2019 Subaru BRZ vs 2019 Subaru WRX | What's the Difference?

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2019 Subaru BRZ 2019 Subaru WRX Versus

2019 Subaru BRZ

vs.

2019 Subaru WRX

2.0-liter Subaru Boxer 4-cyl

Engine

2.0-liter DOHC turbocharged
24 city / 33 hwy

Fuel Economy

21 city / 27 hwy
205 HP

Horsepower

268 HP

Differences Between 2019 Subaru BRZ & 2019 Subaru WRX

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The Subaru BRZ is an affordable sports coupe that has excellent handling and visibility. It offers striking good looks and performance that you would expect in sports cars that cost twice as much. The big rear wing was also discontinued for this year model. The Subaru WRX is an all-wheel-drive sports sedan that can comfortably seat four adults. It has a strong performing powertrain and a good infotainment system. More importantly, it has an outstanding safety record.

Styling

The BRZ has a low slung design that aims to minimize unnecessary weight. It borrows certain external features from sports cars of the past. The LED lighting and sharp lines give it a more modern appearance. it does all this while still maintaining its elegant roofline and flared fenders. The interior has a simple design that aims to reduce clutter and make access to controls easier. The large touchscreen is mounted in the middle of the dash and is a very solid system. The WRX gains appeal through its subtle design which excludes aggressive fenders and strakes that are common among its rivals although a large rear wing is optional. It has crisp lines and other tweaks to maintain a modern fresh appearance. Large fender flares hover closely to the standard 17-inch wheels making them appear larger. The WRI trim steps up to 19-inch wheels. A new Series Gray package offers performance upgrades, unique wheel designs, and a special gray paint. The interior has a symmetrical dash with carbon-fiber trim. Optional two-toned Recaro seats designed with leather and synthetic suede add a touch of sportiness.

Performance

The Subaru BRZ is fast becoming a rare breed because of its combination of sound, touch, and performance. It has coil over struts in the front and a double wishbone suspension in the rear that provide excellent handling. An optional performance package upgrades to stiffer springs. The BRZ is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 205 hp and 156 lb-ft of torque. It can be connected to a 6-speed manual gearbox or automatic transmission which drives the rear wheels. The WRX has exceptional handling whether you are driving on or off-road. The suspension is tuned on the softer side for better absorption and comfort. The base WRX is powered by a four-cylinder engine that pumps out 268 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The powertrain is highly responsive with impressive passing power. The STI trim has an improved free flowing exhaust system and has a powerful 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 310 hp and 290 lb-feet of torque, a slight improvement over last year. The engines can be mated to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a continuously variable automatic transmission(CVT) that drives all four wheels.

Safety

The BRZ is equipped with airbags, traction control systems, and safety aids such as automatic headlights and a backup camera. The federal National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA) gave the BRZ five out of five stars for side impact and rollover crashes. The private Insurance Institute for Highway Safety(IIHS) gave it an overall good score for crashes. The 2019 WRX has not yet been rated by the NHTSA or IIHS, but results are expected to be excellent based on previous similar models. It features a stability control system, seven airbags, and a backup camera.


For additional information about the BRZ and WRX or to test drive both models and see how they compare, come visit Subaru of Gwinnett today.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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