The 2022 Toyota GR 86 is a clear improvement over its predecessor. Toyota made the one change that all enthusiasts have been begging for by fitting a larger and more powerful engine. The 2.4-liter unit now produces 228 hp and 184 lb-ft and provides the 86 with more spirited performance than before. A six-speed manual can be replaced by a six-speed automatic, but all models are RWD.
The base model comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, power-adjustable mirrors, an eight-inch touchscreen interface, a six-speaker sound system, a rearview camera, and dual-zone climate control. The Premium adds a duckbill rear spoiler, 18-inch wheels, synthetic leather trim, and adaptive front lighting. In both cases, opting for the automatic variant adds safety equipment like adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and high beam assist. For 2023 Toyota has also added a tenth anniversary special edition which comes with black 18-inch wheels, a performance exhaust, unique interior and exterior styling, and a Solar Shift orange paint job.
Toyota doesn't offer a ton of options for either trim but perhaps this is further indication of the GR 86's less-is-more philosophy. Customers can add on a four-piece carpeted floor mat set and a 10-inch powered subwoofer with 200 watts of power. With a subscription to Remote Connect, features like advanced climate control and a vehicle locator can be accessed. Safety Connect also requires a subscription, adding SOS emergency assistance, enhanced roadside assistance, and more.
The Toyota Gazoo Racing accessories that can further enhance the performance of the GR 86 include a dual cat-back performance exhaust system with black chrome tips as well as a performance air intake kit, a larger airbox, a performance air filter, a bolt-on strut tie brace, and a performance stabilizer bar. Prices of these add-ons have not yet been made available.