Automotive Review: Introducing the 2017 Toyota 86

2017 Toyota 86

For 2017, our press vehicle of the week received a new name and a new look. What was formerly the Scion FR-S is now the Toyota 86, as Scion and its models transition back to the Toyota brand.

With a starting MSRP of $26,255, the 2017 Toyota 86 features a sleek, sculpted profile. Available in seven exterior colors, the 2017 Toyota 86 has several exterior amenities including 17-inch alloy wheels, roof-mounted shark-fin antenna, keyless entry, chrome-tipped dual exhaust, an available rear lip spoiler and much more. Additionally, the “86” logo has been incorporated into a badge near the front of the car.

The interior also features the “86” logo, along with Granlux suede-like material accents on door panels, air conditioning, four-piece carpeted floor mat set, eight-speaker Pioneer audio system, an available rear cargo mat and much more. Upholstery is black fabric and includes silver stitching. Additionally, with seating for four, interior dimensions are listed as 29.9-inches of rear legroom, 51.7-inches of rear shoulder room and 45.3-inches of rear hip room. 

Under the hood

A 2.0-liter four-cylinder DOHC 16-valve engine powers the Toyota 86. This engine delivers 205 horsepower and 156 foot-pounds when paired with the six-speed manual transmission. Or when paired with the six-speed automatic transmission, the engine produces 200 horsepower and 151 foot-pounds of torque.

Toyota 86’s fuel economy ratings average 24 mpg in the city, 32 mpg on the highway, and 27 mpg combined with the six-speed automatic transmission and 21 mpg in the city, 28 mpg on the highway, and 24 mpg combined with the six-speed manual.

860 Special Edition

The 2017 Toyota 86 is available in two models: the aforementioned 86 and the 860 Special Edition. The 860 Special Edition features a starting MSRP of $29,875, and includes exterior amenities such as Special Edition 17-inch alloy wheels with Magnetic Gray Satin Finish, Special Edition exterior body stripes, a black “86” appliqué on the rear and more.

Interior highlights for the 860 Special Edition include amenities such as leather-trimmed seating, dual-zone automatic climate control and much more. 

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