Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
The GT86 is priced to compete with coupes such as the Audi TT and Nissan 370Z but it’s unlikely to hold its value as well as the Audi. Claimed fuel consumption of 36.2mpg means the GT86 will cost you more to run than the TT, while higher CO2 emissions mean higher tax bills for company car drivers.
Toyota’s reliability record is the envy of the motor industry, so you should have very few worries on that score. The interior feels very solidly put together too, even if it doesn’t feel very plush.
There’s one highly-specced version, the Pro, which comes with heated Alcantara seats, a suede dashboard and a new rear spoiler. However, we’d rather save our money and go for the well-appointed base car which comes with alloys, climate control, keyless entry, cruise control, electric front windows and a Bluetooth phone connection. Sat-nav is an affordable option, while you can also specify parking sensors and metallic paint.
The GT86 comes with an exceptional amount of safety equipment. Stability control is standard, and if you still manage to get the car out of shape, there are no less than seven airbags to protect you. Active anti-whiplash headrests are included, too. Security kit is also pretty good, with an electronic engine immobiliser and alarm being provided as standard.
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