The 2016 model year continues to roll on and Subaru has revealed all the changes for the hot BRZ. Unfortunately for those of us craving more power from Suby’s sports car, the BRZ’s powertrain continues on unchanged.
Despite the lack of changes to its greasy bits, there are a few small updates that will help make the 2016 model a little more desirable. The first update is the introduction of the Starlink 6.2-inch multimedia system as a standard feature across the entire BRZ lineup. This replaces the 2015 model’s 6.1-inch system.
Also new on the 2016 BRZ is a standard rear view camera system. This wasn’t even an option last year, so buyers should be plenty please to see it on the standard features list.
The big news for the new model year is the price. No, Subaru didn’t jack the price sky high due to the new features and high demand. Instead, it actually cut its MSRP by $300 across the board.
The base Premium trim level will start out at $26,395, while the Limited model starts from $27,395. If you prefer the Limited model with the six-speed automatic transmission, this will set you back $28,495. Buyers who opt for the Limited trim get plenty of desirable features, including dual-zone auto climate control, heated front seats, heated side mirrors, a trunk spoiler, fog lights, Alcantara seats with leather bolsters, keyless access, and more.
Under its hood, the 2016 BRZ continues with its 200-horsepower 2.0-liter boxer-four engine that delivers up to 34 mpg with the auto transmission and 30 mpg with the six-cog manual.
According to Subaru, the 2016 BRZs will start rolling into dealers in the fall of 2015.