Toyota 86 2018 Philippines Review: Master your driving style

Oct 09, 2018
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  • Table of contents
  • 1. Toyota 86 2018 Philippines review
  • 2. Toyota 86 2018 Philippines: Exterior
  • 3. Toyota 86 2018 Philippines: Interior
  • 4. Toyota 86 2018 Review: Engine & Performance
  • 5. Toyota 86 2018 Philippines: Safety & Security
  • 6. Toyota 86 2018 Price in the Philippines
  • 7. Toyota 86 2018 Specs in the Philippines
  • 8. Toyota 86 2018 Philippines: Verdict
Root out what the new Toyota 86 2018 Philippines has to offer in respect of price, specs, performance, interior and exterior in our comprehensive review.

1. Toyota 86 2018 Philippines review

The Toyota 86 is a fruit of the collaboration between two Japanese carmaker giants: Toyota and Subaru. People say that the 86 has arrived as a special gift from the driving gods and it has definitely made a lasting impression in Filipino sports car addicts.

Toyota 86 2018 Philippines on the road

The Toyota 86 is a fruit of the collaboration between Toyota and Subaru

With an alluring look, a boxer engine and a price tag of an executive sedan, we dare say that no one could resist the 86, especially when it’s on the track. Why do we say that? Let’s find out the reason in this Toyota 86 2018 Philippines review by Philkotse.com.

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2. Toyota 86 2018 Philippines: Exterior

In the facelift version, Toyota has mostly been loyal to the formula to make the 86 an extremely attractive sports coupe. To tell the truth, tweaks to the exterior are minor, yet we still realize a new bumper in the façade and a wing-like edge at the bottom for a more exotic appearance. Besides, the headlights are also updated with more LED elements while fog lamps are protected by black vents.

Toyota 86 2018 angular front

Toyota has mostly been loyal to the formula to make the 86 an extremely attractive sports coupe

Toyota 86 2018 front view

We still realize a new bumper in the façade...

Toyota 86 2018 side view

... and a wing-like edge at the bottom for a more exotic appearance​

Toyota 86 2018 angular rear

To tell the truth, tweaks to the exterior are minor

3. Toyota 86 2018 Philippines: Interior

Falling into the driver’s seat and swinging your legs into the footwell then you will find that the Toyota 86 2018 interior, as before, is still a business-like cabin. On the whole, everything remains untouched but the gauge cluster which currently comes with digital indicators for lateral, acceleration and braking force.

Toyota 86 2018 interior

The Toyota 86 2018 interior, as before, is still a business-like cabin

It must be clarified that the 86 is a sports car, so do not expect too much of an airy cockpit. There is no rear knee room at all and cargo space is just enough for you to put a pair of small bags. As a fun fact, space inside the spare tire might be the most commodious area of the vehicle. Thankfully, a rear seat with seat belts can accommodate two people for short rides, albeit not very comfy. The headroom is limited and the horizontal backlight seems to cause a lot of heat.

Toyota 86 2018 interior

On the whole, everything remains untouched

Plus, the front bucket seats, despite the lack of lumbar support, grip quite firmly in corners.

Toyota 86 2018 interior

It must be clarified that the 86 is a sports car, so do not expect too much of an airy cockpit

4. Toyota 86 2018 Review: Engine & Performance

The Toyota 86 2018 model is blessed with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine mustering 200 hp at 7,000 rpm and 205 Nm of torque at 6,600 rpm, mated to either a 6-speed automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual.

Toyota 86 2018 engine

The Toyota 86 2018 model is blessed with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine

Driving the Toyota 86 with a manual transmission is already great on both road and track. Meanwhile, the automatic gearbox will provide the driver with more convenience and comfort. Specifically, the manual unit exudes a better sense of involvement with short throws, slicker manuals around and accessible gates. The automatic model, on the other hand, is smart enough to help you navigate. Even, manual mode is always ready in addition to a Sport mode which is capable of holding the gears longer. Generally speaking, running the automatic will give you more fun-to-drive experience. Your task is just focusing on steering and acceleration and the rest of things have automatically been set up.

Toyota 86 2018 on the road

Driving the Toyota 86 is extremely great on both road and track

As a matter of fact, the Toyota 86 features one of the best steering responses in its class beside Lotus models. The wheel feeling is excellently weighted while turning and the electric assist is fine.

Additionally, thanks to a developed platform, the ride and handling is likewise significantly enhanced. In defiance of a short wheelbase, the workhorse takes in road imperfections fairly well. Consequently, the driver will feel less tired when on the move.

Toyota 86 2018 angular front

Thanks to a developed platform, the ride and handling is likewise significantly enhanced

With regard to fuel economy, the 2018 86 does a commendable around 9 - 10 kilometers per liter with enthusiastic driving.

5. Toyota 86 2018 Philippines: Safety & Security

The Japanese car marque is internationally famous for the safest vehicles and its Toyota 86 is no exception. Sitting in the coupe, you will be protected by a bevy of safety features, including:

  • Airbags system (driver's, front passenger's, side, curtain and knee airbags)
  • Anti-Lock Braking System
  • Immobilizer
  • Stability Control
  • Electronic Door Locks

6. Toyota 86 2018 Price in the Philippines

Affordability is also an avail of the upgraded Toyota 86. In 2018, owing to new excise taxes, the 86 prices have marginally went up. So for now, you can go for one from ₱1,890,000. On top of that, going for a Toyota car means that you do not need to worry about maintenance cost or periodic service.

Toyota 86 2018 price in the Philippines
Model 2018 SRP
2018 Toyota 86 2.0 AT White Pearl  P2,045,000
2018 Toyota 86 2.0 AT P2,030,000
2018 Toyota 86 2.0 MT White Pearl P1,955,000
2018 Toyota 86 2.0 MT P1,930,000

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7. Toyota 86 2018 Specs in the Philippines

Toyota 86 2018 Specs in the Philippines
 Overall
Name Toyota 86 2.0 AT
Body Type Coupe
Price ₱1,990,000
Transmission Type Automatic
Dimensions
Length 4,240 mm
Width 1,775 mm
Height 1,320 mm
Wheelbase 2,570 mm
Number of Doors 2
Number of Seats 4
Engine & Performance
Engine Size 2.0 L
Displacement 1,998 cc
Number of Cylinders 4
Number of Valves 16
Transmission Category 6-Speed Automatic w/ Paddle Shift
Power Train Rear-Wheel Drive
Max Output 200 hp @ 7,000 rpm
Max Torque 205 Nm @ 6,600 rpm
Fuel Type Gasoline
CO2 Emission N/A
Fuel Capacity 50 L
Features & Technology
Cruise Control Yes
Leather Upholstery Yes
Front Parking Sensors No
Rear Parking Sensors No
Push Start Button Yes
Wheel Size 17 in
Wheels Metal Type Alloy
Airconditioning System Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control
Entertainment System

7-inch Capacitive Touchscreen Head Unit with:

  • Tuner
  • CD-Player
  • AUX-Jack & USB
  • 6 Speakers
Connectivity
  • USB
  • AUX
  • WiFi
Navigation No
Roof Rack No
Sunroof No
Keyless Entry Yes
Electric Adjustable Seats No
Power Windows Yes
Power Steering Yes
Power Outlet No
Steering Wheel Audio Control Yes
Safety & Security
Driver's Airbag Yes
Front Passenger's Airbag Yes
Curtain Airbag Yes
Side Airbag Yes
Knee Airbag Yes
Electronic Brake Distribution No
ABS Yes
Security Alarm No
Immobilizer Yes
Stability Control Yes
Speed Sensing Door Locks No
Electronic Door Locks Yes
ISOFIX No
Blind-Spot Detection System No
Lane Departure Warning System No
Active Park Assist No
Hill Start Assist Yes

8. Toyota 86 2018 Philippines: Verdict

At the last moment, it is certain that the refreshed Toyota 86 2018 Philippines will score highly in your wishlist since it has been pampered with all the goodness from the pre-facelift version. Even though the price has jumped of nearly P70,000, our coupe is still a car for the money and is worth of consideration. Optimistically, the 86 will continue holding a firm place in local sports car segment.

Toyota 86 2018 front view

The Toyota 86 coupe is still a car for the money and is worth of consideration

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