2018 Toyota 86
- Handling is excellent and steering is precise
- Front seats are comfortable, supportive and good for spirited drives
- Standard features list is good for the price
- Acceleration is underwhelming
- Small trunk doesn't hold much cargo
- Lacks more now-common safety features and driver aids
2018 Toyota 86 pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which 86 does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating7.6 / 10
It's easy to count the 2018 Toyota 86's downsides. It's small inside, with limited cargo and passenger space; it's not particularly comfortable, especially for taller drivers; and the technology on offer feels totally outdated. The 86 has also only received modest power bumps over the years, so it's slower than a lot of competitors. Also, Toyota's never fixed the car's lack of midrange punch.
But there's no denying that the 86 still succeeds at being a ton of fun to drive. It provides a sporty experience even when you're just tooling around town. It's always engaging, and it's the kind of car that begs to be driven harder — it's just too bad it runs out of steam before too long.
Still, the market has evolved, and there are a lot of great performance coupes on the road right now at comparable prices. Today's 86 isn't as easy to recommend over the competition as the FR-S was back when it first launched.
2018 Toyota 86 configurations
The 2018 Toyota 86 comes in two trim levels: the base and the 86 GT. Power comes from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 205 horsepower and 156 pound-feet of torque when paired to a six-speed manual transmission. Power dips slightly to 200 hp and 151 lb-ft when equipped with the automatic transmission. The 86 is rear-wheel-drive only.
Standard equipment on base models includes 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic LED headlights, air conditioning, keyless entry, a height-adjustable driver's seat, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control and a rearview camera. Tech features include Bluetooth connectivity, a 7-inch touchscreen, voice commands, and an eight-speaker sound system with HD radio, an auxiliary audio jack and a USB interface.
Toyota offers more than a dozen optional dealer-installed accessories for the base 86, including larger wheels, upgraded braking and suspension components, a performance exhaust, and a navigation system.
The GT is distinguished by a rear spoiler, LED foglights, an aerodynamic underbody panel, heated leather front seats with contrast stitching, push-button ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a 4.2-inch display that monitors performance driving parameters such as real-time engine power use and cornering force. There's also a Black package for the GT, which adds black exterior accents but is otherwise identically equipped.
Noise & vibration7.5
Ease of use7.5
Getting in/getting out6.5
Audio & navigation5.0
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite 86 safety features:
- Rearview Backup Camera
- Projects an image of objects and vehicles in the car's rearward path of travel on the center console display to help prevent a collision.
- Hill Start Assist Control
- Prevents car from rolling backward on a hill by maintaining brake hold as the driver's foot moves from the brake to the accelerator pedal.
- Side (Front Only)/Side Curtain Airbags
- Deploys airbags in the event of a collision, including side curtain airbags useful for protecting rear passengers.
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The 2018 Toyota 86 carries on the legacy of the fun-at-any-speed Scion FR-S with very few changes. The moniker is a nod to the AE86 code name for Toyota's revered rear-wheel-drive Corolla coupe of the 1980s.
Though the 86 is technically a four-seater, it's really built for two, with comfortable and supportive front seats and an excellent driving position. The back seat is marginal, and the best way to use it is to fold down the seatbacks to expand the meager 6.9-cubic-foot trunk.
The 86's 2.0-liter engine delivers 205 horsepower and 156 pound-feet of torque with a manual transmission. Automatic-equipped cars are rated at 200 hp and 151 lb-ft. Expect a 0-60 mph sprint of about 6.7 seconds with the manual. EPA fuel economy estimates are 24 mpg combined (21 city/28 highway) with the manual transmission and 27 mpg combined (24 city/32 highway) with the auto gearbox.
Since this is a sport coupe, we naturally gravitate toward the manual transmission, but don't dismiss the automatic out of hand. It features paddle shifters for manual gear selection and a Sport mode that does a great job of keeping the engine on boil, especially when you are hustling through curves.
The Scion FR-S always impressed us with its light and nimble nature. This is not a car for stoplight rallies — the average V6-powered family sedan would easily beat it in a drag race — but rather one in which to enjoy the curves. And enjoy them we do. Toyota has retuned the suspension for a more compliant ride. Subaru has retuned the suspension of the BRZ as well, and it is the more tail-happy of the two cars.
Like its Scion predecessor, the Toyota 86 is sold in a single trim level, with only the automatic transmission and a handful of dealer-installed accessories on the options list. Let Edmunds help find the perfect 2018 Toyota 86 for you.
2018 Toyota 86 Overview
The 2018 Toyota 86 is offered in the following submodels: 86 Coupe. Available styles include 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6A), GT w/Black Color Package 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6M), GT 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6A), 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6M), GT w/Black Color Package 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6A), and GT 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6M).
What do people think of the 2018 Toyota 86?
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What's a good price for a New 2018 Toyota 86?
2018 Toyota 86 GT w/Black Color Package 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
The 2018 Toyota 86 GT w/Black Color Package 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $30,367. The average price paid for a new 2018 Toyota 86 GT w/Black Color Package 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6M) is trending $1,500 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $1,500 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$28,867.
The average savings for the 2018 Toyota 86 GT w/Black Color Package 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6M) is4.9% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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Should I lease or buy a 2018 Toyota 86?
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