2021 Toyota Supra Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos (2024)


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May 13, 2020


  • Sleek shape
  • Powerfully quick
  • Astaire agility
  • A sub-$50,000 bargain
  • Excellent base-car handling


  • So obviously a BMW
  • So many curves
  • No manual transmission
  • Fidgety limited-slip handling

Buying tip

Stick with the Supra 2.0 shod with the optional bundle of tech tricks; it’s an excellent sports-car value, with two brands’ worth of pedigree.

features & specs

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The 2021 Toyota Supra gains a less powerful, more intriguing turbo-4 edition.

The 2021 Toyota Supra marks year two of sports-car excellence. The Supra came back in 2020 after a 21-year hiatus; now based on BMW Z4 running gear, it’s a fluent performer in turbo-6 or new turbo-4 form, with the usual two-seater concessions to space and price.

We give it a TCC Rating of 6.4 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate cars.)

Toyota sells the 2021 Supra in 2.0, 3.0, 3.0 Premium, and A91 versions. The 2.0 has a turbo-4 engine with 255 horsepower, while 3.0 editions score a 382-hp turbo-6. With rear-wheel drive and an 8-speed automatic, the slower Supra still shoots to 60 mph in 5.0 seconds and to a top speed of 155 mph; the 3.0 hits the 60-mph mark in 3.9 seconds. Straight-line performance puts the Supra in rare air, but we prefer the turbo-4 car’s more predictable and athletic moves (though we haven’t had track time in the revised 3.0, thanks to pandemic). The Supra’s five-link rear suspension, quick steering, and stiff ride elevate the base car’s game, while electronic controls for the rear end and the damping muddy the 3.0’s otherwise slot-car moves.

Toyota styles the Supra with the excess it’s applied to everything it’s touched, including the Camry. We could do with fewer strakes and scoops, but the Supra’s outline is rakish and ready to rock, while the cabin keeps it on the DL. Passengers fold into supportive bucket seats, but the Supra’s not made for more than 10.2 cubic feet of cargo, or for truly large adults.

BMW supplies the safety and tech gear for the 2021 Supra, which means standard automatic emergency braking and now, a standard 8.8-inch touchscreen for infotainment. Apple CarPlay in wireless form costs extra on base cars, and so do blind-spot monitors and adaptive cruise control on all versions. For more than $50,000, the high-end Supra gets wireless smartphone charging, 500-watt audio, and heated leather seats.


2021 Toyota Supra Styling

The 2021 Supra bristles with surface detail, but quiets down inside.

Toyota ladles on the surface interest and scoop count in the latest Supra, and while it works in overall proportions, it could use a style edit. We give it a 7 for its tidy co*ckpit and its helmet-like outline.

The Supra has the squat, coiled-spring look of a performance machine, with muscular rear haunches and a long hood that telegraph its intentions. It also has a wide-ranging palette of character lines, curves, and scoops which draw from its essentially handsome shape. The grille’s horse-collar outline goes in one aesthetic direction, the front air ducts another, the lines that accentuate its stubby shape yet another. Exciting? Sure, but the Supra gets exhausting to study after a while.

The simpler co*ckpit wears its confidence in discreet shades of black, black, and black. A newly standard 8.8-inch touchscreen stands at attention on the dash, and oddly, the Supra has a buttress that separates the driver from the console, not the passenger (as you’d see in a Jag F-Type). Little else about the cabin acknowledges the passenger. It’s quintessentially BMW, aloof without being cold, replete with digital displays and glints of metallic trim.


2021 Toyota Supra Performance

Agile and grippy, the 2021 Supra gets better the less you spend.

Toyota places the Supra at the top of its performance ladder, above the 86 coupe that’s longer, slower, and slimmer. The Supra makes up for the 86’s shortcomings with excellent grip and far more power; it’s an autocross slayer that’s fun on a racetrack, with an asterisk.

We give it a 9 for performance, thanks to excellent power in either form and supreme agility, provided you choose carefully.

The Supra’s borrowed-from-BMW running gear gets breathed on this year. Last year’s 3.0-liter turbo-6 picks up 14 percent more horsepower, rising from 335 hp to 382 hp. Torque is up 3 pound-feet, to 386 lb-ft. The big boost in output drops the 0-60 mph times from 4.1 to 3.9 seconds, and boost seems to be available anytime, since peak torque shows up at 1,600 rpm. It’s electronically limited to 155 mph. The turbo-6 has a lovely, sonorous sound, and flicks through its paddle-shifted, 8-speed-automatic gears with military swiftness.

It may be heresy, but the 255-hp 2.0-liter turbo-4 works well enough for us, thanks to its 295 lb-ft of torque, identical transmission and identical gearing. It rifles along and grunts out enough torque to hurl the Supra to 60 mph in 5.0 seconds or less. It lacks the epic soundtrack of the 6-cylinder, but it also lacks the more expensive Supra’s high-tech adaptive dampers and electronically controlled limited-slip differential.

Those pieces confused the handling of the Supra 3.0 we sampled last year during our Best Car To Buy 2020 track time. The turbo-6 Supra has a five-link rear suspension, double-jointed front strut suspension, and Comfort/Sport mode adjustable dampers. Shorter than an 86 but far more powerful, it proffered great grip, and exceptionally quick moves in and out of corners. Its electronically controlled differential would fidget as it shifted power across the rear axle on off-camber corners, and that made it difficult to press the Supra to its limit.

Toyota had set up track time with the newly refined version, but canceled it in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. We haven’t been able to test what Toyota says are more refined moves thanks to better programming and a reinforced front end with tower braces and new damper tuning on the turbo-6 car.

They did provide both cars for test drives on public roads, where we fell under the Supra 2.0’s spell. With a similar suspension setup, but with smaller 18-inch wheels and less capable brakes, the turbo-4 Supra still felt more predictable and tossable than the turbo-6 car—in part because it weighs just 3,181 pounds, versus the 3.0’s 3,400 pounds. Stable but stiff of ride, the Supra 2.0 neatly flicked its way through 90-degree corners in Florida farm country, without a trace of the 3.0’s indecision, with a harmony between its steering feedback and ride control that made up for its power deficit. Big-horsepower sports cars exist for bragging rights, but sports cars as drift-worthy as the Supra 2.0 don’t need to brag.


2021 Toyota Supra Comfort & Quality

The Supra does the most it can with excellent sport seats, and a tiny cargo space.

We come to a 4 for comfort in the 2021 Supra. The two-seater has excellent front buckets wrapped in leather and Alcantara, with a wide range of adjustment. It doesn’t have a back seat, room for four adults, or very much cargo space.

The Supra co*ckpit wants for little, once you get in it. The low roof and small doors mean big drivers must fold in half and lean back just to clamber behind the wheel. Even with the steering wheel and seat set just so, the driving position is a little short of ideal, though the bolstering is snug and can be snugged in more tightly. Base seats offer 8-way adjustment, while others have 14-way adjustment.

Tall drivers will wish for more leg room, and in any case, the driver and passenger will find their knees pushed outboard, thanks to the wide transmission tunnel.

As a hatchback, the Supra has just enough useful space for soft luggage. Its 10.2-cubic-foot cargo hold is long and shallow.

Toyota fits the stark Supra interior with black trim and black suede and leather, but it’s tightly fitted and neatly stitched, as it should be for its price.

2021 Toyota Supra Safety

Don’t expect any Supra crash tests any time soon.

The Supra’s a low-volume sports car, so we don’t expect the NHTSA or the IIHS to put one through their testing regiments. All Supras come with automatic emergency braking and active lane control, and can be fitted with blind-spot monitors, parking sensors, and adaptive cruise control.

The stability-control system in the 2021 Supra grants lots of track leeway in its Sport and Off modes, but defaults to On for driver safety.

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2021 Toyota Supra Features

Raucous performance meets reasonable value in the 2021 Supra.

The 2021 Toyota Supra adds a turbo-4 version and gains a wider infotainment screen this year, but its warranty and options are just average, and base models require a package to get Apple CarPlay. We give it a 6 out of 10 here.

The 2021 Supra comes in 2.0, 3.0 and 3.0 Premium trim levels, plus an A91 Edition.

The 2.0 has automatic emergency braking, LED headlights, 18-inch wheels, an 8.8-inch gauge cluster, Alcantara/leather seats, keyless start, and 4-speaker audio satellite radio with an 8.8-inch center display—but no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

We’d order ours with the only option package, which adds blind-spot monitors, front and rear parking sensors, navigation, 500-watt JBL audio, wireless Apple CarPlay, and adaptive cruise control.

Six-cylinder Supra 3.0 coupes share the 2.0’s features and options, but have 4-way power front seats and 10-speaker audio.

The 3.0 Premium model gets an 8.8-inch touchscreen with navigation, a 500-watt JBL sound system with 12 speakers, wireless phone charging, wireless Apple CarPlay compatibility, a color head-up display, leather upholstery, heated seats, and larger rear brakes. A91 Edition Supras get blue seat stitching and two distinct paint colors. The latter two models can also be fitted with adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitors, and parking sensors.

All Supras have a clumsy BMW-derived infotainment interface that gets touchscreen input as well as CarPlay compatibility. It’s a must to avoid the rotary-knob inputs though the display shrinks down the CarPlay interface more than it should.

The Supra’s warranty is average, at 3 years/36,000 miles, including two years of free maintenance.


2021 Toyota Supra Fuel Economy

Gas mileage? Yes, the Supra gets some.

Fuel economy isn’t a sports car’s prime directive, but the 2021 Supra fares fine anyway. We give it a 5 out of 10 thanks to its EPA-rated 22 mpg city, 30 highway, 25 combined in turbo-6 versions.

Numbers for the turbo-4 aren’t out yet, and may help its score. We’ll update this section when we know more.

2021 Toyota Supra Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos (2024)


2021 Toyota Supra Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos? ›

The price of the 2021 Toyota GR Supra starts at $44,115 and goes up to $55,820 depending on the trim and options.

How much does a 2021 Supra cost? ›

The price of the 2021 Toyota GR Supra starts at $44,115 and goes up to $55,820 depending on the trim and options.

Is Toyota Supra good for daily driving? ›

Back on the daily grind, I was quickly falling in step with the Supra as an everyday driver. It was easy business overtaking other drivers on the freeway and despite the lack of adaptive cruise control (only automatics get that feature), it's easy to skip up and down as speed limits change.

Is the Supra worth it? ›

Highs Quality interior materials, fun-to-drive attitude, turbo six and stick shift is a magical combo. Lows Blind spots are a nuisance, difficult ingress and egress, too many obvious BMW parts. Verdict It's fast, fun, and fashionable, three things that make the Supra one of our favorite sports cars.

Is the 2021 GR Supra reliable? ›

How Reliable Is the 2021 Toyota Supra? The 2021 Toyota Supra has a predicted reliability score of 61 out of 100. A J.D. Power predicted reliability score of 91-100 is considered the Best, 81-90 is Great, 70-80 is Average and 0-69 is Fair and considered below average.

Why is 2021 Supra cheaper? ›

2021 Toyota Supra Is Much Cheaper Than 2020 Supra, Thanks to Its Smaller Engine. The more powerful six-cylinder Supras see a considerable price increase. The newestToyota Supra has only been on sale for a year after launching for 2020, and it's already receiving some major improvements.

Is the Toyota Supra expensive to maintain? ›

Toyota Supra Repair & Maintenance Costs

The annual maintenance cost of a Toyota Supra is $561. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and shop.

How far can a Supra go on a full tank? ›

I started this thread because I get about 250 miles per tank out of my MT, it's not a daily just weekend toy and it's had ethanol free 93 it's whole life. Usually around 310-320 ish.

How long does a Supra engine last? ›

A typical Toyota engine will last you an average of 300K miles. The supra engine is better than a typical Toyota engine so it should last longer. I think the twin turbos' average life is about 170K. All of that said lets touch of the subject of what actually causes an engine to wear out over time.

What year Supra is most desirable? ›

The 1993-1998 Toyota Supra remains a sought-after car today, and is available for purchase on the used car market. Prices can vary, depending on condition and mileage, but the Supra remains one of the most sought-after sports cars on the market.

How reliable are Supra's? ›

How Reliable Is the 2020 Toyota Supra? The 2020 Toyota Supra has a predicted reliability score of 73 out of 100. A J.D. Power predicted reliability score of 91-100 is considered the Best, 81-90 is Great, 70-80 is Average, and 0-69 is Fair and considered below average.

What is the big deal with Supras? ›

What makes it Special? The Supra turbo engine is seriously overbuilt. Bone stock it made 320 HP but that was just a good starting point. The engine itself could handle enough airflow with the right turbo and fuel system to make 500hp on stock internals.

Are there any recalls on the 2021 Supra? ›

There are currently no recorded recalls for this car.

Is the 2021 Supra better than 2020? ›

2020 GR Supra owners weren't thrilled when Toyota gave the 2021 model a 47hp bump in the form of an improved engine just a year after launch. And while the 2021 outperforms the 2020 in showroom stock trim, what happens when each get the same upgrades and calibration? In that case, the choice is not so clear.

Why is the Supra engine so good? ›

This engine is strong as hell. For starters, all versions of the 2JZ used a cast iron block. That's not great where weight is concerned, but for ultimate strength, it's ideal. Papadakis also points out that the 2JZ is a closed-deck engine, which means the cylinders themselves are quite strong.

Is the 2.0 Supra fast? ›

Transmission: Eight-Speed Automatic

It takes this Supra just about five seconds to reach 60 miles per hour. There is no manual transmission option, but the standard eight-speed automatic manages gear changes quickly and with little fuss.

Is the 2021 Toyota Supra fast? ›

The 2021 Toyota Supra has four different trims that have the top speed of 155 miles per hour. The 2021 Toyota Supra 3.0, 3.0 premium, and A91 edition have an estimated 0-60 in 3.9 seconds, and makes them about a full second faster than the 2021 Toyota Supra 2.0.

Is the 2021 Supra a supercar? ›

Supra stays the same in the category. It is Toyota's top sports car but not a supercar. Toyota's super car is Lexus LFA.

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