It’s been some time since the Supra returned to the Toyota lineup following a long absence, but despite growing knowledge of this 2022 Supra is still one of our top sports automobiles. While it was designed and built in conjunction with that of the BMW Z4 convertible, the Supra coupe is a car with a character distinct from its Bavarian sister even though both models share the same powertrains. They both have turbocharged engines: a regular 255-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder as well as an optional 382-hp 3.0-liter inline-six. Both of them feed the rear wheels through an efficient eight-speed auto transmission. The cabin in the Toyota is cozy and extremely luxurious, largely because it comes from its BMW components bin. The 2022 Supra is also loaded with informationtainment and safety features as well.
What’s New for 2022?
Toyota has launched a special edition model that will be available in 2022, dubbed A91-CF. It is a reference to Carbon Fiber. The production limit is 600 and all come with carbon-fiber body kits as well as a rear spoiler 19-inch matte black wheels along with black and red interior seats. The A91-CF Edition comes with three colors for the exterior: Phantom (matte gray), Absolute Zero White, and Nitro Yellow. In addition the Supra features heated seats on 3.0 variants, and a brand new red interior design to 3.0 Premium models, a new interior color scheme for 3.0 Premium, and full-screen Apple CarPlay for those equipped with an additional JBL audio system.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
Although there’s not much excitement lacking with 4 cylinder Supra 2.0 however, we believe the faster speed of the six-cylinder 3.0 is worth the additional price for the majority of buyers. We’d steer clear of any Driver Assist package, which includes the adaptive cruise controller, blind spot monitoring and lane-keeping aid which can be more annoying than beneficial. Each Supra includes a one-year membership in the National Auto Sport Association and an opportunity to attend a free day of an event for high-performance drivers. The savings resulting from not buying Driver’s Assist Driver’s Assist package can be put towards track time or spare tires.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
All Supra models are equipped with an automatic transmission that has eight speeds with rear-wheel drive. On the test track our longer-term, 2020 Supra 3.0 laid down some incredible acceleration numbers, it was able to reach 60 miles per hour at 60 mph in 3.7 minutes and 100 miles per hour in 9.5 seconds. This puts it among the top contenders to the Chevy Camaro and the Porsche Cayman GTS, and the BMW M2 Competition. In fact, it’s even quicker than the vaunted fourth-generation Supra that was powered by a sequentially-turbocharged inline-six with 320 horsepower. It’s unfortunate that the manual transmission isn’t yet available, but the there’s still hope. It’s believed that the Supra will get a stick during the production cycle. Despite its potential for performance the suspension of the Supra is comfortable enough to drive everyday. The steering is precise well-weighted and precise, which adds to its enjoyable-to-drive character. The four-cylinder model that is priced lower offered an impressive 4.7-second 60-mph lap on the track we tested. This is faster that the Supra’s German model, the BMW Z4, which clocked the 5.0-second 60-mph speed.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
One of the most effective Supra is one that has Turbocharged Four-Cylinder Engine that earns EPA rating of 25 miles per gallon in the city as well as 32 highway. The more robust Supra 3.0’s ratings are quite good, with 22 mpg city and 29 highway. It’s better than the Camaro as well as it’s the Cayman GTS, and the M2. In our 75-mph highway fuel economy test the six-cylinder Supra was able to surpass its highway rating , getting 34 mpg. Using the turbo four-cylinder, the Supra was able to deliver a dazzling 38 mpg. For more details on the Supra’s fuel efficiency go to the EPA’s website.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
The cockpit that is designed for drivers is cramped with a double-bubble roof gives some headroom, taller drivers may feel cramped. The cargo area is also constrained, but the cargo space (accessed through an open hatchback) can accommodate two suitcases for carry-on or approximately a week’s worth grocery shopping for two. When we tested the car, we could fit four suitcases for carry-ons between the seats behind. A large portion of the interior is part of the Z4 and Z4 owners who are familiar with BMW switches and infotainment features will feel at ease.
Infotainment and Connectivity
For infotainment purposes Supra’s center display features an 8.8-inch display that is a slightly reskinned version BMW’s iDrive interface, which is the most recent version. Digital gauges–which features a unique design in comparison with Bimmer’s–is common across the Supra collection. Navigation as well as Apple CarPlay capability are both offered, however Android Auto isn’t offered. The 12-speaker JBL Audio system can be available We’re assuming that the standard audio system of 10 speakers is sufficient for the majority of customers considering the dimensions of the Supra’s cabin.