Planet's Review of 2015 BRZ: 
What's New? 



Executive Summary

The 2015 BRZ has arrived at Planet!  Subaru is importing very few, so to get exactly what you want we recommend ordering a 2015 Subaru BRZ from Planet Subaru now. 

Don't expect huge changes from last year's model.  Along with the Scion FR-S, Subaru introduced the BRZ for the 2013 model year, and Subaru only made minor changes in this third model year.  Dimensions, sheet metal, and most specifications will be identical. 

Handling has been improved for 2015 with revised suspension dampers for smoother motion and absorption to help achieve optimum contact to uneven roads.  If you've ever driven a BRZ, you'd be hard pressed to imagine that Subaru could do anything to improve the handling, but somehow they did. 

Subaru typically introduces the all-new model of a car on a five year product cycle.  After the third year, Subaru usually gives the car a visual "facelift" and updates some mechanicals; changes often include revised headlights, taillights, fog lights, front bumper cover, speedometer cluster, suspension adjustments, and maybe some engine tweaks. 
Subaru and other manufacturers would love to offer an all-new car every year but this overkill would drive up the cost of the vehicles significantly.  

Annually, Subaru makes very minor updates.  These include new upholstery patterns, new exterior colors, audio/connectivity upgrades, and the introduction or deletion of option packages.  Subaru makes very modest annual price increases, usually only $200 or $300...which is less than the rate of inflation. 
For 2015, Subaru only raised the price on the BRZ by $100.  Click to see models and pricing.

Subaru is introducing a "Series.Blue" special edition for 2015, and will only build 1,000 units.  (Scroll down to read more).  This is the car that would have been christened the BRZ STi, had Subaru elected to offer the car with a turbocharged powerplant.  Subaru builds the BRZ to dominate the track, but if you need more than 200 horsepower to carpet bomb the drag strip too, then pony up for a WRX or STi.

Changes to BRZ: 2015 vs 2014


Larger Exhaust Outlets
For the 2015 model year, all BRZ trims receive larger stainless tailpipe tips.

No coffee cans here.  These won't change the performance, but they visually fill out the rear diffuser better.

New Dash Look

Center dash panel now has a carbon-fiber appearance. 

2015 model

2013-2014 model
with aluminum look

It's just too expensive to change a complete interior (seats, dashboard, gauges, trim, etc) every year, but Subaru does make minor tweaks along the way.  

New Shark Fin Antenna

On prior models, this was a matte black unit with a stubby cigar-sized antenna. 

Now you enjoy sleeker appearance, slightly better aero, and more room for telematics.

Standard Engine and Fuel Economy remain unchanged.
2.0 liter four cylinder
Boxer engine with 200 horsepower

Six Speed Auto:

25 city, 34 highway

Six-speed manual:
22 city, 30 highway

You're not going to win many drag races with the stock engine, but the engine provides plenty of power for a car this light. 

New Colors

Subaru almost always tinkers with a shade or two and often substitutes one color for another.  This keeps the car looking fresh without spending a lot of money. 


2015 BRZ Colors

Subaru "updated" W(orld) R(ally) Blue; it now appears a little more saturated than previous iterations.  White is now "Crystal White" and silver is now "Ice Silver Metallic."

Trim Levels

2015 BRZ retains current model structure:  Premium and Limited.  See models and equipment.

Series.Blue special edition shown here.

For 2015, Subaru is building 1,000 "Series.Blue" special editions.  See below for more info.  (Punctuation apparently inspired by poet E.E. Cummings.)
Oil Change Interval becomes 6,000 miles for 2015 BRZ.
Current oil change interval is 7,500.  See current maintenance page.

All 2015 Subaru models require service every 6,000 miles or six months, whichever comes first.

Special Edition for 2015:  Series.Blue


New for 2015 is the introduction of the BRZ Series.Blue limited to 1,000 cars for the continental United States. An exclusive combination of STI®-branded functional aerodynamic body design, black-painted STI-branded 17-inch wheels and unique interior trim creates a striking look for the BRZ Series.Blue, which arrives in Subaru dealerships in July. Subaru will offer 500 painted WR Blue Pearl and 500 in Crystal White Pearl exclusively with a 6-speed manual transmission.

The BRZ Series.Blue boosts the car's aerodynamic performance with black STI-branded front, side, and side-rear under spoilers, which contribute to additional front downforce, and underbody panels that, while not seen, reduce the coefficient of drag (Cd) from 0.28 to 0.27.

The Series.Blue also brings impressive appearance upgrades that enhance its performance image. Emphasizing the BRZ's pure sports car nature, red-finish brake calipers can be seen behind the spokes of the STI- branded black alloy wheels. The BRZ Series.Blue builds on the BRZ Limited model and features exclusive trim and special details throughout. Its leather and Alcantara upholstery includes blue leather seat bolsters and head restraints.

Blue stitching accents the seats and the blue and black leather-wrapped steering wheel, as well as the shift lever boot and leather-wrapped parking brake handle. The blue motif carries to the center console kneepads and door trim, accented by an embroidered silver BRZ logo on the front seatbacks. Carpeted floor mats pick up the BRZ logo and blue stitching, as well. The 2015 BRZ Series.Blue 6MT starts at $29,490.

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