The body of 86 was engineered to be as light and strong as possible, helping boost efficiency and overall performance. What’s more, this unit-body design also puts the engine low to the ground, helping optimize the center of gravity for a truly balanced driving experience.
The rear differential of manual transmission-equipped 86 has been revised to incorporate a set of 4.30 gears. Designed for heightened response, this new rear diff helps improve low-end acceleration. This gearing also helps keep 86 in its performance “sweet spot” while in the twisty stuff, making it easier to accelerate out of corners.
At the heart of 86 is a potent 2.0-liter flat-four engine. With its horizontally opposed pistons and compact packaging, this engine sits low in the chassis for optimal balance and performance. In manual transmission-equipped cars, this engine has been revised to reduce friction and pumping loss, helping to provide an optimized power curve. It’s got some muscle too, with manual transmission cars getting 205 horsepower and 156 lb.-ft. of torque, plus a new aluminum red intake manifold. In the automatic-equipped 86, its boxer engine pumps out 200 horsepower and 151 lb.-ft. of torque.
When you got it, flaunt it. 86 shows off its performance cred with a chrome-tipped dual exhaust. Constructed from high-grade, corrosion-resistant stainless steel, this cat-back exhaust system features mandrel bends for smoother airflow, helping optimize the performance of 86.
New vortex generators on the fenders help control turbulent airflow, enhancing the stability of 86. These also work to keep the front end planted firmly to the ground, so you can stay connected to the road.
Brighter light. More efficiency. Striking design. Updated lighting front and rear accentuates the cutting-edge style of 86. Up front, the headlights feature new, integrated LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) to help ensure this sports car won’t be ignored. In the rear, LED lighting helps take the taillights of 86 to a whole new level of cool. Now “show ‘em your taillights” can take on a whole new meaning.
A standard folding rear seat lets you bring your friends, or your gear, along for the ride. With 6.9 cubic feet of space in the trunk, you can fit those gotta-have items you need for a weekend getaway. Folding the rear seat down increases total cargo area, giving you enough space to carry an extra set of wheels and tires for those race-day excursions.
This suede-like material shows off the sophisticated side of 86. All-new Granlux trim accents covers key touch-points on the door panels, upper-seat bolsters and dash. Adding an extra bit of style is an embossed “86” logo above the passenger-side glove box.
Deeply bolstered front seats bring comfort to those long drives, and they hold you in place when the roads get twisty. Granlux trim on the upper side bolsters provide extra grip and an added sense of luxury. And silver-like accent stitching further enhances the premium feel of 86.
Automatic transmission-equipped 86s come standard with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Just a simple pull of the lever allows the driver to quickly change gears while keeping both hands on the wheel. This automatic transmission is intelligent, too—it will automatically rev match when downshifting, giving you buttery-smooth gear changes.
86 comes with a close-ratio 6-speed transmission for breathtaking acceleration and impressive fuel economy. The sequential automatic transmission features a manual shift mode, letting you select the gear you want via the gear-select lever or steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. For those who prefer three pedals, the manual transmission gives short, precise throws for a driving experience like no other.
86 features an ergonomic, leather-wrapped steering wheel that feels great in your hands and, thanks to the smaller diameter and quick-ratio steering, feels amazing in the corners. And that’s not all—with new integrated audio controls, you get easier access to your music, helping you can stay in control of it all.
Six airbags come standard on every 86, including a driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag System, front seat-mounted side airbags, and side curtain airbags.
86 comes standard with the Star Safety SystemTM, a suite of six advanced safety features that includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology (SST).
Designed for track days, 86’s unique Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) sport tuning allows the driver to shut off all stability assists. When on a racetrack, this Full-Off Mode prevents the VSC from kicking in, putting the driver in full control. This helps expert drivers push the envelope of 86 and extract every last drop of performance.
A Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) comes standard on every new 86, and on select models, the available Multi-Information Display (MID) shows the tire pressure for each individual tire. Should a tire or tires become critically underinflated, this system alerts the driver as to which one is low on air.