Review

Toyota GT 86 coupe

Price  £25,110 - £33,110

Toyota GT 86 coupe

reviewed by Carbuyer

Pros
  • Hugely fun to drive
  • Good standard equipment
  • Value for money
Cons
  • Dated interior design
  • Cramped rear seats
  • Engine feels sluggish at low speeds

The Toyota GT86 was the winner of the 2014 Carbuyer Best Coupe award, thanks to its precise handling, responsive and powerful 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine and reactive brakes. It has sleek dimensions that demand to be driven rather than looked at – and it doesn’t disappoint. In an attempt to add a little excitement into the Toyota range and to break the brand's dull and dependable image, the GT86 was developed in unison with Subaru and offers great driving fun with excellent value for money. Priced around £25,000, it's targeted squarely at buyers who in the past would have gone for the seemingly evergreen Audi TT. It may not quite match the TT for style or be as aggressive-looking as the Nissan 370Z, but it still turns plenty of heads. And what the interior lacks in quality and cutting-edge design, it more than makes up for with generous standard equipment and accessories.