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2013 Subaru BRZ Premium

2013 Subaru BRZ Review

(0 Stars)  Pure driver’s car.

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New For 2013
Everything. The Subaru BRZ is a new model for 2013. Subaru and Toyota teamed up to build a sports car that’s sold around the world as the BRZ, the Scion FR-S, and the Toyota GT 86. This is exactly the car enthusiasts have been waiting for—2762 pounds, rear-wheel drive, and a six-speed manual transmission. This particular Subaru is more at home on a paved track than a gravel rally route because the BRZ is the only model in Subaru showrooms that isn’t all-wheel drive.
Overview
With the 2013 BRZ, Subaru has given car enthusiasts the world over a reason to be excited again. Although the Germans and the Americans build bigger, heavier, more powerful cars that post amazing performance numbers, the engineers at Subaru and Toyota (the Scion FR-S was developed alongside the BRZ) are offering a light, nimble sports car with just enough power to be fun. That means a 0-to-60-mph time of about seven seconds but a much bigger grin when you enter a curve. Don’t look for a ton of gimmicky equipment here. Subaru pretty much limits the luxury goodies to dual-zone climate control, heated seats, keyless ignition, and Alcantara upholstery. There’s also only one option: an automatic transmission that’s perfectly good but completely against this car’s mission in life—involving the driver. The focus on creating a pure sports car experience means a Torsen limited-slip differential is standard equipment as well as a five-mode traction-control system. Subaru understands this approach isn’t going to appeal to everyone and has set modest sales targets for the car. A pure driver’s car that’s expected to sell in low numbers? Sounds like Subaru has a future collectible classic on its hands. Perhaps that will help you convince your significant other that it’s an investment instead of a toy.

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2013 BRZ Premium Coupe Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.0L Subaru Boxer horizontally opposed 4 DOHC and variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 22 MPG city, 30 MPG highway, 25 MPG combined and 330 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
13.2gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 200 hp @ 7,000 rpm; 151 ft lb of torque @ 6,400 rpm

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'13 Subaru Premium Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
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Vehicle Information Center
  Interior  
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Air Filtration System
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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HID Headlights
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Limited Slip Differential
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Passenger Air Bag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Front Ventilated Seats
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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iPod Connector
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Satellite Radio
  Suspension  
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Sport Suspension
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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Navigation System
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Voice Activated Controls
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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