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Car and Driver Says Subaru BRZ Coupe Is “Engineered To Delight”

The Subaru BRZ picked up another award. Check out what Car and Driver says about the hot new sport coupe. Is the BRZ the best sports car for you?

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Subaru of America (SOA) announced that Car and Driver selected the Subaru BRZ for its annual 10Best Cars honor in 2024. I cover the awards yearly; this is the coupe’s third consecutive award. C&D editors note its performance and value among higher-priced competitors.

Car and Driver says, “Manual, rear-drive, and engineered to delight, drivers looking for affordable performance need to look no further than the Subaru BRZ,” said Editor-in-Chief Tony Quiroga.

2024 Subaru BRZ is a top Car and Driver pick

How was the Subaru BRZ selected?

The 10Best Cars of 2024 nominees consist of all-new, significantly updated vehicles and 10Best winners from 2023. All must cost less than $110,000 in base configuration and be on sale by January 31, 2024. 

After a week of driving every new car that meets those criteria, the editors voted on a scale from zero to 100, discarded the high and low votes, and averaged the remaining scores to arrive at the 10Best Cars.

2024 Subaru BRZ tS sitting on the track

Subaru BRZ highlights

  • The latest-generation Subaru BRZ nets high praise as an affordable, fun sports car
  • Editors at Car and Driver noted that the BRZ coupe is “engineered to delight.”
  • The new 2024 Subaru BRZ tS arrives this year
  • 2024 Subaru BRZ starts at $30,195

“To be recognized by the experts at Car and Driver three years in a row is incredibly high praise,” said Subaru of America President and COO Jeff Walters. “The exceptional value and feeling they found in the BRZ coupe is part of Subaru’s DNA.”

The 2024 Subaru BRZ is now better for driving enthusiasts. Subaru dropped an automatic trim level and added another manual gearbox for fans. Subaru BRZ now has only one automatic transmission in the BRZ Limited trim. 

Subaru dropped the automatic transmission in the Premium trim, and the new 2024 BRZ tS comes with a manual shifter. Subaru can use the automatic because, for the first time, Subaru’s EyeSight driver assist technology is compatible with a manual transmission. The safety tech is now standard across the BRZ model line. 

For 2024, the rear-drive BRZ sport coupe is offered in three trim levels: Premium, Limited, and the new tS.

What is the price of the 2024 Subaru BRZ?

The BRZ Premium with a 6-speed manual gearbox has a starting price of $31,315. BRZ Limited (6-speed manual) has a starting MSRP of $33,815. The Limited with an automatic transmission starts at $34,765. The new BRZ tS MSRP starts at $36,465. Prices include destination and delivery fees ($1,120). 

My Take.

I’ve driven many Subaru BRZs, and the manual gearbox is the sports car to buy. The automatic is for those who drive in stop-and-go traffic and don’t want to shift the whole time. For driving enthusiasts, the BRZ 6-speed manual transmission is their only option, in my opinion.

I always have one question: did Subaru give the 2024 BRZ any additional engine upgrades? The answer is no. All 2024 BRZ trim levels come with a 2.4-liter direct-injection Boxer engine producing 228 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque.

Subaru of America says the 2024 BRZ will arrive in U.S. showrooms early next year. Car and Driver says the 2024 Subaru BRZ coupe Is “engineered to delight.”

Your turn.

Will you check out the new BRZ tS trim level when it arrives next spring? 

Thanks for reading, everyone. I hope you enjoyed this Subaru BRZ story. See you tomorrow for my latest Subaru Report.

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I am Denis Flierl, a 12-year Torque News senior writer with 20+ years of Subaru and automotive journalism experience. I enjoy bringing you, the Subaru fans and customers, the most up-to-date Subaru news, reviews, and new model information. You'll find the latest Subaru stories on the Subaru page. Follow me on my The Dirty Subaru website, Dirty Subaru blog, SubaruReport, All Subaru, WRXSTI, @DenisFlierl, Facebook, and Instagram.

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