As travel restrictions lifted, we hit the road in our 2020 Toyota Supra, and we’ve added more than 5,000 city and highway miles since the first update. As a result, our once-empty-road fuel economy (27 mpg average) is now more representative of real-world driving at 25 mpg. The EPA estimates 26 combined, so we’re close. A couple long drives that nearly drained the tank proved the Supra can be quite miserly, returning 30 to 31 mpg.
Supra at the Track
Not only are we driving more, we had an opportunity to run to our test facility to see how this 3.0 Premium measures up against two “Launch Editions” we tested last year. There’s no difference in hardware, only a 21-pound weight difference, so we didn’t expect a difference in performance. We were right; identical 0-60 mph times (3.9 seconds), the same quarter-mile times (12.5 seconds) and trap speeds were all within a half mph of one another. The three are separated by 7 feet braking from 60 mph, with ours in the middle at 103 feet. Lateral acceleration on the skidpad was a dead heat with all three posting an average of 1.01 g. On our “race track in a bottle” figure-eight test, they were separated by 0.4 second, ours bringing up the rear with a 24.3-second lap.
Supra Testing Notes
During the quarter-mile acceleration runs, the test driver commented, “It really doesn’t matter if TC [traction control] is on or off, there’s a just-right amount of wheelspin regardless. Launch control does the same thing, as well. Very consistent, but it can feel a little dicey until the shift to second gear. Sounds great as it upshifts at redline.” Regarding the braking test, he said, “Brakes (and tires) like a little heat as the distances grew shorter. Firm pedal, very little dive, and no squirm to speak of. Highly controlled, even from 100 mph. In order: 106, 106, 103, 104 feet.” For sports cars, we do at least one stop from 100 mph to ascertain a theoretical 0-100-0 mph time. Our Supra earned a highly respectable 13.9-second time.
All things considered, the Supra is living up to its lineage, convoluted as it may be with this generation.
Read more about our long-term 2020 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 Premium:
|2020 Toyota GR Supra (3.0 Premium)|
|PRICE AS TESTED||$56,565|
|VEHICLE LAYOUT||Front-engine, RWD, 2-pass, 2-door hatchback|
|ENGINE||3.0L/335-hp/365-lb-ft turbo DOHC 24-valve I-6|
|CURB WEIGHT (F/R DIST)||3,346 lb (52/48%)|
|LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT||172.5 x 73.0 x 50.9 in|
|0-60 MPH||3.9 sec|
|QUARTER MILE||12.5 sec @ 110.6 mph|
|BRAKING, 60-0 MPH||103 ft|
|LATERAL ACCELERATION||1.01 g (avg)|
|MT FIGURE EIGHT||24.3 sec @ 0.79 g (avg)|
|EPA CITY/HWY/COMB FUEL ECON||24/31/26 mpg|
|ENERGY CONS, CITY/HWY||140/109 kWh/100 miles|
|CO2 EMISSIONS, COMB||0.73 lb/mile|
|TOTAL MILEAGE||5,640 mi|
|AVERAGE FUEL ECON||24.9 mpg|
|UNRESOLVED PROBLEM AREAS||Dim instrument panel/screen|