2022 Toyota GR 86 for Sale in Smithfield, RI
The second generation of the Toyota 86 is set to kick off with an exciting redesign. The 2022 GR 86 carries the mark – and the initials – of Toyota’s Gazoo Racing team, whose members have thoughtfully and painstakingly engineered this new edition for added aerodynamics and performance. Its body is more rigid, and horsepower and torque are higher to satisfy drivers who crave the feel and authenticity of the rear-drive experience. Those drivers will be rewarded with a year-long membership in the National Auto Sport Association (NASA), which will get them into a High Performance Driving Event at no cost. The 2022 GR 86 also comes with 2 years/25,000 miles of ToyotaCare coverage, which takes care of routine scheduled maintenance.
Just as in the first 86 generation, the all-new GR 86 will have a horizontally opposed four-cylinder under its hood, only this time the output has been raised. It’s now a 2.4-liter that produces 228 hp and 184 lb.-ft. of torque – an increase of 23 horses and 28 lb.-ft. This sports car’s 0-to-60 time is better, too, at 6.1 seconds compared to the previous model’s 7.0 with the manual transmission and 6.6 seconds – down from 8 seconds – with the automatic. Most serious drivers will go for the stick, of course, and they’ll like that it’s been engineered for even smoother shifts. Those who opt for the automatic will get state-of-the-art technology that can read data on brake and accelerator application and apply it to determine the most precise shift points for smooth and efficient gear changes.
It’s a Looker – As Well As a Performer
Sports cars should be good-looking, and the 2022 Toyota GR 86 meets that requirement easily. Its confident, wide stance looks great in your driveway as well as when you’re zipping down the open road, and the aerodynamic elements (side sill spoilers, rear spoiler, air outlets, etc.) add functional beauty. This eye-catching coupe’s compact height gives it an optimum center of gravity for tight cornering and a road-hugging feel, and it has been made lighter and more durable at the same time with frame reinforcements and upgraded materials as part of the redesign. Lower-trim versions will come from the factory with Michelin Primacy HP tires on 17-inch wheels, while higher trims will get 18-inch wheels dressed with Michelin Pilot Sport 4s.
The revamped interior has obviously been designed for the driver’s comfort, ergonomics, and experience, with an absence of clutter and streamlined instrumentation. It features a 7-inch thin film transistor (TFT) screen that displays the vehicle’s instrumentation in digital format in multiple modes: Normal, Sport, and Track . The restyled instrument panel has both dials and LCD toggle controls. And just as you’d expect, the deep bucket-style front seats are properly bolstered to hold driver and passenger solidly around the curves.
Safety and Technology
Driving the 2022 GR 86 will be entertainment in and of itself, but it is of course outfitted with a sound system and features for staying informed and connected. The standard infotainment system will have an 8-inch touchscreen, six speakers (the Premium trim will get eight), Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth for hands-free phone use and audio streaming, and SiriusXM satellite radio. Although all GR 86s will have the requisite backup camera, those with the automatic transmission will have some active safety features installed: pre-collision braking, lead vehicle start alert, adaptive cruise control, pre-collision throttle management, lane departure warning, sway warning, and high beam assist.