The best feature of the 2019 Subaru BRZ may very well be the drive that awaits.
Base models aren’t spartan, but they’re just average. Its 6.2-inch touchscreen is helpful, but times change and screens get bigger. The upgraded 7.0-inch touchscreen that’s new on Limited models is better, but we stop short of giving it a point. In the end, it’s a wash at 5. (Read more about how we rate cars.)
This year, the boy-racer tS version is gone, replaced with a Series.Gray special edition that’s likely gone too—only 250 were sold here.
That means for most buyers there’s just a choice between base Premium or Limited coupes.
The base Premium package is our pick for its value, starting at $26,680 including mandatory destination fees.
The 2019 Subaru BRZ Premium includes the 6.2-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth connectivity, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, power features, automatic headlights, 17-inch wheels, and cloth upholstery. The Premium’s touchscreen skips Android Auto or Apple CarPlay compatibility, although Subaru’s native system is fairly straightforward and easy to understand.
The Limited trim level is the only way to get an automatic transmission in the BRZ, and it costs $29,530, including destination. The BRZ Limited adds synthetic suede inserts into the upholstery, heated front seats, fog lights, keyless ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, and an upgraded 7.0-inch touchscreen with navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and cloud-based applications.
An automatic transmission adds $1,100 to the bottom line of the Premium version. A Performance Package adds $1,195 to manual-equipped cars and subs in special dark gray wheels, beefier brakes, and stiffer shocks.
(Guess which package we’d add to our sports coupe?)
The lucky few who snapped up all 250 Series.Gray versions of the BRZ got special wheels, interior accents, badges added to performance package-equipped BRZ Limited cars for $31,025—if not more.
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