It’s official: The 2023 Subaru BRZ will hit the market by August. This little sports car bargain can make a great purchase for anyone looking for affordably priced performance. But just how much will a fully loaded 2023 Subaru BRZ set you back? Read on to find out.
Overview of the 2023 Subaru BRZ
The 2023 Subaru BRZ is a sports coupe that offers powerful performance. It comes in two trims: Premium and Limited.
The BRZ’s new 2.4-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder boxer engine produces 228 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, which is plenty to get this little car up to speed in a hurry. Car and Driver testers zoomed from 0 to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds in the 2023 BRZ, shaving nearly a full second off the time of the previous model. Choose between a six-speed automatic or manual transmission for a traditional sports car feel.
This little coupe also boasts decent gas mileage. It gets around 30 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg in the city.
How much is a fully loaded 2023 Subaru BRZ?
Let’s say you’ve decided to purchase a fully loaded 2023 Subaru BRZ with all the available options from the factory. How much can you expect to pay? The starting price for the range-topping Limited trim is $31,095, according to Subaru. But adding all of the available accessories will significantly increase the cost.
For example, choosing the six-speed automatic transmission over the manual will add $1,700. A rear bumper diffuser will set you back almost $700, and the auto-dimming mirror with Compass and HomeLink costs an additional $400.
Throw in the wheel lug nut and lock set, footwell illumination kit, and other available accessories, and a fully loaded 2023 Subaru BRZ will cost you around $35,337. Destination and delivery charges could bring that total to around $36,357, although those fees vary by state.
Which trim should you buy?
The two available 2023 Subaru BRZ trims — Premium and Limited — have names that somewhat belie their offerings. Believe it or not, the Limited provides more features than the Premium.
And all of the Limited’s extra features prompted Car and Driver to recommend the higher-priced trim. The extras that come with the Limited include 18-inch aluminum wheels (the Premium has 17-inch wheels), summer tires, and blind-spot monitoring.
The Limited trim also has leather/Ultrasuede-trimmed upholstery, heated side mirrors, and LED steering responsive headlights. Steering responsive headlights allow you to see better around corners because they aim in the direction you steer, greatly enhancing road safety. Heated side mirrors also improve safety by making it simple to remove snow, fog, or ice that might impede your ability to use the mirrors.
Given the importance of those additional features, it’s not surprising C/D recommends that BRZ buyers spring for the higher-priced trim. Though the Limited starts at $31,095 (versus the $28,595 MSRP for the Premium), the number of extras that come standard on the Limited are well worth the additional cost.