How much is British Racing Green worth to you?
From the moment we it in photos we deemed the 2020 Toyota 86 Hakone Edition as "gorgeous” and rightly so. Its British Racing Green "Hakone” paint scheme looks fantastic on Toyota’s aging but still competitive sports coupe. What will likely be at least somewhat less attractive for some is what the Japanese automaker thinks the special edition is worth. CarsDirect has learned from Toyota pricing documents that the 2020 86 Hakone Edition has a starting price of $30,825. Add another $720 if you want the optional automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the base 2020 Toyota 86 has an MSRP of $27,850, including destination.
What does the extra $3,000 get buyers aside from the cool paint? There’s a black lip spoiler, 17-inch bronze wheels, an upgraded interior with tan and black Alcantara seats, and tan contrast stitching located on the emergency brake, gear shift lever, and steering wheel.
In other words, the Hakone Edition is essentially an appearance package with no extra power or handling accessories. Under the hood is the familiar 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 205 horsepower and 156 lb-ft of torque found in all other 86 trims (and the Subaru BRZ).
And speaking of the BRZ, we recently heard a rumor that the BRZ tS could be making a comeback for the 2020 model year following its 2019 absence. We reached out to Subaru seeking clarification but a PR spokesperson refused to comment on future product. Back to the 86 Hakone Edition, it’s even expensive compared to some of the competition.
For example, it’s more expensive than the Mazda Miata MX-5 Grand Touring ($30,780) and nearly as much as the Ford Mustang EcoBoost with the Performance Package ($32,760). It costs about the same as the Chevrolet Camaro 1LT with the 1LE Package ($30,995). It really boils down to this: how much is green paint, bronze wheels, and nicer interior trimmings worth to you?