Toyota 86 is a joint venture project performed by two giant automobile makers Subaru and Toyota. It is a 2 doors fastback coupé designed by Tetsuya Tada (chief engineer) and Kenji Kido (stylist). The 86 is a clever, stylish, and fast car that drives better than most cars in its category from 2012 to present.
The 86 is equipped with only a 2.0 L 4U-GSE / FA20 H4 petrol engine. Its layout is a front-engine and rear-wheel drive. The engine produces 200 PS (147 kW) at 7,000 rpm with average fuel consumption of 8.4L/100km and a top speed of 226km/h for manual transmission and 210km/h for an automatic transmission. Toyota 86 is mated with either a 6-speed manual transmission TL70 (Aisin AZ6) or 6-speed A960E automatic with rear-wheel drive.
Toyota 86 Features
The standard 86 is powered by automatic climate control, keyless entry, LED headlights and taillights, folding rear seats, cloth upholstery, a 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system, electronic stability control, cruise control, traction control, brake assist, driver airbag, Passenger Airbag, and Front side airbag.
Toyota 86 has a medium space inside. The interior has a great number of hard plastic surfaces, but in the general quality of the cabin, materials are well-mannered for this price point. Seating is confined trunk space is below standard, and the infotainment features are not noteworthy.
The Toyota 86 has 4 seats. Front seats and a steering wheel are leather-wrapped which are standard. Optional features include combination leather and suede upholstery and heated front seats.
The front seats offer an attractive driving position but do not have many adjustments. The critics are these seats are not comfortable for long drives. The rear seats are extremely small.
For securing child safety seats, both of the 86’s rear seats have a complete set of LATCH connectors, but they’re not user friendly. The lower anchors are set deeply inside in the seats, and it’s hard to put your hands around to fasten car-seat straps to the anchors.
Toyota 86 is style and matter. It looks the part with its smooth, vivacious exterior; it feels the part with its only one of its kind and top interior. This is the complete sporty car, in and outside.
Toyota 86 Performance
The 86 is mated with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder boxer engine. It produces 205 horsepower with the standard 6-speed manual transmission and 200 horsepower with the optional 6-speed automatic. The 86 receives an EPA-estimated 24 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the main road, which is good for the sporty class.
Toyota 86 is not popular at all in the Tanzanian car market; therefore the service parts expected to be much expensive and not commonly available in Tanzania. Body parts expected to be much expensive as the car is not available in Tanzania. Parts for the 86 are not easily available in Tanzania but you can import its spare parts through BE FORWARD by visiting the Auto Parts Store.
Toyota 86 price range from $11,148 to $31,402 on the used car market depending on model year, condition of the car, mileage, and the trim. But the brand new Toyota 86 is very expensive compared to used cars and cannot be afforded by many people.