2017 Toyota 86 Gets Small Price Bump and Drop in Fuel Mileage
Toyota announced pricing on the 2017 Toyota 86 sports coupe and it’s about what you would expect for the refreshed rear-drive sports car. The Scion brand is gone as it makes the transition to Toyota. The FR-S in now the Toyota 86 and it’s priced at $26,255 when equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox. That’s a price bump of $950. The six-speed automatic model will increase $570, and starts at $26,975.
What’s new for 2017?
For the 2017 model year, the Toyota 86 gets a refresh with new exterior styling, changes to the interior, and also suspension and engine upgrades. The joint project from Subaru and Toyota produced a sports car that’s high on the fun-to-drive meter. The meter ramps up for the 86 coupe.
Subaru tweaked the 2.0-liter boxer engine and squeezed out an additional 5hp and another 5 lb. ft of torque from the naturally aspirated engine. No turbo model is available for the 2017 BRZ or the 86 sports coupe.
The additional horsepower comes at a cost in fuel mileage
The Toyota 86 gets an EPA-estimated 23 mpg city and 32 mpg highway with the six-speed automatic transmission and 20 city/27 highway with the six-speed manual. That's down from the 2016 Scion FR-S which was estimated at 25/34 city/highway mpg with the automatic.
The suspension received tweaks with the shocks re-tuned and it gets a spring rate change that Toyota says will enhance control of the sports coupe. On the 6-speed manual coupes, performance is improved through a gear ratio change.
High on the fun-to-drive meter
The 2016 Scion FR-S and BRZ rear-drive sport coupes were high on the fun-to-drive meter before, and the changes in power and suspension should ramp up the 2017 models even more. A 5hp bump doesn’t sound like much, but when it’s combined with more torque and suspension tweaks, it should make a difference in overall driving performance.
The 2017 Toyota 86 gets a small 3.8 percent price increase for the manual shifter, and a 2.2 percent price bump for the 6-speed automatic transmission model. Toyota will add $865 for delivery. The 2017 Toyota 86 will begin arriving at U.S. showrooms later this month.
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