Cars.com – Best of 2013: The BRZ is the first sports car to earn top spot on the cars.com best-of list. Commented Editor-in-Chief Patrick Olsen, “We look for value, quality, and innovation … From the moment you hit the road in these cars, you know they’re something special.”
Car and Driver – 10Best Cars: “This is a driver’s car, pure and simple; a powerful counterbalance to the forces of automotive bloat.” – Editor-in-Chief Eddie Alterman.
Ward’s AutoWorld – 10 Best Engines: The BRZ 2.0-liter SUBARU BOXER engine was chosen based on its power technology, observed fuel economy, relative competitiveness, and noise, vibration, harshness characteristics.
In its list of Best Tailgating Vehicles of the Season, cars.com praised the 2012 Subaru Outback for its removable, washable cargo tray.