Toyota 86 Vs. Subaru BRZ

If you haven’t noticed it before, the Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ & Scion FR-S look almost the same.

These cars were actually one car, with some design modifications. Which car do you think is best?

You need to carefully examine the details of these car models in order to determine their differences. Below is a listing of their main differences.

Outside, the most striking difference between the Toyota 86 vs the Subaru BRZ was the look. Toyota GT86 got a sportier look while the Subaru BRZ has got a bland front end. The suspension performance is also different.

Below is a detailed comparison of the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ.

Índice de Contenido
  1. 1. Prices
  2. 2. Exterior
  3. 3. Interior
  4. 4. Performance Dynamics
  5. 5. Garanty
  6. 6. Energy Efficiency
  7. Conclusion

1. Prices

Brz Vs 86 Price
Toyota 86 vs Subaru BRZ Price

There is little difference in the price of a Subaru BRZ or 86 used. Depending on your location, the BRZ may be a bit more expensive than the 86.

An all-new 2022 BRZ costs $31k while a 2022 Toyota 86 is $30k. The cost of the vehicle will vary depending on which options are chosen.

2. Exterior

Brz Vs Gt86
Subaru BRZ vs Toyota 86 Exterior

You will be able to see the visual similarities between the two cars if you take a look at the front fascias. The Toyota 86 sports a more sporty look, with a honeycomb-style grille. It also features prominent daylight LEDs and angular fog lamps. Subaru BRZ's front is simple with a U-shaped grille that holds the registration plate and a black lip.

Side indicators can be placed differently in different cars, but the main idea remains the same.

3. Interior

Brz Vs Gt86 Interior
Subaru BRZ Interior vs Toyota86

Both vehicles' interiors are filled with modern conveniences. Both Subaru and Toyota have leather and other soft materials in their cars’ interior, replacing plastic in most places. Both the 86 & BRZ offer plenty of space. The BRZ is smaller than the 86, and has ample space for the front seats.

It doesn't matter if the driver is the one driving the car, or if the passenger is the other. Tall people should not be allowed to sit in the back, especially if they are tall.

Luxury is one of the BRZ's strengths. It offers Alcantara inserts in its luxurious seats. Fabric is available on the seats of the Toyota 86. These vehicles feature the most up-to-date technologies on their dashboards. Satellite radio and Bluetooth connectivity are available for calls and music, as well as a rearview camera and an 8-speaker sound system.

Both the BRZ 86 and 86 have an LCD screen that allows navigation. The BRZ screen measures 6.2 inches while the 86's touchscreen is 7 inches. Sadly, the BRZ and 86 do not have Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, so that leaves you hanging.

4. Performance Dynamics

Brz Vs Gt86 Engine
Subaru BRZ Vs Toyota 86 Engine

Subaru BRZ, and Toyota 86 both are considered sports cars. This makes it easy to conclude that these vehicles go really fast. The engines of both cars are similar, however the BRZ is slightly more powerful than the 86 in terms of suspension performance.

The 2.0-liter four-cylinder, boxer engine is under the hood. It's usually found in Porsches. To produce either 205 horsepower (or 200 horsepower), the engine is linked to either an automatic or six-speed manual transmission. Thanks to the sports suspension, power goes directly to the rear wheels.

Toyota allows buyers to select the Toyota Racing Development (TRD), package, which enhances the handling of their 86. Subaru has better control right out of the box. Brembo brakes can also be installed in an emergency to stop the car abruptly.

5. Garanty

Car Warranty

The warranty period for both the BRZ 86 and 86 is the same. The warranty aspect is what you should be focusing on, particularly when purchasing a car new. This will help you keep your vehicle in good condition.

The 86 or BRZ will provide a 3 year/36,000 mile warranty for each car. The powertrain is covered separately by a 5-year/60,000 mile warranty.

6. Energy Efficiency

Bad Fuel Consumption

Both cars are similar in engine specs, which results in similar fuel consumption. Subaru's BRZ has shown greater fuel economy, thanks to its suspension.

  • The manual BRZ – has a 21 mpg city and 29 mpg highway rating.
  • The manual 86 – on the other hand, has a 21 mpg mileage in the city while 28 mpg on the highway.

The same ratings apply to automatic models.

The Toyota 86 has a fuel economy of 24/32 mpg and the Subaru BRZ, 24/33 mpg.

The 86 and BRZ both offer city driving. If however you want to go on the highway more, then the BRZ may be a better choice. Even though the differences are small, they can be significant in the long-term.


Both the cars have been thoroughly examined and you should now see that they are identical, with some slight differences.

These cars are basically identical, with the exception of exterior and interior details.

However, what car should you purchase if they are both the same model? Well, the answer is simple – Do whatever suits you.

You might be a Subaru fan or Toyota loyalist. You would choose the model you love in that situation. The Subaru BRZ, however, is a more sensible choice because of its higher fuel economy and lower price.

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