What’s the difference between the 2022 Subaru BRZ & WRX?

If you’re in the market for a new car, you’ve heard a lot of buzz about the Subaru BRZ and WRX. Both have stylish body panels and top features. Contact your nearest Wolfe Subaru dealership and pick the right vehicle for you.


The 2022 Subaru BRZ has a 2.4-litre engine with 228 horsepower and 184 lb-ft torque. It’s available with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission with paddle shifters built into the steering wheel for manual mode. Its all-wheel-drive layout means it gets better gas mileage than non-turbo. The 2022 Subaru WRX comes with a 2.4-litre turbocharged H4 engine capable of 271 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, but a CVT is optional.


The infotainment system in the 2022 Subaru BRZ is streamlined and easy to use. It’s also intuitive, meaning that it’s going to be able to predict your wants and needs for you, whether that’s switching over to a podcast or adjusting the brightness on your screen. The infotainment system in the 2022 Subaru WRX is just as easy to use as the BRZ, but it comes with many more features. You’ll have access to Apple’s CarPlay and Android Auto, SiriusXM radio, and a nine-speaker premium audio system.

Safety Features

The Subaru BRZ and WRX have several similar safety features. They include:

Automatic emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection
Forward collision mitigation brake assist (FCMA) system
Pedestrian detection (PD) and dynamic radar cruise control (DRCC) with a maximum speed of 112 kmph

With AEB, drivers can avoid crashes by automatically braking when something is in the path of their vehicle. If a person or animal is detected ahead of time, they’ll apply the brakes to help avoid a collision. The system also works with smart sensors on vehicles to detect traffic lights and other hazards. FCMA helps prevent accidents by using sensors that detect pedestrians before an accident and alert drivers if there’s a potential impact. PD and DRCC help drivers maintain safe speeds through automated distance control when a vehicle nears another vehicle on the road.


The 2022 Subaru BRZ and WRX have been updated with new exterior and interior features. The most noticeable feature is the new wheel designs on both cars. The interiors also have several new features. The interior door trim has been replaced with carbon fibre, and the steering wheel is now wrapped in leather instead of plastic to add more comfort while driving. Other interior improvements include a standard six-speaker audio system and power seats for the driver and passenger seats that weren’t previously available.


Overall the Subaru BRZ and WRX are almost similar in their power and style. If you’re a true Subaru enthusiast, you may feel that the aesthetic is different but drive almost the same. If you’re looking into picking up either of these cars, our recommendation would be to test drive both at your nearest Wolfe Subaru dealership and see how they feel to you.