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KBB Says The 2023 Subaru BRZ Is Now The Lowest Cost-To-Own Sports Car

Is the 2023 Subaru BRZ expensive to own? According to Kelley Blue Books 2023 5-Year Cost to Own Awards, the Subaru BRZ scores best in class. Check out the BRZ sport coupe report here.


Subaru of America cleaned up in Kelley Blue Book's (KBB) 2023 5-Year Cost to Own cars, trucks, and SUV awards this year. KBB says the 2023 Subaru BRZ, Impreza, Ascent, Forester, and Outback are among the best in category new vehicles you can buy.

What does it mean for sports car shoppers?

KBB adds up all costs associated with a vehicle for five years to generate this year's winners. Costs such as fuel, maintenance, repairs, financing, insurance, and one of the most significant factors of all, depreciation, are all factors that affect a vehicle's total ownership costs.

2023 Subaru BRZ

KBB says the 2023 BRZ retains its value better than all other vehicles and is the lowest cost-to-own model in its category.

2023 Subaru BRZ

KBB predicted the 2023 BRZ to have a 5-year cost-to-own of $39,908 (including the purchase price), which is $16,519 less than the sports car segment average.

What is the price of the 2023 Subaru BRZ?

The 2023 Subaru BRZ comes in two trim levels with two transmission options. The BRZ Premium with a 6-speed manual gearbox has a starting price of $29,615. BRZ Premium with an automatic transmission starts at $33,115. The Limited (6-speed manual) has a starting MSRP of $32,115. The Limited with an automatic transmission starts at $33,255.

2023 Subaru BRZ

What is the BRZ fuel mileage?

The EPA rates the 2023 Subaru BRZ with a 6-speed automatic 21/30 city/highway mpg and 25 combined mpg. The 2022 BRZ 6-speed manual gearbox model gets an EPA-estimated 20/27 city/highway mpg and 22 combined mpg.

More BRZ awards

According to the Canadian Black Book Best Residual Value Awards for 2023, the 2023 BRZ earned the best residual value award. The 2023 Subaru BRZ sport coupe is third in the 'Sports Car Main' category.

These latest CBB accolades for the Subaru BRZ lets consumers know the sports coupe will keep its value better than other models. This can make the most significant difference when you trade in your vehicle after 3-5 years. You'll get more for your trade-in than other automakers' vehicles.

The BRZ picks up another award. The BRZ earn the 2023 Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). It's the first time the BRZ achieved the highest safety score.

The 2023 Subaru BRZ is a segment winner in KBB's 2023 Lowest 5-Year Cost to Own Awards. Subaru BRZ ranked best for fuel mileage, maintenance and repair costs, financing, and insurance; one of the most significant factors is depreciation.

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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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