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2023 Toyota Supra Review

2023 Toyota Supra Review


Toyota's 2023 GR Supra, the brand's flagship sports vehicle, makes up for the company's more subdued sedans, hatchbacks, and SUVs with its own blend of excitement, flair, and drama. The GR Supra was designed and constructed at the same time as the BMW Z4 convertible, and the two share a similar level of build quality and very spare but tasteful interior components. The standard 255 hp turbocharged four-cylinder delivers sufficient power, but the optional 382 hp turbocharged 3.0 liter BMW inline-six is what really makes this two-seater soar. The GR Supra is only available with a rear-wheel drive configuration, and its sure-footed chassis and quick steering really come to life on curvy roads and race tracks. Even if its sweptback external design causes some incredibly wide blind spots and some Toyota purists may find it to be too much of a rip-off of the BMW parts bin, the GR Supra is still one of our favorite sports cars. Everyone from novices to experts will enjoy driving and observing this vehicle.

For the year 2023, what's new?

In response to customer complaints about the GR Supra's automatic transmission, Toyota will offer a manual six-speed gearbox as an option beginning with the 2023 model year. The A91-MT special edition will come standard with a manual transmission and the more powerful turbocharged 3.0 liter inline-six engine imported from BMW will be a possible option. The A91-MT will be produced in a strictly limited run of only 500 units in the United States, each of which will be available in either matte white or matte gray exterior paint with a brown and black two-tone interior. Moreover, the suspension and steering systems of the GR Supra have been fine-tuned for 2023, and a new driving mode called Hairpin+ has been added to help rotate the vehicle around extremely tight, hairpin corners by allowing more wheelspin on one of the rear tires.

The 2.0-liter four-cylinder GR Supra loses little in terms of driving emotion, but we recommend springing for the 3.0-liter six-cylinder because of its rip-roaring acceleration. The Driver Assist package's added adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, and lane keeping assist system are features we'd recommend skipping. The new six-speed manual transmission that comes standard on the 3.0 model costs the same as the automatic and is the clear choice. Each GR Supra purchase includes a free day of track time at a high-performance driving event and a year's membership to the National Auto Sport Association, which is the governing body for sports car racing. And just think: you can spend the money you save on more track time and new tires instead of the Driver's Assist package.

Drivetrain, Power, and Efficiency

All Supra versions before to 2023 came standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. In 2023, a six-speed manual became available, but it was only offered in conjunction with the optional turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six. Our 2020 GR Supra 3.0 test vehicle (equiped with an eight-speed automatic transmission) recorded blisteringly fast times of 3.7 seconds to 60 miles per hour and 9.5 seconds to reach 100 miles per hour on the track. Puts it up against the likes of the Porsche Cayman GTS, BMW M2, and Chevrolet Camaro SS. It's even faster than the legendary fourth-generation Supra, which had a 320-horsepower consecutively turbocharged inline-six engine. Although it has the potential for high performance, the GR Supra's suspension is comfortable enough for daily use. Steering is precise, well-weighted, and direct, adding to the car's likable dynamics. On our test track, the cheaper four-cylinder variant reached 60 mph in a quick 4.7 seconds. That's a better pace than the BMW Z4, the GR Supra's German relative, which reaches 60 mph in 5.0 seconds. Our long-term GR Supra had one major performance flaw: it got bogged frequently in the snow.

Energy Consumption and Actual MPG

The GR Supra with the turbocharged four-cylinder engine achieves 25 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. A respectable 23/31 mpg in the city and on the highway is achieved by the more potent GR Supra 3.0. Better gas mileage than the Camaro, Cayman GTS, and M2. The six-cylinder GR Supra achieved 34 mpg on our 75 mph highway fuel-economy test route, which is better than the EPA highway rating of 30 mpg; the turbo four-cylinder GR Supra achieved an impressive 38 mpg. You may check the GR Supra's EPA ratings for fuel efficiency there.

Roomy Interior, Plenty of Cupholders, and Plenty of Storage

Although the double-bubble canopy adds some headroom, the tallest drivers will still feel cramped given the cockpit's concentration on the driver. Cargo space is equally limited, but the trunk (which can be accessible via a hatchback) has enough room for two carry-on luggage or roughly a week's worth of supplies for four people. We were able to fit four standard-sized luggage behind the back seats during our tests. The Toyota Z4 shares a lot of its interior with the Toyota Camry, so buyers who are used to the layout of BMW's switchgear and infotainment controls will feel right at home.

In-depth Entertainment and Linked Resources

The GR Supra's infotainment system features an 8.8-inch central display that is essentially BMW's current iDrive interface with some minor visual tweaks. All models come fitted with a digital gauge display that stands out visually from the Bimmer's. There is navigation and the option to use Apple CarPlay, but no support for Android Auto. We anticipate that the 10-speaker audio system, which comes standard in the GR Supra, will be sufficient for most consumers due to the spacious interior.