Review

Subaru BRZ coupe

Price  £26,495 - £27,995

Subaru BRZ coupe

reviewed by Carbuyer

Pros
  • Brilliant fun to drive
  • Lots of performance at high revs
  • Stylish and fuel efficient
Cons
  • Gruff-sounding engine
  • Average cabin quality
  • Not much low down grunt

The Subaru BRZ is one of the best sports cars to go on sale in recent years. It's a rear-wheel drive coupe that doesn't cost the earth to buy and puts the driver at the centre of the action. It is the product of a joint venture with Toyota that has also produced the GT86 – and both cars are good looking, brilliant fun to drive and surprisingly economical. In many ways the BRZ sits in a sector of the market that used to be dominated in the Eighties by affordable coupes like the Toyota Celica and Ford Capri. These days, rivals include the rear-wheel drive Nissan 370Z and front-drive coupes like the Volkswagen Scirocco and Audi TT.