Big fan of the vehicles that Scion releases? So are we! But if you’re sad about the brand being absorbed by Toyota, then we have some good news. All of your favorite models will soon be getting their own Toyota counterpart. Did you love the FR-S? If you’re wondering if the Toyota 86 is the same as the Scion FR-S, then we have some useful info for your in the rest of our post!
What’s the difference between the Toyota 86 and Scion FR-S?
The Toyota 86 and Scion FR-S are, more or less, the same car. There are some minor differences between the two, but previous to this the FR-S was already being sold as the Toyota 86 outside of North America. If you loved the Scion FR-S — then you will likely love the 2017 Toyota 86. They’re similar, but the Toyota 86 has a few upgrades.
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The 2017 Toyota 86 is packing a 2.0L boxer-four engine under the hood, which outputs 205 horsepower and 156 lb-ft of torque — an upgrade of 5 hp and 5 lb-ft over the FR-S — when powered with the manual transmission. Some small changes have been made here and there to improve its performance in other ways, including some gear ratios, new shock tuning and spring rates for better handling, and a convenient hill start assist control.
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And finally, you might also notice some slight appearance changes when looking closely at the Toyota 86. The new 2017 Toyota 86 is more aggressive with a new bumper and larger intake. The headlamps have also been upgraded to LED units, which both improves appearance and is more practical. You’ll also find a few interior differences between the Toyota 86 and Scion FR-S, including some new dashboard and door materials, and silver stitching for some added style.
Test Drive the 2017 Toyota 86 in Knoxville
Want to see if the 2017 Toyota 86 is still the coupe that you know and love? Feel free to swing by Fox Toyota in Knoxville TN to see the 2017 Toyota 86 and give it a test drive when it hits our lot in Fall 2016.