Except for a unique special edition that claims to improve performance even further, Toyota's most powerful automobile reappears for 2022 with modest alterations. The Toyota Supra and its strange twin, the BMW Z4 convertible, continue to share a base and power plant. The fun-to-drive Toyota coupe competes against a wide range of sports vehicles, including the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, Porsche 718 Cayman, Honda Civic Type R, and Ford Mustang GT, depending on your needs. The Supra has indeed been back in Toyota's lineup for a few years now, and notwithstanding our growing experience with it, the 2022 Supra remains unchanged. Even though the Supra coupe was conceived and constructed simultaneously the BMW Z4 convertible, it has a personality of its own, even though the two vehicles share the same engines and transmissions. Two turbocharged engines are available, a 255-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder as standard and a 382-hp 3.0-liter inline-six as an option. A quick eight-speed automatic gearbox feeds both engines to the rear wheels. The Toyota's inside is cramped but unexpectedly luxurious, thanks to pieces sourced from BMW's parts bin. The 2022 Supra additionally comes with a slew of infotainment and safety technologies.
Drivers will notice several exciting improvements and changes to the Toyota Supra's already successful formula across the model range. This year, a limited-edition A91-CF Edition version makes its debut, with just 600 pieces being produced. Carbon-fiber body kits, a rear spoiler, matte black 19-inch wheels, and red/black inside upholstery are standard on A91-CF Edition cars. Basic heated seats in 3.0 trims, a new red interior design for the 3.0 Premium.
With a huge center grille portion flanked by enormous air intakes, the Supra's front fascia is significantly more expressive than the fourth-generation Supra's. A double-bubble roof structure decreases aerodynamic drag without sacrificing headroom, making it ideal for both the tracks and the street. While paying reference to the fourth-generation Supra Turbo, a large, arching rear integrated spoiler aids to minimize rear aerodynamic lift. Daytime running lamps and turn signal capabilities are combined in six-lens LED headlights to produce a unique lighting profile. Phantom Matte Gray, which is available, mixes a matte finish with a dash of blue for a metal-like feel, adding a feeling of thrill to the Supra.
Inside the Toyota Supra, you'll find a great blend of function and quality comfort and convenience amenities. Standard features include keyless entry, dual automated temperature adjustment, auto-dimming rearview mirrors, a backup camera, rain sensor windshield wipers, a garage entrance opener, power-folding mirrors, as well as a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The driver has a lot of forwarding views because of the low, narrow-section dash. The tachometer and shift-timing indication are essential for performance driving because they allow the driver to focus on the critical control information. A full-color Head-Up Display is offered, which displays navigation and driving info right onto the windshield, allowing you to maintain your eyes on the road ahead. The Supra's elegantly trimmed baggage space is accessed by a lightweight composite hatch.
The driver-centric interior is tight, although the double-bubble canopy gives some height, even the highest drivers would feel claustrophobic. Although the cargo area (accessible via a hatchback) is equally tight, it is large enough for a pair of carry-on luggage or roughly a week's worth of supplies for two people. We were able to fit four carry-on luggage between the back seats during our testing. Consumers who have become used to BMW switchgear and multimedia features will feel right at home in the Toyota's cabin, which is quite comparable to that of the Z4.
The Supra's center display, which is an 8.8-inch device with a lightly converting new version of BMW's current iDrive interface, is all about infotainment. A digital gauge display is standard across the range, having a unique look when compared to the Bimmer. Although navigation and Apple CarPlay are both available, Android Auto is not. A 12-speaker JBL audio system is available, but given the size of the Supra's cabin, we expect most purchasers to be satisfied with the conventional 10-speaker audio system.
The eight-speed automatic gearbox and rear-wheel drive are standard on all Supra variants. Our long-term 2020 Supra 3.0 put down some outstanding acceleration statistics on the test track, reaching 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and 100 mph in 9.5 ticks. That puts it up against the Chevy Camaro, Porsche Cayman GTS, and BMW M2 Competition in the major leagues. It's a pity that a manual transmission isn't offered, but all hope isn't gone. The Supra is expected to get a stick later in its development lifetime. The Supra's suspension is gentle enough to drive daily, despite its performance potential. It has precise, finely weighted, and direct steering, which adds to its fun-to-drive demeanor. At our test track, the lower-priced four-cylinder variant ran a quick 4.7-second 60-mph run. That's faster than the Supra's German cousin, the BMW Z4, which hit 60 mph in 5.0 seconds. Considering EPA ratings of 25 mpg city and 32 highways, the Supra with both the turbocharged four-cylinder power plant is by far the most fuel-efficient. The Supra 3.0 still gets 22 mpg inside the town and 30 mpg on the highway, which is rather good. That outperforms the Camaro and BMW M2. The six-cylinder supra earned 34 mpg on our 75-mph highway fuel-economy test route, while the turbo four-cylinder supra delivered a fantastic 38 mpg. Visit the EPA's website for more information on the Supra's fuel economy.
Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian recognition, lane departure indication with steering assist, and auto high beams are all standard safety features on the Toyota Supra. Full-speed adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic warning, parking sensors with emergency braking function, and other technologies are included in the Safety and Technology package, which is available on both the four-cylinder and six-cylinder variants.