Road Test/ 100
Predicted Reliability/ 5
Predicted Owner Satisfaction/ 5
For 2017, the Scion FR-S is renamed as the Toyota 86. Jointly developed with Subaru, the rear-wheel-drive 86 features a 2.0-liter four-cylinder, teamed with a choice of a six-speed manual or an automatic transmission. Its low curb weight and optimal weight distribution give it precise handling at its limits. In corners, the car turns in promptly--with almost no body lean--but it can be challenging at its limits. The steering is well-weighted, and the ride is slightly more compliant than its Subaru BRZ sibling's. Inside, the cabin is relatively plain, with well-bolstered sport seats, but the stiff ride and elevated noise can be taxing. The vestigial rear seats are best left for cargo. The standard audio system has a 7-inch touch-screen display.