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Toyota Supra (5th, J29) Review Rundown

ToyotaPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 0%
Pros**
  • Punchy six-cylinder engine
  • Fantastic rear-wheel drive chassis
Cons**
  • 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[*] 74%
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.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Powerful six-cylinder engine
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons[**]
  • M2 Competition is more fun to drive

autoexpress[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 69%
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[**]
  • Powerful six-cylinder engine
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons[**]
  • Not as agile as rivals
  • M2 Competition is more fun to drive

autoexpress[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
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[**]
  • Bigger engine
  • Great handling
Cons[**]
  • Not as quick as the 3.0
  • No wireless charging

carmagazine[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 73%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following[***]:
, Normal and Sport, altering the pre-sets for the power steering, transmission, active diff, stability control and the standard-fit adaptive dampers. In Normal mode, the ride quality is impressively smooth, with the exception of a little occasional see-saw choppiness that's common to many short-wheelbase cars. Even the firmer Sport mode is entirely acceptable on the majority of roads. The boot can just about accommodate three big bags, making a getaway for two feasible.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful turbocharged engine
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Good handling
Cons[**]
  • No manual gearbox
  • Lack of space in the cabin

cnet[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
The new 2020 Toyota Supra has a 3.0-liter, turbocharged I6 engine. 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. The Supra's perfect 50:50 weight distribution and a low center of gravity help give it sharp handling.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Fun to drive
  • Excellent infotainment
  • Comfortable ride
Cons[**]
  • Lacks Android Auto
  • No adaptive cruise control

cnet[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 59%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
This car's handsome proportions, nose-to-the-ground front end and perky backside make it look like nothing else on the road. Despite the curvaceous metalwork, this machine isn't particularly wide, or large in any dimension. Blind-spot monitoring and other useful features, such as rear cross-traffic alert, aren't standard.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Giddy-up powertrain
  • Gorgeous styling
  • Comfortable ride
Cons[**]
  • Lackluster infotainment
  • No Android Auto

cnet[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
The 2020 model was rated at 24 miles per gallon city and 31 mpg highway, and the 2021 now earns ratings of 22 and 30. The interior feels appropriate for the price, with plenty of soft touch points and the right amount of physical switchgear. Relying on BMW's infotainment tech isn't a bad thing at all.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous styling
  • Comfortable ride
  • Excellent infotainment tech
Cons[**]
  • Lane-keep assist is too aggressive
  • No Android Auto

digitaltrends[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 93%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
BMW's twin-turbocharged “B58B30” inline-six found in the BMW M340i and Z4 M40i. It's in a different state of tune, churning out 335 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque. Mated to the same ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic, 60mph happens in just 4.1 seconds.
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Pros[**]
  • Superb handling
  • Superb infotainment
  • Comfortable ride
Cons[**]
  • Lacks a turbocharged inline-six

digitaltrends[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The 2020 Toyota Supra was worth the wait. It's a well-executed sports car that balances driving thrills with everyday usability and refinement. From the infotainment system to the engine, the BMW bits are what make this car so good. The Supra's $50,920 base price undercuts the Porsche Cayman and Chevy Corvette.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Comfortable ride
Cons[**]
  • No manual transmission
  • Lack of tech

References

1. ^ Toyota Supra review. autoexpress. 2019-06-06 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ New Toyota Supra 2019 review. autoexpress. 2019-05-28 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ New Toyota Supra 2.0 2021 review. autoexpress. 2021-01-29 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ New Toyota GR Supra review: worth the wait. carmagazine. 2020-01-01 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ 2021 Toyota Supra 3.0 review: Punchier pint-sizer. cnet. 2020-10-06 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
8. ^ 2020 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 Premium first drive review. digitaltrends. 2019-09-12 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
9. ^ 2020 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 Premium review: King returns. digitaltrends. 2020-05-30 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. 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.
**. 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.
***. 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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