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The 2022 Subaru BRZ Just Secured 2 Prestigious Nominations - Can It Win?

The next-generation 2022 Subaru BRZ is now a finalist for the prestigious World Performance Car of the year. Can the sports car win it all?


Is the all-new 2022 Subaru BRZ the best new sports car? The next-generation 2022 Subaru BRZ is now a top-five finalist for the World Performance Car of the year award. The BRZ and the Toyota GR86, are nominated this week and are among the top five finalists in six World Car Awards categories.

A jury of 102 international automotive journalists from 33 countries selected the finalists by secret ballot based on their evaluation of each eligible vehicle “as part of their professional work.” The winners will be announced live at the 2022 New York International Auto Show that runs April 15 through April 24, 2022.

2022 Subaru BRZ, pricing, specs, features
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The 2022 BRZ has some serious competition. Here are the top-five finalists for the World Performance Car of the year.

Audi e-tron GT
Porsche 911 GT3
Subaru BRZ / Toyota GR86
Volkswagen Golf GTI/R

The 2022 Subaru BRZ and Toyota GR86 are also among the top ten finalists for the 2022 World Car of the Year (WCOTY) award.

2022 Subaru BRZ, pricing, specs, features
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The 2022 World Car of the Year top ten finalists

Audi Q4 e-tron
Cupra Formentor
Ford Mustang Mach-E
Genesis G70
Honda Civic
Hyundai Ioniq 5
Hyundai Tucson
Kia EV6
Lexus NX
Subaru BRZ / Toyota GR86

Why the 2022 BRZ has a chance to win

The 2022 BRZ gets a complete redesign from the ground up and is powered by a new naturally-aspirated direct and port fuel injection 2.4-liter Boxer engine. The BRZ is still the most affordable rear-drive sports car around the globe.

What is the price of the 2022 Subaru BRZ?

The new 2022 Subaru BRZ Premium with a 6-speed manual gearbox has a starting price of $28,955. BRZ Premium with an automatic transmission starts at $30,555. The Limited (6-speed manual) has a starting MSRP of $31,455. The Limited with an automatic transmission starts at $33,255. All pricing includes destination and delivery fees.

The 2022 BRZ is popular with sports car enthusiasts

Because of its affordability and new design, the 2022 BRZ is a big success and has already sold out because the sports car’s initial order allotment was met. Subaru of America has stopped 2022 BRZ orders, and a report from Kelly Blue Book says if you want a new BRZ, you’ll have to wait a year.

KBB says, “Subaru has taken as many orders as it can fill for the 2022 model.” A report from CarsDirect says Subaru of America stopped accepting orders for the 2022 BRZ on January 13.

The second-generation 2022 Subaru BRZ is lighter, faster, safer, and stays affordable with a new trim level that costs less than the previous generation price. Subaru of America is selling as many as they can get. The BRZ has an excellent shot at the WCOTY award. Stay tuned.

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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role working with every major car brand. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check out Subaru Report where he covers all of the Japanese automaker's models. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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