2017 Subaru BRX vs 2017 Toyota 86

2017 Toyota 86 vs 2017 Subaru BRZ

Differences between 2017 Toyota 86 and 2017 Subaru BRZ

Taking over for the former Scion FR-S, the 2017 Toyota 86 debuts to much anticipation from sports car enthusiast across the country. While these two sports cars offer much of the same thrill behind the wheel, there are some differences between the 2017 Toyota 86 and 2017 Subaru BRZ that should be noted.


READ MORE: Go more in depth with the 2016 Scion FR-S


Fans of the youth-oriented Scion lineup have rejoiced as Toyota has decided to carry over a few different Scion models as re-branded Toyota models. The Toyota 86 isn’t an exact replica of the Scion FR-S — there are quite a few differences. We’ve outlined some of the changes in another entry, highlighting what’s new on the 86.

2017 Toyota 86 acceleration
2017 Toyota 86 manual transmission

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How does the Toyota 86 compare to the Subaru BRZ? The BRZ and 86 will be going head-to-head for years to come. These sports cars boast similar numbers across the board. As we’ve highlighted in the chart on the page, we can see that the 86 and BRZ share nearly identical fuel economy numbers. With similar engines, they share the same horsepower numbers, transmissions, and more. The BRZ and 86 actually share the same suspension, body, and other mechanics. So, where can we find some differences? The differences between the 2017 Toyota 86 and 2017 Subaru BRZ come down to trim choices and pricing. When you compare the base models, you’ll be able to get the 86 for less.

The bottom line is: if you thought the FR-S was great, there’s no reason not to love the 86.

These cars separate themselves from the Mazda Miata as more practical, everyday drivers. The Miata is designed for only 2 passengers, while you can fit 4 passengers in the BRZ and 86.