Exploring the 2018 Subaru BRZ tS Edition’s Unique Features

2018 BRZ ts
2018 BRZ tS Edition

Sitting at the top of the BRZ lineup, the 2018 Subaru BRZ tS price claims the highest for this model, but it is well worth it given the large number of features you get. The specs show off a vehicle designed with thrills and everything else you want from a sports car, and it includes enhancements over the other models in multiple categories, from the BRZ tS spoiler to other styling elements.

2018 BRZ tS Engine
2018 BRZ tS Boxer Engine

Same Reliable Engine

The Subaru BRZ tS specs always include the manual transmission, so the 2.0-liter SUBARUB BOXER engine delivers 205 horsepower and 156 pound-feet of torque at 7,000 and 6,400 to 6,800 rpm, respectively. The six-speed close ratio manual transmission comes with a gear position display, starter interlock system, and hydraulically operated dry disc clutch with a single plate.

2018 BRZ tS with Brembo Performance Brakes
2018 BRZ tS with Brembo Performance Brakes

Chassis Upgrades

The 2018 Subaru BRZ tS Edition gets several engineering upgrades, including enhancements to the chassis components; these include larger brakes, 326 mm ventilated discs in front and 316 mm ones in rear, compared to 294 and 290 mm, respectively, on the other BRZ models. The specs also include Brembo performance brakes. To make the chassis completely unique, it is the only BRZ with STI-tuned coil springs, SACHS performance dampers, and an STI-tuned front suspension featuring a flexible V-bar plus draw stiffener.

2018 BRZ tS Spoiler
2018 BRZ tS Spoiler

Styling Updates

In addition to the spoiler, this model adds a frameless rearview mirror instead of the standard one. Looking at the rear of the vehicle, you will notice that the tS has the BRZ badging in black. The power doors are also black on this trim.Of course, the STI front lip, rear side, and side sill spoilers are much more likely to catch your eye, or perhaps you will notice the 18 by 7.5-inch black forged aluminum alloy wheels and R18 Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires.

2018 BRZ tS Interior
2018 BRZ tS Interior

The specs continue to deliver unique styling inside with STI gauges instead of their standard appearance. This trim level gives you the chance to appreciate sporty red interior accents along with an exclusive trim for the center console and door. The interior is made from red and black leather featuring black Alcantara®. You also get red stitching plus embroidered tS logos to complement the accents. Even the seatbelt is red, and the shifter gets an exclusive tS trim.

Click here to find out more about the Limited Edition BRZ tS at Budds’ Subaru, Oakville.

We won!

Budds’ Subaru is excited to announce that not only were we considered for a DealerRater award, but we won in three categories! With 169 Lifetime Reviews, and a 4.8 overall star average, Budds’ Subaru took home “2018 Subaru Dealer of the Year” for Ontario. But the icing on the cake was being awarded “2018 Subaru Dealer of the Year” across all of Canada! We are proud to be one of the top-rated Subaru Dealers in not only the province, but nationally. We also took home the “2018 Consumer Satisfaction Award” for Ontario as well!

Many thanks to all of our staff who continue to work hard and provide great experiences. We would also like to thank our customers for taking the time to give us feedback. It is greatly appreciated, so we can help give you an even better dealership experience. Details on how the score is calculated is below. Once again, thank you to staff and customers, and we hope we can score again next year! To read our reviews, click here.

Dealer of the Year Award

DealerRater’s Dealer of the Year Award Program recognizes a select number of car dealerships throughout Canada and the United States for excellent customer satisfaction as expressed through customers’ online reviews posted on DealerRater.

The Dealer of the Year Awards will be given to car dealership that have the highest PowerScore™ in their brand (Subaru) category, both at national and provincial levels.

The score is determined by using a Bayesian average for each dealership’s reviews. It takes into account both the rating of the reviews, as well as the number of reviews during the calendar year. (Jan 1 2017 – Dec 31 2017)

To be considered for the Dealer of the Year Awards a dealership must have:

  • Minimum of 25 reviews on DealerRater for the calendar year
  • Average minimum star rating of 4.0 on DealerRater, with 5.0 as the highest possible rating
  • At least one review on DealerRater per quarter during the calendar year
  • Must not have been blacklisted within the calendar year

Consumer Satisfaction Awards

Consumer Satisfaction Award recipients must meet the same requirements as the Dealer of the Year program as described above. The Consumer Satisfaction Awards are given to the following:

  • Top 10% U.S. franchise dealers based on their PowerScore
  • Top U.S. used car dealerships based on their PowerScore
  • Top Canadian car dealerships based on their PowerScore

Current Dealer of the Year Award recipients are also eligible to receive the Consumer Satisfaction Award.

Budds’ Subaru Does the Autoshow!

We stopped by the Autoshow where Subaru revealed the VIZIV-7 concept for the first time in Canada! Subaru was also awarded with the first ever Canadian Black Book award for Best Overall Brand for Retained Value. The Subaru Forester also took home AJAC’s Best Canadian Utility Vehicle of the year. So glad to see the brand sailing strong at the start of the year & we can’t wait to see what the rest of the year brings! Check out the pictures below if you missed it.


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Word on the street says…

That an all electric Subaru is due out in 2021. A Japanese newspaper suggests that a Subaru source claims they are hoping to release an electric CUV that will be based on the Forester or Outback platform. While Subaru is being hush hush on the details, we can assume this car will be built on Subaru’s new Global Platform. Electric and All Wheel Drive? Win-win!