Toyota GR Supra
Model Years Produced: 2020 to Current
After over two decades of the Supra name disappearing from the Toyota lineup, it finally returned in 2020…attached to a car which, for all intents and purposes, appeared to be a BMW in disguise.
The GR Supra is effectively a G29-generation BMW Z4 with a different body. It is underpinned by BMW’s “CLAR” platform, meaning it shares a great deal of parts with most of BMW’s lineup – including the now-omnipresent B58 engine (and for 2021 and later, its little brother, the B48 engine). Most of the interior components and electronics are also sourced from BMW. Toyota claim to have made a number of tweaks to the suspension and steering setup of the car compared to the Z4, and they allegedly have made minor reliability improvements to the engine and drivetrain – though that will remain to be seen as the cars age. It also allegedly makes more power than it is actually rated at – possibly over 400 hp at the crank.
Despite its aggressive looks, the GR Supra is actually a very comfortable car to drive in 3.0 guise thanks to the adaptive shocks, and road noise isn’t bad either with the windows up. The trunk is reasonably practical too thanks to being a hatch, though it’s not as large as other competitors like the Mustang.
Avoid 2020-model year examples, as they make significantly less power than 2021 model years and later. 2021 saw the introduction of the B48-powered “2.0” trim level – though the 3.0 is really the one to get – and model year 2023 saw the long-awaited introduction of a manual transmission option.
- Visibility sucks.
- Wind buffeting is terrible above 55 mph when the windows are down, but you can buy a set of plastic trim pieces that attach to the door mirrors for about $100 which allegedly solve the issue.
- The fake exhaust noise in the 3.0L version is annoying, but you can disable it without throwing fault codes by purchasing a wiring harness adapter for the module that generates it. The engine sounds great when the fake exhaust is disabled.
- You will frequently have to deal with people telling you that you “don’t have a real Supra” and saying “nice BMW” as a “joke” (heavy emphasis on air quotes).
Information is as of 2022 model year
- Limited: 3 years/36,000 miles
- Powertrain: 5 years/60,000 miles
- Safety Restraint System: 5 years/60,000 miles
- Corrosion (Perforation Only): 5 years/unlimited miles
- Emissions: 8 years/80,000 miles
- Roadside Assistance: 2 years/unlimited miles
- Accessories: 3 years/36,000 miles – covers genuine Toyota accessories included with vehicle at the time of sale
- ToyotaCare: 2 years/25,000 miles – covers all maintenance costs (e.g. oil changes)
- Repair Deductible: $0 per visit
- Limited: 1 year/12,000 miles from CPO purchase date
- Powertrain: 7 years/100,000 miles from original in-service date
- Roadside Assistance: 7 years/100,000 miles from original in-service date
- Rental Car: Yes
- Trip Reimbursement: Yes
The 3.0 GR Supra is available as a standard “3.0” and in “3.0 Premium” guise. The Premium version adds leather seats (as opposed to Alcantara/leather), aluminum pedals, a wireless charger, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, SiriusXM, a 12-speaker JBL stereo, and 4-piston Brembo brakes all around.
- Body Style(s): Coupe
- Engine: BMW B58B30O1 – 3.0L I-6 turbocharged
- Horsepower: 382 hp
- Torque: 368 lb-ft
- Transmission: ZF 8HP51 8-speed automatic, ZF S6-53 6-speed manual
- Drivetrain: RWD w/ standard electronic limited-slip differential
- Curb Weight: 3400 lbs
- Power-to-Weight: 224.7 hp/ton
- Cargo Capacity: 10.2 cu ft
- Fuel Economy: 26 comb / 23 city / 31 hwy
- Starting Price: $53000 (3.0) / $56150 (3.0 Premium)