2020 Subaru BRZ

While the 2020 Subaru BRZ is a blast to drive its interior and technology does not quite keep up with its competition. While other sports cars have become overly complex, the BRX offers a reprieve thanks to its authentic driving experiences.

Model Options

BRZ Limited and BRZ ts are the two trims available in this 2020 sports car. The ts trim is reintroduced with upgraded handling.  


Numbers say that the BRZ will seat four passengers. Reality kind of contradicts that because only two adults will truly feel comfortable. So, the back seat is better left unused, or used for cargo when it is folded flat. You will enjoy heated front seats on those cold nights and leather trimmed upholstery.  

Drive Time

Automatic transmission will get you an estimated 24 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. Want to run the show with the manual transmission and expect those numbers to drop to 21/29.  

A 2.0-liter flat-four cylinder engine paired with a standard six-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic, powers the BRZ. While it has a tepid acceleration with no engine upgrade, one test proved the BRZ went zero to 60 in 6.2 seconds. Thanks to its great balance and high-fidelity steering every version encourages aggressive driving. With that aggressive driving will come significant engine and freeway noise.   

Tech and Safety

A 7.0-inch touchscreen with an extra USB port in standard on the Limited model. As a whole, the BRZ has better tech than what is offered by its Toyota counterpart. You will lose less than an inch of touchscreen on the other model.   

The good news is that the 2020 BRZ earned a four-star crash-test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The bad news, Subaru does not offer any driver-assistance technologies on this one. Why? Oh, because this is Subaru’s way of avoiding increasing the price or weight of the vehicle.    

Final Thoughts

Well, it comes down to what is more important to you. A fun drive or a safe drive? Remember, the driver-assistance technologies are things like lane assist, emergency braking, etc., so if you are a cautious driver you might be able to do without. I appreciate an aggressive driver so having balance and steering that encourages that is great.  If I am driving a small sports car like the BRZ I don’t plan on having anyone in the back, comfortable seats or not, so the fact that this car is only comfortable for two, is not a turn off for me. If it is for you, I would suggest checking out some of the BRZ’s competitors.     


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