Subaru introduced the 2022 BRZ last year and now the company has announced the redesigned coupe will start at $27,995.
Set to arrive at U.S. dealerships this fall, the entry-level BRZ Premium features a sportier exterior with LED headlights and 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in summer performance tires.
Drivers sit behind a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel and find themselves looking at a new 7-inch digital instrument cluster. To their right is an 8-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.
Other highlights include cloth sport seats with red stitching, alloy pedals, and an Active Sound Control system that “enhances engine sound within the cabin for a more engaging driving experience.” Drivers will also find cruise control, power windows / locks, a dual-zone automatic climate control system, and a keyless access system with a push-button ignition.
Rounding out the highlights are a rearview camera and a new tire pressure monitoring system. The latter allows two different sets of wheels to be registered and this allows the system to tell the difference between summer and winter setups.
Motivation is provided by a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 228 hp (170 kW / 231 PS) and 184 lb-ft (249 Nm) of torque. It’s connected to a six-speed manual transmission, but a six-speed automatic is available for an additional $1,600.
While enthusiasts will likely opt for the stick, models equipped with the automatic gearbox have an EyeSight suite of driver assistance systems. It includes adaptive cruise control, high beam assist, lane departure warning and a pre-collision braking system. They’re joined by sway warning and lead vehicle start alert.
Sitting at the top of the range is the $30,495 BRZ Limited. It features steering responsive headlights and larger 18-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 summer performance tires.
Bigger changes occur in the cabin as the model has heated front seats with ultrasuede upholstery and leather bolsters. Buyers will also find illuminated vanity mirrors, fancier door panels as well as an upgraded infotainment system with StarLink Connected Services. Last but not least, the Limited has blind spot detection with lane change assist and rear cross traffic alert.
The powertrain carries over, but the automatic transmission costs $1,800. That’s $200 more than on the BRZ Premium, but the Limited variant adds reverse automatic braking to its suite of driver assistance systems.
Note: Prices exclude a $960 destination charge