There are so many things I could say how most sporty cars are not practical for a family of 4 or really any family over 2 people. So is the Toyota 86 practical? Is it a vehicle that can pass by the rules of fun and functional for families? The 2017 Toyota 86 2017 Toyota 86 is no exception to the rule that sporty 2 door cars are really not meant for families, but it sure is a blast to drive. You have heard me say many times that I am a lover of big vehicles, the bigger the better in my book not just because I have kids. I love riding up higher and I need space for all their stuff. The Toyota 86 gives you a bit of reprieve from stressing over making sure you have everything you may ever possibly need loaded into your vehicle. It is one where you can let down your hair and just enjoy the ride.
Is the Toyota 86 practical?
See this tiny two door car is not meant to be a big hauler and really that is ok. It has a backseat row… and I will leave it at that. No one can fit behind the driver in that backseat if you are any taller than me at 5’6″. Even having someone a small as my son in the front seat, we had just barely enough room for my daughter to squeeze in behind him. While I give Toyota credit for “trying” to make space for 4 it really is only meant for 2. Funny story is that I forgot my parents needed my van for a trip when I realized I had a smaller vehicle coming to test drive. We made it work, but limited the time we all rode together.
The Toyota 86 is quite the looker though. It has some chiseled sporty design features and in the red color that I was driving it turned a few heads as people wondered what type of car it was zooming past them. Oh and if you buy this car, please get in a manual. Seriously it just makes it that much more fun and pleasurable to drive a smaller vehicle like this when you can shift and control the car more.
There isn’t a lot of extra gadgets and tech upgrades in this vehicle. It is fairly simple and let’s you really just get back to driving and focusing on the road. Sometimes it is nice to just get back to the simple art of driving and not pushing 5,000 buttons to make it go and do what you want it to do.
Overall the Toyota 86 is a decent vehicle that is fun to drive, it is just not practical for most families.
2017 Toyota 86 2 Door Coupe in Ablaze: MSRP $27,120
- Front engine rear wheel drive
- 2.0L 4 cyl, 6 speed manual transmission
- 17″ alloy wheels
- Front and rear ventilated disc brakes
- Star safety system
- Automatic Projector Beam LED headlights
- Chrome tipped dual exhaust
- Pioneer 7″ touchscreen display
- Remote keyless entry
- Leather trim