Parkers overall rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 4.4 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 32.8 - 33.2 mpg
  • Potentially quite economical for a sports car
  • Vigorous driving will soon dent your efficiency
  • Automatic models use petrol more sparingly

Running costs for the Toyota GT86 are relatively inexpensive for a sports car, but don’t lose sight of the fact that this is a 200hp coupe designed to be driven with vim.

Officially, the manual gearboxed models average 36.2mpg on the combined cycle, with a more miserly 39.8mpg quoted for the automatic.

Expect this to drop right down when you drive this car enthusiastically: we saw just 19mpg over a whole day of what we’d call ‘eager’ driving.

Positively, Toyota isn’t known for having particularly heinous ownership costs in terms of parts or servicing, while those Prius-spec tyres won’t be wallet-crippling when it comes around to replacing them.

Toyota GT86 emissions are a simple matter because there are just two versions.

Choose the manual model for CO2 emissions of 180g/km, while the automatic emits 164g/km.

This means it’s unlikely to appeal to company car drivers, but won’t cost the earth to tax compared to many other sports cars.

  • One recall for this model so far
  • Strong reliability reputation
  • Owners are generally positive

Since its launch in 2012, Toyota GT86 reliability has proved to be largely impressive.

This isn’t a huge surprise given it was co-developed by two firms with great reputations for building impressively reliable cars.

On the mechanical front Subaru has been building their boxer engines for four decades and the Toyota parts have been tried and tested on many models before. Plus the five-year warranty suggests a strong level of confidence in the product.

That said, there has been one official recall according to the VOSA vehicle inspectorate to correct a power steering malady on models built between 2012 and 2015.

Parkers’ Owners’ Reviews section suggests customers of the GT86 are broadly very positive about their Toyota experiences.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £165 - £330
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 30 - 35
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