2014 Subaru BRZ

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Key Specs

of the 2014 Subaru BRZ. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Dynamics
  • Steering
  • Rear-wheel drive, manual transmission
  • Light weight
  • Sport seats
  • Affordable

The Bad

  • Backseat for children only
  • Requires premium gas
  • No center armrest
  • Automatic is slow off the line
  • Not distinct enough from Scion FR-S

Notable Features of the 2014 Subaru BRZ

  • Front engine, rear-wheel drive
  • 200-hp four-cylinder engine
  • Product of Toyota/Scion partnership

2014 Subaru BRZ Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The Subaru BRZ is a lightweight, rear-wheel-drive sports coupe with a four-cylinder engine. It's not a traditional offering from Subaru, which on every other model includes all-wheel drive and four doors. The BRZ was developed with Toyota, whose product from the partnership is the similar Scion FR-S. The BRZ competes with the Hyundai Genesis Coupe and Mazda MX-5 Miata.
New for 2014
The standard navigation system now includes Aha-based smartphone integration, and there are new kneepads on the center console for extra comfort.
Exterior Highlights

  • 17-inch alloy wheels with summer tires
  • Aluminum hood
  • Automatic high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Dual exhaust outlets
  • Available fog lights
  • Available trunk lid spoiler

Interior Highlights

  • Seats four
  • Front sport seats finished in cloth; Alcantara inserts and leather-covered side bolsters available
  • Folding rear seat 
  • Tilt/telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Air conditioning
  • CD stereo with MP3 jack and iPod connectivity
  • Bluetooth with streaming audio capability
  • Touch-screen navigation system with 6.1-inch screen
  • Available dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Available keyless access with push-button start

Under the Hood

  • 200-horsepower, 2.0-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine
  • Engine uses premium gas
  • Six-speed manual transmission; available six-speed automatic with paddle shifters on the steering wheel 
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Limited-slip differential

Safety Features

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electr...
Vehicle Overview

The Subaru BRZ is a lightweight, rear-wheel-drive sports coupe with a four-cylinder engine. It's not a traditional offering from Subaru, which on every other model includes all-wheel drive and four doors. The BRZ was developed with Toyota, whose product from the partnership is the similar Scion FR-S. The BRZ competes with the Hyundai Genesis Coupe and Mazda MX-5 Miata.
New for 2014
The standard navigation system now includes Aha-based smartphone integration, and there are new kneepads on the center console for extra comfort.
Exterior Highlights

  • 17-inch alloy wheels with summer tires
  • Aluminum hood
  • Automatic high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Dual exhaust outlets
  • Available fog lights
  • Available trunk lid spoiler

Interior Highlights

  • Seats four
  • Front sport seats finished in cloth; Alcantara inserts and leather-covered side bolsters available
  • Folding rear seat 
  • Tilt/telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Air conditioning
  • CD stereo with MP3 jack and iPod connectivity
  • Bluetooth with streaming audio capability
  • Touch-screen navigation system with 6.1-inch screen
  • Available dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Available keyless access with push-button start

Under the Hood

  • 200-horsepower, 2.0-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine
  • Engine uses premium gas
  • Six-speed manual transmission; available six-speed automatic with paddle shifters on the steering wheel 
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Limited-slip differential

Safety Features

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system with traction control
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags

 


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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.3)
Comfort
(4.2)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

One of the best cars I've owned so far.

by Brzdan from Rohnert park on May 20, 2018

It's got heated seats, takes corners and turns very well gets good gas mileage and it's fun on the freeway. Lots of passenger legroom, has very well AC and heating. Read full review

(5.0)

Most fun car I've driven

by carlo.heinzen on October 27, 2017

Don't look at the 0-60 on this car because that's not what makes this car. What makes this car is how it handles and how fun it is. It really is a car you can do anything in and still have full ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Subaru BRZ currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 Subaru BRZ Premium

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
acceptable
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Subaru

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance and Carfax vehicle history report

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    Powertrain: 7 years/100,000 miles from original date of first use. Roadside assistance: 1 year from date of purchase
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 85,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 152 point inspection and reconditioning.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The BRZ received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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