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Wait For The New Subaru BRZ - Why A Used Model Is Not Your Best Buy Now

Should you buy the next-generation 2022 Subaru BRZ or buy a used model? See why a used BRZ is not your best buy now.

If you buy a Subaru BRZ sports coupe, should you choose a new or used model? A few next-generation 2022 Subaru BRZ are arriving now, but more models are used to select from. A new report from iSeeCars reveals a used Subaru BRZ is now the second slowest-selling car, but retailers aren't giving any deals to move them off their lots.

The BRZ is one of the best sports cars you can buy and ranked among the top models on the market. Why should you avoid a used BRZ now? iSeeCars analysis shows that the BRZ is likely a slow-seller because a used model sells for more than new.

2022 Subaru BRZ, pricing, specs, features, fuel mileage
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The average days to sell a used BRZ is now 90.4 days. The BRZ's average used car price of $28,326 exceeds its starting MSRP of $27,995. The 2022 BRZ is your best pick and is already getting excellent reviews and new awards.

Consumers Reports picked the 2022 BRZ as the best sports car over the Toyota GR86, and the new BRZ was just named the Edmunds Top Rated Sports Car for 2022. The BRZ is a top pick because of its driving performance and affordability.

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

What's new for the next-generation 2022 Subaru BRZ?

The 2022 Subaru BRZ gets a complete redesign. The rear-drive BRZ sports coupe is ready for serious fun on the track or street. The new 2.4-liter Boxer powerplant now powers the next-generation BRZ; it rides on a new suspension, comes with a lower center of gravity, and has improved driving dynamics over the first-generation model. You can read the complete report here.

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.

What is the fuel mileage of the 2022 BRZ?

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

2022 Subaru BRZ, pricing, specs, features, fuel mileage
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Can you find a new 2022 Subaru BRZ?

The first new models arriving from Japan are selling quickly. If you order the new sports coupe from a Subaru retailer, you could wait a few months to get one.

If you buy a 2022 Subaru BRZ, they will be hard to find in the new year, and if you don't want to wait, a used 2020 BRZ is selling for more than a new model. A new 2022 BRZ is now the best value for sports car buyers.

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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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