2022 Toyota GR 86

MSRP $31,000

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2022 Toyota GR 86 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 10, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Toyota 86 is a result of a decade-long partnership between Toyota and Subaru. Toyota is taking the famed 86 coupe to the next level with its in-house performance brand, Toyota Gazoo Racing. With a new name, the GR86 will fill the shoes of the GT86 as a second-generation model for the 2022 MY. 

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Pros

Engaging driivng dynamics

Toyota's superior reliability

Decent fuel economy

Cons

Impractical and cramped rear seats

Dated infotainment system

What's New?

Second generation

GR tuning

Updated exterior design

Performance upgrades


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$31000

bodystyle

dr Coupe

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$31,000 onwards

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


The new generation GR86 will get major tweaks with the design for better structural rigidity, lower center of gravity, and cosmetic upgrades. The most notable change will be with the performance aspect for it comes with the 2.4L Boxer 4 engine. The price for the 2022 Toyota GR86 is expected to start from $31,000.

2022 Toyota GR 86 Features

At the moment, we don't have any particular information regarding the feature set nor the optional packages that would be available with the GR86. But a revelation made by Toyota hints us that the GR86 would be available in two trims: the Base and Premium. The Base variant gets few features like the 17” wheels with Michelin Primacy HP tires and Adaptive Cruise Control as standard, while the Premium version sports 18-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires and a Lane-departure warning system.

Trim

Base

Premium Trim

MSRP*

$31,000(expected)

$33,000(expected)

Key Features

Upgraded upholstery seats

Alcantara upholstery seats

 

17-inch wheels with Michelin Primacy HP tires

18-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires

 

Adaptive Cruise control

Rear spoiler

 

Emergency front Braking

Lane-departure warning

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Given that the 2022 Toyota GR86 is crafted to cater to the likes of track-inspired customers, the Premium trim would be a great option to choose. It has that aura of athleticism along with class right from the seating space that's equipped with the Alcantara upholstered seats. The trim also holds specially designed 18-inch Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires to keep the revving spirit alive in you as long as you stay behind the wheel. 

2022 Toyota GR 86 Engine and Performance

The 2022 Toyota GR86 gets better with a tuned-up 2.4L boxer engine. The power output is expected between 228-232 horses with 184 pound-feet of torque. The chances for the 228hp boxer are higher as the identical Subaru BRZ is revealed with the same motor. The standard transmission is a 6-speed manual, whereas the 6-speed automatic will be available as optional.

The front-engine RWD configuration will make sure that the 2022 GR86 displays the true sports car behavior. The previous FA20 engine is replaced with a newer FA24 that uses an aluminum head and block that is lighter and is heat resistant upto an extent. Due to the bigger engine, Toyota will make necessary changes to improve the center of gravity.

Models

2022 Toyota GR86

2022 Subaru BRZ

2021 Honda Civic Si Coupe 

2021 Chevrolet Camaro

MSRP

31,000 (Expected)

$31,000 

$25,200

$25,000

Engine 

2.4L H-4

2.4L H-4

1.5L Turbo I-4

2.0L Turbo I-4

Transmission

6-Speed manual w/od

6-Speed manual w/od

6-Speed manual w/od

6-Speed manual w/od

Power 

228hp @7,000RPM

228hp @7,000RPM

205hp @5,700RPM

275hp @5,600RPM

Torque 

184lb-ft @3,700RPM

184lb-ft @3,700RPM

192lb-ft @2,100RPM

295lb-ft @3,000RPM 

0-60 MPH (sec)

6.3

6.3

6.5

5.4

Quarter-mile (sec)

14.0

13.9

15.1

14.1

The tuned 2.4L H-4 opens up new capabilities for the GR86. In terms of performance, the GR86 and the Subaru BRZ are nearly identical. The Chevrolet Camaro, with its base 275 hp 2.0L Turbo 4 pot motor, is the fastest coupe among the rivals, covering the 0-60 MPH run in 5.4 seconds. On the other hand, the Civic Si Coupe is slightly slower than the rest, for it sports an underpowered 1.5L Turbo I-4 engine.

How does the 2022 Toyota GR86 handle?

As per the rumors and teasers, the upcoming GR86 will deliver unparalleled handling and balance. The redesigned structure is focused on linear acceleration by keeping the center of gravity at the lower side. The aluminum alloy structure will ensure less weight. With the RWD drivetrain, the GR86 won't disappoint you in terms of cornering performance on track days.

As the new 86 is tuned by Toyota Gazoo Racing, the equipped sport suspension will enhance the cornering ability and agility of the car. The limited-slip differential will limit the wheelspin when the car tends to lose its traction. Moreover, the GR86 is said to dump the power assist steering wheel to provide the ultimate sports car feel to the driving experience.

2022 Toyota GR 86 Fuel Economy

As the GR86 is getting a tuning, one might expect a harsh drop in the fuel economy. However, the case is different with the boxer engines. With the 6-speed manual, the speculated economy is 21 MPG in the city, 29 MPG on the highway, and 24 MPG combined. As we move further with the 6-speed automatic, you get better 24 MPG in the city, 33 MPG on the highway, and 27 MPG combined. If the GR86 retains the same old 13.2-gallon tank, you can expect more than 400 miles of range on the highway, which is pretty impressive for a sports car.

Models

2022 Toyota GR86

2022 Subaru BRZ

2021 Honda Civic Si Coupe 

2021 Chevrolet Camaro

MPG City

21*

21 

26

22

MPG Highway

29*

29

36

31

MPG Combined 

24*

24

30

23

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

13.2

13.2

12.4 

19.0

Range (City/ Highway/ Combined)

277.2/382.8*

277.2/382.8

322.4/446.4

418/589

*speculated

The Honda Civic Si Coupe has the best in class fuel economy. The Toyota GR86 will tie with the Subaru BRZ. The Chevrolet Camaro takes the last spot. However, when it comes to range, the Camaro has a massive fuel tank which pushes its highway range upto 589 miles. Considering its performance, the Toyota GR86 has satisfactory fuel efficiency.

2022 Toyota GR 86 Interior

The interior design is similar to what we see on the friendly rival of 2022 GR86, the Subaru BRZ. The design is inspired by Gazoo Racing, and that's why you get a two-tone sporty cabin layout. It is not the most advanced cabin per se, yet you get sufficient tech with the new TFT digital display with a startup animation and a bigger infotainment screen, not to forget the sports steering wheel. The GR86 will carry over the 4 seat configuration from the previous model. We can expect a premium suede leather upholstery with the Gazoo Racing theme that adds sporty red piping and stripes all over the cabin. 

The sporty red LED controls blend in with the theme. With multiple seat adjustments, you will get a heating function with the front sport seats as standard. The sport-oriented cabin design is identical to the BRZ, still, the Toyota carries it better. The convenience features might get better as Toyota won't let it slide with minor updates. This includes dual-zone air-conditioning, auto-dimming rearview mirror, foldable rear seatback, one-touch power windows, driver and passenger easy entry, and upto 2 12V DC power outlets.

Models

2022 Toyota GR86

2022 Subaru BRZ

2021 Honda Civic Si Coupe 

2021 Chevrolet Camaro

Seating Capacity

4

4

5

4

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

37.1/54.5/41.9

37.1/54.5/41.9

36.5/56.9/43.9

38.5/54.5/43.9

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

35.0/51.7/29.9

35.0/51.7/29.9

33.5/50.3/29.9

34.5/52.6/35.9

Cargo Capacity (ft cu)

6.9

6.9

11.9

9.1

*2021 data used for reference.

Except for the Civic Si Coupe with its 5 person seating, all the other cars in the competition come with a seating capacity of 4 people. The sporty cabin of the Toyota has ample space in both rows, however, the legroom could have been better. We can expect a more spacious cabin with the GR86. The sports car styling provides limited space of 6.9 cubic feet in the trunks of Toyota and Subaru, whereas the rivals are more practical. Standout features of the 2022 Toyota GR86:

  • 3-Mode Digital instrumentation
  • Gazoo racing theme 
  • Premium leather upholstery seats with deep bucket design and side bolsters
  • Sporty red accents all through the cabin
  • Automatic Climate Control with Digital display
  • Pristine digital driver instrument cluster

2022 Toyota GR86: Infotainment and Connectivity

The 2022 GR86 will replace the smaller and less intuitive infotainment with a bigger 8.0-inch touchscreen display. The infotainment system will be powered by the latest Entune infotainment system. You'll get features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard.

A SiriusXM radio subscription can be expected as well. There's a rumored in-car WiFi hotspot that will connect the infotainment to the internet. Also, a satellite navigation system might be available as an optional feature. The previous model offered an 8 Pioneer speaker system, so you can expect a better sound system with the 2022 MY. Highlight features of the 2022 Toyota GR86:

  • Entune infotainment system
  • Bigger 8.0-inch infotainment
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • WiFi hotspot
  • Satellite navigation
  • Premium speakers

2022 Toyota GR 86 Exterior

The 2022 GR86 gets a stiffer and rigid chassis than the previous generation. As the GR86 uses a modified Subaru Global platform, there's a 50% increase in the torsional rigidity and strength. To keep the weight on the lower side, most of the components are crafted in aluminum alloy. The structure is altered in order to reduce the overall center of gravity. The exterior design is tweaked with advanced aerodynamics to provide better stability. The front fascia is updated with a GR-specific functional MATRIX grille, sleek LED headlamps, and functional air vents. 

The uplifted rear fascia has reworked taillamps, an integrated spoiler, and massive chrome tip exhausts. Overall, the design looks sharper and better from each and every angle. The black design elements resemble the GR version of the Supra. Moreover, the frameless doors get distinct side skirts that fade at the end of the beltline. Also, the teased picture showcased attractive 10-spoke 18-inch alloys similar to the ones we saw on the GR Yaris. 

Models

2022 Toyota GR86

2022 Subaru BRZ

2021 Honda Civic Si Coupe 

2021 Chevrolet Camaro

Curb weight (lbs)

2,799

2,799

2,889

3,351

Length (in.)

167.9

167.9

177.3 

188.3 

Width (in.)

69.8

69.9

70.9 

74.7

Height (in.)

50.3

51.6

54.7 

53.1

Ground clearance (in.)

5.1

NA

NA

Na

Wheelbase (in.)

101.3 

101.4 

106.3

110.7 

Track width (in.) F/R 

59.8/61.0 

NA

60.5/61.2 

62.5/63.7

Even with certain major changes and upgrades including the engine, the weight is similar to the previous generation. In fact, the GR86 is the lightest sports coupe against the rivals except for the BRZ. There's upto a 1.2-inch increase in the length of the GR86, with identical width and a lower height by 0.3 inches. The ground clearance is much better than the previous generation. The rear track is much wider than before. Rivals such as the Honda Civic Si and Chevrolet Camaro are comparatively bigger in size, where the GR86 is quite compact with its sports car stance. Standout exterior features include:

  • Dual exhausts
  • Ducktail-like spoiler
  • Side spoilers
  • GR specific functional MATRIX grille
  • Smart key system
  • Adaptive Front-lighting system

2022 Toyota GR 86 Safety

The 2022 Toyota GR86 comes pre-loaded with a comprehensive set of active and passive safety and driver-assistive stuff like a Pre-Collision System with Rear Automatic Braking, Lane Departure Alert, and Adaptive Cruise Control. These features are standard across all of its automatic transmission models. Since the coupe is getting a more rigid and stiffer chassis, we can expect it to be safer than before. Major safety features include:

  • Pre-Collision System with Rear Automatic Braking
  • Lane Departure Alert with Sway Warning
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control

2022 Toyota GR 86 Final Verdict

For the 2022 model, Toyota has made the much-awaited and necessary changes to its budget sports car. The Toyota 86 has gotten better with its GR tuned performance and GR theme that brings about aerodynamic changes to the design. No stone is left unturned to make the handling and agility more accurate. The structure is stiffer and reliable. Toyota will make sure that the GR86 looks different from its twin, the BRZ. The 2022 Toyota GR86 has what it takes to become an icon.