Parkers overall rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1
  • No Euro NCAP rating
  • Lack of autonomous tech
  • Plenty of airbags, though

Subaru BRZ: will my Isofix child seats fit?

The BRZ hasn’t been tested by Euro NCAP (neither has the Toyota GT86) so it’s hard to say with any authority how it’d fare in a crash, although Subaru says the body is highly rigid thanks to the use of high-tensile steel.

You do get a pretty comprehensive set of airbags (front, front side, curtain and knee) plus the usual stability control, ABS and Isofix seat mounts in the rear.

Subaru’s Vehicle Dynamics Control monitors steering angle, speed, gear and braking to maximise traction, but what you don’t get access to is Subaru’s comprehensive EyeSight driver assistance technology, including things like lane-keep assist or emergency braking, even as an option, and that seems a shame.

  • Compact boot space accessed via a small lid
  • Rear seats are really for display purposes only
  • Solve both problems by using back seats as storage 

Subaru BRZ: will my family fit?

The rear seats are certainly not for sitting in, unless you have detachable feet. Even then you’d have to move the front seats forward very far indeed for an adult to squeeze their legs behind.

It does offer a bit of extra storage space though, which may come in useful, so it’s best to think of the Toyota as a two-seater with a very occasional pair of seats and instead use them as additional boot space.


Subaru BRZ: will it fit in my garage?

The Subaru BRZ has teeny tiny proportions, which means you don’t get much of a boot or back seat, but on the flip-side it’s easy to park and feels right at home on a narrow B-road.


Subaru BRZ: will my luggage fit?


The Subaru BRZ is a rear-wheel drive, two-door coupe – two factors that mean it has less boot space than a comparative hot hatchback.

That means you’ll have to make do with a 237-litre boot, which expands to 1,270 litres when you fold down the rear seats. Better to use them for storage – the bucket shape is great for holding a shopping bag.

You have to access the boot via a reasonably small lid. Still, there is a silver lining – the fact the BRZ has a proper roof means it at least beats the Mazda MX-5’s boot, which measures 130 litres.

Like that car though you won’t find an abundance of interior storage for things like phones or wallets – so make sure you wear a pair of cargo shorts with lots of pockets when driving.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Subaru BRZ.

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
SE optional equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Sat Nav

SE Lux equipment

SE Lux standard equipment
  • Heated seats
  • Partial leather seat trim
SE Lux optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Front fog lights
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav

SE Lux Ltd equipment

SE Lux Ltd standard equipment
  • Heated seats
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
SE Lux Ltd optional equipment
None available