2017 Toyota 86: Rebirth of Scion FR-S Sports Car

Oct 03, 2016 04:40 AM EDT | Claire Ann Austria

As one of the most anticipated supercars, the 2017 Toyota 86 has been unleashed. Moreover, critics say that this new supercar is a reborn of the Scion FR-S.  

Notably, FR-S was one of the most anticipated cars in the lineup for Scion, the youth division of Toyota, which has already been closed down. Likewise, the remaining models were absorbed into the Toyota lineup. Instead, the FR-S was developed in mixed with Subaru which still sells its own version as that of the the BRZ.

For this 2017 Toyota 86 becoming a Toyota is both an advantage and a disadvantage. The advantage is that the Toyota lineup officially gets a sports car, adding the dash of excitement that it badly needs. However, on the other side is that while the FR-S was the halo performance car of the Scion lineup, it has enough rough edges that is not compatible with Toyota.

Driving this 2017b Toyota 86 feels exactly like the kind of car that it was designed to be. It is the first or second car for the new ages who appreciate an affordable price and are willing to overlook the little details. These details are those such as push-button start or an easy-to-find key slot in the trunk. Moreso, 2017 Toyota 86 retains Scion's primitive infotainment and audio system. With this, experience is like a cheap aftermarket set. 

Toyota has added some improvements and mostly the changes are in the cosmetics. A new shape to the grille in front, some vents added to the sides ahead of the front roof pillar and a new 86 logo. There are also new LED headlights. On the internal is the single-color interior which is black.

Summing it up, here are the details you need to know for this new Toyota supercar. This 2017 Toyota 86 starts at $27,120 including $865 in delivery charges over a manual transmission. It is on the go with a Subaru-developed four-cylinder two-liter, boxer-style engine. It consumes  21 miles per gallon, 28 mpg on the highway and 24 overall for the manual;  24 miles mpg city, 32 mpg highway and 27 mpg overall with the automatic transmission. The 2017 Toyota 86 is 13.9 feet long.

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