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Toyota GT 86 coupe - MPG, running costs & CO2

The Toyota GT 86 is not as fuel-efficient as its rivals

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Despite its relatively small 2.0-litre engine, the Toyota GT86 can show quite a thirst for petrol if driven hard. This is tempered to an extent by fairly reasonable servicing and maintenance costs relative to its rivals, and there’s also Toyota's five-year/100,000-mile warranty to sweeten the deal of ownership.

Toyota GT86 MPG & CO2

It’s rare to find a truly sporty car that manages to offer world-beating fuel-efficiency – and there’s no likelihood of the GT86 winning any environmental awards. When paired with the manual gearbox, the 197bhp 2.0-litre petrol engine returns 33.2mpg and emits 191g/km of CO2, but road tax will still cost you the blanket £150 a year from the first time you renew it. However, economy improves slightly if you go for the automatic gearbox, with the same engine returning 33.8mpg and emitting 193g/km of CO2.

Do bear in mind that the claimed fuel economy may be achievable when driving as efficiently as you possibly can, but doing anything else, particularly driving the car quickly, is likely to see fuel economy drop well below 30mpg. In comparison, the most powerful Mazda MX-5 manual puts out 161g/km of CO2 and manages 40.9mpg economy.

Insurance group

All Toyota GT86 models fall into insurance group 33. This is similar to 178bhp 2.0-litre perol models of the Volkswagen Scirocco – the 148bhp 2.0-litre diesel models are in group 27 and 28 while the powerful 276bhp Scirocco R version is in group 42.

Servicing

Toyota offers fixed-price servicing for the GT86. An intermediate service costs £169, while a full service will set you back £299. You can also opt for a ‘Full+’ service, which is more expensive (£579) but includes the additional replacement of longer service-interval items.

Warranty

Toyota is one of the best manufacturers in the business when it comes to warranty cover, guaranteeing its cars for five years or 100,000 miles – whichever comes first. This compares very favourably to companies like Nissan and Audi, which only cover their cars for three years or 60,000 miles.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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