2020 Toyota 86

MSRP $27,780 - $30,590

Ranked #4 in Subcompact Coupe

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2020 Toyota 86 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 4, 2021

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The 2020 Toyota 86 is not a new name in the US but it get a few changes this year. It is available for sale and carries a starting price tag of $27,060. Apart from Base and GT, the Hakone Edition is new for 2020 that adds some unique exterior and interior styling to the 86. A 205-hp 2.0L boxer-4 engine powers the 86 that can pull this car from 0-60 MPH in 6.3 seconds while the top speed is limited to 120 MPH. 

2020 Toyota 86 three-quarter view

Although its acceleration isn't that impressive, the 86 is a stock drift machine. Moving to the cabin, you won't be much impressed by it either. But the infotainment setup finally gets standard Apple CarPlay & Android Auto. As for the competition, there are quite a lot of options you can buy for this kind of money. Some of them include the Ford Mustang, the Dodge Challenger, and the Chevy Camaro

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Pros

Well-built interiors

Sporty looks

Handling that rivals Porsches

Low price point

Good reliability

Cons

Low maximum power output

The base model isn’t too well equipped

Rear seats are a joke

What's New?

Apple CarPlay & Android Auto are now standard

Optional TRD Handling package available

Hakone Edition debuts


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$27780

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

200 hp @ 7000 rpm

torque

275 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

transmission

6 speed ECT Automatic

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

11.6/11.4 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

101.2 in.

length

166.7 in.

width

69.9 in.

height

52 in.

curb weight

2817 lbs.

ground clearance

4.9 in.

capacity

passenger volume

76.5 cu ft.

cargo volume

6.9 cu ft.

payload capacity

931 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.4 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14.8 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

24/27/32 mpg

highway range

422.4 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

Base$27,780 onwards

Hakone Edition$29,870 onwards

GT$30,115 onwards

Colors and Styles

2020 Toyota 86 in Ablaze color
Ablaze

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

8.0

Features

7.0

Engine and Performance

8.2

Fuel Economy

4.0

Interior

7.2

Exterior

7.0

Safety

4.0

Competition

7.0

6.8

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

6.8

Overall Rating


The Toyota 86 has fantastic performance bones, which is why it still feels great after all this time- Cnet

The Toyota 86 is one of the most beloved names in the affordable sports car segment at the moment. It is cheap, light, and most importantly, fun. The engine is not known to offer an agile acceleration but offers athletic handling. The car does take a hit in the practicality department though, and there are plenty of other options in the market that come at a very competitive price. 

Despite carrying a Japanese moniker, the 86's ownership costs are more than the American pony cars. Though its repair and maintenance costs are less, it depreciates its value quickly. Buyers, get ready to shell out around $7,800 every year for its insurance, fuel, and the aforementioned costs. J.D. Power didn't rate its reliability but being a Toyota, it will carry the reputation of good reliability. 

2020 Toyota 86 Coupe front view
2020 Toyota 86 Coupe rear view

7.0/10
Features

8.2/10
Engine and Performance

4.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.2/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

4.0/10
Safety

7.0/10
Competition


2020 Toyota 86 Features

7.0/10

Arguably the biggest change to the 86 for 2020 is the new special Hakone Edition- Autotrader

For 2020, a new Hakone Edition joins the lineup. That rounds off the trim levels to three, including Base and GT. Pricing starts from $27,060 while the top-end Hakone Edition can go up to $30,590. A destination charge of $995 adds to the price tag at the time of purchase. The 86 is available in both manual and automatic transmissions but only the rear wheels are driven. 

2020 Toyota 86 side angle view

The 86 is available with just one performance package called the TRD Handling package. This package adds Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires, SACHS performance shocks, and Brembo brakes. This package is exclusive only to the GT trim. The Hakone Edition adds unique Hakone Green exterior paint, matte black rear spoiler, 17-inch bronze wheels, and some interior-specific styling. 

Trim

Base

GT

Hakone Edition

MSRP (Manual)

$27,060

$30,190 $29,870
MSRP (Automatic) $27,780 $29,910 $30,590

Key Features

17-inch alloy wheels

Adds/ Upgrades to Base trim

Adds/ Upgrades to GT trim
  7-inch touchscreen w/ Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

Leather heated front sport seats

17-inch bronze wheels
 

8-speaker stereo

4.2-inch digital driver's display

Hakone Green exterior paint
  Auto-dimming rearview mirror LED fog lights Tan leather seats with Alcantara inserts and contrast stitching
  Rearview camera

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Matte black rear spoiler
  LED headlights Proximity keyless entry Sliding center armrest
  Leather steering wheel Push-button start  
  Bluetooth connectivity Rear spoiler  
  Limited-slip rear differential    

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The GT trim is a better choice to buy as it is available with the TRD Handling package. Except for that, there are other upgrades or packages available for the 86. The GT trim also adds some comfort and convenience features such as heated front leather seats, LED headlights, a rear spoiler, dual-zone automatic climate control, etc. 


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2020 Toyota 86 Engine and Performance

8.2/10
Thanks to a stiff chassis, you can feel each corner of the car keeping its respective tire on the ground- Edmunds

The 2.0L boxer-4 engine in the Toyota 86 makes 205 hp and 156 lb-ft. of torque, which isn’t a lot. The engine is slightly detuned in the automatic variant and makes an insignificant 5 hp and 5 lb-ft. of torque less. The naturally aspirated mill was developed in a joint effort with Subaru, hence the boxer layout. You get the option to command gear changes, either via a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

2020 Toyota 86 engine

Handling is where the 86 excels, and with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires on the TRD Handling package, you will understand that the limits of the chassis exceed the limits of the engine. The car takes to a mountain road like fish to water, and experienced drivers are sure to love its tire-shredding antics. It is easy to let the rear end loose around the corner, even with the traction control on. Grip levels are enormous, unsettling even if you aren’t prepared for it.

2020 Toyota 86 driving view

There is only so much the 2L boxer can pull. It takes exactly 6.3 seconds to complete the 0-60 MPH test. Step on the pedal a little longer and the quarter-mile drag will be finished in 13.6 seconds with a top speed of 120 MPH. With anti-lock brakes as standard, you can confidently floor the brake pedal. The car screeches to a halt from 60 MPH in just 120 feet. The TRD Handling package adds colored Brembo calipers and the Michelin rubber aids them in deceleration.

Models

2020 Toyota 86

2020 Ford Mustang 

2020 Dodge Challenger

2020 Chevrolet Camaro

MSRP

$27,060

$26,670

$28,095

$25,000

Engine

2.0L Boxer-4

2.3L Turbo Inline-4

3.6L V6

2.0L Turbo Inline-4

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

6-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual

8-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Manual

Power

205 hp @ 7,000 RPM

310 hp @ 5,500 RPM

305 hp @ 6,350 RPM

275 hp @ 5,600 RPM

Torque

156 lb-ft. @ 6,400 RPM

350 lb-ft. @ 3,000 RPM

268 lb-ft. @ 4,800 RPM

295 lb.ft. @ 3,000 RPM

0-60 MPH

6.3 sec

5.1 sec

6.3 sec

5.4 sec

Quarter Mile

13.6 sec

13.6 sec

14.8 sec

14.0 sec

Top Speed

120 MPH

121 MPH

135 MPH

130 MPH

Owing to its powerful turbocharged engine, the Ford Mustang is the fastest competitor here and it is closely followed by the Chevy Camaro. The Dodge Challenger stands out with a V6 and is the only car not to offer a manual transmission. Its over curb weight equals its performance stats with the 86. Sure, the 86 is underpowered but being a popular car in the US, there are various aftermarket mods available to tune its engine. 


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2020 Toyota 86 Fuel Economy

4.0/10

The 2020 Toyota 86 isn’t as fuel-efficient as we’d expect from a small sports car

The tiny engine in the Toyota 86 has great fuel efficiency as it is underpowered by other segment-leading cars.  With a manual transmission, it returns 21 MPG in the city, 28 MPG on a highway, and 24 MPG combined. The automatic transmission has a better gas mileage, adding 3 MPG to the manual’s figures, although a heavier right foot might change all that.

2020 Toyota 86 three-quarter view

The fuel tank has a capacity of 13.2 gallons. So, a cruise along the back roads is not out of the question. You can expect a combined range of 317 miles when equipped with a manual transmission. Those who love taking long rides should go for the automatic transmission as it can drive up to 359 miles in mixed proportions. That's a decent range for a sports car. 

Models

2020 Toyota 86

2020 Ford Mustang 

2020 Dodge Challenger

2020 Chevrolet Camaro

MPG (City)

21

21

19

20

MPG (Highway)

28

30

30

30

MPG (Combined)

24

24

23

23

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallon) 13.2 15.5 18.5 19.0
Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles) 277/383/317 326/465/372 352/555/425 380/570/437

For a car that develops 310 horses, the fuel economy of the Ford Mustang is really good. The fuel ratings of the Chevy Camaro match with the Mustang but it is the least efficient car here. The Dodge Challenger's fuel efficiency is slightly better than the Camaro. Overall, fuel economy lovers should go for automatic transmission instead of manual. 


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2020 Toyota 86 Interior

7.2/10
Material quality and fit and finish inside the 86 are good for a low-volume car at this price- CarAndDriver

The cabin quality of the Toyota 86 isn’t premium, but the build quality is solid. Even so, you do notice a little rattle when you start to pull the envelope. Two adults can easily fit in front seats, which are quite comfortable and accommodating. The front seats are manually adjustable but they are heated. The new Hakone Edition adds tan leather seats with Alcantara inserts and contrast stitching. 

2020 Toyota 86 dashboard

The driving position is a bit low which is important for a sports car. Coupes rarely offer spacious rear seats, and that tradition is followed well in this segment. With its compact dimensions and sloping coupe roofline, there is no way passengers would be comfortable in the rear seats of the 86. They are best reserved for younger members of the family, and adults should strictly stick to the front. 

2020 Toyota 86 infotainment system

A 7-inch touchscreen is the source of infotainment functions in the 86. New-for-2020 is standard Apple CarPlay & Android Auto. The interface is simple to understand and responds to commands promptly. There are not many physical controls around the screen. An 8-speaker stereo is standard in every 86 model whereas a navigation system is the only option available. 

Models

2020 Toyota 86

2020 Ford Mustang 

2020 Dodge Challenger

2020 Chevrolet Camaro

Passenger Capacity

4

4

5

4

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.1/54.5/41.9

37.6/56.3/45.1

39.3/58.5/42.0

38.5/55.0/43.9

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

35.0/51.7/29.9

34.8/52.2/29.0

37.1/53.9/33.1

33.5/50.3/29.9

Cargo Space (cu-ft.)

6.9

13.5

16.2

9.1

As was with the rear seats, the trunk volume is extremely limited.  You get just 6.9 cu-ft., which is the least in this segment. There aren’t many things you can fit in there, and the small loading bay makes matters worse. If you like to spend the weekend on the road, you could pull down the rear seats to get a fair amount of usable space. Some other cabin highlights of the coupe are:

  • Tilt & telescopic multi-function leather steering wheel
  • Manually adjustable front heated seats
  • Cloth & leather upholstery
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Proximity keyless entry
  • Push-button start
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 7-inch touchscreen w/ Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • 8-speaker stereo
  • 4.2-inch digital driver's display

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2020 Toyota 86 Exterior

7.0/10
Everything that follows is classic coupe and that’s absolutely fine- Kelly Blue Book

There hasn’t been any change in styling in the Toyota 86 since 2017. The aerodynamic styling looks very pretty and adds visual appeal to the side profile, along with the 17-inch wheels. The lines along the body of the 86 are sharp and smooth at all the right places. Being short, low, and, well, just tiny, the 86 manages to save quite a lot of building material.

2020 Toyota 86 three-quarter view

With a curb weight of under 3000 pounds, the 86 is super easy to flick around and fit into tiny spaces. With length under 170 inches and width under 70 inches, this car sits at the bottom of every size chart. The wheelbase measures just 101.2 inches, which further adds to the maneuverability of the car. The tail section completes the look with a simple yet elegant design.

Models

2020 Toyota 86

2020 Ford Mustang 

2020 Dodge Challenger

2020 Chevrolet Camaro

Curb Weight (lbs)

2,798

3,542

3,858

3,351

Length (in)

166.7

188.5

197.9

188.3

Width (in)

69.9

75.4

75.7

74.7

Height (in)

52.0

54.3

57.7

53.1

Ground Clearance (in)

4.9

5.3

5.2

4.5

Wheelbase (in)

101.2

107.1

116.2

110.7

The Dodge Challenger hauls the most metal and consequently is the heaviest and the largest in here. This affects its on-road performance. It also has the widest wheelbase ergo a spacious interior. The Chevy Camaro holds a comfortable middle ground here, being neither tiny nor enormous. The Ford Mustang's high ground clearance is good for preventing scratches on the underbelly. Some main exterior features are:

  • LED headlights
  • LED fog lamps
  • LED taillights
  • LED DRLs
  • Heated exterior mirrors
  • Black grille
  • Ground effects
  • Black rear spoiler wing
  • Dual exhaust chrome tips
  • 17-inch alloy wheels

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2020 Toyota 86 Safety

4.0/10

Lack of driver-assistance features holds the 86 back from a Top Safety Pick award- CarAndDriver

The 2020 Toyota 86 coupe has undergone a variety of crash tests from NHTSA and IIHS. NHTSA gave a 4-star overall safety rating while IIHS gave a 'Good' rating in most of the crash tests. The coupe also received an 'Acceptable rating for the driver's side crash test. Both the organizations have granted it good overall scores regarding the car's performance during a crash.

2020 Toyota 86 three-quarter view

This Toyota has a small and lightweight body but the 86's cabin design that provides several crumple zones to the front and sides keeps the occupants safe from the worst of injuries. You should not expect any lane keep assist or adaptive cruise control when going for the 86. Its impeccable handling capabilities are the best measure to avoid any possible collision. The only safety features available are:

  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Rearview Camera
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Traction & Stability Control

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2020 Toyota 86 Competition

7.0/10

2020 Toyota 86 vs 2020 Ford Mustang 

For a similar price tag, the Ford Mustang comes with a powerful yet fuel-efficient base engine and also offers a lineup of powerful engine options. However, the 86 is more fun to drive. The Mustang is a practical sports coupe but its interior dimensions are similar to the 86. Safety lovers would opt for the Mustang as it comes with more active safety features but the 86 has better reliability. 

2020 Ford Mustang

2020 Toyota 86 vs 2020 Dodge Challenger

The Dodge Challenger is the only pony car to come with an AWD system. Despite making 100 hp more than the 86, it isn't agile due to its heavy curb weight. That's because it has a seating capacity of five and offers a roomier interior. But its powerful engine pays a toll on its fuel economy. The Challenger also has low ownership costs, more safety technologies and to an extent, good reliability too. 

2020 Dodge Challenger

2020 Toyota 86 vs 2020 Chevrolet Camaro

Starting at $25,000, the Chevy Camaro is the cheapest car in this competition. Obviously, it is quicker in terms of performance and offers nimble handling. Inside, both the cars are equally spacious but the Camaro is a step ahead with better cargo space. In terms of fuel efficiency, the Camaro drags behind the 86. The Camaro follows the principles of a modern sports car and offers the latest driver aids. 

2020 Chevy Camaro

2020 Toyota 86 Final Verdict

All in all, the 2020 Toyota 86 achieves what it originally aspires for. Now that a TRD handling package is available, a bit more ferocious handling is possible in its stock configuration. But let's be honest, there is rarely anyone who would not want an aftermarket upgrade to boost the power from the 2.0L Boxer-four engine. If only Toyota would do it of their own accord in future versions, it would be highly appreciated.

2020 Toyota 86 rear view

2020 Toyota 86 FAQs

Why is it called the Toyota 86?

The Toyota 86 is named so because of the fact that its design was based on the AE86, the model code of the last RWD Corolla. It was good for drifting around corners and the new 86 certainly carries forth its spirit on a high note.

Does the Toyota 86 use a Subaru engine?

The 2.0L Boxer-four engine is manufactured by Subaru, although it was jointly developed by both Toyota and Subaru. Toyota designed the direct injection system, while everything within the crankcase was developed by Subaru domestically. It is also the same engine under the hood of the BRZ.

Does Toyota 86 have a turbo?

No, the 2.0L boxer engine in the 2020 Toyota 86 is naturally aspirated. 

Is the Toyota 86 a reliable car to own?

The 86 is not the most reliable Toyota but fares much better in terms of reliability than most other cars in its segment. 

Is the Toyota 86 good in snow?

The Toyota 86 is an RWD car but it has enough good grip on snowy roads. Therefore, it can be driven in winter conditions. 

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