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July 13, 2024
2023 Toyota Supra Review

The 2023 Toyota Supra is a remarkable two-passenger sports coupe that stands out as the faster and more upscale option among Toyota’s current sports car lineup. This thrilling sports car segment includes prominent contenders like the co-developed BMW Z4, Jaguar F-Type, Porsche 718, Chevy Corvette, and the Subaru BRZ/Toyota 86 duo.

The 2023 Toyota Supra has garnered positive reviews and is undeniably an exceptional sports car. It delivers the quintessential features expected from such a vehicle, showcasing agile handling and offering a selection of potent engines. Although it has a firm ride and a cozy interior, the driving experience it offers is nothing short of exhilarating. Based on its overall attributes, it receives a commendable TCC Rating of 5.8 out of 10, further emphasizing its appeal in the sports car market.

 

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Excitingly, there are several noteworthy updates for the 2023 Toyota Supra. Now in its fourth year, the Supra line welcomes a manual transmission option, available for the Supra 3.0, 3.0 Premium, and A91 models. Notably, the A91-MT Edition, a limited production run of 500 units in the United States, offers exclusive exterior colors, Burnout and CU Later Gray, which are elegantly complemented by an exclusive hazelnut leather interior.

Moreover, all Supra models receive enhanced steering and suspension tuning, resulting in improved cornering capabilities. The 3.0 and A91 models benefit from a thrilling new feature called Hairpin+, further enhancing the car’s handling characteristics. Additionally, the Supra 3.0 Premium and A91-MT models offer an added premium JBL Audio system for an even more immersive driving experience.

In terms of design, the Supra’s exterior embraces a daring and dynamic look, featuring a hatchback coupe profile accented with stylish curves, lines, and scoops throughout. Inside the cabin, Toyota has chosen a more straightforward and refined approach, resulting in an elegant and inviting atmosphere for the driver and passenger.

Under the hood, the 2024 Toyota Supra boasts a lively BMW-sourced powertrain regardless of the model chosen. The 2.0 models are equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine producing 255 horsepower. On the other hand, the 3.0 models receive a 3.0-liter turbo inline-6 engine, significantly amping up the power output to 382 horsepower. This potent engine can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in under 4.0 seconds, giving the Supra an exhilarating and personality-rich driving experience. Both engine options also deliver commendable efficiency, with the 2.0 model achieving up to 28 mpg combined.

This year, the entire Supra lineup benefits from the upgrades in steering and suspension tuning, resulting in a more refined and enjoyable driving experience.

For those opting for the Supra 2.0, the weight savings of around 200 pounds compared to the 3.0 model translate to nimble and agile handling. Equipped with responsive steering and a comfortable ride from the 18-inch wheels and rubber, the Supra 2.0 offers a spirited driving experience.

 

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For the Supra 3.0 models, upgrades in suspension come with adaptive dampers, an electronic limited-slip differential for improved traction through turns, and 19-inch wheels. Enthusiasts will also be delighted to find that the new manual transmission is available exclusively with the 3.0-powered Supras, optimizing traction and braking for the manual gearbox. Moreover, Supra 3.0 and A91 versions benefit from the new Hairpin+ feature, enhancing turning ability through uphill curves.

While the Toyota Supra excels in performance and driving enjoyment, it does compromise on space. The cabin is not particularly spacious, offering limited legroom and cargo room. However, the interior is well-built, although some may find the BMW-sourced infotainment system to be slightly outdated.

As for pricing, the 2024 Toyota Supra starts at $44,365 with destination for the 2.0 model, and the Supra 3.0 A91-MT comes in at $59,440. The base features of the 2.0 include leather and Alcantara-trimmed upholstery, an 8.8-inch touchscreen, keyless start, and 18-inch alloy wheels. Safety features such as active lane control and automatic emergency braking are standard, while adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitors, and parking sensors are optional.

The Toyota Supra is manufactured at the Magna Steyr plant in Graz, Austria, ensuring its commitment to high-quality production and assembly.

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