2017 Toyota 86 vs 2017 Honda Accord Coupe
We, like many fans of the brand, were pretty upset when we heard the news that the Scion brand was being discontinued. We’d gotten used to having the sporty, youthful brand around. But we understand why the brand was shutting its doors, and soon our sadness was replaced with excitement – as Toyota announced the new home and name of the old Scion FR-S. Finally, for the first time in many years, the Toyota lineup has a dedicated sports car with an emphasis on performance. We thought we’d compare the coupe to another sporty 2-door vehicle, by pitting the 2017 Toyota 86 vs 2017 Honda Accord Coupe..
Advantages of the 2017 Toyota 86
Some of the most important specifications in vehicles like the 86 and Accord Coupe are detailed in the table above, so we thought we’d sift through the list and show you each vehicles advantages and the differences between them. While the Accord Coupe is certainly a sporty 2-door vehicle, it isn’t necessarily a sports car. It’s quick, but it wasn’t designed for high performance, not like the 86 was. The first row shows the 20-horsepower advantage that the Toyota 86 has over its Honda competitor, and the row below that shows that that advantage is even greater than it appears. The 86 weighs 405 pounds less than the Accord Coupe, making its power advantage even greater.
Of course the tradeoff for delivering extra power and high-performance features is a blow to efficiency. The Honda Accord Coupe utilizes exactly 1 litre less fuel over 100 kilometres on the highway and through city streets combined. That’s not a huge advantage, but the Accord will certainly save you some money at the gas pump.
The last row is something we’ve not looked at before in these comparison, the vehicles’ tires. If you’re interested in a sporty performance vehicle, you want to make sure it has the right tires. The Toyota 86 comes with W-speed tires, which are designed for exotic sports cars with a max speed of 270 kilometres per hour. The Accord Coupe on the other hand is outfitted with V-speed tires, which max out at 240 km/h.
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