Toyota 86 2019 Philippines Review: A gift for Filipino sports car enthuasiast

9.0 Price: ₱1,993,000
The Toyota 86 can impress any classy car-lover with its stunning appearance and performance.

1. Toyota 86 2019 Philippines Review: Introduction

The Toyota 86 2019 is a product of collaborative effort from two of the most recognized names in the auto-manufacturing industry – Toyota and Subaru. This latest creation is Toyota’s version of Subaru’s BRZ model. The Toyota 86 2019 is designed as a coupe with its sporty and stylish design.

The 86’s layout can impress any classy car-lover with its stunning appearance and performance. The design doesn’t only look good but it is also aided by the manufacturer’s impressive weight-to-power ratio to bring out the best in its performance.

Toyota 86

The Toyota 86 2019 is designed as a coupe with its sporty and stylish design

The Toyota 86 2019 comes in four variants with different price tags. The first variant is Toyota 86 2.0 MT with a price tag of Php 1,993,000.00. The Toyota 86 2.0 MT White Pearl is priced at Php 2,008,000.00. There are also variants with automatic transmission.

The Toyota 86 2.0 AT costs Php 2,093,000.00 while the Toyota 86 2.0 AT White Pearl is available for Php 2,108,000.00. The color is basically what makes the “White Pearl” variant more expensive.

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2. Toyota 86 Philippines Exterior

If you take a closer look, you’ll notice that the Toyota 86 2019 has LED with LED clearance lamps and light control system headlamps. It also has an auto headlamps leveling capability as well as a headlamps cleaner.

There are also front fog lamps so you can see and be seen even in the foggiest or most rainy weather. The radiator grille appeals with its black with T-mesh design.

The outside rearview mirror is power-retractable and the door outside handle is smart entry-capable with a grip type design.

Toyota 86 2019 front look

2019 Toyota 86 has the LED clearance lamps and light control system headlamps

Looking at the back, the vehicle is equipped with a dual exhaust tailpipe and diffuser with a cutter. It also has a rear defogger for visibility clearance even at the rear window.

The wiper is intermittent with time-adjust while being semi-concealed. Some noticeable exterior features that the Toyota 86 2019 lacks are front and rear spoilers, side skirts and wind deflectors. There is also a back door garnish in your chosen body color and a fin-type antenna.

3. 2019 Toyota 86 Philippines Interior

As you step inside the unit, you’ll notice that regardless of which variant you choose, you’ll be greeted by a black and red color combination.

The seats are comfy and it even looks and smells expensive. It’s upholstered with leather with red accents and red stitching.

The front seats are reclining type while the front passenger’s seat is a sliding variation with a walk-in system. There are also headrests for the front seats with a vertical adjust option. Unlike other vehicles in a similar price range, The Toyota 86’s seats do not come with a heater.

Toyota 86 2019 passenger seat

The seats are comfy and it even looks and smells expensive

The rear seats, on the other hand, are bucket types and united. They’re also the folding variety so you can save space unless there’s more than one passenger to ride with you. The steering column is a 3-spoke leather detailed with silver and red accents.

There is also tilt and or telescopic that can be adjusted manually. The shift lever and knob also have the same leather with red and silver accents while the parking brake lever has leather with red and chrome accents. The accelerator, brake, and footrest are also padded with aluminum for added grip. For the variant with the manual transmission, the clutch pedal also has an aluminum pad. There is also a digital clock and two pieces of cup holders at the front.

4. 2019 Toyota 86 Philippines: Engine & Driving Experiences

The engine on this amazing roadster is an FA20, the D-4s, 4-Cylinder, Boxer 16-Valve DOHC type. Its displacement is at 1,998cc with a bore x stroke of 86.0 x 86.0 mm.

It has a compression ratio of 12.5:1. The maximum output is at 197 hp and 7,000 rpm while the maximum torque is at 205 Nm and 6,400-6,600 rpm. The engine’s fuel supply is by direct-injection.

Toyota 86 engine

The engine on this amazing roadster is an FA20, the D-4s, 4-Cylinder, Boxer 16-Valve DOHC type

Upon trying out the Toyota 86 2019, it seems that the unit is not focused on power but rather a well-concocted mixture of steering, traction, handling, and acceleration.

This actually operates on rear-wheel-drive so unless you drive it on a smooth highway and stay away from muddy and rocky areas, you can end up satisfied with the riding experience.

Toyota 86 driving experience

Toyota 86 focuses on a well-concocted mixture of steering, traction, handling, and acceleration

5. Toyota 86 Review Philippines: Safety & Entertainment

Just next to the gauges you’ll find a reasonably sized multi-information display with touchscreen capability. If you’re used to screens that are over 6 inches in size, you may have to adjust to the Toyota 86’s 4.2 inch TFT screen.

As for this unit’s safety features, it’s equipped with a standard reinforced cabin with side-impact door beams. It also has a vehicle stability control with sport and snow mode.

SRS airbags are also present on both the driver and front passenger’s side. There are also curtain airbags, side as well as driver-knee airbags.

Toyota 86 dashboard

6 inch-touchscreen for the infotainment system

6. Toyota 86 2019 Philippines Review: Verdict

This car is prepped up with most of what you would need (and want) in a car, especially if you’re spending as much as its price tag. However, since its design takes power and weight into consideration, you may want to use this car mostly in city areas and less on the dirt track.

Source: hanna Miel Sanchez

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