BRZ Takes Car and Driver 10Best Award

January 12th, 2024 by

Car and Driver 10Best AwardCentennial Subaru is proud to announce that the BRZ has been awarded a place on Car and Driver’s 10Best list. 2024 marks the 3rd consecutive year the BRZ has earned its place on the 10Best list. 

“To be recognized by the experts at Car and Driver three years in a row is incredibly high praise,” said Subaru of America President and COO Jeff Walters. “The exceptional value and feeling they found in the BRZ coupe is part of Subaru’s DNA.”

2024 Subaru BRZ Front View

Candidates for the list must be new, significantly changed, or have won their category for the previous year and have a starting price below $110,000. As a 2023 10Best winner and a starting MSRP of $30,195, the BRZ easily qualified. 

Car and Driver is quick to point out, however, that the light sports car flies in the face of most automotive trends of front-drive SUVs, massive horsepower, and EVs. “Small, light, naturally aspirated, and manually shifted, this delightfully analog duo (BRZ and mechanically identical Toyota 86) flies in the face of many current trends, and they’re all the better for it.” 

2024 Subaru BRZ Interior

They also point out that the BRZ is an overachiever in that it “was often just as quick through the challenging sections as more powerful and more expensive contenders—some vastly so. With their lithe handling, faithful steering, predictable behavior, and plentiful feedback, the GR86 and BRZ encourage you to push harder.”

2024 Subaru BRZ Engine

Both the BRZ and Toyota 86 are powered by a Subaru-designed 2.4-liter flat-4 that produces 228 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. The engine is naturally aspirated (non-turbo or supercharged) and drives the rear wheels only through either a 6-speed manual transmission or or 6-speed automatic. A TORSEN® limited-slip rear differential is standard on all models. The car weighs just 2,820 to 2,883 pounds depending on the grade and equipment.

“Manual, rear-drive, and engineered to delight, drivers looking for affordable performance need to look no further than the Subaru BRZ,” said Car and Driver Editor-in-Chief Tony Quiroga.

2024 Subaru BRZ Rear View

The BRZ is admittedly not for everyone. Though there are rear seats, it is effectively a 2-seater, and for the sake of delivering pure sports car dynamics, it eschews the wet weather traction optimization of symmetrical all-wheel drive found on every other Subaru model. But if perhaps you commute every day alone or with just a single passenger, haul little more than groceries, but want to have fun every time you push the Start button, you won’t find a better choice than the BRZ. And you won’t find a better place to buy one than Centennial Subaru