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Pure driving joy, much improved torque curve, affordable fun


Shifter still isn't as sweet as could be, bad infotainment, back seats still basically useless for people

Bottom Line

Subaru and Toyota didn't have to do a second-generation BRZ/GR86; it's a niche car. But they did, and it improves on every aspect of the last one while keeping that sweet, lightweight, naturally-aspirated driving experience.

Toyota GR86 vs Subaru BRZ vs Mazda MX-5 Miata: Simple Pleasures

We’re a practical bunch here at AutoGuide. We like when something serves dual purposes, like this three car comparison of the Toyota GR86 vs Subaru BRZ vs Mazda MX-5 Miata. It’s both a family rivalry and a rematch.

The last time we stuck the Toyota 86 (nee GR) up against the Mazda Miata, it was Mazda’s topless wonder that came out ahead. It was simply more fun. Toyota has thoroughly tweaked its two-door coupe on the way to its GR86 rebranding, dropping in a bigger-displacement engine, adding more creature comforts, modernizing the looks—and all the while, like the Miata, barely adding any weight.

But we couldn’t leave it at that. Since the introduction of the Toyobaru twins a decade ago, one of the most common questions is how the Toyota and Subaru iterations differ. So we brought along the BRZ too, to really get granular. A week with them all, between myself, managing editor Mike Schlee, and contributing writer (and photographer) Harry Zhou gave us the answers we were looking for.

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Detailed Specs


$30,195 - $35,345


2.4-liter 4-cylinder


228 hp


184 lb-ft




6MT / 6AT

Fuel Economy (city/hwy)

20–21 mpg / 27–30 mpg

Cargo Capacity

6.3 cu ft

Our Final Verdict

Subaru BRZ



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