Have You Heard of the 2017 Toyota 86?
A Toyota sports car, you say? Why yes, it’s a two-door coupe in the Toyota lineup! It’s alright to be surprised by it – after all, it’s been quite some time since Toyota built a coupe for its model lineup in North America (remember the Solara?) However, since amalgamating the lineup with Scion, the Toyota 86 has been one of the horses in its stable, and it’s a real track animal.
What’s the Toyota 86 About?
The name might seem funny. But the ‘86’ is a throwback for history buffs referring to the AE86, or Corolla GT-S. Like the Corolla GT-S from the 80’s, the 2017 Toyota 86 is a rear-wheel-drive coupe, has a four-cylinder engine, and is as fun to drive as you can possibly imagine.
What’s Under the Hood?
In the engine bay, you’ll find a 2.0-liter boxer-style four-cylinder engine, keeping the center of gravity low. It produces 205 horsepower (or 200 with an automatic transmission) and can be equipped with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic transmission. And because it’s rear-wheel drive, the 2017 Toyota 86 is a rush to drive.
The automatic transmission, should you choose it, is thrilling. When you downshift, it tweaks the throttle for a more responsive take-off. With steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, it feels like a hot lap on the track all the time.
Great Features Amid Function
Inside the cabin, Display Audio with a 7-inch touchscreen is standard equipment, as is Bluetooth. An optional 86 Display Audio with Navigation and Aha makes the experience even sweeter.
Don’t worry, it’s safe to drive. The 2017 Toyota 86 includes Toyota STAR Safety System, integrating Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brake Distribution, Traction Control, Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Control, and Smart Stop Technology.
Backed by Toyota’s 36-month/36,000-mile warranty and 2 years of complimentary ToyotaCare, the 2017 Toyota 86 is a fantastic choice. You can experience the ‘86 at Jay Wolfe Toyota in Kansas City. Come visit us to see what the Toyota 86 has to offer, and discover the Jay Wolfe Difference.
*86 shown in Ablaze. Prototype shown with options. Production model may vary.