2019 Toyota 86 vs. Its Competition

2019 Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition

Choosing between the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ is a matter of styling and brand preference, as they’re basically the same vehicle minus a few tweaks like more luxury features available on the Subaru.

While traditionally thought of as muscle cars, the turbocharged four-cylinder versions of the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang offer similar driving thrills, more interior space, and more features for a bit more money.

The Nissan 370Z is old enough to be earning a pension at this point, and is more expensive than the 86.

As far as fun sports cars go, the Mazda MX-5 Miata has long been the last word, and for those looking for an affordable, lightweight, open-top experience, it’s the only option with a new-car warranty.

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Quick Specs
If you value driving fun over pure power, there’s hardly a vehicle more up to the task than the 2019 Toyota 86.
It may look like a muscle car, but the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro is a sports car that can outperform rivals that cost much more.
The 2019 Ford Mustang finally gets it: Muscle-car power doesn’t have to come with muscle-car handling compromises.
The 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo spends all its second-generation capital on feel-good features–and it works.
The base 370Z is just about as barebones as it gets, with electronics and interior that were barely up to date in 2009, when the car was first released. Sport models add the right performance bits and don’t complicate the price tag too much.
The 2019 Subaru BRZ is a lightweight two-seater coupe that’s proof power and performance aren’t directly proportional.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Premium Unleaded H-4Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded H-4
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Style Name     
Manual (Natl)2-Door Coupe 1LSEcoBoost Fastback2.0 ManualManualPremium Manual
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
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Passenger Doors     
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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