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2020 Toyota Supra Review

After 21 years, the Toyota Supra is back. In 2018, Toyota teased the auto world by blasting the Supra — at that time in full-body camouflage — on the circuit at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The 2020 Toyota Supra has beautiful lines, a standard 335-horsepower, turbocharged engine and adaptive suspension. Some experts have praised it  — or accused it — of being a BMW with a Toyota badge, and undeniably, it has BMW components. Whether or not that’ll revs your engine will depend on your personal preferences.

2020 Toyota Supra pricing and trims

The Supra, technically called the GR Supra, has three main pricing options, from just under $50,000 to $55,250, and all three options will let you go from zero to 60 in 4.1 seconds.

This is because all three options have the same powertrain, which includes rear-wheel drive; a 3.0L twin-scroll turbo inline six-cylinder, 24-valve engine that produces 335 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque; and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Buyers do not have the option to get a manual transmission or upgrade the engine, however, which some enthusiasts take issue with.

But if you’re OK with “only” 335 horsepower and an automatic transmission, here are the trims and pricing.

2020 Toyota GR Supra
Trim 3.0 3.0 Premium Launch Edition
MSRP $49,990 $53,990 $55,250
Features Rear-Wheel Drive, 8-Speed AT, Paddle Shifters, 19″ Aluminum Wheels, Front Brembo Disk Brakes, 8.8″ LCD Gauge Cluster Heated Leather Seats, Premium Sound System, Navigation, Wireless Smartphone Charging, Apple CarPlay Matte-Black Finished Wheels, Exterior Red Mirrors, Serialized Launch Edition Badge in Carbon Fiber

What about sales pricing? You do not necessarily have to pay MSRP for a vehicle. Depending on when and where you shop, you may be able to find a vehicle for less than MSRP due to dealership sales or manufacturer rebates. Shop around and use industry guides, such as NADAguides or Kelley Blue Book, to see what the fair market price is in your area.

Remember that the sticker price on a car isn’t the entire price you’ll pay — destination charges for delivering a vehicle hover around $1,000, and then there are taxes. Check out our auto calculators to help set a car-buying budget.

What’s next? Once you pick out the car you want, a car loan is next. Potential lenders include Toyota financing or a bank, credit union or online lender. You could also fill out an online form at LendingTree to receive up to five potential auto loan offers from lenders at once, depending on your creditworthiness.

2020 Toyota Supra safety

The 2020 Toyota Supra has not yet been crash-test-rated by either the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

In addition to features like a rearview camera and an advanced airbag system (front, side, curtain and knee airbags), the Supra also has the following as standard features:

  • Pre-collision system with pedestrian detection. If the car senses something or someone in front of it, it alerts the driver audibly and visually and applies the brakes if the driver does not.
  • Lane departure with steering assist. At speeds at or above 32 MPH, the car will alert the driver audibly and visually if it senses that it is drifting out of the lane, and it will make small steering adjustments to help stay in the lane.
  • Automatic high beams. At speeds above 25 MPH, the car will automatically toggle between high and low beams accordingly to allow greater driver visibility.

There is also a driver assistance package available to add to all three trims for $1,195. This package includes:

  • Blind spot monitor. The car can alert the driver when it senses something in one of its blind spots.
  • Rear cross-traffic alert. When in reverse, the car can alert the driver visually and audibly of oncoming traffic.
  • Parking sensors with emergency braking function. At low speeds, using sonar, the car can alert the driver of increasing closeness to an object and apply emergency braking.
  • Dynamic radar cruise control. While the driver has cruise control on, the car will automatically slow down or speed up, without cruise control deactivating, as conditions call for it due to other vehicles within range. The car can also alert the driver if more speed reduction is needed and apply the brakes.

2020 Toyota Supra competitor comparison

If you’re looking for a sporty coupe and you’re not brand-loyal, you’ve got choices. Depending on what you want, you could go drastically up or down in price, depending on brand, engine and features.

Because the Supra is apparently based off the BMW Z4, we included it in this section, along with a lower-priced and higher-priced competitor.

2020 Toyota Supra Competitor Comparison
Vehicle 2020 Toyota GR Supra 2020 BMW Z4 2019 Nissan 370Z Roadster 2020 Jaguar F-Type Coupe
MSRP $49,990 $49,700 $41,920 $61,600
Engine 3.0L Twin-Scroll Turbo Inline 6-Cylinder Engine, 24-Valve 335 HP 2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo Inline 4-Cylinder, 16-Valve 255 HP 3.7L V6 Aluminum-Alloy, 24-Valve 332 HP 2.0 L Turbo 4-Cylinder 296 HP
Standard Technology 19″ Aluminum Wheels, 8,8″ LCD Gauge Cluster, LED Lights Cornering Brake Control, 9.9 Cubic ft of Cargo Room, LED Headlights “Old-School” Feel, Sharp Steering, 50th Anniversary Edition Available Navigation, Premium Sound System, Leather Seats, LED Lights

*MSRP is accurate as of the publishing date. Standard technology refers to features included in the trim level for each model at no extra cost (not an exhaustive list). Fuel economy is as defined by the EPA.

If you’re interested in sporty, but not sold on the coupe part, you could also check out the six best muscle cars.

The bottom line on the 2020 Toyota Supra

The Supra line goes back to the 1967 Toyota 2000GT, which won a six-hour race and premiered in the James Bond movie, “You Only Live Twice.” The model remains a point of pride for Toyota.

Still, only time will tell how well Toyota has integrated BMW technology. One of the reasons that people are brand-loyal to Toyota is the reliability of its vehicles, while BMW vehicles are known for being higher maintenance. If the 2020 Supra is able to not only get the performance out of using some BMW technology, but also apply its famous Toyota durability, it should be a hit.

However, if you’re not convinced and still looking around, check out the best sports cars in 2019.

 

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