Subaru BRZ Interior
While some reviewers say the 2014 Subaru BRZ's cabin is plain, they're generally pleased with its layout and materials, and they like the feel of the shift knob. Some test drivers note that the center stack buttons are easy to operate; however, others say the navigation system is complicated and distracting. Test drivers are pleased with the Subaru BRZ's comfortable, supportive front seats, but note that back-seat space is limited. Though cargo space is on the small side, reviewers note that folding the back seats increases usable space.
- "The BRZ has a simple, pleasantly styled cabin that features a blend of Toyota and Subaru switchgear and materials. It's a bit bland compared with some other sporty cars in its price range like the Genesis coupe, but then this is supposed to be a back-to-basics driver's car." -- Edmunds
- "In this day of hard interior plastic/low-cost interiors, Subaru has done a reasonable job of making certain everything you touch has a comfortable feel to it. There's leather on the shift knob, emergency brake handle and steering wheel, the last adjustable for rake and reach." -- Road and Track (2013)
- "Subaru has plenty of experience making the most of black plastic, and the BRZ cabin doesn't let down, with various textures and minor bits of trim like metal-look finishing on the center console and (Legacy) door handles, and contrasting stitching on the shift boot and (Legacy) handbrake handle being enough to break things up." -- Autoblog (2013)
Reviewers agree that the 2014 BRZ's front seats are supportive and remain comfortable even on lengthy drives. Test drivers also agree that visibility is good, thanks to the low profile hood, though the BRZ’s rear seats are small and only have enough space to comfortably seat a child.
- "The BRZ's front seats are supportive enough for hard driving on curvy roads, yet are still comfortable for long-distance trips as well. People of just about any size should find the driving position to be quite agreeable, and thanks to the low-profile hood, there's an expansive view of the road ahead." -- Edmunds
- "Billed as a 2+2 sports car the 2014 Subaru BRZ is best thought of as a 2-seater thanks to elfin rear bucket seats sized for emergency use only. Up front, occupants enjoy more human-like comfort with reasonable head space and comfortable yet incredibly supportive sport seats." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "The rear seats technically hold an adult but would be better for kids--a rear-facing child seat fits back there, too." -- AutoWeek (2013)
- "The roofline's side curve peaks right about where the driver gets in, so entry and exit for anyone around six feet is easy. You'll snuggle right into the well-bolstered seats, which should be as comfortable for long runs as for tight corners." -- Road and Track (2013)
The 2014 Subaru BRZ comes standard with an eight-speaker stereo, a 6.1-inch touch-screen navigation system, HD Radio, Bluetooth, satellite radio, Aha smartphone app integration, a USB port, an auxiliary input and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Optional features include dual-zone automatic climate control and a 10-inch subwoofer.
Some reviewers are pleased with the BRZ's features and say they're functional. One says the HVAC controls are easy to access and require minimal distraction from the road. However, another reviewer says the opposite when it comes to the touch-screen navigation system, stating that its layout and virtual buttons make it hard to use.
- "Sadly, those particular features are controlled by a touchscreen interface that's difficult to use. The menu layout requires a lot of back-and-forth commands, and the small virtual buttons are tough to press on the first try. Not helping matters is that there are no audio controls on the steering wheel. As such, you might catch yourself taking your eyes off the road to fiddle with the controls." -- Edmunds
- "The plastic-clad interior isn't fancy, but it offers simple functionality with minimal distraction, smartly keeping the driver focused on the joy of driving." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "HVAC controls are in the center stack, configured with knobs and levers that are large enough that you can easily operate them, even with gloves. No mysteries, no fiddling around." -- Road and Track (2013)
The 2014 Subaru BRZ has 6.9 cubic feet of trunk space. Reviewers note that while cargo space is on the small side, it can accommodate two golf bags, and folding down the back seat increases space.
- "Trunk space is also rather small at 6.9 cubic feet, but folding down that mostly useless backseat expands cargo-carrying abilities considerably." -- Edmunds
- "Rather than say the trunk can hold two golf bags, which it can, Subaru prefers to point out that you can carry a complete set of wheels and tires for track days." -- AutoWeek (2013)