Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Subaru BRZ Premium

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Subaru BRZ Premium
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3: Infotainment System sucks

The interior of the BRZ is modern, if uninspiring. The stereo head-unit highlights this conundrum. It’s a big touch-screen, but has glare and is frustrating to use. It’s slow, and not intuitive, with tiny buttons, and poor graphics on the navigation screen. Additionally, with the lack of steering-wheel mounted controls, you needed to take your eyes off the road to use the touch-screen, and hitting the wrong on-screen button (which happened often) is a further distraction.

Furthermore, the car doesn’t have an integrated mic, so just beside the vanity mirror is this strange looking microphone, which looks absolutely tragic in a brand new, 2013 vehicle.

  • 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.