Toyota’s redesigned and slightly renamed 2022 GR86 — which replaces the previous-generation 86 — adds horsepower, torque, more aggressive looks and advanced safety features to one of the few remaining affordable sports cars with rear-wheel drive on the market. And, despite all those upgrades, the 2022 GR86 with a standard six-speed manual transmission will start at $28,725 (all prices include destination). That’s just $670 more than the base 2020 model with a manual; the 86 skipped 2021.
The price disparity increases for automatic-equipped versions. With an optional six-speed automatic, the base 2022 GR86 starts at $30,225 — $1,500 more than the manual and $1,450 more than its automatic-equipped predecessor. (GR, by the way, stands for Toyota’s Gazoo Racing motorsports division.) Most of that increase can be attributed to the suite of driver-assistance and safety technologies that are standard on all automatic-equipped 2022 GR86s but missing from manual-equipped models. Toyota is among 20 automakers that agreed in 2016 to make automatic emergency braking, a safety technology with proven crash reduction, standard by September 2022. That most likely means the 2023 model year, so it remains to be seen if and how the stick-shift GR86 will comply.
What You Get
Subaru markets a collection of safety and driver-assist technologies as EyeSight, which the GR86 — co-developed with the Subaru BRZ — will adopt. Automatic-equipped GR86’s include adaptive cruise control, forward collision detection with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and lane-keeping assist, automatic high beams and more. That likely accounts for the $1,500 price difference between the manual and automatic 2022 GR86.
Upgrade to the GR86’s Premium trim and you’ll add blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, hill start assist, and an upgraded interior with heated front seats and an eight-speaker stereo. Premium models of the GR86 cost $2,600 more than the base model.
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Full Pricing and Release Date
Full pricing is below, including a $1,025 destination fee (up $30 from the 2020 86’s $995 charge). The 2022 GR86 goes on sale in December.
- 2022 GR86 (Manual): $28,725 ($670 increase over 2020 86)
- 2022 GR86 (Automatic): $30,225 ($1,450 increase)
- 2022 GR86 Premium (Manual): $31,325 ($140 increase over 2020 86 GT)
- 2022 GR86 Premium (Automatic): $32,825 ($1,920 increase)
The 2020 86 also had a limited Hakone Edition, but as of now, the 2022 GR86 doesn’t have any such limited editions.
Official pricing isn’t yet available for the GR86’s Subaru BRZ cousin, but expect it to follow tradition and increase slightly across the board.