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Subaru WRX vs. Subaru BRZ Review

Subaru WRX vs. Subaru BRZ Review

Subaru has a fantastic reputation for offering great performance vehicles. However, if you are in the market for a new Subaru, you may be struggling to decide between the Subaru WRX and BRZ. There is only one way to truly decide with a head to head Subaru WRX vs. Subaru BRZ review.


With the new Subaru price tag of just $37,150 driveaway, it is easy to see the appeal of this great model. However, a Subaru BRZ review will not mention that the WRX is available from $38,990 plus on the road costs. This small price difference means that price should not be a major consideration when comparing the two models head to head. With regards to value, the WRX has never been priced more competitively. The new pricing schedule means that there is an internal battle between the two powerhouse Subaru models. This small pricing difference means that you need to focus on performance and equipment rather than just looking at the price tag.


The WRX comes equipped with climate control, 17-inch alloys, Bluetooth connectivity, six-speaker audio system, sports seats and multifunction digital instrument panel. This new panel allows you to display a range of parameters such as torque split and turbo boost while on the road. On the other hand, the new Subaru BRZ price will get you a very reasonable package. This two door Coupe is the only vehicle in the Subaru range with rear wheel drive. It is equipped with 17-inch alloys, sports seats, six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise and climate control. This package stacks up well with the WRX, and while it is missing the digital display, it does feature push button start.


The WRX is powered with a four cylinder 2.0-litre turbo engine delivering 197 kW of power and 350 Nm torque. This engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission and all-wheel drive to deliver fuel economy of 9.2 litre per 100 kilometres. The BRZ also has a four-cylinder 2.0-litre engine but without the turbo it offers 147 kW of power and 205 Nm of torque. This option is also paired with a six-speed manual transmission and can deliver 7.8 litres per 100 kilometres fuel economy.

Inside the Cabin:

While the statistics for both models are similar, inside the cabin is where the most noticeable differences appear. Obviously the BRZ is a two door coupe while the WRX is a four-door sedan. This does have a massive impact on the cabin. The two plus two seating arrangement of the BRZ does compromise the everyday practicality of the
vehicle. There is limited space in the back seats and boot space is limited. The WRX has a much more spacious cabin that is more practical for conventional use.

If you would like to know more about the WRX or BRZ, contact us. Our sales team would be delighted to answer any Subaru BRZ review questions or arrange for you to test drive the vehicles and determine which is best suited to your particular preferences.

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