1998 Toyota Supra

  • 1998 Toyota Supra Base Liftback
    • MAX MPG
      24
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      225/220
    • ENGINE
      3.0L I6
    • MSRP
      $31,078
  • 1998 Toyota Supra Sport Liftback
    • MAX MPG
      23
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      220/210
    • ENGINE
      3.0L I6
    • MSRP
      $34,000
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1998 Toyota Supra Review

A Ferrari killer at a value price.

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview

The 1998 Toyota Supra is a combination of excellent performance, luxury, and comfort. Upon climbing into the cabin and cranking it up, it becomes apparent that the purpose is driving. It has the choice of a twin-cam that offers 225 horsepower or a twin-turbo that increases the horsepower by 95. It's available with a four-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission. The automatic has an electronically-controlled manual shift mode that allows faster shifting than when letting the unit shift on its own.

The 1998 Toyota Supra was introduced in 1993 along with fierce competition, such as the Nissan 300ZX and the Lexus SC. There is plenty of buzz about the 1998 version. It has an alluring body style, but an incongruous front end. Its distinct appearance definitely gets plenty of attention when it's on the road or even when its parked.

The Range

Body Styles: sport coupe
Engines: 3.0-liter six-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, six-speed manual
Models: Toyota Supra

What's New

The 1998 Toyota Supra adds to the already-spirited inline-six engine with Intelligent Variable Valve Timing technology. This has improved the horsepower and torque numbers.

Exterior

The 1998 Toyota Supra is beautifully designed for the most part. However, the front end has a sort of wild-eyed appearance. The headlights resemble bulging eyes, and there is a large air intake below the front bumper, which resembles a wide toothless grin. The rear end has a huge fascia and a high rear spoiler. The exterior measurements of this vehicle are 71.3 inches wide, 49.8 inches tall, and 17.8 inches long. The wheelbase measures 100.4 inches wheelbase, and it has a curb weight of 3256 pounds. Standard exterior features include alloy wheels measuring 16 inches, fog lights, and power heated mirrors. Also standard is a rear spoiler and a remote trunk release.

Interior

The 1998 Toyota Supra has two doors and four seats. However, the rear seats are more suited for groceries or other cargo than for passengers. It has an impressive list of standard features, including cloth bucket seats, a center console, leather trim on the shift knob and steering wheel, and an AM/FM CD audio system. Convenience features include a power and tilt steering wheel, air-conditioning with automatic climate control, rear window defrost, and power windows and doors. Optional features are a power driver’s seat, a compact disc changer, keyless entry, and leather seating.

Performance & Handling

The 1998 Toyota Supra has a top speed of 155 mph and can do a zero-to-60-mph sprint in a little over five seconds. The problem is there are limited roads where it can be legally pushed to its maximum potential. After all, the word ""supra"" means to go beyond or surpass.

Safety

The 1998 Toyota Supra includes safety equipment, such as an anti-theft alarm system, a four-wheel anti-lock braking system, driver and passenger front airbags, and fog lights.

EPA Fuel Economy

Toyota Supra automatic: 17/22 mpg city/highway
Toyota Supra manual: 15/22 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Fast
  • One of the lowest priced sport coupes
  • Fun to drive

You Won't Like

  • The odd appearance of the front end

Sum Up

A Ferrari killer at a value price.

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