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The New Subaru BRZ 2.4L Fuel Mileage Is Released - Fuel-Efficiency Drops

The 2022 Subaru BRZ gets a new 2.4-liter engine, and fuel mileage drops significantly. See how much the extra power and standard safety tech costs in fuel efficiency.

The EPA released the new fuel mileage numbers of the all-new remodeled 2022 Subaru BRZ with the 2.4-liter FA24 Boxer engine. There's a hefty drop in fuel-efficiency as the more powerful engine will cost performance enthusiasts more for the increase in horsepower.

The next-generation BRZ is powered by a new non-turbocharged FA24 2.4-liter Boxer engine with 228 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque. The BRZ gets a nice bump in power from the current 2020 BRZ's 205 horsepower and 156 lb-ft of torque. But the extra power comes at a cost in fuel efficiency.

2022 Subaru BRZ, pricing, specs, features, fuel mileage

The EPA rates the 2022 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.

The next-generation BRZ with an automatic transmission drops three mpg city/highway over the outgoing 2.0-liter BRZ engine and a two mpg combined drop in fuel mileage. The 2022 BRZ with a 6-speed manual gets one mpg less in the city, a two mpg drop highway, and combined fuel mileage drops two mpg.

2022 Subaru BRZ, pricing, specs, features, fuel mileage

Subaru engineers made the BRZ as light as possible to make up for the added weight of the new EyeSight safety technology that now comes standard in all 2022 BRZ automatic trims levels. The second-generation BRZ has an aluminum hood and a new aluminum roof which helps lower weight and the center of gravity.

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.

When will the 2022 BRZ arrive in the U.S.?

The next-generation 2022 Subaru BRZ will go on sale in the early fall of 2021 and comes with a new 2.4-liter engine. The 2.4-liter engine's extra horsepower and added weight of the standard EyeSight on automatic transmission trims have additional fuel efficiency costs.

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Daniel Masterson (not verified)    August 11, 2021 - 3:14PM

I am sorry but the new BRZ with the Automatic is NOT a CVT. It is a 6 Speed automatic or as subaru and Toyota call it a "six-speed electronic direct-control automatic transmission" thank you and I hope you update this article to reflect that.

Jason (not verified)    August 12, 2021 - 4:40PM

It would be nice to see the weight of both the old and new models listed in this article for comparison to know if the new one is heavier.

Neil (not verified)    August 12, 2021 - 10:23PM

How has subaru done it..!? The have such a small, lightweight, small displacement engine, with very low power numbers but somehow manages to get absolutely horse crap gas mileage. 27 mpg on the highway...?? A 460HP 3500 pound mustang GT gets the same. The korean turbo cars get better MPG with more power. Mazda makes more power and has AWD with better MPG. Look at the golf R, S3, GTI.... I could go on and on. I know the purpose of the car isnt fuel mileage, but come on. Its a NA 4 cylinder. I dont know if I could build such a slow and inefficient engine if I tried.

Chris (not verified)    August 13, 2021 - 12:08PM

People please understand that the automatic gets worse mileage due to gearing and not the penalty of more hp. The previous generation brz automatic was always slower to 0-60 despite being an extremely good torque converted quick shifting automatic. This was due to gearing which was extra tall in the automatic transmission. The manual was able to do 0-60 in the 6 second range while the auto did it In the high 7 seconds. The automatic also returned 34 mpg on the highway where the new one is less. I wish more people understood how things work mechanically. But as usual people hear one thing. Bigger engine, must be the reason for the mpg drop. Not entirely. The new BRZ has more aggressive gearing. This is the biggest reason for the penalty. Definitely not the increased weight of an eyesight system. Remember the new car weighs less than 30 pounds more than the old one. It's not the weight.

NMK (not verified)    August 14, 2021 - 6:27PM

In reply to by Chris (not verified)

Do we really need more aggressive gearing in 6th gear for highway driving? Doesnt common sens say that cruising at 75mph @3600 rpm is a dumb idea. I will give up some city MPG for a more fun close ratio transmission. But 27 MPG on a manual transmission little 2.4L car is garbage no matter what excuse you want to blame it on.