BRZ Bags Another Award

Thu, 01/08/2013


Subaru’s multi-award winning BRZ sports coupe has won another Australian automotive honour, being named by in its 2013 “Recommends” awards as one of its preferred performance cars under $100,000. is the editorial brand of Ltd. Vehicles selected in the “Recommends” awards are's top picks for real-world new car buyers and consumers. and Ltd Editor-in-Chief, Mike Sinclair, said “Recommends” is a key emerging tool for new car buyers.

“The cars named as ‘Recommends’ are the best of breed in their respective segments and represent canny choices for new car shoppers,” he said.

“The crew drives literally hundreds of cars each year - new releases, both local and abroad, seven-day tests and longer-term reviews that replicate the ownership experience. We’ve used this knowledge to name our top cars, so new car buyers can short-circuit their research and fast track buying decisions,” he said. “Recommends” lists top choices in 13 lifestyle categories and sub-categories.

The award categories essentially correspond with search options across carsales' network of websites including,, and They are defined by Redbook data including such factors as price, size, passenger capacity and other category-specific factors.

BRZ shares its latest award with its Toyota 86 stablemate – both are made by Subaru parent Fuji Heavy Industries.

Among BRZ’s previous awards:

•    News Limited Carsguide People’s Choice Award.
•    TopGear Australia Fun-est Car of the Year 2012
•    Wheels Car of the Year 2012
•    News Limited/Carsguide Car of the Year 2012
•    Carsales Australia network’s People’s Choice Best Performance Car Under $100,000 (with the Toyota 86)
•    Best Buy for 2012  - Australian automotive website
•    Best Sports Car of 2013, from the Canadian website
•    BRZ engine – winner, 2013 Ward’s 10 “Best Engines”, United States
•    2013 Sports Car of the Year by Canadian website
•    2012-2013 Japan Car of the Year “Special Award” (with the Toyota 86)
•    2012 Sports Car of the Year in French car magazine, Echappement