Is Buying a 2023 Subaru BRZ Worth It?

The Subaru BRZ has provided drivers with power and lots of fun for many years, so there’s no surprise it’s been a success in the industry. Although it’s on the smaller size, it still packs a punch. It’s also equipped with a standard six-speed manual transmission and a low seating position that drivers love. And did you know it shares its build with the Toyota 86? But are there any significant changes for the 2023 model year, or will you be just as happy with a 2022 Subaru BRZ? 

2023 Subaru BRZ specs, changes, and updates

A silver 2023 Subaru BRZ driving
2023 Subaru BRZ | Subaru

According to Car and Driver, Subaru isn’t making any significant changes to the BRZ for the 2023 model year. Meaning, that the new Subaru BRZ will offer very similar specs to the 2022 model year. 

The 2023 Subaru BRZ Premium comes equipped with a track-tested suspension and Torsen limited-slip differential. It also comes powered by a 228-horsepower 2.4-liter SUBARU BOXER engine and is available with a 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.

“The 2.4-liter feels more responsive than the previous model’s 2.0-liter engine, even if it’s not enough to make the BRZ the quickest car in town,” Car and Driver reports.

Inside are features such as keyless access with push-button start, SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, and more.

And like we said before, the 2023 BRZ Limited adds more features you can’t get with the Premium model. Aside from the upgraded wheels and tires, some of the other notable specs include:

  • Leather/Ultrasuede-trimmed upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • LED Steering Responsive Headlights

How much will the Subaru BRZ cost in 2023?

The 2023 BRZ Premium has a starting MSRP of $28,595 (adding an automatic transmission will cost you an additional $1,500). 

If you’re looking for a model with more features, you’ll want to spend the extra $2,500 and go for the Limited. Limited models come equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels in a matte gray finish, Michelin Pilot Sport 4 summer tires, and more.

Finally, if you like the idea of owning the 2023 BRZ Limited but need an automatic transmission, you can expect to spend around $32,795. You’ll also be getting Reverse Automatic Braking and EyeSight Driver Assist Technology.

When can I order a new Subaru BRZ?

If you’re a Subaru enthusiast, you have probably asked yourself, “when will the 2023 Subaru BRZ be available?” As always, you can order and customize the 2023 Subaru BRZ to your liking through the Subaru website. However, it’s already available at dealerships. In April 2022, the company announced that the 2023 BRZ would arrive at Subaru retailers this summer.

Should you buy the 2023 Subaru BRZ or a 2022 model?

It seems like yesterday, but the Subaru BRZ debuted in 2012. Since then, it has not received a redesign until last year in 2022.

If you’ve had your eye on the Subaru BRZ for a while, there’s probably no reason to rush for the 2023 model. It just got a redesign last year, so there aren’t any major differences between the two. You never know; you might even be able to score a 2022 model for a lower price.

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