Like its doppelganger, the Scion FR-S, the Subaru BRZ gets a small price increase for the 2014 model year, rising $100 to $26,390 (including delivery). A handful of equipment changes come with the slight price rise.

Two trims are available: the manual-transmission-only Premium, or the automatic-optional Limited. Choosing the Limited trim adds a new Aha app smartphone integration as part of the standard navigation system. Other Limited-model upgrades from the Premium include fog lights, a body-color trunk spoiler, and Alcantara inserts with leather bolsters for the seats.

The BRZ's price increased less that the Scion FR-S's, which rose $525 from last year's MSRP. The FR-S also added Aha app support for 2014 with the optional navigation system, and gained the 6.1-inch color touchscreen as a standard item, bringing with it Bluetooth and iPod support. New knee cushions on the door panels improve sport-driving comfort.

The only real differentiation between the two cars remains the $935 base price differential and the navigation system it buys in the BRZ--though there are a few minor behavioral traits that aren't shared.

To keep up with all of the latest news--including talk of the rumored STI version and the recent Forbidden Fruit BRZ tS--visit our Subaru BRZ page.


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