2014 Subaru BRZ Fuel Economy

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Fuel Economy

The Subaru BRZ is rated at up to 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway, despite its high-strung sports car personality. That's due in part to its direct-injection fuel system, its tall high-gear overdrive, and its very light curb weight–coming in at only 2,800 pounds.

But even more impressive is that in a first drive of an automatic BRZ, including about 280 miles of varied conditions—none of it steady or sedate—we saw an average 30 mpg.

The BRZ earns solid gas-mileage numbers, especially for the sportscar niche.

BRZ models with the automatic transmission are rated a bit higher (25 mpg city, 34 highway) than those with the six-speed manual (22/30)—in part perhaps because the manual is geared a bit lower.

One note for those interested in pinching pennies: The BRZ requires premium fuel.

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