Toyota GR Supra review

Category: Sports car

Section: Costs & verdict

Toyota GR Supra 2021 interior infotainment
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  • Toyota GR Supra 2021 boot open
  • Toyota GR Supra 2021 interior infotainment
  • Toyota GR Supra 2021 front cornering
  • Toyota GR Supra 2021 front right tracking
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  • Toyota GR Supra 2021 nose detail
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  • Toyota GR Supra 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Toyota GR Supra 2021 brake detail
  • Toyota GR Supra 2021 seats
  • Toyota GR Supra 2021 interior detail
  • Toyota GR Supra 2021 front right tracking
  • Toyota GR Supra 2021 rear cornering
  • Toyota GR Supra 2021 interior dashboard
  • Toyota GR Supra 2021 boot open
  • Toyota GR Supra 2021 interior infotainment
  • Toyota GR Supra 2021 front cornering
  • Toyota GR Supra 2021 front right tracking
  • Toyota GR Supra 2021 rear tracking
  • Toyota GR Supra 2021 front left static
  • Toyota GR Supra 2021 rear left static
  • Toyota GR Supra 2021 nose detail
  • Toyota GR Supra 2021 headlight detail
  • Toyota GR Supra 2021 rear lights detail
  • Toyota GR Supra 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Toyota GR Supra 2021 brake detail
  • Toyota GR Supra 2021 seats
  • Toyota GR Supra 2021 interior detail
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

If you’re a cash buyer, the Toyota GR Supra is cheaper than the equivalent Porsche Cayman and much cheaper than the Jaguar F-Type.

It shouldn't cost a fortune to run because when we tested the 2.0 it averaged a very healthy 37.1mpg, and even the ‘big six' 3.0 should do more than 30mpg if you drive it sensibly. Residual values are on a par with the F-Type, but both the Cayman and Alpine A110 beat the Supra. Don't expect cheap company car tax because all versions are in the top tax bracket, which is fairly typical for cars in the sports car class.

The 3.0-litre Jarama gets 19in alloy wheels, adaptive cruise control and a bunch of extra safety kit, while the 3.0 Pro gets leather seats, a head-up display and ambient lighting. The only problem is that if you do want to add something you can't – the only option is metallic paint. 

The 3.0 Pro is the one we’d go for because it’s still surprisingly good value – relatively speaking, of course – compared with its rivals. 

Euro NCAP hasn’t tested the GR Supra, but you certainly get plenty of kit to prevent a crash from happening in the first place. All models receive automatic emergency braking (AEB), lane-departure assist, traffic sign recognition and e-Call emergency assist. The 3.0 models add blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

Toyota GR Supra 2021 interior infotainment

Overview

As a true sports car, the Toyota Supra is too wayward in the handling department to steal any thunder from the sublime Alpine A110 and Porsche 718 Cayman. If you're not desperate to be the fastest on a track day, there's still fun to be had with the Supra's playful and easily approached limits. The main benefit over the more purist sports cars is its GT credentials: it's quiet at speed, pretty comfortable, has an excellent driving position, lots of kit and a great infotainment system. It's also pretty cheap to run and should be reliable.

  • Flexible and tuneful 3.0-litre engine
  • Fuel-efficient and still pokey 2.0-litre
  • Comfortable for a sports car
  • Handling is a bit wayward at times
  • Steering too quick
  • Brakes are too sharp
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