Scion bid us sayonara in 2016 but some of their models can still be purchased under the Toyota brand including the beloved little FR-S, an affordable rear-drive sports car now called the 86.
MSRP as-tested: $31,904
Outstanding performance, the ultimate in driving dynamics, expressive design – the new Mercedes-AMG compact sports car, the CLA 45, reasserts its leading position in the segment. Seamlessly continuing the success story of Mercedes-AMG’s sporty compact cars, while setting new standards. The CLA 45 is powered by the newly developed M139 2.0-liter engine, the world’s most powerful turbocharged four-cylinder manufactured for series production.
You can’t do much better for lineage than the legendary Toyota 2000 GT. 86 took design inspiration from the iconic sports car, which shows in its low roof height, flowing front fenders, and sleek profile. The rest is all 21st century with LED front headlamps, daylight running lights, turn signals, and tail lamps.
Also thoroughly modern is 86’s athleticism. Its 2.0-liter boxer four-cylinder engine, fed by Toyota’s D-4S Dual Injection System, delivers a healthy dose of 205 hp and 156 lb.-ft. of torque with the six-speed manual transmission (200 hp and 151 lb.-ft. of torque with the six-speed automatic).
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