2022 Subaru BRZ Vs  Toyota GR 86:  Which One Should You Select?

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Choosing among Subaru BRZ and Toyota GR 86 is a bit tricky as they both are similar looking models. So the confusion is obvious.

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2022 Subaru BRZ and Toyota GR 86 share a platform, 2.4 L boxer engine, wheels, transmission and even the interior features.

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Then what are the differences? Let's look into more details, specifically the differences. 

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Engine: Even though both have the same engines that produce 228 hp, BRZ is a bit heavier. But that doesn't  affect its acceleration.

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Front Design of Toyota:  Simple, singular mesh grille without any layers to the bumper. 

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Front Design of Subaru: Front open smiley face like grille and elongated nose.

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Toyota GR 86 provides the option for stick on lip spoiler in premium trim which is not available in BRZ. 

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Front & Rear Damper Settings: When compared to BRZ, GR 86 has 7% lower front spring rate and 11% higher rear spring rate

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Front Sway Bar: It's 18.3 mm and hollow in case of Subaru while Toyota uses 18.0 mm thick unit

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Rear Sway Bar: It's 16.0 mm  in case of Subaru and located to the unibody using new mounting points. Toyota uses 15.0 mm thick rear sway bar.

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BRZ Suspensions: Aluminum front knuckles and stiffer rear tailing link bushings.

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GR 86 Suspensions: Iron front knuckles and carry-over bushings.

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The differences are minute and unnoticeable superficially but the GR86 is slightly faster than BRZ.

While Subaru BRZ provides stability and precision, Toyota GR 86 gives you the thrill of the ride. 

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