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Toyota Supra (5th, J29) Review Rundown

Toyota MotorPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 16 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Toyota GR Supra Sports Car (5th gen J29/DB)
Neoscore* 69%
  • Punchy six-cylinder engine
  • Fantastic rear-wheel drive chassis
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

The new Toyota Supra is a good sports car, and that's all that matters. There's no carbon-fiber detailing inside, head-up display, or premium stereo. Leather sports seats and wireless phone charging are missing, too. The 2021 Supra's got some decent competition in the compact sports car segment.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

autoexpress[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 69%
Reviewers from Autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The Toyota Supra blends balance, agility, grip and poise with a punchy six-cylinder motor that delivers a hit of performance and (mostly) the stirring engine note we were after. The BMW M2 Competition is a rawer, more raucous rival and the Porsche 718 Cayman offers sweeter handling, but the Supra is a great car in its own right.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful, punchy six-cylinder engine
  • Lots of standard equipment
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autoexpress[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 71%
Reviewers from Autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The Toyota Supra is a brilliant sports car with an agile rear-wheel drive chassis, bold looks and quality damping. We just wish it had a more exciting engine and a dash more individuality. The six-cylinder engine is really smooth, if a little lacking in character. With 335bhp and 500Nm of torque, it's good for 0-62mph in just 4.3 seconds.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous rear-wheel drive chassis
  • Bold styling
  • Lots of fun to drive
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autoexpress[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 66%
Reviewers from Autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The 2.0-litre GR Supra has clear benefits, chiefly its price, but it also feels more nimble thanks to its weight loss. Of course, it isn't as quick, doesn't sound as good nor has the level of refinement you get from the six-cylinder. Toyota GB hopes it will help reignite Supra sales, too – only 271 cars were sold here last year.
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Pros[**]
  • More nimble than the 3.0-litre
  • More fun to drive
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

carmagazine[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 67%
Reviewers from Carmagazine have found the following[***]:
The new Toyota Supra is built on the same platform as the BMW Z4. Both cars share the same 3.0-litre straight-six and eight-speed torque converter auto gearbox. The two teams have developed different settings for the suspension and electronics. The Supra's darker colour palette and the continuous strip across the dashboard that delineates the air vents helps make the dash feel wider, lower and more sports car-y.
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Pros[**]
  • Engaging and engaging to drive
  • Lots of standard equipment
  • Impressive handling
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

cnet[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 60%
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
The 2020 Toyota Supra is a good sports car, and that's all that matters. There's some fourth-gen Supra styling inspiration sprinkled into the front end. The automatic gearbox is great, but I still can't help but wonder how much more involving the Supra experience would be with a stick-shift setup.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful I6 engine
  • Excellent on-road dynamics
  • Lots of standard driver-assistance features
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

cnet[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 54%
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
The 2021 Toyota GR Supra 2.0 is stylish, sharp and plenty swift. Despite ticking all these boxes, something's still missing, and I can't quite put my finger on it. The car's ride is properly pounding, any suppleness traded in for exemplary body control and zero roll through corners.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful twin-turbo V8 engine
  • Sleek styling
  • Comfortable ride
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

cnet[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
The 2020 Toyota Supra was an absolute hoot on the road, but its output figures lagged behind the sprightlier variant of the BMW Z4. For 2021, Toyota has added new aluminum strut tower braces, revised the adaptive suspension tuning and swapped out the bump stops. Toyota's Entune is nowhere to be seen; instead, the 8.8-inch screen on the dashboard is available.
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Pros[**]
  • New infotainment tech
  • More fun to drive than before
  • Lots of standard equipment
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

digitaltrends[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 73%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
When the Toyota Supra stopped selling stateside after the Mark IV generation in 1998, its top-spec Turbo variant had an MSRP of $40,508. After gauging the market and wetting the appetites of car enthusiasts, tuners, and racing fans alike, Toyota had enough solid demand to justify the model's return. The 2020 GR Supra utilizes the same twin-turbocharged “B58B30” inline-six found in the BMW M340i and Z4 M40i.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful twin-turbo inline-six
  • Excellent handling
  • Excellent infotainment system
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

digitaltrends[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The fifth-generation 2020 Toyota Supra was developed with outside help. It may have a Toyota badge on the hood, but underneath the 2020 Supra is actually a BMW Z4. The two cars were developed in tandem, a move that gave Toyota a new Supra at a fraction of the cost of developing it independently.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful inline-six engine
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Comfortable ride
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

  1. 1. ^ Toyota Supra review. Autoexpress. 06 June 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ New Toyota Supra 2019 review. Autoexpress. 28 May 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ New Toyota Supra 2.0 2021 review. Autoexpress. 29 January 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. 4. ^ New Toyota GR Supra review: worth the wait. Carmagazine. 01 January 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  5. 5. ^ 2020 Toyota Supra review: A solid sports car that’s rife with controversy. Cnet. 21 August 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  6. 6. ^ 2021 Toyota GR Supra 2.0 review: More than enough, but something's missing. Cnet. 18 September 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  7. 7. ^ 2021 Toyota Supra 3.0 review: Punchier pint-sizer. Cnet. 06 October 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  8. 8. ^ 2020 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 Premium first drive review. Digitaltrends. 12 September 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  9. 9. ^ 2020 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 Premium review: King returns. Digitaltrends. 30 May 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  10. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  11. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  12. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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