Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Subaru BRZ Premium

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Subaru BRZ Premium

1:Automatic is fantastic

While the enthusiast option is, and always will be the six-speed manual, its not for everyone. Luckily the automatic transmission available in the BRZ is telepathic in its shift-logic, and one of the quickest non dual-clutch units we’ve ever experienced.

The car as a whole has a well balanced feel and when the transmission is put into ‘Sport’ mode, it results in quicker and more aggressive downshifts. The engine can even rev all the way to the redline when put into manual mode. To control shifting, the tactile paddles behind the steering wheel are far more enjoyable than the gear-stick’s ‘up-down’ gesture.

  • bobdevo

    Disagree on the trim.  The Premium makes more sense to me.  The leather interior is not that nice, the heated seats add weight, the spoiler doesn’t create any actual downforce.  The stock controls are simple and work nicely, and who needs dual climate control in a car in which you can reach both doors without stretching?   Plus, you can take the extra $2,000 the Limited trim costs and buy a good cold air intake (upping horsepower by 10+ and getting better engine sound) and a full set of wheels and snow tires for winter.

  • A Bach

     But you do HAVE to love the push button ignition

  • bobdevo

     Point taken.


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