Advantages: It now has a manual, sporty and full of character, better than the sweet engine, BMW steering and handling

Difficulty: 2.0 does not yet have a manual, only two seats, it will be much more German, expensive for something than Nissan Z

This is a good time to be a Toyota fan. The GR86 is well-repaired, a new and very hot all-wheel-drive GR Corolla is on the horizon and the 2023 Toyota GR Supra is competing with the new Nissan Z for 2023 with its own new manual transmission option. . If you had asked enthusiasts a decade ago which brand would lead a Japanese sports car renaissance when the internal burn in the face was over, many would not have guessed the Toyota. Yet we are here.

Supra is still a Toyota with an asterisk. Its chassis, engine and transmission are all taken from BMW, for better or worse. Fortunately, it is often the former. We have a few quibbles. For example, the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder lacks a manual, but hey, at least now you can get one for the 3.0-liter inline-six. After all, Supra is a powerful, agile, communicative driving partner who never fails to turn around.

Interior and Technology | Passenger and Cargo Space | Performance and fuel economy

What does it feel like to drive a car? Prices and Features | Crash rating and security features

What’s new for 2023?

Three paddle fans delight! The GR Supra 3.0 model is officially available with manual transmission for the 2023 model year. Regardless of the transmission, all six-cylinder supras get back suspension and steering, the former of which is expected to make the car more comfortable. Traction and stability control systems have also been reintroduced, and a new hairpin + drive mode has been introduced for better cornering on narrow mountain roads. The four-cylinder Supra 2.0 modifies some suspension and braking systems from the modified 3.0, but carries it otherwise. There’s also a new Stratosphere Blue color and the A91-MT version, featured in the interior photos below, featuring unique imitation 19-inch wheels in frozen gunmetal gray, red accents across, a 12-speaker JBL sound system and exclusive cognac leather.

How about supra interior and in-car technology?

Toyota was originally given a box of BMW buttons, knobs and screens and then used it to build a cabin that was actually stylistically different from its BMW Z4 platform-mat. The quality of the equipment is not as good as the BMW standard, but the Supra price is also quite low and it still has an acceptable value for the price point. At the moment, the cabin is also of higher quality than the cheaper Nissan Z.

Although the screen of the instrument panel has supra-specific graphics and is surrounded by a unique frame integrated with fuel and temperature gauges, what you see on the standard 8.8-inch infotainment display is pure BMW. The center console knob controller and the surrounding menu buttons are identical to the previous generation of iDrive units you will find on the cheaper BMW models or expensive models from a few years ago. This usually works fine, but we had the same Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay connectivity issues as we’ve had with BMW before, and it’s not the easiest system to use. Some would argue that a Toyota system would be better.

How big is Supra?

Supra is quite small. Its wheelbase (97.2 inches) and length (172.5) are virtually the same as the new Nissan Z. Like that car and the supras of the past, it has only two seats, although there is enough space for a person over 6 feet tall. Its narrow cargo area can handle luggage on the weekends (we somehow managed to stuff inside four bags). We haven’t been able to test the cargo area of ​​the new Z yet, but we expect the Supra to have a slight edge due to the Z’s carry-over platform and the previous cargo volume of only 6.9 cubic feet. None of them are nearly as capable as the Mustang trunk, nor the double stems of a Corvette.

A space-related element to consider is the seat. These are the same in 2.0 and 3.0, but the latter only has an eight-way power seat, which means you can be comfortable only in expensive models. Seats also cannot be heated in the base model.

What are Supra’s fuel economy and performance specs?

The Base Supra 2.0 packs a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four by BMW which is good for 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Like every supra, it only comes with rear-wheel drive. Toyota says it will accelerate from 0-60 mph in 5 seconds, which is powerful fast and basically the same as the base Porsche 718 Cayman. The BMW Z4, which has the same engine, is only a hair slower. Fuel economy figures were not released at the time of writing in 2023, but it seems safe to assume that it would be virtually the same as the ’22 Supra, which combines 25 mpg city, 32 mpg highway and 28 mpg.

The Supra remains a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six upgrade engine and is the only one available with another exciting upgrade: a six-speed manual transmission. It produces 382 hp and 368 pound-feet of torque and can take supra from 0-60 in 3.9 seconds with eight-speed auto. It sounds as fast as hearing behind the wheel when you are literally making a sensational sound. The fuel economy for automation in 2022 was 22/30/25, and they should be consistent with that. Those for the manual will almost certainly be less.

2020 Toyota Supra launch version2020 Toyota Supra

W.Does Supra like to drive?

You can feel the supra size (or lack thereof) from the driver’s seat. The beltline is high, the greenhouse is small and the clamshell hood extends in front of you, but it is not as obsessed with a long-hood / short-deck vehicle as the Mercedes-AMG GT. It is also balanced, a 50:50 weight distribution that is inscribed on anything with Bavarian DNA, and deserves to move around smartly and around you. With a long arching turn, you can feel what the car is doing through the seat of your pants and can steer with a responsive throttle. Along these lines, you can wag its tail and slide slightly while in sport mode and with traction control off. Turn off the stability control and can be easily pushed and then hold a fully blown smoky slide. Meanwhile, the steering is excellent and actually a much more responsive, communicative effort than achieving a BMW with the same material in principle.

Not surprisingly, things are dialed with four-cylinder. It’s still fast, but obviously quite a bit slow. Its release still sounds cool (unlike BMW, Toyota doesn’t employ duplicate engine noise through speakers), but it’s not like the inline-six. And with the limited-slip differential and adaptive suspension of 3.0, the four-cylinder supra doesn’t handle exactly that, even though it weighs less on the nose and elsewhere. It also has less powerful brakes and without adaptive suspension it doesn’t ride as comfortably as the Supra 3.0.

As such, the more powerful the Supra, the better it is for driving and the combination of an inline-six seems right in this car. We haven’t been able to run the manual-transmission supra yet, but its availability is even more icing on the 3.0-liter cake. However, for the money, and relative to its minimal competition, the four-cylinder model is still a mandatory performance machine.

Can I read another Toyota Supra review?

2021 Toyota GR Supra First Drive

Both the 2.0 and the revised 3.0 models were driven for the first time, with more in-depth information about the then new 2.0-liter four-cylinder.

2020 Toyota Supra First Drive

Supra is our original review, with the most in-depth information about its engineering, design and relationship with BMW.

2020 Toyota Supra

Toyota Supra Suspension Deep Dive

Check out Supra below with engineer Dan Edmunds to see how its suspension works.

Toyota GR Supra vs BMW Z4 comparison drive

Contributing author Lawrence Ulrich drives back-to-back on the 2020 Supra and its BMW Z4 Platform-Mate to determine which company has done a good job of building a sports car from the same parts.

2020 Toyota Supra Road Test

We run Supra in the real world during a week-long road test at our Michigan headquarters.

Toyota Supra luggage test

We’ve found out how much luggage you can fit inside the Supra for the weekend (and were very surprised to find the answer).

What is the price of 2023 Supra and what features are available?

We don’t have an official price for 2023 yet, but the 2022 Supra 2.0 started at 44,565 with a চার 1,025 destination charge, $ 8,000 less than the more powerful Supra 3.0.

Standard equipment includes 18-inch cast aluminum wheels, Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, LED headlights, automatic wiper, auto-folding mirror (with driver-side auto-dimming), proximity entry and push-button start, dual-key. , Eight-way manual adjustable seat, leather / Alcantara upholstery, 8.8-inch display for instrument panel and infotainment system, BMW’s last-generation iDrive tech interface, wireless Apple CarPlay and a four-speaker.

In addition to its more powerful engine, the Supra 3.0 features Brambo disc brakes, 19-inch forged aluminum wheels, adaptive suspension dampers, a limited-slip differential, power-adjustable seats and a 10-speaker sound system.

3.0 adds premium leather upholstery, heated seats, a head-up display and a variety of infotainment extras: integrated navigation, voice control, emergency communication services, wireless smartphone charging and a 12-speaker JBL sound system. The special A91 and A91-MT versions are equally equipped. They are depicted below.

Some of these infotainments are optional with extra lower trims. Additional driver assistance is also available, which we list in the Safety section below.

What are the supra safety ratings and driver support features?

Includes standard forward collision alerts for every pedestrian identification and automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance and automatic high beam. Premium Trim Driver Assist Package adds adaptive cruise control, blind-spot and rear cross-traffic warning systems and parking sensors that can activate the standard emergency auto braking system. These features are also included in the security and technology packages for Base 2.0 and 3.0, which add to the premium infotainment.

Supra was not crash tested by a third party.

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