Toyota ups prices on 2017 Corolla, 86 sports car

August 22, 2016

Toyota has announced a handful of modest price increases for the 2017 versions of its 86 sports car and its Corolla sedan and hatchback lineup.

First, a little background: Toyota is dropping its Scion sub-brand, but that division's FR-S and iM coupe and five-door hatchback have simply been transferred over to the Toyota lineup as the Toyota 86 and the Toyota Corolla iM. The 86—whose name references the iconic mid-1980s Corolla AE86 popular with drifters—was lightly updated in addition to its new badges. The iM, meanwhile, carries over largely unchanged other than its nomenclature.

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2017 Toyota 86

2017 Toyota 86

The 86 is $570 or $950 more expensive, depending on transmission, for the new model year to $27,120 for the 6-speed manual and $27,840 for the 6-speed automatic. It's not clear how those prices will compare to the similarly-updated (and nearly identical) Subaru BRZ. The Scion traditionally undercut the BRZ.

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For the Corolla sedan lineup, meanwhile, the base L model increases $600 to $19,365, while the higher-end models have dropped by as much as $445. A handful of small cosmetic updates will set the 2017 Corolla apart, but the meat of the model's changes include a newly-standard automatic emergency braking system and a larger infotainment screen. 

With the iM now serving as the hatchback of the Corolla lineup, the model sees its price up $290 to $19,615, but is otherwise largely unchanged from last year. 

All prices quoted include a mandatory $865 destination charge.

Toyota says to expect the updated 2017s to arrive in dealers by the end of September. 

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