10 Things to Know Before Buying a 2022 Subaru BRZ
The 2022 Subaru BRZ is here, and with its affordable price tag, brilliant RWD chassis, and six-speed manual transmission, it is all the rage right now. So, here’s a list of pros and cons of the all-new BRZ that should help you decide whether the all-new BRZ is the right affordable sports car for you.
New Subaru Forester STI Sport Isn’t Any Faster, But It Will Probably Handle Better
The 2023 Subaru Forester STI Sport has just been unveiled in Japan, nearly a year after the facelifted model made its global debut. Since this is an STI Sport and not a full-blown STI, don’t expect any performance upgrades. Instead, the Forester STI Sport benefits from a number of aesthetic upgrades as well as new suspension components that supposedly offers better handling.
2022 Subaru BRZ Review - Proof That Second Chances Are Well Worth It
Subaru didn’t have to change much about the BRZ. Since its debut in 2013, it has been almost in a class by itself — and a highly desirable one at that. Still, it wasn’t quite perfect. The interior was basic and dated, and not in an endearing way. The cabin was buzzy on the highway. There was basically no visual distinction from its Toyota 86 twin. And while its 200 horsepower was just right for some tastes, others felt the ideal output could be higher. Fix those things without wrecking something else, and the BRZ would be just about perfect, at least for someone who wants that type of vehicle.
There was no promise though that we’d even get a second generation. Toyota and Subaru could have put their development dollars somewhere else rather than on a low-volume affordable sports coupe. But sure enough, a redesigned BRZ (and a renamed Toyota GR86) hit the market for 2022, priced from $27,995. Subaru could have badly screwed up this redesign, especially from an enthusiast perspective where it could have diluted the BRZ’s appeal while chasing other mainstream rivals. But thankfully, that isn’t the case and if you liked the old BRZ, you’ll probably like the new one even more.
The Impreza 22B Gets A New Lease On Life Thanks To Prodrive
Subaru has a long and storied history when it comes to small, affordable, and fun cars. The boy racers inside all of us have a soft spot for the iconic Impreza RS, WRX, and STI. It just so happens that, at least back in the day, a lot of development for those Imprezas was done through motorsport, specifically off-road rallying.
The Best Cars Under $35,000
If you are in the market for a new car, there are plenty of options available today. The price bracket doesn’t matter, because you have multiple offerings right from $20,000 to one million dollars, and even beyond that. The only difference is that the options are a lot more when you’re in the mass market segment, especially under $35,000. There’s no denying that the higher the choices, the more it can confuse a person. So, to help sort things for you to a certain extent, we’ve come up with a list of the 10 best cars under $35,000 that you can buy in 2022, and it includes vehicles ranging from crossovers to sedans to SUVs, and even cars from premium marques.
This 2004 Subaru WRX STi Could Be a Future Collectable
The first things that come to mind when I hear the words "Subaru STI" are: sports sedan, blue finish, and gold-painted wheels. However, The WRX STI is dead for now, and the STI as we know it might come to an end as Subaru looks to use the STI designation for its hybrid lineup. Pretty soon it will become pretty much impossible to find an STI model with a simple gasoline engine, so you should take advantage of this offer and buy yourself a 2004 STI - which, if you ask us is the best Subaru you can buy!
Subaru’s STI Brand Isn’t Dead, But It Might As Well Be
When we talk about Subaru, STI is where all the action happens. Subaru Technica International is the Japanese brand’s division that’s responsible for all motorsports and performance-related projects. The division was founded in 1988, and while the first Subaru rally car was based on the Legacy, it was the Impreza that benefited the most from STI’s know-how. That said, while we are used to seeing the full-on STI version of Subaru’s compact sedan right after every WRX debuts, we might not be so lucky with the latest generation. This begs the question, what is Subaru’s STI brand up to?
The Subaru Legacy Evolves for 2023 with New Tech and a Fresh Face
With the SUV revolution, budget sedans are becoming rare and old. But, Subaru has kept the Legacy sedan alive by updating it for the 2023 model year. The updates include an aggressive front fascia, an updated driver assistance system called EyeSight, an updated infotainment system, and a turbocharged engine for the Sport trim. The updates were very important since it competes with well-known rivals such as the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Toyota Camry, and Hyundai Sonata.
Is Subaru Trying To Intentionally Kill The Manual BRZ?
The Toyota GR86 and by extension its twin, the Subaru BRZ, have been highly anticipated for 2022. While driver involvement is the main purpose of the compact Japanese sports car, safety is another key aspect of any modern car, and now, we know how the GR86/BRZ performs on the J-NCAP crash tests. Unfortunately, the results are less than satisfactory, but not for the reasons you may think.
Highlights Of The 2022 New York Auto Show
2023 Subaru Outback
The Subaru Outback has been around since 1994, and it has been one of the most popular high-riding station wagons and a worthy alternative to an SUV. Speaking of the latter, the current Outback gets as close to being an SUV without actually being one. The current generation has been around since 2020, but for 2023, Subaru has given the Outback a refresh, in order to keep it relevant. Here’s what’s new:
All the AWD Manual Cars You Can Buy in 2022
There is currently no shortage of cars that either offers some sort of All-Wheel Drive (AWD) or Four Wheel Drive (4WD) on the market. There are over 200 of them. However, if you want those same benefits of added traction along with a manual transmission thrown in, well your choices are pretty limited. Let me explain.
U-Drag Race: The Subaru WRX AWD Gets Spanked By A FWD Hyundai Elantra N!
The folks at ‘Edmunds’ are back with another U-Drag race. The first two that they arranged were pretty exciting, and we don’t expect this one to be any less. The contenders here are sports cars from the budget segment – the Subaru WRX and the Hyundai Elantra N. Which car are you placing your bets on?
2023 Subaru Solterra
Subaru is known for its boxer engines. As a matter of fact, this is what made Subaru stand out in the automotive industry. However, the move towards electric vehicles (EVs) means that Subaru even has to ditch what made their cars unique in the first place in favor of motors that are powered by electrons.
Subaru Canceled The WRX STI Because Regulations Change Way Too Quickly
Three months into 2022 and two years into one of the hardest decades in recent memory, and here comes Subaru killing off the WRX STI with next to no explanation. In Subaru’s press release, it said that “Subaru Corporation is exploring opportunities for the next-generation Subaru WRX STI, including electrification” but also said that a next-gen STI with an ICE “will not be produced based upon the new WRX platform.” So the hints were there that the brand could be working on, say, a hybrid-powered WRX STI (or an equivalent rally-bred car) or that an electric variant of some kind could arrive sometime in the future. Now, however, we’re learning a little about why Subaru canceled the WRX STI, and it does make sense, to some extent.
A Dyno Test Reveals How Much Power The 2022 Toyota GR86 Actually Makes
The Toyota GR86 is one of the most anticipated cars for 2022, and now that it is on sale, many wonder if the new engine is powerful enough. Its predecessor, the GT86 and later 86 was powered by the FA20 engine, which although is a good starting platform, left a lot to be desired in terms of stock performance. The new GR86 has a bigger, FA24 engine, which is rated at 228 horsepower and 184 pound-feet (250 Nm), but how true are these numbers? YouTube channel FTspeed helps us find out through a series of dyno tests.
Everything You Need to Know About Subaru’s CPO Warranty
Subaru is yet another Japanese brand known for Japanese ingenuity and inducibility. Their success in World Rally and amongst the American market is proof that the Japs know how to get things done.
Subaru’s Certified Pre-Owned program reflects the brand’s ability to understand the American demographic. There CPO program is accompanied by a generous warranty, reassuring the buyers of the quality of the pre-owned vehicles that’s got Subaru’s stamp of approval. In spite of all these advantages, there are a few things you should know, so in this article, we shall discuss the perks, advantages as well as shortcomings of a Subaru CPO warranty. We shall also look into some of the best third-party extended warranty plans to ensure continued coverage long after the factory warranty runs out.
These Are The Cars With Most Horsepower Per Dollar in 2022
Despite the ongoing chip crisis, there are some fantastic choices of new cars (if you can get your hands on one, that is) out there, and James from Donut Media gives us a run down the rides that offer the most ‘HRSPRS’ i.e horsepower for your dollar.
His end goal? To find out which new car offers the most value, when it comes to the number of ponies on tap.
Reservations For Subaru’s First EV, The Solterra, Are Finally Open... But Only Till February 28
The 2023 Solterra will spark an electric revolution for Subaru. It is the first electric vehicle from the Japanese automaker and was unveiled last year. Now, the company has started accepting reservations for the same. The Solterra will be offered in three trims, and you can book yours by paying a refundable deposit of $250.
2022 Subaru BRZ Cup Car Basic
Subaru has announced the new "BRZ Cup Car Basic" - a special BRZ built by STi and only for track use. It will race in the upcoming Toyota Gazoo Racing GR86 / BRZ Cup - a new racing series for 2022 with five different races. The first one will take place on July 16-17, 2022 at the Fuji Speedway.
This special BRZ is priced at 3,338,500 Japanese Yen (almost $29,000 at the current exchange rates) and it is pretty much our dream BRZ.
Here’s What A Modern Day Subaru Impreza WRX STI 22B Could Look Like
What is the Cheapest Subaru?
The cheapest Subaru as of 2019 is the Impreza that starts at just $18,595 before you add destination and delivery charges, tax, title, and registration fees. This compact sedan that’s also available as a five-door hatchback offers over 100 cubic feet of passenger volume inside, averages 38 mpg on the highway and is about as expensive as its main rivals in the compact segment.
What is the Sportiest Subaru?
The sportiest Subaru money can buy is also based on the Impreza but isn’t an Impreza, at least not since it got its own model. The Subaru WRX STI with its $36,595 MSRP is the most expensive model in Subaru’s lineup costing almost $10,000 over the base price of a Subaru WRX. The STI features a 2.5-liter, DOHC, turbocharged engine that cranks out 310 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 295 pound-feet of torque between 4,000 and 5,000 rpm, good for a 0-60 mph run in just 4.5 seconds. AWD is standard as is the close-ratio six-speed transmission.
What is the Most Popular Subaru?
Subaru sold 680,135 vehicles last year marking its tenth year of growth in a row. The best-selling car in 2018 was the Outback of which 178,854 units were sold, pipping the Forester by little over 7,000 units. The $26,345 Outback is actually slightly more expensive than the Forester that starts at $24,295, but both of these crossovers offer ample interior space and above-average off-road ability, something that you should expect since we’re talking about Subarus here. The WRX remains, however, the perennial favorite of gearheads, particularly the WRX STI sporty version.
What is the Most Expensive Subaru?
If we consider the WRX STI as simply the more expensive version of another model, namely the WRX, then the most expensive model in Subaru’s lineup is the Ascent mid-size crossover SUV at $31,995. With seating for seven, it’s also the biggest Subaru currently offered by the Japanese automaker and is slated to become one of the brand’s most popular models.
What is the Fastest Subaru?
The fastest Subaru currently in production is undoubtedly the WRX STI that can sprint from naught to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds thanks to its 2.5-liter boxer engine. Top speed is still 155 mph but there’s a way to go five mph quicker than that - if you purchase a WRX STI S209, the first ’S’ model offered exclusively in the U.S. that delivers 341 horsepower. We didn’t mention it in the previous sections as it’s not yet part of Subaru’s offer but it’s coming and when it’ll be here it will surpass even the WRX STI Type RA that cost $50,000 in 2018.
Are Subaru Cars Reliable?
Generally speaking, Subaru models are known for their reliability and ruggedness and, with proper care, they’ll last you more than some of the rival offerings. Most factory recalls that hit Subaru models only affected a few examples and the issues were usually not catastrophic in nature.