The 2023 Toyota GR86 pricing has been announced, and the new-gen sports coupe is more expensive than ever before.
With a list price of $43,240 before on-road costs for the GT base model and $45,390 for the GTS, the second-gen 86 model heralds a huge price bump compared to the model it replaces. But in a move that will appease some buyers, whether you choose manual or automatic, the price is the same.
Let’s just add a little bit of additional context here. The last versions of the first-gen 86 had list prices of $32,180 for the manual GT, rising to $34,480 for the auto GT. That means the new GR86 GT represents a $11,060 jump, while the auto is a bit less egregious, at $8760 over the last one.
Buyers of the GR86 GTS will be paying $8010 more for the manual, and the auto GTS version is – by the numbers at least – the least offensive price step, at $5710 more than before.
Toyota says there are plenty of additional items to help justify the 15 to 35 per cent price jumps across the model range, so here’s a rundown on each of the versions and what you get.
The GT grades score 17-inch alloy wheels (no spare, it’s a tyre repair kit), LED headlights with LED daytime running lights, LED rear fog lights, power folding heated side mirrors, keyless entry and push-button start, dual-zone climate control, an 8.0-inch touchscreen media system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, DAB+ radio, six-speaker stereo, steering wheel audio controls and 2x USB-A ports.
Now, safety spec is improved across the board, but some of the most critical crash prevention technologies are only for the automatic model.
Things like auto emergency braking (AEB), parking brake support with rear parking sensors (a low-speed rear AEB setup), adaptive cruise control (standard cruise for the manual), lane departure warning and lead vehicle move-off alert are all reserved for automatic models, only. It’s the same case for the mechanically related Subaru BRZ.
Of note, the manual GTS also features blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert on its equipment list.
However, all GR86s score seven airbags (dual front, front side, full-length curtain and driver’s knee), a reversing camera, tyre pressure monitoring and an alarm system.
Step up to the GTS, and for your extra $2150 you actually score quite a lot of potentially worthwhile gear, such as 18-inch black wheels, intelligent adaptive headlights, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, heated front seats with black faux-suede trim (in either grey or red), black or red carpet and floor mats plus a black or red accented trim on the doors, scuff plates, aluminium pedals, puddle lamps and illuminated vanity mirrors.
Both are powered by the same, upsized 2.4-litre petrol four-cylinder ‘boxer’ engine, producing a gruntier 174kW of power and 250Nm of torque. Those figures represent increases of about 15 per cent… maybe that was Toyota’s justification for the price jumps.
As before there’s a choice of six-speed manual or six-speed automatic (no extra cost), and the GR 86 is, of course, still rear-wheel drive.
Official combined fuel consumption for the manual models is 9.4L/100km for the GT and 9.5L/100km for the GTS. Auto models claim 8.7L/100km (GT) and 8.8L/100km (GTS).
2023 Toyota GR86 pricing (MSRP – before on-road costs)
|GT – manual and automatic||$43,240|
|GTS – manual and automatic||$45,390|
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