better car.
Felipe Jardim
Felipe Jardim Day ago
and 30 ft lbs more torque, at the right places which im sure it will make the car feel more alive than the previous gen, chassis is also 50% stiffer. Its basically a current gen RX8 or S2000 in terms of performace, at a bargain price considering those cars started out at 28k almost 20 years ago.
ChIken Day ago
And a over 40kg 80lbs extra fat.
Anton Parks
Anton Parks 3 days ago
A whole damn year waiting for the reprised BRZ to get produced.
Yussnan84 3 days ago
Corvette in the front Civic on the back *Dissapointed*
Mustafa810 C
Mustafa810 C 3 days ago
does it come in automatic?
Zhekka Mikitchenko
Zhekka Mikitchenko 3 days ago
Horrible exterior design! The BRZ/FRS had a unique design, now it has a mainstream look. Just like multiple previous commentators mentioned, it looks like a mash-up of multiple car designs already out.
Niall Corcoran
Niall Corcoran 3 days ago
looks like shit lmao
mozamel mosmer
mozamel mosmer 3 days ago
Styll going with the 2016 brz wtf is that shit looks like a 350z
RiotRadioFM 3 days ago
7:33 That's a beautiful torque curve. Peak torque hits early and it mostly stays nice and flat towards redline. This should make the car an absolute blast to drive while also making it fun to rev out.
miko foin
miko foin 3 days ago
Honestly amazing
Conscious Robot
Conscious Robot 3 days ago
The dash/control stack design is ugly. It looks hap hazardly cobbled together. There's no real style to it.
miko foin
miko foin 3 days ago
A headscratcher is why I see so many in the city. I have never encountered one on a back road. Outside of the Twisties these are poop (okay stock no turbo these are poop jee
Conscious Robot
Conscious Robot 3 days ago
I love it
Richard Samuel McGravy
Richard Samuel McGravy 3 days ago
Jack Gaffney
Jack Gaffney 3 days ago
228hp!? What a powerhouse 😂
Joey Chan
Joey Chan 3 days ago
Hyundai will copy
Brett B
Brett B 3 days ago
So better exhaust and turbo. You have some power. Cool. I like the new one way better.
Hoofed 3 days ago
Seems like i’m the only one here with a love for the new rear, it’s beautiful
Abraham Ramirez
Abraham Ramirez 3 days ago
Oh so he doesn’t know how to drive stick ?
BigBoyWoogie 3 days ago
A Mazda BRZ? Very Mazda ish appearance.
Zahid Nawaz
Zahid Nawaz 3 days ago
It's good I like it and want one, but now with all that depreciation, the old gen is almost perfect bang to buck ratio vehicle so definitely gonna buy gt 86 after this one starts rolling out. These type of light sports cars have one of the best driving feel and confidence which sometimes you can't even achieve in 100k+ vehicles.
iHateHDs 3 days ago
The rear is an old Acura
scott Woodburn
scott Woodburn 3 days ago
Is the automatic the CVT?
bnj0828 3 days ago
I looks a lot like the new Toyota Supra.
Mc leean
Mc leean 3 days ago
Really was hoping they would go for a 2 door hatch
Bigdre Fromthebay
Bigdre Fromthebay 3 days ago
These are the worst cars lol I’ve had two
steve11377 3 days ago
I have a 2016 FRS and if they don't have the drop in the powerband @4000 rpm - that will be a huge improvement. That being said If they decided to add a turbo and increased to 250-275hp I would be over the moon!
jearss 3 days ago
A headscratcher is why I see so many in the city. I have never encountered one on a back road. Outside of the Twisties these are poop (okay stock no turbo these are poop jeez)
Mauritazu •
Mauritazu • 3 days ago
Still less torque than a screw driver
anani sackey
anani sackey 3 days ago
looks like SubaruBrz have Toyota Supra bloodline
William Lau
William Lau 3 days ago
Is this going to be the same engine used in the wrx?
720p clips
720p clips 3 days ago
Subaru nsx... Rear view.
Ricardo Gutierrez
Ricardo Gutierrez 3 days ago
come on Subaru. We need the STI version
Jeremy 3 days ago
Anyone get Porsche Panamera/Cayman vibes from the front end? I like it. The rear I'm not a huge fan, but hey, we get another generation of rwd sports cars.
Kilbrn 3 days ago
mrdavidwest10 3 days ago
I'll take that 22B thanks!
Corban Twiss
Corban Twiss 3 days ago
I wasn’t looking for an Aston Martin body kit on an RX-8. I am not a fan...
beef creator
beef creator 3 days ago
I KINDA like the sound of this boxer. hopefully it's not fake
Juliojr Music
Juliojr Music 3 days ago
Thats a new miata yallaa wymm
javier rosario
javier rosario 3 days ago
How much ?
bilinas mini
bilinas mini 3 days ago
I don't typically say this, but I actually really like the factory alloy wheels 👍
Earache //
Earache // 4 days ago
But I’ll try to be open minded
Earache //
Earache // 3 days ago
@bilinas mini couldn’t agree more
bilinas mini
bilinas mini 3 days ago
Front looks like rx8 and tail lights looks like new nsx...
Earache //
Earache // 4 days ago
No we have not been waiting we loved the aggressive look of the 1st gen we just wanted more power while keeping a perfectly square engine (boost) !!!!!!!!
djjmann 4 days ago
It looks like a Lexus RC-F and an NSX had a baby...
Charo Leyton
Charo Leyton 4 days ago
Hmmm I have many thoughts of this new brz All of them bad Except for The car not being turbo Thank goodness!!
Kiyora 4 days ago
Glad they are keeping manual even in this day of age
DoubleDeckerAnton 4 days ago
11:31 nice 22B in the background.
DoubleDeckerAnton 4 days ago
It looks really cool. Lovely blue colour.
Kevin 4 days ago
This car does not look 2022 at all
Simon Kiflom
Simon Kiflom 4 days ago
It looks like a Aston Martin and an NSX had a mutant baby.
1hundred Flip
1hundred Flip 4 days ago
The front look like a Porsche lambo mix
Malaki Alkins
Malaki Alkins 4 days ago
To me it looks like Subaru try to make it look like a 2018 Jaguar F type
Myname Isunavailable
Myname Isunavailable 4 days ago
Interior looks so cheap that Nissan 370z feels appreciated.
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