The 2022 Toyota GR86 will be arriving in showrooms later this year, marking a promise kept by the Japanese car maker. Then the new model was unveiled, Toyota said that it would start at under $30,000. Today, the official numbers have been announced and it looks like you will be able to take one of these with you for a starting price of $28,725. And yes, that includes the destination fee of $1,025.
This marks a price increase of just $710 over last year’s model and that’s not without adding some more kit to the standard offering. Furthermore, every purchase comes with a one-year membership in the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) and one free track day. As if that’s not enough, you’ll also get various discounts to products and services offered by NASA, further sweetening the deal.
The $28,725 price tag gets you the base GR86 with the manual transmission. At $30,225 you can get the automatic but it seems rather counterintuitive to buy the GR86 without a manual, as that’s part of this car’s charm. Go up to the GR86 Premium range and you’ll have to pay $31,325 for the manual and $32,825 for the automatic. That’s all the choices you’re going to get.
No matter what kind of transmission you go for, the engine under the hood is the same: a 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder boxer unit with 228 HP and 184 lb-ft of torque. Premium models get bigger, 18-inch wheels (compared to the 17s coming on the base versions), Michelin Pilot Sport 4 summer tires, a larger rear spoiler, heated front seats, leather and fake-suede upholstery.
Automatic models don’t just get a self-shifting gearbox but also a few extra driver-assistance systems. Included in the extra $1,500 you’d have to pay for the two-pedal versions you’ll find adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and lane-departure warning.