At the front, the BRZ has a lightweight and highly rigid MacPherson strut suspension. Tuned for the BRZ, the front suspension features low strut mounts to help reduce the center of gravity and achieve a low hood line. A familiar Subaru L-shaped lower arm is used, but reversed from other Subaru models to allow the engine to be mounted closer to the ground, which enhances handling.
The rear suspension utilizes a Subaru signature double-wishbone design to provide predictable at-the-limit control.
The power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering system has a quick steering gear ratio (13.1:1), which helps to improve steering response through more immediate turns based on driver input. It maximizes the feel of the road.
The BRZ has electronic stability and traction control featuring a sports mode and a total of five settings, including “off.” These allow the driver to select a mode that best suits road and weather conditions as well as driving style.