2020 Toyota GR Supra: Things We Like and Don’t Like
As fate would have it, we took delivery of our 2020 Toyota Supra long term when we all locked out. This means that since then, we have recorded no commuter mileage, no road trips and only 300 miles have been added to its odometer. However, I have a few comments.
What is it like to live with a 2020 Toyota Supra?
With so few people on the road right now, the Supra is still raising questions as if it were an exotic Ferrari. “Is this the new Supra? How do you like it? Is it fast? “The $ 56,565 Supra has a celebrity status that surpasses its real place in the automotive landscape. I don’t think I have ever experienced this level of station with a car as easily accessible. Even the Honda Civic Type R with wings has not given as much attention. Every trip to the grocery store, gas station, or takeout restaurant has turned into a question and answer session with masked car enthusiasts. The Supra is truly the celebrity that it deserves to be.
What is the MPG of a Supra?
Since arriving and thanks to wide open roads, our 2020 Supra has maintained an average of 27 mpg, slightly better than the combined EPA estimate of 26 mpg. We still haven’t had a chance to test our Supra for the long term, but this one is as powerful as the last one we tested, which was running from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds. It’s as fast as it sounds; maybe faster.
I still love the tailgate, its capacity to hold half a dozen shopping bags. Yes, I still want there to be an external hatch release or kick release protocol available, but the reasonably tight quarters mean that the bags essentially stay where they were placed.
Handles in progress
I already mentioned the low intensity of the dashboard and the central display, but the problem seems to be more inherent than previously thought. The car’s dimmer switch does not work – it does not change the dashboard lighting in any way. We will ask Toyota to resolve this issue the first time we visit the car for repair in the future.
What does the Supra look like as a daily driver?
Honestly, driving the 2020 Toyota Supra is a mixture of emotion and enthusiasm. I love its capacity and its speed, but I am not in love with it. The rear suspension, in particular, is not optimal. The damping of the rebound is too abrupt; which means it’s not sweet enough. The initial impact is well absorbed, but the resulting jump is not. Apparently, this gap has been corrected for the 2021 model year, and according to editor Christian Seabaugh, “[Toyota has] adjusting the chassis and adjusting the shock absorber, to start. Then he changed the electric power steering, adaptive variable suspension, electronic stability control and active differential programming. And finally, he added new front and rear bumpers and aluminum cross bars that increase lateral stiffness. The end goal of these significant changes, says Toyota, was “to increase rolling resistance and improve stability when cornering.” We will keep you posted as best we can.
Learn more about our long-term 2020 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 Premium:
|2020 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 Premium|
|STARTING PRICE||$ 54,945|
|TESTED PRICE||$ 56,565|
|VEHICLE LAYOUT||Front engine, RWD, 2 passages, 2 hatchback doors|
|ENGINE||3.0 L / 335 hp / 365 lb-ft turbo DOHC 24-valve I-6|
|EDGE WEIGHT (DIST F / R)||3366 lb (52/48%)|
|Length x Width x Height||172.5 x 73.0 x 50.9 inches|
|0-60 MPH||3.9 seconds *|
|QUARTER OF MILE||12.5 s at 111.2 mph *|
|BRAKING, 60-0 MPH||106 ft *|
|LATERAL ACCELERATION||1.01 g *|
|MT FIGURE EIGHT||23.9 s @ 0.84 g (average) *|
|EPA CITY / HWY / COMB FUEL ECON||24/31/26 mpg|
|ENERGY CONSUMPTION, CITY / HIGHWAY||140/109 kWh / 100 miles|
|CO2 EMISSIONS, COMB||0.73 lb / mile|
|TOTAL MILEAGE||1,542 mi|
|AVERAGE FUEL SAVING||27 mpg|
|UNRESOLVED PROBLEM AREAS||Dashboard dimmer|
|* Estimated, based on the 2020 Launch Edition test model.|
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