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Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ: You don't mess with imperfection

As the most enthusiastic motoring aficionados descend into a collective delirium about whether Toyota’s revived six-cylinder sports coupe really is deserving of the Supra name, given its heavy reliance on BMW componentry, it seems the Supra’s baby brother has stepped out of the firing line for a moment...

Drift Cadet: Learning how to drift... Without ruining your car

Drifting is a stack of fun, but it increases wear and tear on your engine, your tyres and the gearbox. But, there's now an answer to the age-old problem of learning how to drift without gradually destroying your car, and that answer is to do it in somebody else's car...

2018 Subaru BRZ tS review

The Subaru BRZ has always been an impressive – and affordable – driver's car. Now with some clever STI fettling both inside and out, meet the top-of-the-range Subaru BRZ tS.

2017 Subaru BRZ review

The Subaru BRZ in manual guise has been subtly tweaked to improve performance and make it an even more impressive affordable sports car. Here, we test the entry-level manual.

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Subaru BRZ Videos

2015 Subaru BRZ - spare tyre tip

Many brands are switching to temporary spare tyres and puncture repair kits in order to save boot space. But with Subaru and the BRZ - things are a little different... Largely identical to its Toyota 86 sports car twin, the BRZ does have a clear point of difference... and it is here, in the boot...

Subaru BRZ Video Review

We get behind the wheel of a thrilling Subaru that isn't all-wheel drive.

Toyota 86 vs Subaru BRZ Comparison Video Review

We try to split the new affordable rear-wheel-drive sports car twins from Toyota and Subaru.

Subaru BRZ Video Review

We get behind the wheel of a thrilling Subaru that isn't all-wheel drive...

Subaru BRZ Comparisons

2017 Subaru BRZ v Toyota 86 GT comparison

Deciding to buy a brand new car can be a tough decision. And deciding exactly which brand new car to buy can be even more difficult. So what happens when the two cars you're looking at share the same engine, gearbox, platform, and damn near the same looks? What happens when the two cars you're looking at are the 2017 Subaru BRZ and 2017 Toyota 86 GT? Which do you pick then? We hit the road, and the track, to find out...

Mazda MX-5 RF v Subaru BRZ comparison

Power up front, drive to the back, a stick-shift in the middle – it’s how nature intended sports cars to be. And these two purist offerings – the 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF and the updated 2017 Subaru BRZ – are true to that formula. Both of these Japanese, sporty, fun and affordable cars may follow the same path towards inducing grins, particularly when fitted with manual gearboxes as our test cars are, but there are some fairly large differences between them...

Toyota 86 vs Subaru BRZ Comparison Review

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito were easy. But is it possible to pick the difference between another set of twins, the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ? That’s the question CarAdvice set to answer across a range of beautifully sunlit country roads. Our BRZ test car is in silver while the 86 is in red – good colours, even if we would have preferred brand-signature hues of WR Blue for the Subaru and white for the Toyota...

Subaru BRZ News

End of an era: Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ sports cars sold out in Australia, new models inbound

The current-generation Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ sports-car twins have sold out in Australia, CarAdvice understands. While limited dealer and demo supply may remain on some showroom floors, both manufacturers suggest their respective national dealer networks have cleared out stock and are awaiting next-generation replacements...

Subaru BRZ driver clocks up equivalent of $10,000 in fines after being chased by police helicopter

A 23-year-old Sydney driver of a Subaru BRZ sports car has clocked up the equivalent of more than $10,000 in speeding fines in one night after being spotted driving erratically by a police helicopter. NSW Police have released details about how one of its helicopters on routine patrol tracked the Subaru BRZ speeding for 11 minutes through suburbs in western Sydney late at night last week...

2022 Subaru BRZ: First Australian deliveries due late 2021, registrations of interest now open – UPDATE: Here in December

UPDATE, 1 June 2021: Subaru Australia is aiming to begin deliveries of the BRZ sports car in December of this year, a spokesperson for the brand has confirmed to CarAdvice. William Davis 3 May 2021: The 2022 Subaru BRZ will launch in Australia in the fourth quarter of 2021 (October to December inclusive), with customers interested in the new sports car now able to register their interest...

2022 Toyota GR 86 Convertible rendered: New sports coupe gets the angle-grinder treatment

A convertible variant of the Toyota GR 86 and twin under the skin Subaru BRZ has long been rumoured – now we know what one could look like. Following its recent and highly-publicised launch, our in-house Photoshop whiz Alex Misoyannis took the liberty of rendering a roofless rendition of the all-new sports coupe...

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Subaru BRZ Owner Reviews

2013 Subaru BRZ review

Having owned my 2013 Subaru BRZ for just over a year, I felt it only right to mark the occasion with a review. A bit of context first. After driving my family’s vehicles for some time, I had saved enough to buy a first car of my own...

2017 Subaru BRZ review

It had been 10 long years since 'my' last car, having crossed to the dark side of motorbikes. Why did I buy the BRZ? After a few near misses, the statistics and chance of surviving on a bike much longer before my luck ran out wasn't promising. Its replacement had to be quick, but above all, fun...

2017 Subaru BRZ Premium review

The purchasing decision After three years of daily driving an endearingly characterful ’14 Fiat 500 S, which both looked and drove like a scurrying field mouse, it was time for a bit of an upgrade. The brief for the replacement was fairly straightforward. Like the 500, it had to be fun to drive in the urban environment, where it would spend about 95 per cent of its life...

2017 Subaru BRZ Premium review

Hands down the most fun car I have driven for under $30K. Coming from a family of FPVs and high-horsepower V8s, I never thought I’d enjoy driving a mild 147–151kW sports coupe. How I was wrong. While you’re not gonna win any drag races, you cannot throw this car into corners without having a grin from ear to ear...

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