As with its predecessor, the A80, the fifth-generation GR Supra offers a driver-focused interior, but one that is infinitely more refined and upmarket. The space is tight, and taller passengers might struggle to get in and out, but the bubble roof offers passengers a few more inches of headroom. The overall design is sleek and minimalist, which is perfect for such a driver's car; there's very little to distract you from racing around your local track. There is some parts sharing happening between the Supra and the BMW Z4, but we don't consider that a bad thing at all, and those familiar with modern BMWs will feel right at home.
The Supra is a two-seater with reach-through access to the trunk. Taller people may feel that things are a little tight, but the bubbled roof gives 38.3 inches of headroom, and the seat slides back far enough to accommodate long legs. Forward visibility is excellent, and with its curved front screen, it feels like you're sitting in the cockpit of a fighter plane or a sci-fi spaceship. Those who have racetrack experience and have been taught to look through a corner to where they're going will appreciate the design.
There's ample adjustment for the seats, although the base model requires you to manually set the seat for optimal driving. Upper trims get 14-way power adjustments with four-way lumbar and two-way bolster adjustments.
|Toyota GR Supra Trims||2.0||3.0||3.0 Premium||A91 Carbon Fiber Edition|
|Headroom Front Seat||38.3 in.||38.3 in.||38.3 in.||38.3 in.|
|Legroom Front Seat||42.2 in.||42.2 in.||42.2 in.||42.2 in.|
|Shoulder Room Front||54.4 in.||54.4 in.||54.4 in.||54.4 in.|
|Hip Room, Front||54.2 in.||54.2 in.||54.2 in.||54.2 in.|
When it comes to the GR Supra seats and interior upholstery, there isn't a great deal of choice in terms of color schemes. Both the 2.0 and 3.0 Supra models have black alcantara/leather-trimmed sport seats as standard, with the 3.0 Premium upgrading to full leather in black or red. The A91-CF comes with a combination black/red alcantara and leather-trimmed sport seats with red stitching.
The steering wheel is black leather on base models, with the upper trims getting red stitching. Carbon fiber interior accents are standard across the range. On the 3.0 Premium and A91 Edition, the standard pedals are replaced with sport items.
Buying a two-door sports coupe for its cargo-holding abilities is like buying a Miata for drag racing - it doesn't make any sense. But the 2022 Toyota Supra isn't as cargo-crippled as you might think. Pop the hatchback-style liftgate, and you're presented with 10.2 cubic feet of space, which, in this class, is impressive. The outgoing Nissan 370Z, for instance, could only muster 6.9 cubic feet. There's no point suggesting that the liftgate or aperture are conducive to loading stuff in the trunk either, but this shouldn't be an expectation in a car like this. Still, you should be able to fit your stock intercooler, intake, and downpipes in there after you've visited your local tuner.
Inside the car, there are small storage areas in the center console, an armrest storage bin, cupholders, and a glovebox.
The base model makes the Supra more attainable by downsizing the engine and features list, but you still get a pretty good deal, with features such as dual-zone automatic climate control, a fully digital TFT LCD gauge cluster, an eight-way manually-adjustable driver's seat, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with universal garage door opener. Adding to everyday convenience is a smart key with smart entry and start. The safety suite comprises cruise control, lane departure warning with steering assist, pre-collision warning with pedestrian detection, and a rearview camera.
The 3.0 model adds a 14-way power-adjustable driver's seat with driver seat memory plus lumbar and bolster adjustment. The 3.0 Premium model gets luxury features such as a full-color head-up display, heated seats, and wireless phone charging. Blind-spot monitoring and parking sensors can be added optionally by means of the Safety & Technology Package.
Standard equipment for the 2022 GR Supra includes an 8.8-inch display screen with Supra Command, a lightly reskinned version of BMW's iDrive, which is not a bad thing. The sound system comes with four speakers as standard on the 2.0 and 10 speakers on the 3.0, but can be upgraded to a 12-speaker 500-watt JBL audio system, which comes standard on Premium and A91-CF models. Either way, we're not too impressed by the setup. The system is intuitive, but some adjustments are buried deeper than we would like. Wireless Apple CarPlay is available as an option, but Android Auto is entirely, and frustratingly, absent. The 3.0 Premium and A91 get an 8.8-inch touchscreen, the 12-speaker JBL sound system, wireless Apple CarPlay, and navigation as standard. All trims have Bluetooth, SiriusXM, and USB connectivity.
For the 2022 Model year, those that opt for the JBL sound system also get full-screen Apple CarPlay, which will make up a little for the poor decision to upgrade. Perhaps it's because the Supra is a purist's sports car and the sound system is an afterthought, but the JBL system is bass-heavy - and its loose, murky bass. The mids aren't great either, and we found the high-end fatiguing on the ears. If you're thinking about the upgrade, listen to it first and listen to it for at least twenty minutes before deciding.