Buy a 2016 BRZ and Subaru will throw in a free 32-inch LED TV or a fancy dinner for two in Manhattan. Okay, so there’s not actually an incentive program like that on the car, but the cost of such things is what buyers of this lightweight, rear-wheel-drive sports car will save on the 2016 model versus the 2015.
Prices are down $300 on all three BRZ trims. The manual Premium ($26,190), manual Limited ($28,190), and automatic Limited ($29,290, but why even?) bring more electronic goodies to the cabin, as we’ve previously detailed. To recap: The 6.2-inch Starlink infotainment system is standard and comes with a backup camera, HD radio, satellite radio, a single-disc CD player, Bluetooth, and USB. Subaru hasn’t releases pricing on the 2016 BRZ Series.Hyperblue model, which wears electric blue paint, gloss black trim, and black wheels. All the 2016s will be out this fall.
For reference, the one-trim 2016 Scion FR-S is a hair cheaper at $26,075 with the six-speed manual and $27,175 with the six-speed automatic. So with the $110 you save on the Scion over the base BRZ, you could buy some socks and a pair of driving shoes for heel-toeing. Better yet, put the savings toward performance upgrades.