Jointly developed with Subaru, the rear-wheel-drive Toyota 86 features a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine, teamed with a choice of a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. Its low curb weight and balanced weight distribution help give it precise handling. In corners, the car turns in promptly, but it can be challenging to control at its limits. The steering is well-weighted, and the ride is slightly more compliant than its Subaru BRZ sibling's. Braking performance is impressive, with very short stopping distances in wet and dry conditions. Inside, the cabin is relatively plain, with well-bolstered sport seats, but getting in and out requires a bit of ducking. The vestigial rear seats are best left for cargo. The standard audio system has a 7-inch touch-screen display. No advanced crash-prevention features are available.
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