First Drive: The 2022 Toyota GR86 Sports Car Thrills
Redesigned, renamed car delivers more power and sublime handling
Toyota has again partnered with Subaru on an entry-level sports car. The automakers partnered on the Scion FR-S (now known as the Toyota 86) and the Subaru BRZ, which were both launched for the 2013 model year. Those low-slung, four-cylinder coupes were almost identical, with little beyond badges distinguishing them. Both rear-drive cars shined for agility, creating an entertaining driving experience rivaled only by the Mazda MX-5 Miata in that price range.
What we rented: 2022 Toyota GR86 Premium
Powertrain: 228-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine; six-speed automatic transmission; rear-wheel drive
Base price: $28,000 (estimated)
Price as driven: $33,000 (estimated)