Flash Drive

2020 Toyota 86 Hakone Edition

Model Tested: 2020 Toyota 86 Hakone Edition

The 2020 Toyota 86 Hakone Edition is cloaked in a vibrant candy green paint.

Engine: 2.0-liter flat-4, 200-205-horsepower 151-156 lb-ft torque

Transmission: 6-speed automatic, rear-wheel-drive

EPA Rating: 24-mpg city, 32-mpg highway, 27-mpg combined

Base Price: $30,500

As Tested: $31,545


Lively spirited performance

Go-kart handling

Reasonable highway ride, a little stiff

Excellent 6-speed automatic with paddle shifters

The Toyota 86 is a sleek 2+2 compact sports coupe that looks great from any angle.

Manual 6-speed transmission available

Traditional rear wheel drive

Great drifting car

Impressive fuel economy—our best was 32.0 highway

Driving modes: Sport, Snow, Track

Traction control can be turned off for drifting

Large, centrally positioned tachometer


Very low to the ground, but comfy once you drop in

Essentially a two-seater

The Hakone Edition interior is handsomely covered in tan leather and black suede.

Rear seats mostly for coats, packages, etc.

Front seats touch the rear seats

Great stretch-out front legroom

Very good headroom

Driver seat height pump

Tilt/telescopic column has good range of adjustments

Medium thick slightly contoured leather steering wheel

Sliding armrest over console bin

Front row space and comfort are excellent, but the rear seat is more for stuff than people.

Two-temp heated seats

Secure, form-fitting seat side bolsters

Soft integral headrests

Quality interior materials


Open console bin with removable cup holder

Door bottle notches, no other storage

Large sun visors

Non-locking medium size glove box

Small infotainment screen

Very small backup camera in rear view mirror

The Toyota 86 is available with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic.

Ample trunk space with flat floor

Folding rear seat folds flat

Large pass through

WOW Factors:

Sharp styling

Stunning exclusive green color

Slick bronze-colored wheels

Striking two-tone interior

Great driving fun

Good cargo space


No blind spot monitor

The 17-inch Bronze Alloy wheels are part of the Hakone Edition package.

Auxiliary controls not well marked

Bottom Line:

The 2020 Toyota 86 Hakone Edition is a special appearance package that pays tribute to the twisty Japanese Hakone Turnpike. The dark emerald candy green color and two-tone interior are stunning. The rest of the car is standard Toyota 86, which is great. The 86 is a traditional rear-wheel-drive sports car that packs a lot of fun in a compact package.