2017 Toyota 86 vs. Its Competition

2017 Toyota 86 - 860 Special Edition
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The FR-S is most easily compared against its near-twin from Subaru, the BRZ.

While the two are mechanically nearly identical, the Subaru version offers a slightly nicer interior, and comes with a few more luxury items.

There are plenty of other rear-drive sports cars around the same size.

The Ford Mustang offers three engine choices, an independent rear suspension for the first time, and classic styling.

Chevrolet's Camaro has three engines as well, and it handles better than ever.

The Nissan 370Z is big on power but lacks the same perfect balance found in the Toyota 86.

The Mazda MX-5 Miata is even less powerful than the FR-S, but it's lighter and handles nearly as well.

Plus, it offers glorious drop-top driving enjoyment.

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Quick Specs
6.3
The 2017 Toyota 86 isn't about power, but it is about fun, and it has just enough creature comforts to make it livable as a daily driver.
7.0
The 2017 Chevy Camaro is more than just a muscle car. It is now a true sports car, and the new 1LE and ZL1 performance versions only amp up the fun.
7.3
From base to Shelby, the 2017 Ford Mustang reminds us why America loves its pony cars so damn much.
6.8
The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata offers back-to-basics sports car fun in the classic roadster or the new RF body styles.
6.6
The 2017 Nissan 370Z has a classic sports-car shape, excellent sports-car handling, and a tuned Nismo track weapon in its lineup.
6.5
The 2017 Subaru BRZ is a great-handling sports car with big value for the dollar; it's just not very fast.
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Gas Mileage     
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