2020 Toyota 86

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The 2020 Toyota 86 (called 'eight-six'?) is a throwback to the time when sports cars were simple, fun, and affordable. Its hardtop proportions are traditional: a low, wide fastback coupe that's sleek but not striking. The cabin is typically Toyota high-quality.

For 2020, the 86 gets standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, and adds a TRD handling package that improves the suspension and brakes for track days. There's also a new Hakone edition named for one of Japan's best driving roads.

The 86 uses a 2.0-liter flat-4 engine built by Subaru, the world's leader (along with Porsche) in the past and current development of the so-called boxer engine, with horizontally opposed cylinders. It's rear-wheel drive only. A 6-speed manual gearbox is standard, with an automatic transmission.

Its 205 horsepower (200 hp with the automatic) is enough, but its 156 lb-ft of torque leaves drivers wanting for more.

The handling is superb thanks to a short wheelbase, near-perfect weight distribution, and direct steering that balances response and ratio well. The ride is firm, but would or should you expect anything different?

For a small, light sports car with a naturally aspirated 4-cylinder, the 2020 Toyota 86 manages only mediocre fuel economy. With the automatic transmission, the 86 gets 24 mpg city, 32 highway, 27 combined on premium fuel with the manual it drops by 3 mpg to 21/28/24 mpg.

The NHTSA awarded four stars for frontal crashworthiness and five for rollover prevention, while the IIHS rated it 'Good'? (meaning the best) for the front, side, roof strength, and seats.

It got an 'Acceptable'? score for the front overlap test. Unfortunately the 86 has never been available with any active safety features. .
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The 2020 Toyota 86 (called 'eight-six'?) is a throwback to the time when sports cars were simple, fun, and affordable. Its hardtop proportions are traditional: a low, wide fastback coupe that's sleek but not striking. The cabin is typically Toyota high-quality.

For 2020, the 86 gets standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, and adds a TRD handling package that improves the suspension and brakes for track days. There's also a new Hakone edition named for one of Japan's best driving roads.

The 86 uses a 2.0-liter flat-4 engine built by Subaru, the world's leader (along with Porsche) in the past and current development of the so-called boxer engine, with horizontally opposed cylinders. It's rear-wheel drive only. A 6-speed manual gearbox is standard, with an automatic transmission.

Its 205 horsepower (200 hp with the automatic) is enough, but its 156 lb-ft of torque leaves drivers wanting for more.

The handling is superb thanks to a short wheelbase, near-perfect weight distribution, and direct steering that balances response and ratio well. The ride is firm, but would or should you expect anything different?

For a small, light sports car with a naturally aspirated 4-cylinder, the 2020 Toyota 86 manages only mediocre fuel economy. With the automatic transmission, the 86 gets 24 mpg city, 32 highway, 27 combined on premium fuel with the manual it drops by 3 mpg to 21/28/24 mpg.

The NHTSA awarded four stars for frontal crashworthiness and five for rollover prevention, while the IIHS rated it 'Good'? (meaning the best) for the front, side, roof strength, and seats.

It got an 'Acceptable'? score for the front overlap test. Unfortunately the 86 has never been available with any active safety features. .
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