Toyota GR86 2023

Toyota GR86 Overview

If we had to give an award for the best upgraded sports car, the Toyota GR86 would most likely be the big winner.  The second era of responsive rear-wheel drive coupes arrives in 2022 and solves a big problem we had with the single model: a weak engine.  The second time around, power comes from a 228hp flat-4 engine with plenty of mid-range power, and while a six-speed manual transmission is standard (which is the most efficient way to drive), a six-speed PC for accelerated acceleration is available.  You won't see us when we ask you to vote for it.  The GR86 is as small and affordable as the Mazda MX-five Miata, more efficient with a small Porsche 911-style rear seat where you can haul small fish.  The hatchback frame also offers affordable cargo space, which the Miata doesn't have either.  The GR86's mechanical twin, the Subaru BRZ, offers an equal experience, so in the end the choice depends entirely on which badge you want.  Built for the season as the Coupé Plus, the GR86 suffers from road noise, especially on the Autobahn, and the tracks produced by boxer machines aren't worth buying a ticket to listen to live.  However, the excellent cornering stability, excellent balance, precise steering and free ride make the GR86 a force that is fun to drive in any direction.  This is everything a simple sports car needs

Toyota GR86 2023

What's New for 2023

Toyota has yet to modify its most popular and affordable sports car for 2023. Instead, it introduced the GR86 Special Edition. The special edition combines the GR86 Premium with exclusive Solar Shift Orange paint, a more impressive overall performance exhaust with black chrome tips, and matte black 18-inch alloy wheels. The GR86 special edition may be limited to just 860 units. I wonder how they got this number

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

Like the first-generation model, the GR86 2023 is powered by a four-cylinder engine supplied by Subaru, naturally aspirated, and horizontally counterclockwise. Acceleration is fairly fast compared to the previous generation at 6.2 seconds to 60 mph, but the last GR86 we tested hit 60 mph in 5.4 seconds and hit the quarter mile in 14.0 seconds. This increase is thanks to a more powerful 2.4-liter engine that produces 228 hp. A fixed six-speed manual transmission functions as the standard GR86 gearbox, while a six-speed automatic transmission is optional. The six-speed automatic transmission is seven tenths of a second slower than the manual to 60 mph. In our first test drive, we found that the more powerful engine sounded livelier and better, while the sharp handling of the car provided a sensation on the road and around the Monticello Motor Club Circuit. Despite the car's handling capabilities, the suspension is forgiving enough to come across as an everyday driver

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that the Toyota GR86 can achieve 21 mpg city and 31 mpg highway when selected with a computer-controlled six-stroke transmission. The six-speed Guide GR86s get slightly lower EPA numbers at 20 mpg city and 27 mpg highway. If we take the step of bringing the new version by testing the 200-mile highway gas saver system, we can replace that story with results. Another 86 fuel economy statistics can be found on the Environmental Protection Agency website