Toyota GT86

3/5
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Verdict

The Toyota GT86 is unsurprisingly not a big seller in Ireland. However, Ireland has made this car available to our market through order. This is the most exciting car that Toyota has to offer in this country in terms of thrills. It comes nicely kitted out and it handles very well.

Performance

The Toyota GT86 comes with just one engine – a 2.0 litre petrol. The 4-cylinder engine offers 200 hp and if you opt for the 6-speed manual, it will bring you from 0-100km/h in 7.6 seconds. There is a more expensive automatic version available and its 6-speed set-up will cover the same area in 8.2 seconds. Maximum torque and power comes in at the higher end of the rev counter and it could be improved at the lower end.

Ride & Handling

As should be expected from a vehicle of this look and ilk, the GT86 offers a firm ride. It handles superbly. This rear wheel drive machine responds brilliantly through its well weighted steering wheel.

Refinement

Cars like these aren’t expected to be refined. You want to hear the workings of the engine and in the GT86 you get exactly that. Against a conventional car it would not score brilliantly under refinement – but if that’s what you’re looking for you might be better looking at an Audi TT. There is an audible amount of road noise too, but once again this shouldn’t surprise anyone.

Quality & Reliability

The dashboard is not a million miles from what you’d see in the new Ford Mustang. Some of the plastics look a little cheap, but the layout of the dash is actually user friendly. We also like the curved air vents above the infotainment system. The stitching on the steering wheel, seats, gear knob and surrounding the interior is attractive too.

Safety & Security

Toyota hasn’t put the GT86 through its paces in the Euro NCAP – perhaps because it is not a big enough seller. The car is surrounded by seven airbags and it has good systems for stability control and more.

Space & Practicality

If you’re looking for a car to bring your kids to school in, they’d look pretty cool, but this vehicle only has two tiny seats to the rear – and they are only good for small children. The front space is excellent though. The lack of space in the rear is not a factor though, we can’t imagine GT86 buyers being too concerned about them. There is a 243 litre boot with this vehicle.

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Key Facts

Make

Toyota

Model
GT86
Variant
GT86
Car Category
Coupe
First Launched
2012
Engine (L)
2.0
Gearbox Type
Manual
Gears
6 speed
Fuel type
Petrol
Body Type
Coupe
Price New
€38,950
CBG Expert Rating
3.0

Running Costs

Tax
€750
Tax Band
E
L/100km Combined
7.8
Average km/L
12.8
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
50
Fuel Tank Range
641 km
Cost of filling a tank
€65.7
Average Cost Per 200 km
€20.5
CO2 emmissions
180 g/km
CO2 emmissions standard
EU6

Performance

Brake Horsepower
200 bhp
Max Power kW
149
Displacement - CC (Engine)
1998
Engine Cylinders
4
Engine Position
Front, longitudinal
Number of valves
4
Driven Wheels
Rear
Aspiration
Naturally
Top speed
226 (km/h)
Acceleration(0-100 km/h)
7.6 s
L/100km Urban
10.40 L
L/100km Extra Urban
6.40 L

Space & Practicality

Body Type
Coupe
Doors
2
Seats
2
Boot capacity
243 L
Automatic Parking
No
Bluetooth
Yes
Cruise Control
Yes
Folding Rear Seats
No
Front Cup Holders
Yes
Height Adjustable Seats
Yes
Parking Sensors
Available
Power Steering
Electric Power Steering
Rear Cup Holders
No
Reversing Camera
No
USB Connectivity
Yes

Warranty

All Components
3 Year warranty
Engine, Gearbox and Drivetrain
3 Year warranty
Car Body
12 Year warranty
Paintwork
3 Year warranty for paint defects
Mileage
100,000
Roadside Assistance
3 Year Roadside Assistance

Safety

Hill Hold Assist System
Hill Start Assist Control

Interior Comfort

Air Conditioning
Dual zone control

Dimensions

Boot capacity
243 L
Wheels
Rear wheel drive
Tyre size front
215/45 R17 mm
Tyre size back
215/45 R17 mm
Length
4240 mm
Width
1775 mm
Height
1285 mm
Wheel Base
2570 mm
Front Track (mm)
1285
Rear Track (mm)
1540
Kerb weight
1239 KG
Max trailer Weight (Kg)
1670
Turning circle (m)
10.8

Technical Information

Engine Configuration
Boxer
Engine Type
Front, longitudinal
Fuel Delivery
Direct injection
Front Suspension
Independent, Spring McPherson, with stabilizer
Rear Suspension
Double wishbone
Front Brakes
Ventilated discs
Rear Brakes
Ventilated discs
Steering
Steering rack
Power
200 bhp