The former Scion FR-S has been redubbed for the 2017 model year to maintain the same name as the Japanese market sports car. Scion, you may have heard, is no more and the former Scion FR-S is now, as of the 2017 model year, called the Toyota 86. To accompany its new alias, Toyota has implemented new features, both cosmetically and mechanically, within the 86 that cultivate a thrilling driving experience
On the exterior, LED headlights and taillights have been installed within the front and rear end bumpers that have experienced their fair share of alterations. The reconstructed spoiler and canards improve the overall adhesion and evasiveness for thrilling agility on the road. Other exterior modifications include a new rear diffuser that augments airflow and minimizes turbulence caused by air exiting from underneath.
With a restyled drivetrain, the 2017 86 rolls off the assembly line additional power and torque. The 86 is equipped with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 200 horsepower at 7000 rpm and provides 151-lb.-ft of torque between 6400 and 6600 rpm. It is sure to be our purest sports car yet with its thrilling driving experience. It has an estimated fuel mileage of *24 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway which means you can stay on the highway instead of the gas station. To stay true to the theme of the FR-S, the 2017 86 maintains the nimble coupe’s innate physique. The optional six-speed manual also enables an even more entertaining, hands-on ride for the drivers who prefer to do the gear grabbing themselves.
The interior reflects the sporty styling of the exterior. The all-new Granlux trim accents adorn door panels and the dashboard. Throughout the inside, the silver “86” logos are fastened to the center of the steering wheel and above the passenger-side glove box.
The steering wheel is leather-wrapped for comfort and improved grip for tackling corners with ease. Audio controls are implemented within the wheel, making accessibility more convenient. The standard 60/40 split for the rear seats allows for two more passengers in the back seat, and the foldable rear seating creates ample room for cargo.
The 2017 Toyota 86 is a track-proven street-ready beast that serves as an exciting new take on the legendary FR-S. The 86 has been greatly anticipated by enthusiasts and drivers all throughout the U.S, and it’s sure to be our purest sports car yet.
*2017 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.