The Toyota 86 is not only one of the most exciting coupes the automaker has built in quite some time, but it also has one of the most interesting development histories. Some people may remember that the now-shuttered Scion brand was originally supposed to feature the lightweight roadster. What might not be as well known is that Toyota partnered with Subaru to develop the platform for both manufacturers. A comparison of the 2018 Toyota 86 vs. 2018 Subaru BRZ will reveal plenty of similarities. However, each automaker has added an individual spin on the cars that will differentiate them from one another. If you'd like to see the 2018 Toyota 86 up close, schedule a test drive with a sales professional today by calling, 203-403-6890.
Colonial Toyota customers interested in taking the 2018 Toyota 86 home will have a few advantages over those choose the sports coupe's Subaru cousin. One of the most noticeable differences between the two vehicles comes in available technology. The Toyota infotainment system will be controlled by a 7-inch touchscreen interface and can be controlled through natural voice commands as well. Subaru uses a smaller touchscreen which does not appear to have voice controls. Both cars offer USB ports to its owners. Additionally, Toyota offers a large catalog of additional accessories that can be added before an owner takes the car home, including larger wheels, upgraded braking system and better suspension components.
One of the reasons Toyota and Subaru worked together to develop the platform was to share the expenses in building the powertrain. This is why the 2018 versions of the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ each start out with a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a six-speed manual transmission. The team of engineers have tuned the engine to produce 205 horsepower and 156 pound-feet of torque. Toyota and Subaru also offer an automatic transmission option with a negligible drop in performance output. Both the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ are rear-wheel-drive.