As a testament to the Toyota 86’s simplicity, its center armrest is optional ($199). Simple is usually better when it comes to generating smiles behind the wheel. For those who enjoy driving, the lightweight and pure-handling 86 still delivers.
A quick recap: For the 2013 model year, a collaboration between Subaru and Toyota spawned a pair of lightweight affordable, rear-drive sports coupes that were, at the time, outliers in both brand’s lineups. Now, however, the 86 sits below the Supra in Toyota’s burgeoning sports-car hierarchy. Previously badged as a Scion FR-S, the 86 is the only vehicle to survive the Scion brand’s demise.