Eight years into its life and now living in the shadow of the Supra, the Toyota 86 should be feeling a bit long in the tooth. Yet its classic sports car construction, modular (yet basic) technology and pure driving feel have kept this compact feeling fairly fresh nearly a decade on.
- Fantastic chassis dynamics and handling
- Some of the best driving ergonomics in the business
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard tech
- Hakone Edition looks gorgeous with metallic green paint, black and tan leather interior
- Underpowered, even more so with the automatic transmission
- Terrible rear-view camera system feels like an afterthought
The 2020 model year brings a few new options and upgrades to the Toyota 86 aimed at keeping the coupe interesting for buyers and relevant among its evolving competition. There’s new tech, a new performance package and a mean, green Hakone Edition, too.
New for 2020
Enthusiasts looking for a turn-key performance boost gain access to a new TRD Handling Package that swaps in Brembo stopping gear — with four-piston, 12.8-inch discs up front and two-pot, 12.4-inch discs at the rear — firmer Sachs dampers and 18-inch alloy shod with Michelin Pilot Sport 4