2017 Toyota 86

MSRP $26,975 - $29,875

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2017 Toyota 86 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 26, 2021

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Now that the Scion has been discontinued, it enters the Toyota brand with a new name and an updated design. The 2017 Toyota 86 is available for sale with a starting price of $26,255 and comes with two trims namely Base and 860 Special Edition. Apart from the new name it also gets a few changes. it still comes with a 2.0L flat-4 engine that makes 200 hp with an automatic transmission while the manual transmission raises the horsepower by 5 hp. 

2017 Toyota 86 front angle view

Its engine makes enough power to sprint from 0-60 MPH in 6.2 seconds but is not particularly fuel-efficient. The cabin of the 86 lacks modern amenities but offers enough space for the driver and the front passenger. It also lacks safety technologies but its strong reliability and low ownership costs are the main highlights of the 86. The 86 gets rivalry from the Subaru BRZ, the Honda Civic Si Coupe, and the Chevrolet Camaro

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Pros

Sporty handling

Handsome exterior styling

Comfortable seats

Peppy engine

Strong reliability

Cons

Poor cargo room

Cramped rear seats

Lacks modern features

What's New?

Refreshed exterior

Retuned suspension

More 5 hp with manual transmission


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$26975

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

top speed

130 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

200 hp @ 7000 rpm

torque

151 lb.-ft. @ 6400 rpm

transmission

6 speed Automatic

dimensions

wheelbase

101 in.

length

167 in.

width

70 in.

height

51 in.

curb weight

2815 lbs.

ground clearance

5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

76.5 cu ft.

cargo volume

6.9 cu ft.

payload capacity

933 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.7 sec.

zero to 100 mph

20.3 sec.

rolling start 5-60 mph

8

standing 1/4-mile

16 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$26,975 onwards

Special Edition$29,155 onwards

Colors and Styles

2017 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

Features

7.0

Engine and Performance

7.4

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

6.2

Exterior

6.0

Safety

7.7

6.4

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

6.4

Overall Rating


The 2017 Toyota 86 makes for an excellent little sports car- Cnet

The Toyota 86 is known to many people as the Scion FR-S. This year, it received a refreshed styling with some new exterior features. It also gets a sport-tuned suspension for sporty ride quality while its punchy engine offers a decent acceleration. its cabin is driver-focused but uses cheap materials. its also loses on practicality, safety features, and fuel economy but is an affordable sports car. 

The main benefit of getting a Japanese marque is low ownership costs. The true cost to own the Toyota 86 is nearly $7,800 per year, which is less than most of its rivals. This includes various costs such as repair, maintenance, fuel, depreciation, etc. Its average cost per mile is $0.53, which is on par with some of its rivals. With the Toyota badge on the 86, it gets a reliability rating of 80 out of 100 and ranks fourth on the list. 

2017 Toyota 86 Front View
2017 Toyota 86 Rear View

7.0/10
Features

7.4/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

6.2/10
Interior

6.0/10
Exterior

7.7/10
Safety


2017 Toyota 86 Features

7.0/10

There aren’t too many cars on the road with a simpler trim level and feature content structure than the Toyota 86- Autotrader

The Toyota 86 comes in just two trims. The Base trim is priced at $26,255 while the 860 Special Edition has a sale price of $29,155. These prices exclude the $865 destination charge. Both trims are available with a manual and automatic transmission whereas RWD configuration is standard.  There aren't any optional packages available to upgrade its features.

2017 Toyota 86 front view

Unlike its rivals, the 86 doesn't come with many standard features as it is focused on performance rather than a luxury. So, don't expect features like power front seats, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, etc. But, the 860 Special Edition trim adds some decent comfort and convenience features to the list for a sports coupe. Also, there are some accessories available for the 86. 

Trim Base  860 Special Edition
MSRP (Manual) $26,255 $29,155
MSRP (Automatic) $26,975 $29,875
Key Features 7-inch touchscreen Leather upholstery
  Rearview camera Push-button start
  Bluetooth connectivity Rear spoiler
  8-speaker sound system Keyless entry
  17-inch alloy wheels Heated front seats
  Limited slip rear differential Racing stripes on the exterior
  Leather steering wheel Dual-zone automatic climate control
  Air conditioning  

We Recommend

We recommend the 860 Special Edition model as it adds more comfort and convenience features to the list such as leather upholstery, push-button start, a rear spoiler, dual-zone automatic control, keyless entry, racing stripes, and heated front seats. 


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2017 Toyota 86 Engine and Performance

7.4/10

We’ve praised the coupe for its precise handling and fun-to-drive nature, but have often expressed a desire for more horsepower- Motortrend

2017 Toyota 86 Engine and Transmission

Under the hood is the same 2.0L flat-4 engine but it's got a lot of revisions for this year. The 6-speed automatic transmission keeps the same 200 hp and 151 lb-ft. of torque. You get 5 extra horses for a total of 205 hp and the final drive ratio in the 6-speed manual transmission is shorter to make acceleration just a little bit sprightlier.

2017 Toyota 86 engine

This engine is still a joy when you rev it out, there's so much power and it sounds great. While the manual transmission is much preferable in this vehicle, the automatic transmission isn't bad either. It's more fuel-efficient and good at changing gears when you want it thanks to the paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. 

Models

2017 Toyota 86

2017 Subaru BRZ

2017 Chevrolet Camaro

2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe

MSRP

$26,255

$25,495

$25,905

$23,900

Engine

2.0L Flat-4

2.0L Flat-4 2.0L Turbo Inline-4 1.5L Turbo Inline-4
Drivetrain RWD RWD RWD FWD

Transmission

6-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual

Power

205 hp @ 7,000 RPM 205 hp @ 7,000 RPM 275 hp @ 5,600 RPM 205 hp @ 5,700 RPM

Torque

156 lb-ft. @ 6400 RPM 156 lb-ft. @ 6,400 RPM 295 lb-ft. @ 3,000 RPM 192 lb-ft. @ 2,100 RPM

Among its rivals, the Chevrolet Camaro makes the most power, around 70 hp more than the 86. Also, the whole power kicks in at 5,600 RPM, which is really good. The Honda Civic Si's power levels are the same as the 86 but its torque can be achieved at just 2,100 RPM. It is also an FWD car while the rest of the cars are RWD. The Subaru BRZ is slightly cheaper than the 86. 

2017 Toyota 86 Acceleration

Although the Toyota 86 makes 200 horses, it isn't interesting as it sprints from 0-60 MPH in 6.2 seconds. The quarter-mile run is completed in 14.8 seconds with a top speed of 136 MPH. That means the 86 isn't that quick on the road and you can get easily passed by other sport sedans on the highway.

2017 Toyota 86 takes 6.2 sec to reach 60 MPH

This car isn't just about horsepower or straight-line performance, it's really about being fun to drive in any situation. It encourages you to be playful on the road. It keeps limits nice and low with that low horsepower but it's also still enjoyable. Therefore, just push the pedal to the redline and see what this car does. 

Models

2017 Toyota 86

2017 Subaru BRZ

2017 Chevrolet Camaro

2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe

0-60 MPH

6.2 sec

6.2 sec

5.1 sec

6.3 sec

Quarter Mile

14.8 sec

14.8 sec

13.6 sec

14.8 sec

Engine

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L

1.5L

Top Speed

136 MPH

136 MPH

140 MPH

137 MPH

Owing to its powerful engine, the Chevy Camaro sprints to the finish line much quicker than its rivals. Its performance is really impressive as it weighs nearly 600 pounds more than the 86. The performance stats of the Honda Civic Si and the Subaru BRZ are on the same level as the 86 as all of them make the same power. 

2017 Toyota 86 Ride and Handling

One of the many suspensions changes this year involves softer rear springs and retuned dampers. Therefore, the ride quality is improved dramatically. The car is still pretty stiff but compared to the way the old Scion FR-S bounced over potholes, this car is way is so much pleasant and comfortable. 

2017 Toyota 86 driving view

The steering is well-weighted and very responsive with actual feedback. Even when you are taking sharp turns at high speeds, the 86 feels stable and composed. But, there is a lot of body roll, especially when you switch on the Track mode, which in turn switches off the stability control for drifting purposes. 

2017 Toyota 86 Braking

The Toyota 86 gets small brakes as it is a lightweight car. It gets 11.6-inch ventilated disc brakes behind the front wheels and 11.4-inch ventilated disc brakes at the back.  Therefore, the 86 is able to stop smoothly from 60-0 MPH in 117 feet. But, considering the weight of the car, the braking performance is not that good. 

2017 Toyota 86 brakes

The brakes are strong and inspire confidence in the driver. The brake pedal feels firm and responsive. The pedal travel is also less, which urges the driver to travel at high speeds. There are no braking technologies like automatic emergency braking in the 86. But, that doesn't mean that the 86's braking performance is bad either. 

Models

2017 Toyota 86

2017 Subaru BRZ

2017 Chevrolet Camaro

2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe

Brake Front

11.6 in

11.6 in

12.6 in

12.3 in

Brake Rear

11.4 in

11.4 in

12.4 in

11.1 in

Curb Weight 

2,774 lbs

2,813 lbs

3,354 lbs

2,889 lbs

60-0 MPH

117 ft.

117 ft.

107 ft.

106 ft.

The Honda Civic Si does a wonderful job in halting the vehicle in just 106 feet, thanks to its low curb weight. But the Chevy Camaro is the true winner here as it managed to take just 107 feet though it weighs more than 3,300 pounds. On the other hand, the Subaru BRZ is slightly heavier than the 86 but shares the same braking distance as the 86. 


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2017 Toyota 86 Fuel Economy

6.0/10

Power is best tapped into at high rpms, which means everyday fuel economy is pretty good- The Car Connection

The Toyota 86 isn't that good when it comes to fuel economy. According to the EPA, the 86 returns 21 MPG in the city, 28 MPG on a highway, and 24 MPG combined with a manual transmission. But, if you opt for the automatic transmission, the fuel ratings increase to 24 MPG in the city, 32 MPG on a highway, and 27 MPG combined. 

2017 Toyota 86 side driving view

Every model of the 86 comes equipped with a 13.2-gallon fuel tank, which is probably the smallest in its class. The coupe delivers a combined range of 323 miles with a manual transmission and 369 miles with an automatic transmission. Had the fuel tank been larger then the car would have delivered more range to keep up with its rivals. 

Models

2017 Toyota 86

2017 Subaru BRZ

2017 Chevrolet Camaro

2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe

MPG (City)

21

21

20 28

MPG (Highway)

28

29

30

38

MPG (Combined)

24

24

23

32

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallon) 13.2 13.2 19.0 12.4
Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles) 277/370/323 277/383/330 380/570/475 347/471/409

Looking at the figures on the table, the Honda Civic Si is the most fuel-efficient vehicle in this competition. Therefore, you will make few stops at the gas station with this vehicle. The Subaru BRZ, being the sister car of the 86, has similar fuel estimates and driving range. The Chevrolet Camaro is a poor efficiency but its large tank delivers the best range here. 


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2017 Toyota 86 Interior

6.2/10

Most of the Toyota 86's interior is simple, clean and logically laid out, save for a giant wart in the middle of the dash- Jalopnik

2017 Toyota 86 Seating and Comfort

Once you jump inside the Toyota 86's cabin, you will see that the interior feels very cheap and there are a few less-than-stellar updates. It has a seating capacity of four while both cloth and leather upholstery are available. The front seats are snug and hold you in place without being uncomfortable. The seats are heated on the 860 Special Edition model and have a white stitching detail that looks really nice. The seating position of the driver's seat is ergonomic.

2017 Toyota 86 dashboard

It's easy to reach the steering wheel, pedals, shifter, and infotainment screen. The steering wheel is slightly smaller in size and it feels great. Space is actually fine for the driver and passenger and because there's no sunroof, headroom is pretty good. The rear seats are best left for backpacks or small children. Carrying adults at the back would be miserable as headroom is abysmal while the legroom is almost zero with the driver's seat adjusted so the driver can actually drive. 

Models

2017 Toyota 86

2017 Subaru BRZ

2017 Chevrolet Camaro

2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe

Passenger Capacity

4

4

4 5

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

37.1/54.5/41.9

37.1/54.5/41.9

38.5/55.0/43.9

36.5/56.9/42.3

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

35.0/51.7/29.9

35.0/51.7/29.9

33.4/NA/29.9

34.5/52.6/35.9

Only the Honda Civic Si has a seating capacity of 5 and it can actually seat average-sized adults in the rear row. The Chevrolet Camaro offers less headroom in the rear row as the sloping roofline cuts the headroom. The interior dimensions of the Subaru BRZ are identical to the 86 as it is its twin sister. 

2017 Toyota 86 Infotainment System

The Toyota 86 is a car back to basics, distraction-free driving purity. So, there's not a lot of extra stuff. It now gets a 7-inch touchscreen display which looked kind of tacked on. But, it is almost an inch bigger than what you find in the BRZ. The touchscreen display and the interface are really pretty crummy and the audio quality is flat and tinny. There is also a dedicated voice command system too. You can get a navigation system but it costs an extra $900 to buy the map card. 

2017 Toyota 86 infotainment system

An 8-speaker sound system is standard in the 86. The gauges have a sporty look to them. One notable difference here between the 86 and the BRZ is that you can get a 4.2-inch driver's display in the BRZ while the 86 does not. The good news is that it is a standard double din format radio so it'd be really easy to swap it in for an aftermarket unit. But, that's not a step everyone wants to perform on their brand new car. There are several knobs below the screen for changing the climate settings.

2017 Toyota 86 Interior Features

Some noticeable cabin highlights of the Toyota 86 are mentioned below:

  • Tilt & telescopic multi-function leather steering wheel
  • Manually-adjustable front seats
  • Cloth & leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Push-button start
  • Keyless entry
  • 7-inch touchscreen display
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • 8-speaker stereo system

2017 Toyota 86 Cargo Capacity

The Toyota 86 is a sports car and unsurprisingly, the trunk is tiny. It offers a cargo capacity of 6.9 cu-ft., which is less than its rivals. The good news is you can fold the rear seats for more space. In fact, the design spec of this car called for it to be able to fit four wheels and tires and a jack with the back seats folded down.

2017 Toyota 86 cargo space

The idea being that you could that all that stuff with you to a track day. Storage in the cabin isn't much better than the trunk. The glovebox is really small and the storage in the center console where the cupholders are isn't great. If you don't have any passengers, your best bet is to probably use the rear seats as a storage shelf. 

Models

2017 Toyota 86

2017 Subaru BRZ

2017 Chevrolet Camaro

2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft.)

6.9

6.9

9.1

11.9

The Honda Civic Si offers the most cargo space in this competition thanks to its lengthy proportions. The Chevrolet Camaro also offers slightly more cargo space than the 86 while the Subaru BRZ offers the same cargo space as the 86. Therefore, if cargo space is your priority, then you must look at the Civic Si. 


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2017 Toyota 86 Exterior

6.0/10

Don't think of the Toyota 86 as "small." Instead, it's exactly as big as it needs to be- Kelley Blue Book

2017 Toyota 86 Dimensions and Weight

The styling changes aren't all that dramatic since this is just really a refresh. Upfront, the grille has been revised to be a bit wider horizontally and a bit more narrow vertical. The inside is a black mesh and the bottom part makes a squiggly shape. The headlight is all-new for 2017. They are now fully LED with LED DRLs and turn signals whereas fog lamps are an available accessory. The 86 has a ground clearance of 4.9 inches. So you don't need to worry about its underbelly being scratched. 

2017 Toyota 86 front angle view

The 86 come standard with 17-inch alloy wheels but TRD (short for Toyota Racing Development) offers a couple of other aftermarket choices. The 860 Special Edition model adds racing stripes and a rear spoiler for a killer sports car look. Coming around the back, you'll see a few more minor changes. The big change is the taillights which are now fully LED like the headlights. On the lower fascia, you get dual chrome exhausts while TRD exhaust is available. 

Models

2017 Toyota 86

2017 Subaru BRZ

2017 Chevrolet Camaro

2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe

Curb Weight (lbs)

2,774

2,813 3,354 2,889

Length (in)

166.7

166.7

188.3

177.3

Width (in)

69.9

69.9

74.7

70.9

Height (in)

50.6

50.6

53.1

54.7

Ground Clearance (in)

4.9

4.9

5.0 5.0

Wheelbase (in)

101.2

101.2

110.7 106.3

Track Width (in) F/R

59.8/60.6

59.8/60.6

62.5/62.0

60.5/61.2

The Chevrolet Camaro has a wide wheelbase that contributes to a roomy interior room. Being a sister car of the 86, the Subaru BRZ's exterior dimensions are identical except for its curb weight, which is slightly more. On the other hand, the Honda Civic Si has an overall length of 11 inches more than the 86. That extra length caters for more trunk volume. 

2017 Toyota 86 Exterior Features

Some other cool exterior features of the Toyota 86 are:

  • LED headlights, taillights & DRLs
  • LED fog lamps
  • Heated black exterior mirrors
  • Black grille
  • Rear spoiler wing
  • Racing stripes
  • Black window trim
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Dual exhaust chrome tips

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2017 Toyota 86 Safety

7.7/10

Along with standard ABS, the stability control has been retuned to allow a bit more traction loss before intervening- Edmunds

NHTSA rated the Toyota 86 only for the frontal crash and rollover tests. For both the crash tests, it received four stars. Even IIHS gave 'Good' ratings in most of the crash tests. But, it also received an 'Acceptable rating for the driver's side crash test and a 'Marginal' rating for LATCH ease of use. Therefore, it can be stated that the 86 is a safe vehicle. 

2017 Toyota 86 IIHS crash test

The Toyota 86 lacks all the modern advanced safety features which are available in today's car market. Only a rearview camera is offered as a standard safety feature in the Toyota 86. Also, a suite of 6 airbags is included in every 86 model for the passenger's safety. These include dual front, front side, and side curtain airbags. 


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2017 Toyota 86 Competition

2017 Toyota 86 vs 2017 Subaru BRZ 

The Subaru BRZ is basically the sister of the Toyota 86. Both these cars were jointly developed between Subaru and Toyota. Although there are many similarities between these cars, they are not identical. Starting things off with the price, the BRZ is slightly cheaper than the 86. Also, there are new exterior features on the 86 that set it apart. On the inside, both cars have equal interior dimensions but the touchscreen in the BRZ is smaller almost by an inch. 

2017 Subaru BRZ

2017 Toyota 86 vs 2017 Chevrolet Camaro

The engine in the Chevrolet Camaro makes 70 horses more than the 86 and hence, has the best performance stats. Owing to its powerful engine, its fuel economy hits very hard. The Camaro leads when it comes to standard tech features. Just like the 86, its rear row is not suitable for adults but its trunk volume is slightly better. In terms of safety, the Camaro earned good ratings from both agencies and also packs more safety features than the 86.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro

2017 Toyota 86 vs 2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe

The Honda Civic Si is a cheaper alternative to the 86 as its power and performance are almost the same. However, the driving dynamics of the Civic Si are much better. What's more impressive is its outstanding fuel economy. Unline the 86, the Civic Si offers more rear-seat space while its cargo space is the best in this competition. The86 is also no match to the Civic's safety ratings and features and therefore, a safe alternative. 

2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe

2017 Toyota 86 Final Verdict

The Toyota 86 nails the concept of fun-to-drive cars without breaking the budget. It's tough to hate the 86 because it's such as affordable lightweight RWD sports car. it is an absolute joy on the road. It's a sports coupe with nimble handling, a high-revving engine, and aggressive styling, a great deal for car enthusiasts. But, if you are the sort of person who finds more joy in pure power and speed, then this isn't going to be the car for you. 

2017 Toyota 86 side angle view

2017 Toyota 86 FAQs

Is the Toyota 86 fast?

The 2017 Toyota 86 can sprint from 0-60 MPH in 6.2 seconds while the quarter-mile run is finished in 14.8 seconds with a top speed of 136 MPH. 

Is the Toyota 86 reliable?

According to J.D. Power, the 2017 Toyota 86 scored 80 out of 100, which is a great score. 

Is the Toyota 86 two-seater?

No, the Toyota 86 is a 4-seater sports coupe but its rear seats are not usable for adults. 

Is the Toyota 86 turbocharged?

No, the Toyota 86 houses a 2.0L flat-4 engine. 

Is the Toyota 86 expensive to maintain?

No, it isn't. The maintenance cost of the Toyota 86 is close to $1,500 per year.   

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