Feeling adventurous? Planning to purchase a sports car? Well, in that case, a practical sports car would make all the sense and the new 2022 Toyota GR86 is the best option to go for. We at Royal South Toyota in Bloomington, Indiana, detail the 2022 GR86’s features and specifications in this article. Contact us today to schedule a test drive.
Taking the popular 86 sports car forward, Toyota recently introduced the second generation of the 86 sports car which will be known as GR86 henceforth. Shortly after the launch, the GR86 caught a lot of attention and positive reviews from the automotive industry. Toyota is offering two configurations for the 2022 GR86, namely Base and Premium. The GR86 Base will cost $27,700 MSRP* while the GR86 Premium variant will cost $30,300 MSRP*. Optional features and components will cost extra. The GR86 draws its power from a 2.4-liter naturally aspirated horizontally opposed four-cylinder boxer “FA24” engine that pumps out 228 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The Base GR86 comes with a six-speed manual transmission while the Premium trim gets a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Both the GR86 variants get a rear-wheel drive system as standard.
|“FA24” 2.4-liter naturally aspirated horizontally opposed four-cylinder boxer engine
||17-in. machined-finish alloy wheels
||Eight-inch Touchscreen Display
|228 hp / 184 ft-lbs.
||Black Functional Matrix front grille with G-mesh insert, "GR" badge, and functional air inlet ducts with black accent trim
||Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® Compatibility
|Six-speed Manual Transmission
||Auto-leveling projector-type LED headlights and LED turn signal indicators
||Sport front bucket seats with black side bolsters and seat insert fabric with a G-embossed design
||Dual chrome-tipped exhaust
||Dual-zone automatic climate control (with individual temperature settings for the driver and front passenger) with dual LCD toggle displays
The first-generation 86 sports car’s impact on the automotive industry is well documented. This was thanks to its nimble driving dynamics and impressive fuel economy. The second-generation 86 sports car takes this further. Toyota has integrated a lot of performance-oriented components in the 2022 GR86 to improve its overall driving characteristic. The GR86 can take on straights and corners with ease. Handling is balanced and precise making it a quintessential track car. Some of the many components integrated into the 2022 GR86 include a Torsen® limited-slip differential that helps in precision handling, and GR circuit-tuned coil springs and shock absorbers, to name some of them. The GR86 hits 60 MPH from a standstill in a peppy 6.1 seconds, 0.5 seconds faster than the previous version.
The GR86’s cabin offers a perfect balance between comfort and control. The seating position is straightforward and gives the driver a sense of control. The seats are comfortable, and the passenger space is impressive. The cabin also gets a bunch of GR-themed trim like a GR leather-trimmed manual tilt/telescopic three-spoke steering wheel with contrast stitching, and a GR engine Start/Stop button. The base GR86 variant comes with sport bucket seats with a G-embossed design. Features like two-stage heated front seats with leather-trimmed bolsters and Ultrasuede® inserts are offered in the GR86 Premium as standard.
The infotainment system is user-friendly. The features offered are extensive. Navigating through different options within the interface is also simple. This adds to the overall user experience.