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.

The interior is relatively roomy and the infotainment system is more than adequate for short or long drives. You can see more of the features on both the manual and automatic transmission models by checking out Toyota’s website.