Subaru BRZ proves to be superior over more expensive sports cars
2015 Subaru BRZ was impressive enough to Car Guide’s journalists that it beat more expensive competitors in their annual Best Buys contest. The two-door BRZ coupe came in an impressive third place in the Sports Cars under $50,000 category. BRZ was bested by the Volkswagen GTI and Ford Focus ST. But it beat a number of cars that will surprise you.
Who did BRZ beat?
The list of sports cars that BRZ beat is an impressive list. The rear-drive 2015 BRZ bested 2015 model cars like the BMW 2 Series, BMW 4 Series, Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger, Fiat 500 Abarth, Ford Fiesta ST, Ford Mustang, Honda Civic SI Sedan, Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Hyundai Veloster, Infiniti Q60, Lexus RC, Mercedes CLA AMG, Mini Coupe, Mitsubishi Lancer, Nissan 370Z, Scion TC and its own stablemate 2015 Subaru WRX STI.
How are the winners determined?
Car Guide is the largest automobile publication in Quebec and has been the publication of choice for over 49 years for those considering a new vehicle purchase. To make the top three spots, a car must be evaluated on strict criteria in the categories of price, styling, fuel consumption, comfort, performance, maintenance costs, daily drivability, reliability and resale value among many others. After independent evaluations take place, an editorial consensus was made to determine the category winners.
Affordability is a factor
The partnership between Toyota and Subaru produced a great sports car that just about anyone can afford. It arrived on the scene at a perfect time for driving enthusiasts. You can purchase a new 2015 Subaru BRZ Premium model for $25,695 plus destination. BRZ is not only affordable, but it gets great gas mileage. The sports coupe gets an EPA estimated 34/25 highway/city mpg. It’s affordable and easy on the gas budget.
BRZ’s driving dynamics are a pleasant surprise
Car Guide’s journalists found they not only liked the sticker price of the new sports car, but the driving dynamics are a bit of a surprise. It compares to its stablemate WRX because of its low center of gravity that gives it the driving dynamics similar to much more expensive sports cars. This is due to the Subaru Boxer engine that sits low in the chassis. The combination produces a great driving experience even with just 200hp.
When it comes to impressing driving enthusiasts, all they really want and need is an affordable price and a fun driving experience. The new 2015 Subaru BRZ rear-drive two-door sports coupe gives sports enthusiasts exactly what they want at a great price. That’s why it beat more expensive competitors in the annual Car Guide’s Best Buys Sports Cars under $50,000 category. You can build your own 2015 Subaru BRZ here.
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