Review

Subaru BRZ coupe

£22,495 - £25,495

The Subaru BRZ is one of the most fun-to-drive sports cars on sale today. The car shares many parts with the Toyota GT86, and it competes with models such as the Nissan 370Z, Volkswagen Scirocco and Audi TT. If you're looking for a car that's as much fun to drive as the Subaru, the two-seater Mazda MX-5 and Lotus Elise are also worth a look.

The BRZ does without the sophisticated looks and classy interiors of the Audi and Volkswagen. Instead, Subaru has focused on geting the basics right, so the steering gives you bags of confidence in the bends, a sporty manual gearbox and a rear-wheel-drive setup that allows you to slide the car in corners. Few cars will put a bigger smile on your face when driving down a twisty back road.

Just one engine is available: a 2.0-litre petrol that gives the BRZ a decent turn of speed, but isn’t so quick that it's intimidating. The lack of a diesel option means the BRZ lags behind some of its rivals for fuel economy.

There's only one level of specification, too: SE LUX. That means all models have half-leather trim, heated front seats, cruise control and dual-zone climate control.