The Subaru BRZ coupe is not the most powerful sports car. It’s not one of the cheapest coupes you’ll find at a dealership. And it’s not even that popular when it comes to performance cars. But it is one of the most likeable sports cars out there. The 2022 Subaru BRZ Limited is an affordable, lightweight, rear-wheel drive sports coupe that’s fun to drive and comfortable to sit in.
Several reviewers have called the 2022 BRZ the best first sports car money can buy. Keep reading to see why.
The improvements of the new BRZ 2022 make it a more competitive sports car
The Subaru BRZ’s history is quite short – about 10 years so far – and in that time it has stayed about the same. However, Subaru’s redesign for the second generation of the BRZ has made the BRZ Limited a particularly tempting choice.
Improved Subaru BRZ specifications are due to a new 2.4-litre engine that increases horsepower but not torque. Enthusiasts hoped for a turbo engine for the second generation, but that has not yet happened. This four-cylinder engine can be found on both the Premium and Limited BRZ and helps this small sports coupe compete with rivals such as the upcoming 2023 Honda Civic Type R.
The 2022 BRZ Limited price starts at $30,495, but you can find a cheaper model in the Premium, which starts at $27,995.
Redline Reviews gives the 2022 Subaru BRZ Limited a ‘must-see’ rating
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Sofian Bey of Redline Reviews called the 2022 BRZ Limited a “must-see” sports car. Although the latest Subaru coupe got what it considers a “heavy refresh” rather than a completely redesigned design, it brought welcome improvements without altering the soul of the car.
While not the most powerful sports car, the BRZ offers something that many other performance cars offer: accessibility. Bey calls the new Subaru BRZ Limited coupe “an easy car to drive”, but he clearly had a lot of fun behind the wheel.
Interior Subaru BRZ Limited is ‘not luxurious’
While the 2022 Subaru BRZ Limited is the fully loaded model, Bey claims the interior is “definitely not luxurious — not the most refined either.” This is somewhat surprising given Limited’s $30,000 sticker price. However, the host of Redline Reviews says the BRZ Limited’s interior has “everything younger buyers are looking for”.
And it’s far from barebones. The smooth, streamlined interior features leather and suede at most contact points, with premium audio and a wide touchscreen for radio and smartphone media. Integrated safety and driver assistance features helped the 2022 BRZ Limited achieve an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating.
2022 Subaru BRZ Limited vs Premium
What is the difference between Subaru BRZ Limited and Premium? Check out some trim level highlights:
- The BRZ Premium comes standard with fabric seat covers
- The BRZ Limited offers leather and Ultrasuede® finished upholstery as standard
- The more expensive Limited trim level offers a more advanced sound system
- Both BRZ trim levels come standard with a manual transmission – an automatic is available
In the video above, Bey points out that the 2022 BRZ Premium “comes with most of the features you could want”. However, it’s only a few thousand more to upgrade to the BRZ Limited and get some extras.
If you’re looking for more, the aftermarket offers thousands of options for a custom Subaru BRZ.
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