2023 Toyota GR86 Interior and Cargo

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2022 GR86 Interior

The new Toyota GR 86 once again offers a straightforward, driver-focused interior. It's not particularly plush but everything feels solidly screwed together, as expected of a Toyota. There is a seven-inch multi-function display ahead of the driver and when Sport mode (automatic-only) is engaged, a red ring lights up around the speedometer. In track mode, the display changes to make the higher rpm range more prominent. Even the automatic model has a shift lever that looks like a manual's shifter. Space utilization is good as long as you don't climb into the back seats. As standard, expect goodies like dual-zone automatic climate control, sport bucket seats, and an eight-inch touchscreen interface. The Premium trim gets synthetic leather material on the door panels, along with aluminum sport pedals.

2022 GR86 Interior Photos

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Seating and Interior Space

As with the previous 86, the GR 86 offers seating for two adult passengers with tiny rear seats available for children. Front legroom is generous at 41.5 inches, but the second row only offers 29.9 inches. 37 inches of headroom in the front feels acceptable, though the rear seat feels cramped with only 33.5 inches. If you have a taller occupant in the front seats, there's essentially no room for a passenger behind them. Think of the GR 86 as a 2+2 (like a Porsche 911) with a folding rear seat that's perfect for a small pet or a set of track tires.

2023 Toyota GR86 Interior Dimensions:

Toyota GR86 TrimsCoupePremium10th Anniversary Special Edition
Seating444
Headroom Front Seat37 in.37 in.37 in.
Headroom Back Seat33.5 in.33.5 in.33.5 in.
Legroom Front Seat41.5 in.41.5 in.41.5 in.
Legroom Back Seat29.9 in.29.9 in.29.9 in.
Shoulder Room Front53.6 in.53.6 in.53.6 in.
Shoulder Room Rear51.7 in.51.7 in.51.7 in.

Interior Colors and Materials

The GR 86's interior feels sturdy and there are just enough soft-touch materials in the areas you interact with most to imbue it with a quality feel. On the base model, the sport bucket seats with G-embossed fabric and their black side bolsters are complemented by Ultrasuede door uppers and door accents in sport fabric. A leather-trimmed steering wheel with silver contrast stitching and a leather-wrapped shift knob are standard. The Premium has a black/silver interior and also adds synthetic leather door accents, red or silver contrast stitching for the gear shift boot, and aluminum sport pedals and scuff plates. It gets perforated Alcantara seat upholstery with side bolsters in leather. In the back, the seats are finished in sport fabric for the base GR 86 and Alcantara for the Premium.

Adding exclusivity to the range, the 10th Anniversary Special Edition (the first of many, we expect) gets Solar Shift (orange) contrast stitching everywhere on its ultrasuede and leather-trimmed interior, and special edition embroidery on the door panels, armrests, and shift boot. A commemorative plaque lets you know this is no run-of-the-mill GR86.

2022 GR86 Trunk and Cargo Space

The GR 86's new trunk offers 6.26 cubic feet of space, a bit less than the previous car's trunk which measured 6.9 cubic feet. By folding down the rear seat - it folds forward in a single piece - you can maximize cargo volume and fit a set of track tires. The trunk opening is quite small, and a good portion is taken up by the available subwoofer, which can be removed for track use. Once again, this is a more practical sports car than the Mazda MX-5 Miata, but less than a hot hatchback.

Small-item storage is a reminder that the Toyota doesn't offer anything approaching the practicality of a sedan or a crossover, though. The tiny door pockets are more of a space for a bottle holder - it has good depth but no length whatsoever, so storage is limited. In the center console, there is a single, square storage space that is rather small, and below the central armrest are two cupholders. Automatic cars have an extra open storage area in the center console.

2023 Toyota GR86 Trunk and Cargo Space Photos

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2023 Toyota GR86 Cargo Dimensions:

Toyota GR86 TrimsCoupePremium10th Anniversary Special Edition
Trunk Volume6.3 cu. ft.6.3 cu. ft.6.3 cu. ft.

2022 GR86 Infotainment and Features

Features

The GR 86 is reasonably equipped with all the essentials. As standard, the base model has manually-adjustable front seats - six-way for the driver and four-way for the front passenger - and both front occupants get sport knee cushions. The little Toyota also gets dual-zone automatic climate control, a digital speedometer, a multi-information display, push-button ignition, cruise control, and a tilt/telescoping steering column. The Premium model adds adaptive front lighting and heated front seats.

The safety features depend heavily on whether you spec the manual or the automatic. If it's the former, you get a rearview camera, hill start assist, and seven airbags. Automatic models add all the good stuff such as pre-collision braking and throttle management, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and high beam assist. It's a pity that these safety systems aren't compatible with the preferred manual gearbox. Regardless of the transmission choice, the Premium also boasts blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, while the Premium automatic comes with parking sonar and reverse automatic braking.

Infotainment

We didn't have much time to play with the GR 86's new eight-inch touchscreen infotainment, as our time with the car was mostly relegated to the racetrack. The infotainment runs on a simplified version of Subaru's STARLINK infotainment system, which is easy to use and packs essential features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, and connected services. The GR 86 base grade gets a six-speaker audio system, while the premium model adds two speakers for a total of eight; the audio system on the Premium grade boasts a "powerful" setting that amplifies low and high tones. A factory-installed 10-inch, 200-watt subwoofer is available on either model.

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