2020 Toyota Supra
Sports car enthusiasts are rejoicing, as the Toyota Supra is back for 2020 after a long hiatus. This transcendent vehicle is far from a throwback, though, as it shares the underpinnings and powertrain with the new-generation BMW Z4. After all, the Supra’s resurrection was a joint development between Toyota and the Bavarians, and the two vehicles are basically sisters (although they’re definitely not identical twins). The Supra will be offered solely as a two-seat coupe with automatic transmission, with no convertible or stickshift version planned at this time.
With BMW mechanical components under its hood, the reborn Supra presents a way to get your hands on German engineering at a somewhat lower price point. Those who miss the Supra of the past will get the nostalgia of the name combined with the speedy acceleration, road-hugging agility, and overall smooth ride that they crave. Backed by Toyota’s dependable reputation, BMW’s legendary engineering and dynamics, and a lineage to be proud of, the 2020 Supra just might be a classic in the making.
Trims, Pricing, and Warranty Coverage
Three trim levels will be offered: the 3.0, 3.0 Premium, and Launch Edition, with a base MSRP of $50,920. The Supra 3.0 Premium, which unlocks plenty of convenient features, starts at $54,920. The top-of-the-line Launch Edition will begin at $56,180, but move quickly if you want one, as it’s a limited edition of just 1,500 units. Buyers have the option of adding a Driver Assistance Package of active safety technologies for $1,195. Toyota covers the Supra with a 3-year/36,000-mile limited warranty, 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty, and 2 years or 25,000 miles of complimentary maintenance.
All Supra models come standard with a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive (it may be offered in a manual transmission in future model years, if Toyota feels there’s enough demand). With an output of 335 horsepower and 365 lb.-ft. of torque, this peppy coupe can go from zero to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and from zero to 100 mph in 9.5 seconds, with a top speed of 155 mph. It has a 50:50 weight distribution, optimizing the center of gravity for optimal driving dynamics. Despite its power, the Supra is fuel efficient, especially for its segment, getting an EPA-rated 24 mpg city and 31 mpg highway (26 mpg combined). This makes it less thirsty than competitors such as the Chevy Corvette, Porsche Cayman GTS, and BMW M2.
Passenger Comfort and Amenities
The interior focuses on providing a sporty cockpit that is, as expected from a two-seat “fun” car, a bit on the cozy side (but then nobody’s buying it to make grocery runs). The double-bubble roof design adds interior space while increasing aerodynamic efficiency. For technology, the base 3.0 comes standard with a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, while the 3.0 Premium upgrades to an 8.8-inch display and adds navigation, Apple CarPlay, and a 12-speaker JBL premium audio system.
Although it has yet to undergo government collision tests, the Supra is expected to earn high ratings for safety. It comes standard with driver-assistive features such as automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, and automatic high-beam headlamps. Other active safety features in the add-on Driver Assistance package include adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitoring.