When Subaru made its debut appearance in the United States, the advertisers made an exaggerated claim saying that a Subaru car is the kind of car that Mercedes Benz might have built if they were more creative and frugal. The statement may be exaggerated but it captured the spirit behind the car and its manufacturer. According to car dealers in Massachusetts, Subaru cars are known for its affordability and high quality.

In the present time, Subaru is no longer considered as an upstart but a credible threat against established names like Toyota and General Motors. Leading the pack for the automotive giant is a new creation called the Subaru BRZ, as well as the popular Subaru Impreza WRX. For loyal patrons of the Subaru brand, it is time to taste the power and beauty of the new Subaru BRZ. However, the sports car may not be a practical choice, especially for buyers who want a sophisticated vehicle with the capability of a family sedan.

Thus, a comparison is needed to help buyers decide. In this comparison, the 2013 Subaru BRZ Limited variant would be pitted against the 2013 Subaru Impreza WRX's 4-door variant. The BRZ is a two-door sports car while the WRX is a family sedan. There is not much difference in the price tag because the buyer needs only to add $1700 to acquire the Subaru sports car. However, there is a major difference when it comes to the All-Wheel Drive capability that Subaru owners love. The said AWD feature comes standard in a WRX but not in a BRZ.

Nevertheless, the BRZ boasts of another type of capability, which is the Limited-Slip Differential. The LSD is for safety and performance. In an encounter with an icy or wet road, there is a tendency for one wheel to slip and spin while the other wheel is not rotating. LSD solves this problem by transferring more torque to the nonslipping wheel. Thus, the driver does not need to get out of the car and push the vehicle out of the mud or ditch.

The BRZ is smaller than the WRX with a curb weight of a mere 2776 kilograms compared to the heavier 3208 kilograms for the Impreza variant. But according to well-known Massachusetts's car dealers, the BRZ is loaded with more features such as an active front seat head restraints, heated seat, and front foglights.

Buyers looking for a family sedan would definitely choose the WRX because the Impreza variant provides comfortable seating for five persons. However, buyers looking for a sports car would definitely choose the BRZ not only because of the competitive price and because of added features, but also because of another important category, which is fuel economy. Believe it or not, the BRZ boasts of 22 miles per gallon efficiency compared to a mere 19 miles per gallon efficiency for the WRX.
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