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Next-Gen Subaru BRZ Just Earned Its First-Ever Top Safety Pick Plus Award

The next-generation 2022 Subaru BRZ just pulled off a first-ever for the sports coupe. Check out the new safety score for the BRZ and GR86.


The all-new 2022 Subaru BRZ rides on a new platform, and it comes with EyeSight safety technology. Both helped the sports coupe earn the 2022 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 next-generation BRZ also received a “Superior” rating in front crash protection for the first time. The BRZ earned the highest “Good” ratings in six IIHS crashworthiness evaluations, including the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, original side, roof strength, and head restraint tests.

2022 Subaru BRZ, pricing, specs, features

The all-new sports coupe also comes with EyeSight safety technology for front crash prevention earning superior ratings in vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations. EyeSight driver assist technology is standard equipment on models with an automatic transmission.

The 2022 BRZ comes with LED projector headlights earning the highest “Good” rating. All four Subaru BRZ trim headlights have the best rating.

Subaru Corporation says its goal is to be the safety leader among all automakers. The BRZ sports car award shows the Japanese automaker is serious about building the safest new vehicles.

2022 Subaru BRZ, pricing, specs, features

Subaru says its new vehicles will have zero fatal accidents by 2030. Read the complete report here.

In addition to the BRZ, the 2022 Subaru Outback, Ascent, Crosstrek Hybrid, and Legacy sedan earned the highest 2022 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award.

“We are thrilled the all-new BRZ received a Top Safety Pick+ award right out of the gate,” said Thomas J. Doll, President and Chief Executive Officer, Subaru of America, Inc. “Our top priority with BRZ is to provide customers with an exciting and engaging sports car with the highest standards in safety.”

What is the price of the 2022 Subaru BRZ?

For 2022, the BRZ is offered in two trim levels, Premium and Limited. The Premium trim with a 6-speed manual gearbox has a starting price of $28,990. BRZ Premium with an automatic transmission starts at $30,590. The Limited (6-speed manual) has a starting MSRP of $31,490. The Limited with an automatic transmission starts at $33,290. All pricing includes destination and delivery fees ($995).

The next-generation 2022 Subaru BRZ just pulled off a first-ever for the sports coupe earning the highest Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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Check out the 2022 Subaru BRZ 40 mph driver-side small overlap IIHS crash test video below.

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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