Over the years, Subaru has earned a loyal following for building vehicles that deliver steadfast practicality and all-weather mobility. But every now and again, this Japanese company gets in touch with its wilder side. The latest result is the Subaru BRZ, a small sport coupe that bucks many Subaru traditions.
For starters, the sleek-looking BRZ is only available with rear-wheel drive, a major departure for a company that prides itself on offering all-wheel drive as standard equipment. The engine isn’t even turbocharged, even though Subaru typically applies this technology to its high-performance models.
For all this, the Subaru BRZ has a lot to offer as a performance model, including exceptional handling, sleek styling and compelling value. For the first time in more than two decades, shoppers looking for an inexpensive sport coupe finally have an excellent reason to buy a Subaru.