Each year, enthusiasts wait for Subaru and Toyota to release a turbocharged version of the BRZ or 86. But every year, the automakers release a few updates on their respective models without boost. Subaru just released all the pricing and updates for the 2019 BRZ, and it’s the same old story.
The big change for the 2019 Subaru BRZ is the addition of a Series.Gray special-edition model. Subaru will limit the Series.Gray model, which it will base on the range-topping Limited trim, to just 250 units. Each model will include a six-speed manual transmission, a Cool Gray Khaki paint job, 17-inch black aluminum wheels, folding power mirrors coated in Crystal Black Silica, black badges, exclusive gauges, Grand Luxe upper door trim with red stitching, the Performance Package, and a frameless rearview mirror.
The range-topping limited trim also will see a few small upgrades to its 7-inch Multimedia Navigation system. These updates include over-the-air updates via Wi-Fi, a new “Tune Mix” feature that mixes songs from various preset radio stations, and “Sports Flash” that gives updates on preselected sports teams.
Those updates are great, but the BRZ’s powertrain remains the same with its 2.0-liter boxer-four engine that produces 200 horsepower with the six-speed automatic (the wrong decision) or 205 horsepower with the six-speed manual (the right decision).
The 2019 Subaru BRZ lineup will start from $25,795 for the Premium trim ($200 increase). The Limited trim will push the price to $28,645, and the Series.Gray special edition will run $30,140. For some extra kicks, you can add the Performance Package to the manual-equipped BRZ Limited for an extra $1,195.
Subaru expects to have the 2019 BRZ in showrooms in the fall of 2018.