2019 Toyota 86 – Small Car Power | Lauren Fix Expert Review

2019 Toyota 86 small car power – compared to its Subaru BRZ cousin it has minimal differences. The Toyota 86 competes in a busy compact sports car segment that are all fun to drive. No turbo, no supercharger – just a naturally aspirated engine that handles well on the autocross course or on the road.

Specs:
Horsepower: 200 to 205 hp
Engine: 2.0 L 4-cylinder
MPG: Up to 24 city / 32 highway
Curb weight: 2,776 to 2,827 lbs
7 exterior colors
Price: $26,655 – $32,420
Vehicle tested: GT $30,949

Pros:
New TRD Special Edition
Tight steering and handling
Comfortable seating considering minimal adjustments
Track mode option

Cons:
Needs more power off the line
Loud interior noise
Needs more standard safety features expected on Toyota products
Small trunk

Competes with:
Fiat 124
Hyundai Veloster
VW GTi
Subaru BRZ
Mini Cooper
Mazda MX-5

86 TRD Special Edition
Brembo 51 brakes, SACHS 50 performance dampers, 18-in. TRD wheels, TRD performance exhaust and an aerodynamic body kit unleash 86 around the track, while turning heads on the streets

The Toyota 86’s humble, naturally aspirated 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission and makes 205 horsepower and 156 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic is optional, and that drops output to 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque.

Points – 10 out of 10 points – top score 100
PERFORMANCE – 5
HANDLING – 7
SAFETY – 6
VISIBILITY – 6
SEATING COMFORT – 6
Technology – 5
Features – 5
Design – 8
Quality – 8
Value – 6
Total: 62

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