2020 Toyota Supra Specs AWD Review – Toyota is reviving the legendary Supra name and its brilliant performance to go along with it. Under its well-shaped hood lies a turbocharged six-cylinder engine, which Toyota says makes 335 horsepower, but our tests revealed that number to be fairly conservative. No convertible version has been announced, so the Supra will be offered exclusively as a Coupe. If you are looking for a drop-top sports car, consider the new BMW Z4, which was built with Supra in Austria and shares the same foundations and Powertrain.
2020 Toyota Supra Specs AWD Review
Mark this as the year that hell froze over — and the year that the 2020 Toyota Supra makes its triumphant return to the Japanese automaker’s lineup. After a decade of teasers and concepts, production Supra debuted at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2019.
The first 1500 Supras will be sold as Launch Edition models. We would pony up the mid-range Premium trim to unlock a range of features, not least of which is a larger 8.8-inch infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay capacity, a 12-speaker JBL stereo system, a head-up display, and heated leather seats. The Supra is offered in several warm shades; We would be tempted by Nitro Yellow for an extra $ 400, but we also like downshift Blue, which adds no extra cost to the bottom line.
2020 Toyota Supra Engine, transmission and performance
All Supra models come with an eight-speed automatic and are only offered with rear-wheel drive. On our test track, the Supra set some seriously impressive acceleration numbers: zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and zero to 100 mph in just 9.5. That puts it in the major leagues against the Chevrolet Corvette, the Porsche Cayman GTS, and the BMW m2 competition. In fact, it’s even faster than the highly-sung fourth generation Supra, powered by a Twin-Turbocharged inline-six that made 320 horsepower.
It is a shame that there is no manual transmission option, but the hope is not completely lost; It is rumored that Supra will get a stick later in its production run; A lower priced four-cylinder model is also rumored. Despite its performance potential, the Supra suspension is forgiving enough to run daily; its control is precise, nicely weighted, and direct, increasing its fun-to-drive personality.
2020 Toyota Supra Interior, infotainment and shipping
The driver-focused cockpit is tight, and although the double bubble roof provides some extra headroom, the tallest drivers will feel cramped. Cargo spaces are similarly cramped, but the cargo area (accessed via a hatchback) should be roomy enough for a couple of Duffle bags, a week’s worth of groceries for two, and maybe even a set of golf clubs depending on the bulkiness of the bag.
Much of Toyota’s interior is shared with the Z4, so those who know about BMW Low Voltage Boards and Infotainment Controls will feel right at home. The standard touchscreen infotainment system has a 6.5-inch screen, but a larger 8.8-inch screen with navigation and Apple CarPlay capability is available. A JBL sound system with 12 speakers is optional on the base Supra and standard on the Premium and Launch Edition models.
2020 Toyota Supra Safety and auxiliary functions for drivers
The Supra has not yet been tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Toyota offers a host of driver-assistance features as standard across the Supra lineup, including automated emergency braking. Additional features, such as Adaptive Cruise Control and blind-spot monitoring, can be added through the driver assistance package for $ 1195.
2020 Toyota Supra Warranty and maintenance coverage
Although it shares a lot with the Z4, the Supra offers slightly longer Powertrain Control coverage, but falls behind the BMW with a shorter limited warranty and free scheduled maintenance plan.
The cash return on nostalgia cannot be overstated. Film and TV helped promote the concept of recycled ideas (and we see how well it was worked), but a similar trend is gripping the modern automotive industry. Automakers have been trying to capitalize on nostalgic sentimentality for years, and the 2020 Toyota Supra is the latest attempt.
But Supra differs from other name tags in that it’s not just nostalgia for nostalgia’s sake (look at you, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross). This is a truly transcendent product, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in a competitive class, albeit with a platform, engine, and interiors borrowed from BMW. For the Fanboys, the idea of a Bavarian-built Supra (or, Austrian-built, technically) can be a tough sell. But get behind the wheel and the end result is a product that far exceeds any preconceived notions. Haters be damned.
Visually, the new Supra is no throwback. Sure, designers say the spoiler and dual bubble roof are nods to cars like the iconic Fourth-gen Supra and 2000gt, but both claim feels like a stretch. The new Supra looks like a fully modern sports car, with nostalgia thrown mostly to the roadside when it comes to aesthetics.
The FT-1 concept, which the company debuted in 2014, inspired over su’s angular nose and Triple vent grille openings, giving it a distinct Head-on look. The side profile stands out as its best angle, revealing details of the many nooks and crannies it borrows (again) from the FT-1. In the rear, dual LED taillights, a central brake light, and dual exhaust tips on each side highlight over the wide stance. And it is wide, stretching out to 73 inches. In comparison, the Supra 86 siblings are 69.9 inches wide, and the Porsche 718 Cayman is 71.5 inches.
What you fail to see in most photos, though, is that the inlet vents (on the upper mesh on each side of the nose) are false. The cooling ducts (just below the headlights) are also false. Many of the folds are not even functional. Instead, they simply try to give the body a more aggressive look. It feels superficial for a car that is otherwise very good looking.
Another conspicuous concern arises as soon as we open the door. The Supra shares almost all of its main components with the BMW Z4 on which it is based. The IDrive controller, optional 8.8-inch touchscreen (a 6.5-inch display is standard), and digital instrument cluster all transfer from the Bavarian brand. But disconnect the two and this interior is hard to hate.
In typical BMW mode, the Supra technology is functional and easy to use. The IDrive screen looks clean on the dash, has sharp graphics and has a smartphone-like touch response. On the highway, there is where we appreciate this cabin most; the exclusive interior and impressive muffler make it an extremely comfortable place to sit. BMW parts aside, the Supra cabin is a tech-focused, comfortable space that exceeds this car’s sub- $ 50000 price tag.
The Supra stands out from its BMW brothers with elements such as 14-way adjustable bucket seats that safely bolster while comfortably cradling, an optional 12-speaker JBL sound system that sounds fantastic, and some high-quality leather and carbon fiber materials on the Dash and the center console.
It is built around BMW’s ubiquitous turbocharged 3.0-liter engine and the supranational inline-six-lineage lives on. What we already love about bmw’s inline-six in other applications — instant power, plenty of low-end torque, and zeal at speed — carries over to the Supra, where it puts out 335 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque. The Z4 with the same engine produces 382 HP and 369 lb-ft, though slower, takes 4.4 seconds to hit 60.
Between first and third gear, this is car stupid fast. There’s a huge explosion of power the moment you hit the throttle, and every 365-pound-feet twist punches you in the chest at just 1,600 RPM. The ZF eight-speed automatic clicks through the gears, decisively enough, as the Supra sprints at 60 miles per hour in a manufacturer-estimated 4.1 seconds. Based on our Butt test, it feels a touch faster.
The Supra feels a touch faster than its 4.1-second, manufacturer-estimated sprint to 60 indicates.
The Supra perfect 50/50 distribution, 3,397-pound brake weight, and BMW-sourced engine are all anyone really talks about. But don’t overlook this car’s dual-joint McPherson strut your front and multi-link rear suspension, or its limited-slip rear differential. These features are just as important for Supra character.
The electronically activated diff transfers power laterally between the rear wheels – or single wheels – proactively when the car needs it. Independent wheel braking helps prevent the tires from breaking loose, providing more cornering and minimizing oversteer. Still, these nannies are not over-intrusive and keep the backend lively and fun.
The Supra is solid and comfortable on highway speeds, or on any residential road, really. But in “sports” fashion, it’s a different animal altogether. The built-in computer flexes its muscles like a bodybuilder, tightening control input, throttle response, and suspension damping, and transforming Supra from a casual cruiser into a corner-cutting machine.
But intermediate drivers will still have fun with the Supra on the track. Throwing the car around the ham-fistedly is a riot. Endurance of the engine pushes the car past 100 miles per hour at Summit Point shortened back straight (in this case due to cones), but the large four-piston Brembo brake calipers and 13.7-inch rotors provide ample braking power. Provided you are able to submit to Supra aggressive tail efforts and can live with a lack of brake pedal feedback, this is a more than worthy Track Day Companion.
The Supra is an absolute bargain when you consider its rivals. At $ 49,990 for the base 3.0 model (before the inevitable dealer markup), the Supra is more affordable than the Porsche Cayman ($ 55,300), the BMW m2 ($ 58,900), and the Jaguar F-Type ($ 61,600). The Supra 3.0 Premium starts at $ 53,990, and packs on a few extra features such as the larger 8.8-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay wireless (although it may cost an annual fee), and an upgraded JBL audio system. Opportunities such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Centering, parking sensors, and blind-spot monitoring may increase the price, but Toyota will not nickel and dime you to death like the BMW with which Supra shares its platform.
While it doesn’t feel like a direct descendant of the iconic Mark IV, Toyota will still sell a ton of Supras simply because of name-based nostalgia. But even if the company called this car “Solara,” we would be praising the Supra solely based on its performance merits. It’s seriously fun.
The turbocharged BMW inline-Six is a gem that gives the Supra plenty of GRUNT. The car’s on-road behavior blends comfort and pleasure seamlessly, and with optional active safety technology it even appeals to a wider range of consumers. On track, although Supra requires some talent to perfect, it’s a totally entertaining car to throw around aimlessly. At under $ 50,000 to start, we can’t find many reasons to choose that competition.