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A high-performance sports car.

Are you looking for a car that lets you escape reality for a bit? The 2019 Toyota 86 can do just that. The 86 makes for a fun daily driver. It's the 86's tight, responsive handling and powerful engine that are appealing if you're looking for the full sports car experience

All Toyota 86 years

New this year

  • The 86 is available in a new trim called the TRD SE.
  • The GT Black trim has been discontinued for 2019.
  • 86 trims have been upgraded with Parking Sensors as standard equipment this year.

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GT 2WD 2D Coupe

5 reasons to buy the 2019 Toyota 86

1. Fun driving experience

The 2019 Toyota 86 is a car designed for people who want to have fun behind the wheel. The 86 comes standard with a sport-tuned suspension that is designed to help it turn on a dime. In fact, this responsive handling is one of the most important parts of the 86's sporty pedigree, making it so much fun to drive. In addition, the car's boxer engine, which produces 200 horsepower when paired with the manual transmission and 205 horsepower when paired with the automatic transmission (available on 86 and 86 GT trims), is spritely enough to move the small car with ease. Combined, the power and handling deliver a fun and engaging driving experience.

2. Track-ready options

2019 Toyota 86 Review: Tech Dash | CarMax

The Toyota 86 is already a great daily driver, but it's also designed with options that let it shine on the race track as well. The 86's Vehicle Stability Control system comes with settings that allow you to push the car's limits on the track, including Track Mode, which allows for more aggressive handling. Drivers also have the option of disengaging the Vehicle Stability Control system by opting for "full-off" mode so that they are fully in control. The 86's new-for-2019 TRD Special Edition comes with Brembo® brakes and SACHS® performance dampers that make it even more performance-ready.

3. Driver-orientated cabin

2019 Toyota 86 Review: Front Seats | CarMax

The Toyota 86 is built for performance and its cabin design follows suit. The 86 has low-bucket seats in the front, as well as two rear seats. The entire dash is orientated toward the driver, allowing you to control the radio, temperature, and other settings easily. The 86 has a seven-inch touchscreen display, but it also comes with toggle switches that are easy to use without taking your eyes off the road. In addition, radio controls on the steering wheel give you even more control.

2019 Toyota 86 Review: Backseats | CarMax

4. Exterior design

Sports car drivers want a vehicle that's fast and responsive, but also one that looks cool. The 2019 Toyota 86 checks all those boxes, especially when it comes to looks. The coupe comes standard with a rear wing that is as stylish as it is practical, reducing the 86's drag coefficient to 0.27. The wing comes standard in matte black, accenting the 86's body color. The front of the 86 has LED headlights and daytime running lights, while the rear has chrome-tipped dual exhausts. These touches, in addition to vortex generators on the 86's fenders, give the car an aggressive outward appearance that makes an impression whether you are coming or going.

5. Transmission options

2019 Toyota 86 Review: Engine | CarMax

The 86 comes with two transmission options, both of which Toyota considers standard. The six-speed close-ratio manual transmission is available on all three trim levels. The close-ratio gearbox gives you more control as a driver and can help maximize performance. If you prefer a more laid-back drive, the 86 and 86 GT trims are available with a six-speed automatic transmission. This system comes with Dynamic Rev Management and paddle shifters, so you'll still be engaged behind the wheel.

Similar vehicles

If you're interested in the 2019 Toyota 86, you should also check out these similar vehicles from previous model years.

Another great two-door sports car to add to your shopping list is the Subaru BRZ. The svelte BRZ is powered by a 205-horsepower 2.0L four-cylinder engine and is rear drive only (200 horsepower with the automatic). With a standard manual transmission and a chassis tuned for getting the most out of twisty roads, the BRZ is a ton of fun.

Base 2017–2022 BRZ models get you standard equipment such as:

  • 6.2-inch touchscreen display (seven-inch for 2020+)

  • Keyless entry with push-button start

  • Dual-zone climate control

  • Bluetooth® connectivity

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2019 Toyota 86 trims

86

  • Granlux® suede-like seats in the front, seven-inch display screen, rearview camera

86 GT

  • Leather seats with Granlux suede-like inserts, fog lights, heated exterior mirrors, additional 4.2-inch display screen with performance information, push-button start

86 TRD Special Edition

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Color options

Exterior colors

  • Ablaze (red)

  • Asphalt

  • Halo (off white)

  • Neptune (light blue)

  • Oceanic

  • Raven

  • Steel

Interior details

The 2019 Toyota 86 has seating for four passengers. However, the rear seat is a bit smaller, with 29.9 inches of legroom. The front has two bucket seats, which have 41.9 inches of legroom each. The dash and interior controls are orientated toward the driver to make them easier to use. There is a seven-inch touchscreen display, and GT and TRD trims come with an additional display panel that shows performance stats.

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