Should You Daily Drive a Toyota GR86?


The Toyota GR86 isn’t just a sharper sibling to the Subaru BRZ; it’s a sports car with fun to spare. It packs an eager four-cylinder engine, manual and automatic transmission options, and revised styling. However, is Toyota’s entry-level driver’s car a good daily driver? Or should you find something else to daily drive, like a Chevrolet Camaro 1LT or a Mazda MX-5? 

How much is a Toyota GR86?

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The Toyota GR86 starts at around $28,995, making it an accessible sports coupe for the market. For instance, the GR86’s starting price point is comparable to an entry-level

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Toyota GR86 Review | Sports Cars 2021


The Takeaway

Toyota’s new GR86 is a reminder that low-powered sports cars are incredibly fun to drive. Its slightly bigger 2.4-liter four-cylinder boxer engine provides excellent mid-range torque where the previous GT86’s 2.0-liter engine would bog down. Still, it has the versatility to be a daily driver during the week when it’s not barnstorming the track on the weekend.

  • Now part of the Gazoo Racing sub-brand, the GR86 drives as good as it looks.
  • The standard Michelin Primacy all-season tires provide the same lively handling characteristics as the previous generation.
  • Sporting a new shift lever and calibration, the manual gear
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