2022 BRZ vs WRX Comparison in Columbus, OH

The latest and greatest models are here at Byers Airport Subaru in our exclusive showroom, featuring the redesigned BRZ and the upgraded WRX. These new models offer the best technological advances, safety precautions, and luxury amenities to cushion your new Subaru ride. If you're looking to try out a sports car-esque Coupe, the BRZ is for you. For a sedan-style sports car, the WRX is an excellent option with multiple trim levels to customize to your standards. At Byers Airport Subaru we want to give you a unique car-buying experience unmatched by our competitors, and our easy-to-follow comparison pages are just one step we've taken to assist you in finding your next Subaru. Check out the breakdown below of everything the BRZ and the WRX have to offer.

2022 BRZ vs WRX Exterior

2022 BRZ vs WRX: Design & Exterior Features

The 2022 BRZ and the WRX share the same standard 17" alloy wheels, with upgrades available up to 18" wheels for both models. The BRZ is an inch higher off the ground with a 5.9" ground clearance, compared to 4.9" ground clearance on the WRX. Standard fare on the WRX includes a rear bumper with integrated diffuser and front and rear under spoilers. The power moonroof is only available with the WRX, offering a more open feel throughout the cabin. In 2022 the BRZ is completely redesigned both inside and out, and a trunk spoiler is standard while only available at higher trim levels for the WRX. Both vehicles come standard with LED headlights and heated side mirrors. On the WRX, LED fog lights are standard to all models above the base. A variety of dynamic color choices are available for both models including Pure Red and Blue Pearl.

2022 BRZ vs WRX: Interior Features & Technology

Step inside the new 2022 BRZ and WRX to experience a vast amount of comfortable space. The BRZ provides up to 77.2 cubic feet of passenger volume and can seat up to 4 passengers while the WRX has a roomy 98.9 cubic feet of space for up to 5 passengers. With the BRZ, a dual-zone climate control is standard and a standard feature to higher trim levels of the WRX. Both the BRZ and WRX come standard with the premier STARLINK® Multimedia system including Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and Bluetooth® for hands free texting and calling as well as remarkably easy audio streaming. The standard 8" inch display is featured in the BRZ while the WRX offers dual 7" touchscreens standard. With the WRX the multimedia screen is upgradable to 11.6" and includes navigation. Enjoy the Harman Kardon® premium audio system available only with the WRX..

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2022 BRZ vs WRX Interior 

Available only with the WRX is the standard performance-design front seats and the available 10-way power driver's seat. The WRX GT trim level offers the Recaro® performance-design seats to exemplify that extra comfort. Lush Ultrasuede®-trimmed upholstery is available only with the WRX, and heated front seats are standard fare on both the BRZ and WRX above the base trim level.

2022 BRZ vs WRX: Performance

Both the 2022 BRZ and the WRX feature the Subaru exclusive BOXER® engine. Test out the powerful  2.4-liter direct-injection BOXER® engine in the BRZ, pumping out 288 horsepower and 184 lb/ft torque. Available only for the BRZ is the TORSEN® limited-slip rear differential. Rev the 2.4-liter turbocharged direct-injection BOXER® engine available for the WRX, pushing 271 horsepower and 258  lb/ft of torque. Featured on both models is a fully synchronized 6-speed manual transmission.  Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is standard on the WRX, with optional upgrades including SI-Drive Engine Performance Management System, Subaru Performance Transmission, and Variable Torque Transmission (AWD), features that are unavailable on the BRZ. Get better MPG with the BRZ at 30 highway MPG, compared to the WRX which gets 26 MPG on the highway.

2022 BRZ vs WRX Features

2022 BRZ vs WRX: Safety & Driver Assist Features

With Subaru, safety always comes first. Standard on both the 2022 BRZ and WRX are Daytime Running Lights, the LATCH system, and Brake Assist. Available at higher trim levels on both is Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. EyeSight ® Driver Assist Technology, including Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control w/ Lane Centering, Pre-collision Braking, Lane Departure and Sway Warning, and Lane Keep Assist,  is an optional upgrade for both the BRZ and the WRX. The WRX offers maximized safety precautions with High Beam Assist and rear child safety locks standard to all trim levels. Upgrade the WRX to higher trim levels and experience the exclusive STARLINK ® Safety and Security and Reserve Automatic Braking.

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2022 BRZ vs WRX: Value

Subaru is known to produce reliable cars and the BRZ and WRX are no exception. The BRZ taps into the racer inside us all, offering upgraded aerodynamics and a reconfigured bod for 2022. The BRZ has a starting MSRP of $27,995 and can comfortably transport up to 4 passengers anywhere. If you prefer more of a sedan-style car the WRX is ideal for you, sporting multiple trim levels to meet your every need. With a starting MSRP of $29,105, this roomy car allows seating for up to 5. There is no shortage of new-age technology and premier safety features throughout both of these vehicles, and the BRZ even offers several canine additions to keep every member of the family safe and comfortable. Stop in to Byers Airport Subaru and give one of our exemplary cars a test drive, and experience everything Subaru has to offer firsthand. We look forward to meeting you.

Feature2022 Subaru BRZ2022 Subaru WRX
Standard Engine2.4-Liter Direct Injection BOXER2.4-Liter Turbocharged Direct Injection BOXER
Performance228 Horsepower w/ 184 lb-ft of Torque271 Horsepower w/ 258 lb-ft of Torque
Symmetrical All Wheel DriveNot AvailableStandard
Standard Wheel Size17-Inch17-Inch
STARLINK Touchscreen8-Inch11.6-Inch
Harman Kardon Audio SystemNot AvailableAvailable
Vehicle Stability Control w/ Track ModeStandardNot Available
EyeSight Driver AssistAvailableStandard
Automatic and Manual TransmissionBoth AvailableBoth Available
Ultrasuede Leather UpholsteryAvailableNot Available

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