Subaru has unveiled the pricing details for the 2024 BRZ lineup, including the introduction of the performance-oriented tS trim. The starting price for the BRZ tS is set at $36,465, making it $2650 more expensive than the Limited trim ($33,815) and $5150 pricier than the base model Premium ($31,315).
The return of the tS trim brings a host of enhancements to the second-generation Subaru BRZ lineup. Along with visual upgrades and distinct badging, the package includes improvements to the brakes and suspension. Subaru proudly showcased the 2024 BRZ tS at the recent Subiefest event in California, providing enthusiasts with a closer look at the model and its upgraded performance features.
Key mechanical changes in the tS trim comprise Brembo brakes front and rear, 18-inch wheels with a unique design, and an “STI-tuned” suspension setup featuring Hitachi dampers. These brakes match the larger rotors and upgraded pads present in the Toyota GR86’s Performance package for the 2024 model year. The Subaru BRZ tS sports 12.8-inch front rotors and 12.4-inch rear rotors, which are 1.2 and 1.0 inches larger than those on the standard GR86 and BRZ models. Notably, the Subaru utilizes Hitachi dampers instead of the Sachs units found in the Toyota, indicating potential differences in tuning between the two vehicles.
Visually, the BRZ tS stands out with a badge displayed on the grille and trunklid. Additionally, the brake calipers are painted in an eye-catching gold color, while the dark gray 18-inch wheels boast a unique design compared to the standard model. Inside the tS trim, drivers will find blue stitching, blue leather accents on the seats, and STI logos adorning the start button and gauge cluster.
Despite no changes to the standard BRZ’s 228-horsepower 2.4-liter flat-four engine, the tS trim is exclusively available with a six-speed manual transmission. It will be offered in all the exterior color options available for the 2024 BRZ lineup. Furthermore, Subaru has added their EyeSight driver-assistance features to all 2024 BRZ models equipped with manual transmissions.
The BRZ tS is expected to hit the market later this year, likely priced starting in the mid-$30,000 range.