The Toyota Supra is back! Hindsight is 2020 with the new edition of an old favorite in this update of a sports car based on the BMW platform. With responsive, rear-wheel drive performance, luxury interior features, and hot outside trim that put it in a league with the Chevrolet Corvette and the Porsche Cayman, the new Toyota Supra lives up to the legend. Read on to find out about performance, features and more.
After 20 years, the 2020 Toyota Supra returns with performance stats that are worth the wait. Like the BMW Z4 sports car on which it is based, the Supra has a 3.0 liter, turbocharged, in-line, six-cylinder engine capable of more than 350-hp. When combined with its eight-speed automatic transmission, this translates to speed: zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, and zero to 100 mph in less than 10 seconds! In case burning up the track isn't one's only consideration, the new Supra's forgiving suspension and sensitive, accurate steering make it a pleasure for ordinary, day-to-day driving, as well. More fuel-efficient than its sports car counterparts, the Supra runs at 32 mpg on the highway and 24 mpg in the city. Despite the absence of a stick shift at this time, drivers can override the gear choices using paddle shifters or the gear selector. Put it in sports mode to heighten the Supra's already agile responsiveness and amp up the exhaust sound!
Though it hasn't yet been tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the 2020 Toyota Supra comes with an impressive array of standard Toyota safety features. Automated emergency braking now adds pedestrian detection. Other driver-assist features include lane departure warning, and forward collision warning, as well as automatic high-beam headlamps. Additional safety features, like blind spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control, can be added with a Driver Assistance package that costs about $1200.
Aside from what's under the hood, what's inside the 2020 Toyota Supra is equally pleasing. A two-seater coupe with no drop-top, the Supra nevertheless provides a double-bubble roof for additional headroom. A standard BMW-style touchscreen features a 6.5-inch display, but a larger, 8.8-inch version is also available with Apple Carplay and extended navigation. The Premium and Launch editions of the new Supra also come with a 12-speaker JBL audio system for rocking tunes in a way that matches the sports car performance. These features, along with sleek interior materials, mean that one won't want to leave the driver-focused cockpit. But when one must, the rear hatch has space enough for luggage, groceries, and golf clubs.
Given the sports car company it keeps, pricing for the new 2020 Toyota Supra begins at a surprising $50,920. The Premium and Launch editions each increase in price by several thousand. Additional safety and infotainment features also add to the price, as does the possible selection of colors: Nitro Yellow costs an additional $400. Later models may include a more expensive convertible and/or stick shift option, while a less costly four-cylinder model has also been rumored. Like the BMW Z4, the Toyota Supra offers warranty options that include three-year or 36,000-mile coverage and a longer-than-average powertrain warranty for five years or 60,000 miles.