At $25,495 Subaru BRZ Is $1,295 More Than Scion FR-S

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
at 25 495 subaru brz is 1 295 more than scion fr s

Today seems to be “Pricing Thursday”, the anticipated forerunner to Good Friday, and the one we’ve been waiting for has finally [s]risen[/s] revealed pricing details. The Subaru BRZ, at $25,495, is only $1,295 more than the Scion FR-S and $100 less than the Subaru Impreza WRX.

The extra price premium over the FR-S gets you GPS Navigation, Bluetooth connectivity and HID headlamps. A Limited Package starts at $27,495 and adds Alcantara seating surfaces, heated mirrors and seats, dual-zone automatic climate control system, fog lights and a small spoiler. A 6-speed automatic adds $1,100 to both trim levels.

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  • Stryker1 Stryker1 on Apr 05, 2012

    Gotta admit. I'm way into that color Blue in the photo. wild cars should come in wild colors. That's one reason I love seeing Challengers on the road. Bright Purple, Green, and Orange. That's the way to go.

  • Sastexan Sastexan on Apr 05, 2012

    I'd like the features of the upmarket models, but I really hate the spoiler. Enough that if I were to buy, I would ask a dealer to swap a trunk lid of a non-spoilered with one (then they can mark it up $900 for a "dealer add on"). Although I also like cloth more than plastic (sorry, alcantara) seats.

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    • Sastexan Sastexan on Apr 14, 2012

      @bumpy ii A salesman at a Subie dealer here in DC (who participates in some of the enthusiast forums) said that the WRX / STi guys swap trunk lids all the time b/c some love the big wing and some hate it, and he expected the same would happen with the BRZ. Although with the fancy hinges I don't know how easy that will be with the BRZ.

  • Debaser Debaser on Apr 05, 2012

    Cost difference worth the price for the flat-four engine note and never having to say the word "Scion".

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    • Arbnpx Arbnpx on Apr 05, 2012

      Both the FR-S and BRZ will have an inline four engine note. This is because both will have equal length headers. The engine note itself is modeled after the note of the 4A-GE in the AE86 Sprinter Trueno. We'll have to see if there are unequal-length header swaps possible, but personally, since I've been a fan of the AE86 since childhood (a decade before I even knew about Initial D or drifting), I love the inline-four style engine note.

  • Danwat1234 Danwat1234 on Apr 14, 2012

    Subaru's first Rear wheel drive car in a long time (ever?). I'm sure with it being RWD, it helps the fuel economy.