The 2020 Subaru BZR or 2020 Toyota 86 is a 2 + 2 sports car developed jointly by Toyota and Subaru, manufactured at Subaru’s Gunma assembly plant, along with a badge-designed variant, marketed as the Subaru BRZ. The 2020 Subaru BRZ is offered only two trim levels: the Limited and the tS. Only one engine is available, a 2.0-liter flat-four that delivers 205 horsepower and 156 hp of torque. These are the figures for the six-speed manual transmission, with the optional six-speed automatic at 200 hp and 151 hp.
The Subaru BZR 2020 Limited is fairly basic, but is still equipped with dual-zone climate control, keyless entry with push-button start, LED fog lights, a spoiler with the aluminum trunk, and a 7-inch touch screen with a stereo system with eight speakers. The automatic gearbox is optional. The only package available for the Limited, equipped with the manual gearbox, is the Performance Package, which includes dark gray painted wheels, Brembo brakes, and Sachs shock absorbers. The tS finish is almost entirely based on performance, offering increased shock absorbers, 18-inch wheels with high-performance tires, and numerous chassis for the chassis. Upgrades on the outside are limited to black-painted finishes, special badges, and red accent stripes. Only the manual gearbox is available in this decoration.
2020 Subaru BZR Interior
Inside, the 2020 BRZ has four seats, only two adults will be really comfortable. The support buckets still support the driver upright without being uncomfortable. Subaru’s lack of sound insulation helps cut costs and weight, but it also lets excessive noise through the cabin, which can get tiring on long rides. Lower the rear seats and the load volume increases to accommodate four wheels and tires for dedicated track gears. The simple design of the cabin favors physical buttons and knobs rather than guiding the touch screen controls. Standard equipment includes dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, upholstered in leather, and push-button push-buttons. A 6.2-inch touch screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is the necessary hub for audio, phone, and vehicle functions. A larger 7.0-inch touch screen with an extra USB port is standard on the Limited model.
2020 Subaru BZR Engine
Each 2020 BRZ model is powered by a naturally-inhaled 2.0-liter flat-four-cylinder engine that mates with a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional six-speed automatic. The manual model draws 205 horsepower and a torque of 156 pounds to the rear wheels, while the automatic version makes 200 ponies and 151 pounds ft. The fastest BRZ we tested ran from zero to 60 km / h in 6.2 seconds. Unfortunately, its flat-four makes unflattering noises and can use more power to help the BRZ reach its full potential. While each version encourages aggressive driving thanks to its tremendous balance and excellent confidence, the optional Performance package restarts the suspension and brings upgraded Brembo brakes with wider wheels and tires. Similarly, the tS model makes the BRZ even better thanks to the tuning of the chassis by the company’s STI performance division, as well as the roll-on gripper tires wrapped around the unique 18-inch wheels.
The most economical BRZ is 24 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway, but the EPA estimates are reserved for models with the optional automatic transmission. The standard manual gearbox has lower ratings in both statistics – net 21 mpg city and highway 29 mpg. The BRZ tS, which is only manual, shaves off 1 and 2 mpg, respectively, from the regular stick shift model. However, the last tS we tested on our 200-kilometer fuel economy route yielded 32 mpg on the highway.
2020 Subaru BZR Safety
The 2020 BRZ achieved a four-star crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and it was not named a top safety choice by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Subaru avoids increasing the price or weight of the BRZ by not offering driver assistance technologies. The BRZ has a full average warranty and drivetrain warranty similar to the Miata, but the Fiat 124 Spider has longer limited protection and only the 2020 Toyota 86 / 2020 Subaru BZR includes free scheduled maintenance.