The 2018 Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ are mechanically related, and mostly identical under the sheet metal.
This year, Subaru now offers a track-focused version, the tS, that could appeal to weekend warriors willing to sacrifice some comfort for better performance.
The Volkswagen GTI is another entry sports car, albeit with a much different drivetrain and practical hatchback body.
The Hyundai Veloster is a small hatchback with sporty ideas, but it lacks the rear-wheel-drive architecture that makes the 86 worthwhile.
The Nissan 370Z has all of the elements of the 86: two doors, rear-drive, and manual transmission.
It’s relatively aged compared to the 86, but has more power.
The Camaro offers a turbo-4 and bigger back seat, but compromised visibility at the service of style.
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|2018 Toyota 86Browse Used Listings||2019 Hyundai VelosterBrowse Used Listings||2018 Chevrolet CamaroBrowse Used Listings||2018 Nissan 370ZBrowse Used Listings||2018 Subaru BRZBrowse Used Listings||2018 Volkswagen GolfBrowse Used Listings|
|21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy|
|Premium Unleaded H-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Gas I4||Premium Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded H-4||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Minicompact Cars||Compact Cars||Compact||Two-Seaters||Minicompact Cars||Compact Cars|
|Manual (SE)||2.0 Manual||2-Door Coupe 1LS||Manual||Premium Manual||1.8T S Manual|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD|
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|2018 Toyota 86 vs. 2019 Hyundai Veloster||2018 Toyota 86 vs. 2018 Chevrolet Camaro||2018 Toyota 86 vs. 2018 Nissan 370Z||2018 Toyota 86 vs. 2018 Subaru BRZ||2018 Toyota 86 vs. 2018 Volkswagen Golf|