2019 Subaru BRZ vs 2019 Toyota 86 | Which is Better?

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2019 Subaru BRZ 2019 Toyota 86 Versus

2019 Subaru BRZ

vs.

2019 Toyota 86

2.0-liter Subaru Boxer

Engine

2.0-liter 4 cylinder
24 city / 33 hwy

Fuel Economy

21 city / 28 hwy
205 HP

Horsepower

205 HP

Differences Between 2019 Subaru BRZ & 2019 Toyota 86

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The 2019 Subaru BRZ is a sporty roadster that's available in two editions. Having a similar platform with two doors, the 2019 Toyota 86 has a lineup of three trims. Both cars run on horizontally opposed engines and limited-slip differentials. The BREMBO brakes and Track Mode give the BRZ a noticeable advantage in handling. This premium Subaru sports car also has the signature STARLINK infotainment system with navigation.

Performance

The 2019 Subaru BRZ runs on a 2.0 L DOHC engine block that whips out 205 horsepower. You'll get up to 156 pound-feet of peak torque from this updated BOXER engine that receives fuel from direct port injection. The valvetrain includes the Dual Active Valve Control System (DAVCS) for precise timing on each stroke. Under the hood, the 2019 Toyota 86 also has a horizontally opposed engine block with four cylinders that displace approximately 2.0 L on each combustion cycle. Interestingly, this compact powertrain has identical output ratings as the 2.0 L BOXER powertrain. However, the Toyota 86's valve train runs on the Dual Variable Valve Timing rather than the DAVCS. A direct ignition system is also standard in this sporty model.

Handling

Having a fully synchronized design, the 2019 Subaru BRZ's manual transmission system includes six gears with close-ratio operation. The Incline Start Assist automatically selects the appropriate gear speed for starting the vehicle on a hill. A manual mode is included in the optional six-speed automatic transmission system. The 2019 Toyota 86 comes standard with a short-throw manual transmission system, which has six fixed speeds in the gearbox. Lockout protection for the reverse gear is integrated into this high-performance transmission. Additionally, the Toyota 86 is available with the ECT-i system with six speeds and the Dynamic Rev Management. Equipped with a limited-slip rear differential with the TORSEN technology, both coupes get good traction on the road. However, the Vehicle Stability Control with the Track Mode gives the BRZ a strong advantage in overall handling. You can also get an electric power steering system with a quick-ratio design for extra stability on curved roads. Additionally, this cool Subaru model wears the BREMBO brakes with four-piston front calipers and dual-piston rear calipers.

Technology

The SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia System includes a 7-inch touch screen in the 2019 BRZ. GPS navigation software by TomTom is integrated into this signature infotainment console. You can also tune into live traffic and weather updates on SiriusXM. Google Maps appear on the display when you sync an Android device with Android Auto. Additional mobile connectivity is available through Apple CarPlay and Bluetooth. The 2019 Toyota 86 has the 7-inch Display Audio System, which lacks GPS navigation. Both coupes offer premium music on Aha and HD Radio. With access to Pandora, Stitcher and SiriusXM, you'll enjoy more entertainment options in this Subaru. Each car offers an eight-speaker audio system that produces wonderful acoustics.


Subaru of Gwinnett welcomes you for a test drive in the 2019 BRZ Premium and Limited models. You should compare these sporty coupes with the 2019 Toyota 86.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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