The most powerful car in Toyota's lineup returns for 2022 with minor changes, save for a new special edition that promises to further boost performance. The Toyota Supra continues to share a platform and powertrains with its unlikely twin, the BMW Z4 convertible. The fun-to-drive Toyota coupe competes against a wide variety of sports cars; depending on what you're looking for, you might also appreciate the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, Porsche 718 Cayman, Honda Civic Type R, or Ford Mustang GT.
The Toyota Supra is a car of two personalities: the sports car's two engines deliver very different driving experiences. The four-cylinder Supra has the quickest steering, which combined with grippy tires, peppy engine, and lower price point, makes a compelling case for itself. But as we've noted in past reviews, its rear bounces up and down frequently on anything but perfect roads.
Step up to the six-cylinder Supra, and you get an adaptive suspension for a much more refined ride. Then there's this model's increased potency; the Supra's got "just enough power to scare you on occasion." But there's more to the six-cylinder Supra than just more power, it's also a joy to listen to the engine's pops and crackles. That said, keep in mind this lively sports car sometimes requires finesse: if you're not careful on the throttle, it can get quite tail-happy exiting corners. In the past, we've noted that this is one of the challenging cars we've ever driven on our figure-eight handling course.
Toyota offers two turbocharged engine choices on the Supra: a four-cylinder and an inline six-cylinder. Introduced in the 2021 model year, the 2.0-liter four-cylinder makes 255 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Upgrade to the 3.0-liter six-cylinder, and you're looking at a stout 382 hp and 368 lb-ft. Fuel economy numbers for 2022 should be similar to the 2021 model, which topped out at 25/32 mpg city/highway with the four-cylinder and 22/30 mpg with the six-cylinder.
Not everyone is fond of the Supra's aggressive design, and critics will likely be even more disapproving of the A91-CF Edition. For others, though, it is carbon-fiber heaven. This special edition ups the ante with a new carbon-fiber splitter and bigger canards up front, as well as carbon-fiber side rockers and a carbon-fiber rear spoiler. Toyota says these changes are not just cosmetic—they also improve downforce and stability. Rounding out the exterior updates are black 19-inch wheels. Exterior color options this year include Phantom gray, Absolute Zero White, and Nitro Yellow.
Opening the doors reveals a red and black interior. Along with carbon fiber trim, you'll find leather and Alcantara upholstery, sport pedals, and 14-way power adjustable heated seats.
Fittingly, this performance-oriented special edition comes standard with the six-cylinder engine. Only 600 copies will be made.
Standard safety features on the Toyota Supra include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning with steering assist, and auto high beams. The Safety and Technology package available on both the four-cylinder and six-cylinder models adds full-speed adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, parking sensors with emergency braking function, and other features.
All Supras come standard with a large 8.8-inch infotainment screen. Wireless Apple CarPlay is available as an option, as is a 12-speaker JBL sound system and color head-up display. All these features are standard on the higher-end 3.0 Premium trim. In our long-term Supra, we've expressed frustration with how features like display brightness and climate control are buried deep in the infotainment system, requiring multiple steps to adjust.
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|$500||Toyota announces a Military Rebate on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.]||04-04-2022|
|$750||Toyota announces Bonus Cash on select models for eligible current owners. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.]||01-31-2022|