The least costly Toyota 86, the GT, comes with manually controlled air-conditioning, cloth-covered seats, 16-inch wheels, and the features in any 86. A manual gearbox is standard, with the auto an extra-cost option.
You can pay more for an 86 GTS, which brings you satellite navigation, keyless entry and start (you can unlock and start the car with your key kept safely in a pocket or bag), and dual-zone climate control (which lets you set different temperatures for each side of the cabin). You also get leather and Alcantara seats, with heaters, and your headlights switch on by themselves when it’s dark.
Wheels on the GTS are an inch bigger, at 17 inches, and are fitted with slightly wider, lower profile tyres. The GTS also has slightly more powerful brakes (bigger discs, with ventilation at the rear as well as the front). And the boot-lid carries a small spoiler.
An 86 Limited Edition that went on sale about June 2017 had more effective brakes again, from specialist Brembo, and suspension dampers from another specialist component firm, Sachs. Other features matched the GTS.
These features became a permanently available in December 2017, as a performance pack, which also includes red interior trim highlights, and black-finish for the 17-inch alloy wheels, door mirrors and rear spoiler. The Toyota 86 with the performance pack added is referred to the GTS+ in the Cars Covered by this Review menu, which is just below the main picture at the top of the page.