If you're looking for a new sports car, the GR86 is well worth considering. It's quick, agile, and practical, and it doesn't break the bank, with prices starting at less than $28,000. Having said that, the GR86 faces some stiff competition. The Subaru BRZ (the GR86's corporate cousin) and Mazda MX-5 Miata are also excellent choices, as are the more expensive Toyota Supra and all-new Nissan Z.
Toyota will release a GR86 10th Anniversary Special Edition trim in 2023, with unique Solar Shift orange paint, c-pillar decals, and a unique cat-back exhaust system. There are no significant differences between the 2022 and 2023 GR86 models.
The following are the most significant changes to the Toyota GR86 in recent years:
The 10th Anniversary Special Edition trim debuted in 2023.
2022: redesigned and renamed (previously Toyota 86); a more powerful engine was added; and more active safety features were made available.
2021: model year skipped
2020: Apple CarPlay and Android Auto become standard features; Hakone Edition is introduced.
TRD Special Edition will be available in 2019.
If you're thinking about buying an older model, check out our reviews of the 2019 GR86, 2020 GR86, and 2022 GR86.
GR86 Engine 2023
The 2.4-liter flat four-cylinder engine in the 2023 Toyota GR86 produces 228 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive are standard, with an optional six-speed automatic transmission. This boxer engine feels hearty and eager, and it delivers plenty of punch across the rev range, which the previous Toyota 86 did not. Throttle response is immediate, and the flat-four continues to pull strongly at higher rpm. The sprint from zero to 60 mph takes only 6 seconds. While it may not be the most pleasant-sounding engine, putting it through its paces is a lot of fun. The GR86's manual transmission is among the best in the class, with smooth action and closely spaced gears.
How Fast Is the 2023 GR86?
The GR86 can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds when equipped with the manual transmission. That's pretty quick for an affordable sports car. The automatic transmission adds a half-second to this sprint. Toyota claims a top speed of 140 mph for the GR86.
2023 GR86 Gas Mileage
The GR86 returns an EPA-rated 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. The fuel economy estimates jump to 21/31 mpg city/highway for models with the automatic transmission. Both estimates are good for the sports car segment, though the GR86 isn't quite as fuel-efficient as the Mazda Miata.