– Detroit, Michigan

Toyota and Subaru delighted car enthusiasts the world over when the companies released a pair of rear-wheel-drive sports cars in 2011. Light, affordable, and focused on a back-to-basics driving experience, the Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 – known in the U.S. as the Scion FR-S – were all we’d pined for for years.

With the Scion brand gone, Toyota has finally rebranded the FR-S as the Toyota 86 in the U.S. market. The automaker also took the opportunity to update its rear-drive toy, giving it a little more power, various suspension tweaks, and a visual makeover. Is that enough to keep the high-thrills, low-buck sports car relevant, or does it erode some of what made the 86 so cool in the first place? Find out in our latest Why Buy?

2017 TOYOTA 86

Engine 2.0-Liter H4
Output 205 Horsepower / 156 Pound-Feet
Transmission 6-Speed Manual
Efficiency 21 City / 28 Highway / 24 Combined
As-Tested Price $27,210
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