Pay no psyche to the way that the 2021 Toyota Supra shares a lot of its body and powertrains with the BMW Z4—it offers its own unmistakable character and is an articulate impact to drive. Two distinctive turbocharged powertrains—an inline-four and an inline-six—are on offer, the two of which drive the back wheels through an eight-speed programmed transmission.
We know, we know: a six-speed manual would be ideal. To be completely forthright, this programmed works admirably, switching gears freshly and reacting rapidly to the Supra’s oar shifters.
Need a convertible? At that point you’ll need to get the Z4; the Supra is accessible just as a roadster. Its cozy lodge, while not the correct size for each driver, is pleasantly completed—however as we would like to think, it depends too vigorously on BMW-sourced switchgear and materials.
Just a year after the Supra was reintroduced, Toyota is increasing pressure on the vehicle’s 3.0-liter inline-six, dialing up its torque from 335 to 382. To enable the Supra to expand its span, the organization is likewise adding a four-chamber model to the lineup, which is fueled by a turbocharged 2.0-liter that makes 255 torque.
The range-beating A91 exceptional version comes standard with the six-chamber motor and includes a large group of appearance things to the inside and outside to separate it from normal Supra models. A year ago’s standard 6.5-inch infotainment screen is gone; the bigger 8.8-inch show is currently standard over the lineup.
Valuing and Which One to Buy
- Supra 2.0: $40,000 (est.)
- Supra 3.0: $50,000 (est.)
- Supra 3.0 Premium: $55,000 (est.)
- Supra A91 Edition: $57,000 (est.)
In spite of the fact that we haven’t driven the new four-chamber Supra, we foresee that the inline-six will merit the expense of the redesign. We’d recommend the Driver Assist bundle; it includes versatile journey control and vulnerable side observing, which will help make living with the Supra’s enormous vulnerable sides a lot simpler.
Motor, Transmission, and Performance
All Supra models accompany an eight-speed programmed transmission and are offered uniquely with back wheel drive. At our test track, a 2020 Supra set out some genuinely amazing speeding up numbers: zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and zero to 100 mph in 9.5. That places it in the major classes against the Chevy Corvette, the Porsche Cayman GTS, and the BMW M2 Competition.
Truth be told, it’s considerably quicker than the vaunted fourth-age Supra that was controlled by a twin-turbocharged inline-six with 320 pull. It’s a disgrace that a manual transmission isn’t accessible, however trust isn’t totally lost; it’s supposed that the Supra will increase a stick later in its creation run. In spite of its presentation potential, the Supra’s suspension is pardoning enough to drive day by day.
Its controlling is precise, pleasantly weighted and direct, which upgrades its enjoyable to-drive character. The lower-evaluated four-chamber model is new for 2021, yet we haven’t got the opportunity to test it. With the turbo-four in the engine, the Supra’s German cousin—the BMW Z4—dealt with a lively 5.1-second zero-to-60-mph time.
Mileage and Real-World MPG
Mileage appraisals for the Supra 3.0 are acceptable, procuring 31 mpg interstate, 24 mpg city, and 26 mpg joined. That is more productive than the Corvette, the Cayman GTS, and the M2. On our 200-mile roadway mileage test course, the six-chamber Supra surpassed its thruway rating by conveying 35 mpg. The EPA hasn’t discharged evaluations for the new four-chamber model and we haven’t tried that powertrain either.
Inside, Comfort, and Cargo
The driver-centered cockpit is tight, and in spite of the fact that the twofold air pocket rooftop gives some extra headroom, the tallest drivers will feel squeezed.
Payload space is comparably confined, yet the load zone (got to by means of a hatchback) ought to be ample enough for a few duffle packs, seven days of staple goods for two, and perhaps a lot of golf clubs relying upon the massiveness of the sack. In our testing, we figured out how to fit four portable bags behind the back seats.
A significant part of the Toyota’s inside is imparted to the Z4, so those acquainted with BMW switchgear and infotainment controls will feel right comfortable.
Infotainment and Connectivity
Discussing infotainment, the Supra’s focal showcase is a 8.8-inch unit with a gently reskinned rendition of BMW’s most recent iDrive interface. An advanced check show—which is another extend piece from the BMW parts receptacle—is standard over the range.
Route and Apple CarPlay capacity are both accessible, however, Android Auto isn’t advertised. A 12-speaker JBL sound framework is discretionary however we expect the standard 10-speaker sound framework will be sufficient for most purchasers thinking about the size of the Supra’s inside.
Security and Driver-Assistance Features
The Supra has not been tried by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Toyota offers a large group of driver-help includes as standard over the Supra lineup, including robotized crisis slowing down.
Extra highlights, for example, versatile voyage control and vulnerable side observing can be included by means of the Driver Assistance bundle for $1195. Key security highlights include:
- Standard mechanized crisis slowing down with person on foot location
- Standard path takeoff cautioning
- Standard programmed high-bar headlamps
Guarantee and Maintenance Coverage
In spite of the fact that it imparts a lot to the Z4, the Supra offers somewhat longer powertrain inclusion yet falls behind the BMW with a shorter constrained guarantee and complimentary booked support plan.