STATUS: Unchanged for 2020 - If a new $50,000 Toyota Supra is too rich for your budget, the 86 makes an ideal compromise and is less expensive by more than $20,000. This sporty coupe shares most of its bodywork and all of its mechanical bits with the Subaru BRZ. To spice things up a bit, the 86 can be ordered with a Special Edition package that includes firmer springs and shocks, distinctive 18-inch wheels and a performance exhaust system. Oh, an adjustable rear wing is also included. There are no additional go-faster pieces for the 86's 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 205 horsepower when mated to a six-speed manual transmission and 200 horses with the available six-speed automatic. The entire powertrain sits well back of the front wheels to optimize distribution of the car's svelte 2,780-pound heft at 53:47 front to rear. The 86 is a serious driving machine with shift-indicator lights on the tachometer that can be set at 100-rpm increments starting from 2,000 rpm up to the engine's 7,400-rpm redline. A warning chime can also be set to ring once the engine nears its maximum rev limit.
Base price (incl. destination): $27,600
Type: Two-door coupe
Engine (h.p.): 2.0-liter H-4 (200/205)
Transmissions: Six-speed manual; six-speed automatic (opt.)
Base mpg (city/highway/combined): 21/28/24 (MT)
Base weight (lb.): 2,780