2022 Toyota GR Supra

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2022 Toyota GR Supra Test Drive Review: Is The Shine Fading?

The revival of the Toyota Supra is into its third year now, and changes are minimal apart from a carbon fiber-based limited special edition. The 2022 Toyota GR Supra is slowly but surely winning over cynical enthusiasts while competing directly with its BMW Z4 relative and other sports cars hovering around the $40,000 mark like the V8-powered Ford Mustang GT. However, the Toyota Supra and BMW Z4 bring a markedly different experience from the American V8 sports coupes. The Supra is available with either a BMW-supplied 2.0-liter, four-cylinder lump making 255 horsepower, or one of BMW's finest engines - the current 3.0-liter turbo-six - producing 382 hp. We've had the opportunity to drive both. A BMW-based sports car built to Toyota's specification should be a dream for enthusiasts, but how does it hold up against the competition in 2022?

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2022 Toyota GR Supra Changes: What’s The Difference vs The 2021 GR Supra?

The famed Supra is back for 2022, with the biggest news being the introduction of the A91-CF Edition. The CF stands for carbon fiber, and only 600 of these cars will be sold, exclusively in North America. The A91-CF features a carbon-fiber body kit, a rear spoiler, and 19-inch wheels finished in matte Black. The interior of the CF gets a red and black theme.

Other changes for 2022 are heated seats as standard on the 3.0 Supra, and a red interior design for 3.0 Premium models. Cars fitted with the optional JBL sound system also get full-screen Apple CarPlay.

Pros and Cons

  • Excellent choice of engines
  • Entertaining driving experience
  • Big tuning potential
  • Refined interior
  • Unmistakable looks
  • The never-ending BMW jokes
  • Rearward visibility
  • Some may not like the exterior styling (they're wrong, though)

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2022 Toyota GR Supra Trims

See trim levels and configurations:

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
3.0L Turbo Inline-6 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
3.0 Premium
3.0L Turbo Inline-6 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
A91 Carbon Fiber Edition
3.0L Turbo Inline-6 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
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2022 GR Supra Exterior

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  • Length 172.5 in
  • Wheelbase 97.2 in
  • Height 51.1 in
  • Max Width 73.0 in
  • Front Width 62.8 in
  • Rear Width 62.6 in
  • Curb Weight 3,181.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

  • Absolute Zero
  • Nitro Yellow
  • Phantom
  • Tungsten
  • Turbulence Gray
  • Nocturnal
  • Renaissance Red 2.0

2022 GR Supra Performance

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Engine and Transmission

  • Engines
    2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas, 3.0L Turbo Inline-6 Gas
  • Transmission
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain

Handling and Driving Impressions

There's a big difference in how the cars drive depending on which engine they have fitted, and it's not just down to the weight savings at the front with the four-cylinder. The Supra feels more eager to turn in with the smaller engine, but it's not pronounced enough to base a buying decision on that alone. The six-cylinder GR Supra adds weight with adaptive suspension and an active rear sport differential, which dramatically and positively affects how it gets the power down out of a corner. While our most recent 2.0-liter loaner model is more eager to turn in, the 3.0 is more eager to leave it and get to the next one. Either way, the Supra is at its best when corner carving, and the steering is beautifully weighted, accurate, and direct. It inspires confidence with its high level of grip, but taking the Supra to the edge requires finesse and confidence born from experience. It's not that the car is unbalanced or hard to drive, but it does like to be tail-happy when pushed over the limits of grip. The driver aids will step in for less experienced drivers running out of talent at that point, but they're not magical.

The Supra has a sharp edge from the factory, but that doesn't mean it's not a comfortable daily driver. The 2.0's standard suspension is firm but compliant, if a little bouncy at speed on a rougher road, while the adaptive suspension setup is more forgiving out of Sport mode. When it comes to daily driving, the Supra is only let down in that rear visibility is poor at best. However, if you're looking for a serious sports car, there are always compromises to be made.

2022 GR Supra Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
  • Front Leg Room 42.2 in
  • Front Head Room 38.3 in

2022 GR Supra Trunk and Cargo Space

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2022 GR Supra Safety and Reliability


  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    2 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Maintenance:
    2 Years \ 25,000 Miles

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

Verdict: Is the 2022 Toyota GR Supra A Good car?

There's no doubt the Supra is an entertaining sports car, even if it does feel more Germanic than Japanese now. While it doesn't quite have the soul of the legendary models, the modern Toyota Supra matches rather than excels over the fabled Mk IV from the early to mid-1990s in performance and handling. The BMW Z4 might be a better option for those seeking a more luxurious twist, but those options for real luxury start adding to the price quickly. For buyers looking for something purer when it comes to performance and sheer backroad enjoyment, the GR Supra is a wildly entertaining piece of engineering. The only letdown comes if you use an Android phone and/or enjoy listening to music when you drive. If you do, maybe stick with the base system and then look to the aftermarket later to get improved sound.

The Supra does have a superpower the previous iterations never had, though. It's amazing how people will pull over for it on a mountain road. Typically, you would be bored sitting behind them as they obliviously pass turnout after turnout. However, something about the front end of the Supra must register somewhere in the driver's brains and tell them the car behind shouldn't be shackled like that. On the flip side, it seems every rattle-trap lowered car on the planet wants to race a Supra. These are more typically the good and bad sides of driving a supercar.

2022 Toyota GR Supra Comparisons

BMW Z4 Roadster BMW
Toyota GR86
CompetitorHorsepowerMPGPrice (MSRP)
Toyota GR Supra255 hp25/32 mpg$44,640
BMW Z4 Roadster 255 hp25/32 mpg$49,900
Toyota GR86 228 hp20/27 mpg$28,400

2022 Toyota GR Supra vs BMW Z4 Roadster

BMW's Z cars have a long and rich history, not necessarily as the sharpest sports cars on the road, but as entertaining machines with a touch of class, and little has changed over the years. The 2022 Z4 Roadster is a good-looking car, and despite sharing a platform and powertrains with the GR Supra, it gets its own unique look and character. In terms of outright performance, these cars are equals and share both engine options and that sharp 8-speed transmission - the Z4 has the same specs as the 2022 GR Toyota Supra. On the road, the Toyota GR Supra is the better driver's car, but some will prefer the interior design and feel of the BMW. In terms of practicality, the Supra offers more cargo space. Notably, the Z4 offers top-down thrills and a much higher starting price. We'd stick with the GR Supra as it's simply more unique.

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2022 Toyota GR Supra vs Toyota GR86

The universally-loved Toyota GR86 is now in its second generation and comes packed with improved tech, sharper styling, and more power. This RWD drift-happy driver's car has been a massive sales success ever since it was launched nearly a decade ago, and the second-gen vehicle promises to deliver more affordable fun. Unlike the GR Supra, the 86 makes use of a naturally-aspirated engine. In the case of the 2022 car, you get a 2.4-liter boxer 4-cylinder producing 228 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. That is significantly less than you get in the 2.0 Supra, but at least the engine gets paired with a crisp six-speed manual transmission. In terms of fuel consumption, the GR86 will manage a best of 21/31/25 mpg, making it a heavier drinker than the Supra. The GR86 is also a smaller car and even more cramped, only offering 6.3 cubic feet of trunk space. The interior isn't as refined, and there isn't as much standard tech on offer. However, it does cost much less than the GR Supra at $27,700, making it an attractive choice for budget-minded buyers.

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