Which model is the best value if you are considering a new sports car? A recent study for iSeeCars reveals the 2023 Subaru BRZ is now one of the top ten vehicles with the lowest five-year depreciation. It's your best sports car pick because it holds its value better than any other mainstream (non-luxury) sports car.
The newly-redesigned BRZ is the sixth best overall among the top ten new vehicles you can buy, with the lowest five-year depreciation.
Top 10 Vehicles with the Lowest Five-Year Depreciation - iSeeCars study
The Jeep Wrangler has the lowest five-year depreciation, followed by the Jeep Wrangler Limited, Porsche 911, Toyota Tacoma, Honda Civic, Subaru BRZ, Ford Mustang, Toyota Corolla, Nissan Versa, and Chevrolet Camaro.
Sports cars like the Porsche 911, Ford Mustang, Subaru BRZ, and Chevrolet Camaro saw increased demand during the pandemic as a means for fun and escapism during lockdowns. "We saw prices jump for sports cars after the lockdowns began, and they maintained their original solid value even as restrictions were lifted, "said Karl Brauer, Executive Analyst for iSeeCars.
Why is the BRZ a good value pick for new sports car shoppers?
The 2023 Subaru BRZ is still one of America's most affordable sports cars. The BRZ has superior driving dynamics because the sports coupe has a lower center of gravity with the flat-four Boxer engine. It sits lower in the chassis offering better balance and stability in the corners.
The 2023 BRZ is powered by a non-turbocharged FA24 2.4-liter Boxer engine with 228 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque. It comes mated with a six-speed close-ratio manual gearbox or a six-speed electronic direct-control automatic transmission.
What does having the lowest depreciation mean for new car shoppers?
Cars with the lowest depreciation will save you money in the long run. "If you plan on trading in or selling your vehicle after a few years, a car that retains most of its value can put more money in your pocket for your next car purchase," said Brauer in the iSeeCars study. "Conversely, if you are a used car shopper, choosing a car that has already taken a depreciation hit can provide you with a substantial deal."
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. Pricing includes destination and delivery fees.
The 2023 Subaru BRZ remains one of the best sports cars offering value and driving dynamics for driving enthusiasts. The updated iSeeCars study says the 2023 Subaru BRZ is a top sports car pick that holds its value along with the top ten vehicles you can buy today.
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