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The Subaru BRZ and its Toyota sibling made waves in the early 2010s. Subaru’s sports coupe bucked the growing crossover trend by simply being what it is: a rear-driven and front-engine sports coupe with an affordable price tag and a cramped back seat. After nearly a decade on Subaru dealership lots, the folks in charge decided it was time to roll out its replacement. The ’22 Subaru BRZ didn’t deviate from its original formula and just fixed what needed fixing.
The big draw is the BRZ’s new engine. While Subaru stuck with the beloved boxer, the 2.0-liter mill is gone. In its place is a larger 2.4-liter four-cylinder. More displacement and revised tuning help fix some of the previous BRZ’s biggest problems and drastically increases the BRZ’s drivability. The larger boxer sends 228 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels by way of a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic.
On this episode of Quick Spin, host Wesley Wren hops behind the wheel of the 2022 Subaru BRZ and puts it through its paces. Wren walks you around the new coupe before climbing in and highlighting the new interior. Later, Wren takes you on a live recorded drive review of the new BRZ, while Autoweek’s west coast editor Mark Vaughn talks about the price, competition, and more. Closing the show, the two talk about what makes the 2022 Subaru BRZ special.