The new second-generation Toyota GR86 has been revamped for 2022. It is still a rear-wheel-drive car like the first generation. The 2022 GR86 is powered by a horizontally opposed 4-cylinder engine and a standard 6-speed manual transmission.
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This year’s model has more horsepower than the previous version. The overall driving experience has been improved. If you are a sports car enthusiast, here are 5 things you really want to know about the GR86.
1. Impressive Performance and Power
Similar to the previous model, the 2022 GR86 is equipped with a naturally aspirated and horizontally opposed 4-cylinder 2.4-liter engine with 228 horsepower. Acceleration is quick. A 6-speed manual continues to be the standard transmission. However, there is also a 6-speed automatic transmission available. In testing, this car went from 0 – 60 mph in 5.4 seconds.
2. Surprising Fuel Economy
The EPA has rated the GR86 at 24 mpg city, 32 mpg highway, and 27 mpg combined. This is pretty impressive for a car that is built for speed.
3. Generous Interior Cabin
The Toyota 2022 GR86 is a small car. That said, it is one of only a handful of affordable sports cars in its class that offers seating for 4. Priority is placed on the comfort and legroom of the front bucket seats.
Yet the 2 rear seats are definitely a plus, especially if you need to get the little ones somewhere. The second-row seats fold down if you need a little extra space for gear than what the trunk offers.
4. Standard Infotainment and Connectivity
Standard with the GR86 is an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen. This replaces the older version’s 7-inch display. The car also has a 7-inch digital gauge display that is programmable for 3 driving modes: Normal, Sport, and Track. Also standard are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The GR86’s stereo system has 6 speakers.
5. Basic Safety Package
While the manual transmission model has Toyota’s basic safety features, the automatic transmission model is equipped with a number of intelligent safety and driver assistance features. These include:
- Pre-Collision Braking System
- Pre-Collision Throttle Management
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Lead Vehicle Start Alert
- Lane Departure Warning with Sway Warning
- Automatic High Beams
The 2022 Toyota GR86 is a major player in the sports car field with an attractive price starting at just $27,700 MSRP.
The engine is powerful and fast, though this isn’t a stripped-down race car. It comes with everything you expect in a car that is suitable for highway and city driving with decent fuel economy.