2018 Toyota 86 vs. 2018 Honda Civic Si

Toyota and Honda are natural rivals in just about every segment of the automotive industry. For the current model year, we can add sports car to that list as well. A comparison of the 2018 Toyota 86 vs. 2018 Honda Civic Si, prepared by the Spitzer Toyota staff will help customers understand why they should be calling the dealership today to schedule a test drive. It's been awhile since Toyota has produced a legitimate sports car, however, the 2018 Toyota 86 is the spiritual successor to the ultra-rare Toyota 2000 GT. While the 2018 86 and 2018 Civic Si share a few common features, the new nimble Toyota sports car makes a stronger case for being a vehicle built by drivers, for drivers. Spitzer Toyota customers can schedule an appointment to take a closer look by calling, 412-365-4281.

From a performance/handling standpoint, there is one key difference between the 2018 Toyota 86 and 2018 Honda Civic Si – the drivetrain. The current Civic Si uses the same basic architecture as the standard Civic meaning it is only available with front-wheel-drive. This might be good for the average driver, but those looking for this kind of experience are anything but average. On the other hand, the 2018 Toyota 86 uses rear-wheel-drive. This will give the car a more dynamic handling profile, helping the 2018 Toyota 86 attack curves and carve up the road in general. In terms of actual performance, the 2018 Toyota 86 and Honda Civic Si are evenly matched. Both cars use efficient four-cylinder engines making a little more than 200 horsepower. The 2018 86 offers options for a manual and automatic transmission.


2018 Toyota 86


2018 Civic Si

2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Engine Turbo., 1.5-L, 4-Cyl.
205 Horsepower 205
Six-speed manual Transmission Six-speed manual
Rear-wheel-drive Drivetrain Front-wheel-drive


How much does it cost?

Another element that makes the 2018 Toyota 86 very attractive is its very affordable pricing structure. A version of the Toyota sports car with a six-speed manual transmission has a suggested retail price from the manufacturer of just more than $26,000. Buyers opting for the automatic gear-changer will see a small price bump of just a few hundred dollars more. The top-of-the-line 2018 Toyota 86 GT Black package still manages to keep its suggest price well under $30,000.



A close up photo of the shift level for the manual transmission in the 2018 Toyota 86.
A look inside the front of the passenger cabin in the 2018 Toyota 86.
A tight photo of the steering wheel used for the 2018 Toyota 86.
A close look at the stainless steel peddles used in the 2018 Toyota 86.
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