The Toyota GR86 has garnered a reputation for being not only a great sports car, but by being one of the most accessible on the market. It offers the thrill of a rear-wheel drive dream machine without breaking the budget. The company seems to be looking to continue this with the new 2022 Toyota GR86. A great sports car for people looking for a bargain, the GR86 is a lightweight and agile car that is set to raise the bar on sports cars next year.
Toyota seems to be addressing the common complaint on the previous generation, giving the GR 86 a big upgrade in terms of horsepower. The new model now aims to deliver the same rear-wheel driving experience with more power, a redesigned interior cabin, and improvements to the styling. This striking Toyota sports car is sure to be an absolute dream for any car enthusiast.
The official price hasn’t been released by Toyota yet, but estimations place the starting price at under $30,000* when it does get released. Some estimations place the starting price at about $28,725* for the base model, which is only a small increase from the previous generation’s price point.
The Toyota GR86 will release with a standard model and a Premium model which offers a whole slew of standard equipment: 18-inch wheels, Leather Upholstery, a set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires, aluminum pedal covers, and even a rear spoiler. The 2022 Toyota GR86, both standard and premium models, will be sold in the US this December.
The Toyota GR86 will come with a new engine: A horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine that’s naturally aspirated. This 2.4-liter engine breathes new life into the GR86, giving it 228 horsepower, which is a jump from the 2020 model. It is also capable of producing up to 184 pounds-feet of torque, which is up from the 156 pounds-feet of the previous generation.
The usual six-speed manual or automatic transmission is still offered, with the acceleration times for the manual version being 6.1 seconds and the automatic version clocking in at 6.6 seconds. The standard model will be fitted with 17-inch, ten-spoke wheels. As well as that, it comes with a set of Michelin Primacy HP tires. The upgraded Premium model will come with 18-inch wheels and Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
The new 2022 Toyota GR86 has not received any estimates for fuel economy or MPG yet, but some have speculated using the ratings the previous generations got. The last generation got 24 MPG at City driving, 32 MPG at Highway settings, and 27 MPG combined and with using the AT model. The Manual model had a slightly lesser showing when compared. We’ll update you when we receive more details on the car’s ratings
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
The new generation plans on keeping the same shape and size of the previous models. The GR86 will also keep on its tradition of being one of the only sports cars to feature seating for four people.
To those familiar already with the cabin area of the 2020 model, you won’t be seeing any big differences save for some alterations to the dashboard to fit the displays.
The Toyota GR86 sports a standard 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen display which replaces the prior generation’s 7.0 inch display. It also has a 7.0-inch digital display that can be reconfigured for Sports and Track modes. The infotainment system is integrated with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as well as a built-in SiriusXM satellite radio with a three-month trial.
The base model GR86 has a six-speaker stereo sound system, with the Premium trim having an eight-speaker sound system.
The previous generations of GR86 offered few features for driver-assistance. The new generation seems to be offering a new safety suite system, but only for those models equipped with an automatic transmission.
Safety features available in the 2022 Toyota GR86 include automated emergency braking systems, a lane-departure warning, and an adaptive cruise control system. All of these are standard with the safety suites being offered by companies today. The GR86’s crash-test results can be viewed online.
Toyota will be offering a standard warranty package which consists of a bumper-to-bumper coverage which lasts either 3 years or 36,000 miles. They also offer a powertrain coverage that lasts up to 5 years or 60,000 miles.
The company offers a complimentary maintenance policy which is a great addition, lasting for two years or 25,000 miles. Along with that, all buyers will also receive a one-year membership for the National Auto Sport Association. This comes with free admission to the group’s High Performance Driving Events, so you really do get more than you bargain for.