Think about Subaru and you automatically, and rightly, also think of all-wheel drive. This model, the 2023 Subaru BRZ sports coupe, is the sole exception to that amply proven formula for success. Built on a front-drive platform shared with Toyota, and fitted snugly with Subaru’s horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine, the BRZ offers no AWD capability. It’s been a reliable boy toy with consistent sales, and the new-generation 2023 BRZ has 228 standard horsepower from its 2.4-liter engine.
With a standard six-speed manual transaxle, the base BRZ Premium has a base MSRP of $28,595 with the six-speed automatic version weighing in at $30,095. A better-equipped Limited version is also offered with both powertrains starting at $31,095. The STARLINK infotainment system is standard across the BRZ board and EyeSight Driver Assist Technology is standard with the automatic, optional otherwise.