With coupes, you want as much flash as you want performance. The 2016 Subaru BRZ and the 2016 Chevy Camaro are two such vehicles; they're often compared, but they offer very different features. Knowing the differences between these two cars is imperative because it will let you know what each car offers and what each car lacks.

In this vehicle comparison for drivers in the Montclair, Clifton and Bloomfield area, we'll look at the Subaru BRZ and the Chevy Camaro, highlighting their differences with the hope of allowing you to better understand what features each one has and which car offers more. By the end of this article, you'll have a more informed decision as to which of these vehicles you'd rather test drive and take home.

2016 Subaru BRZ vs. 2016 Chevy Camaro Engines

Both the 2016 Subaru BRZ and the 2016 Chevy Camaro feature 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines, but they still have noticeably different fuel economy ratings. The Subaru BRZ gets an EPA-estimated 22 city/30 highway mpg. The Chevy Camaro, on the other hand, only gets 19 city/28 highway mpg, according to EPA estimates. This is most likely due to the SUBARU BOXER® engine. This horizontally opposed engine offers a low center of gravity, which allows you to have a better balance and handling. This unique engine delivers great power without taking a huge toll on your gas mileage.

Opting for the Subaru BRZ can translate into fewer trips to the gas station and more money in your pocket.

Space and Seating

Each vehicle features a cloth interior that can seat four passengers. As far as front headroom, you'll get 37.1 inches in the Subaru BRZ but only 36.6 in the Chevy Camaro. This is a great advantage for taller passengers because you get almost half an inch more head room.

Technology and Entertainment Features

The Subaru BRZ comes equipped with an eight-speaker audio system that features the STARLINK™ 6.2-inch multi-functional display so that you can access the HD Radio® AM/FM stereo as well as the Bluetooth® hands-free phone and audio streaming connectivity. This vehicle also features auxiliary/USB inputs and a trip computer that calculates your fuel usage and miles driven.

The Chevy Camaro features a six-speaker audio system with an AM/FM stereo, auxiliary/USB inputs for external media use and a Bluetooth® hands-free phone connectivity system. It also has a trip computer for monitoring miles and fuel. What the Chevy Camaro lacks is a multi-functional display screen and the ability to stream Bluetooth® audio.

The Subaru BRZ also offers an advantage with the HD Radio®, which allows you to listen to AM/FM radio stations with a clearer sound. This device eliminates the annoying buzz that you get with AM stations. People who love talk radio won't have to deal with such a bothersome sound when they are driving out of the station's broadcast range.

Standard Safety Features of the Subaru BRZ and Chevy Camaro

The 2016 Subaru BRZ and the Chevy Camaro both come standard with a four-wheel anti-lock braking system with Traction Control and brake assist, a rearview camera and a tire pressure monitoring system. As far as collision protection, the Subaru BRZ offers dual-stage deployment airbags, side-mounted pelvis/torso airbags and side-curtain airbags that protect both front and rear outboard passengers.

For security, the Subaru BRZ features a keyless entry system, an anti-theft security system and an engine immobilizer. The engine immobilizer acts as a theft deterrent because it prevents your car from starting without the key. This device essentially renders "hot-wiring" useless.

The Chevy Camaro's collision protection features are front/rear head airbags and dual front-side mounted airbags. The protection in the Chevy Camaro is good, however, what it lacks is security features. The Chevy Camaro doesn't feature an anti-theft deterrent system or an engine immobilizer, which makes the Chevy Camaro more susceptible to "hot-wiring" and theft. The Chevy Camaro does feature an OnStar system, which is beneficial; however, it's a monthly fee which can make your car payments pricier.

Regarding safety and security, the Subaru BRZ offers more collision protection safety features than the Chevy Camaro. The Subaru BRZ also offers more security and theft protection than the Chevy Camaro, so it's obvious to see that the 2016 Subaru BRZ has the clear advantage over the 2016 Chevy Camaro.

2016 Subaru BRZ vs. 2016 Chevy Camaro Comparison Conclusion

You've learned about both the Subaru BRZ and the Chevy Camaro, so now you can make the smart choice for your next coupe. You now know that the Subaru BRZ offers a better fuel economy because of its horizontally opposed and flat laying SUBARU BOXER® engine. In terms of each vehicle's amenities, the Subaru BRZ not only offers a 6.2 inch color touchscreen display, but it also offers the HD Radio®, which makes AM/FM stations sound better. The Chevy Camaro doesn't feature a touchscreen display.

Regarding safety and security, the Subaru BRZ offers more passive safety features with the dual-stage deployment airbags, which inflate at different levels depending on the severity of the impact. You also learned that the Chevy Camaro lacks the important security features that come standard with the Subaru BRZ, like the engine immobilizer, the anti-theft security system and the keyless entry.

We explored the various features of these two cars, and you learned that when it comes to safety, fuel economy and technology, the 2016 BRZ offers more for you. The only real way that you can know that for sure is by getting behind the wheel of the Subaru BRZ and giving it a spin. You'll be able to see how the flat-laying SUBARU BOXER® engine allows for superior handling and agility, and you'll also get a better view of the great interior features that come standard with the 2016 Subaru BRZ. You will learn that the Subaru BRZ is the perfect car for you.

Schedule a test drive of the Subaru BRZ today at Lynnes Subaru, a dealership that proudly serves drivers like you in the Montclair, Clifton and Bloomfield area.

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