2022 Subaru BRZ vs. Its Competition

2022 Subaru BRZ
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ are upgraded for 2022.

They drive much the same, but Subaru made more changes to keep the rear end planted, while the 86 is easier to drift.

The Mazda MX-5 Miata is the closest rival, though it’s a convertible instead of a coupe.

It has similar power and always delivers a fun drive.

The Hyundai Veloster N is a fun machine in its own right, with a sharper edge, more power, and a stiffer ride.

Both the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang offer sporty drives as well, though they’re larger, more powerful, and offered in both coupe and convertible form.

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Quick Specs
6.0
Additional power ramps up the fun, and now buyers can opt for a 2022 Subaru BRZ that drifts or sticks to the pavement.
6.8
The 2022 Hyundai Veloster N continues to take up rent-free space in the Civic Type R’s head—for now.
6.0
The 2022 Toyota GR86 tops up its power tank, but trackworthy handling still earns its top marks.
5.8
Wrapped in a cool pony car body, the 2021 Chevy Camaro has sports car moves.
6.2
The 2020 Ford Mustang has natural agility, but new choices bring performance to every price point.
5.8
Affordable fun remains the 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata’s calling card, and we can’t get enough of it.
MSRP From     
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Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 28 MPG HwyComing Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Premium Unleaded H-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4N/ATurbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded I-4
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Drivetrain     
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Passenger Capacity     
44N/A442
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Body Style     
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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