Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
The price of the Toyota GR86 if you buy outright undercuts its main coupé rivals by a comfortable margin. That includes the Audi TT, BMW 2 Series Coupé and 2.0-litre versions of the Mazda MX-5 RF. The MX-5 RF is also available with a cheaper (and much slower) 1.5-litre engine.
The GR86 is not expected to be a big seller, but if you're thinking ahead to resale time, bear in mind that the automatic version – which costs a little more in the first place – might be harder to sell further down the line.
Toyota performed well in the most recent What Car? Reliability Survey finishing joint fifth (with Mini) out of 30 car makers featured, above Mazda, BMW and Audi. The GR86 comes with a 10-year, 100,000 mile warranty as standard, but you need to get it serviced at a Toyota dealer to get the full decade of cover.
When it comes to safety, the GR86 hasn’t been tested by Euro NCAP yet, but it does come with blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and a tyre-pressure monitoring system. Automatic models add lane-departure warning, automatic emergency braking (AEB) and lane-keep assist.
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