Easy and uproariously fun to drive
Standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
Simple model structure
Good fuel economy for a sports car
No engine upgrade available
Intrusive road noise
Cheap interior materials
Barely usable back seat
The 2020 Toyota 86 comes standard with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay delivered via an updated infotainment system. There's also a new exterior color called 'Pavement'. Arguably the biggest change to the 86 for 2020 is the new special 'Hakone Edition,' which comes with 17-in wheels and unique interior elements and is offered exclusively in green. Finally, while the TRD Special Edition from 2019 is no more, a TRD Handling package is now offered on manual-equipped GT models and comes with SACHS dampers and Brembo brakes. See the 2020 Toyota 86 models for sale near you
While it's the kind of platform that keeps the enthusiasts' attention, the Toyota 86 is starting to get old, and Toyota has already mentioned that the next-generation model is already in development. With that said, in its current iteration, the 86 offers a fun package that you can't get in many other modern automobiles, especially not at this price point.
While the Mazda Miata is more modern and arguably more compelling, its convertible bodystyle isn't for everyone, and for buyers who want a truly no-nonsense RWD performance car, the 86 will certainly be appealing. We recommend the GT trim with a manual transmission and the TRD Handling Package. Whatever you do though, get the manual. Find a Toyota 86 for sale
The Toyota 86 is available in base, GT, and Hakone Edition trim levels for 2020.
The base 86 ($27,940) comes standard with 17-in wheels, summer tires, automatic LED headlights, a height-adjustable driver's seat, cloth upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, suede interior trim, a 1-piece folding back seat, a 7-in touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, a USB port, HD radio and an 8-speaker sound system.
The GT ($30,790) adds aerodynamic enhancements, a rear spoiler, LED fog lights, proximity entry and push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, leather upholstery and an analog tachometer with a programmable rev indicator. The GT is the only 86 available with the TRD Handling package, which comes with SACHS dampers and Brembo brakes.
The Hakone Edition ($30,825) gets bronze 17-in wheels, 'Hakone Green' exterior paint, a tan leather interior, a sliding center armrest, a deep pile trunk mat with an '86' insignia, imitation suede interior accents with contrast stitching, a matte black rear wing and heated sport seats with tan leather bolsters and black Alcantara inserts.
While we'd strongly recommend the manual, checking the box for the automatic transmission costs between $300 and $700, depending on the trim level.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||2 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||2 Years/25,000 Miles|
2020 Subaru BRZ - For all intents and purposes, the BRZ and the 86 are the same car. While in previous years, the BRZ offered a few performance options not available on the 86, things are about even for 2020, given the 86's newly available TRD Handling Package. Deciding between these two in 2020 comes down to whichever one you like to look at more and whether the Toyota or the Subaru dealership will give you a better deal.
2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata - The Miata is the 86's main competitor. Offered in both soft-top convertible and folding fastback hardtop 'RF' bodystyles, there's arguably no other car that matches its combination of style, layout, performance characteristics and price. Since it isn't as old as the 86 and carries a more upscale aura, we wouldn't hold it against you if you preferred the Miata at this point.
2020 Honda Civic Si Coupe - The Civic Si is FWD, which means it won't treat you to the same tail-out fun, but it's an exceptional handler, and not just for a FWD car. Its turbocharged engine is also more appealing than the 86's naturally aspirated mill and its interior space and noise quelling capabilities are superior.
Used Porsche Cayman - You'll need to go back a few years to find a used Cayman in the 86's price range, but they're out there, and Porsche's certified pre-owned program allows for older cars than any other brand. Importantly, if you're looking for RWD sports car excellence, it doesn't get better than the Cayman.