2021 Toyota Supra 2.0: performance, specification and prices

New entry-level Toyota Supra counters its bigger brother’s extra power and speed with less weight and a much more affordable price tag

James Allen
Feb 28, 2021

Interested in driving a new Toyota Supra, but put off by its high price tag? It may be worth having another look at the Japanese sports car, then, as it’s now available with a more affordable entry-level model that could bring it within reach.

Just as its name suggests, the Toyota Supra 2.0 has a smaller engine than its Supra 3.0 sibling - a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder unit compared with the other car’s 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder one. Having a smaller engine means the Supra 2.0 doesn’t have the outright punch of the 3.0-litre car, though with 258hp and 400Nm on tap, the smaller-engined Supra has enough up its sleeves for a 0-62mph acceleration time of 5.2 seconds, which is still pretty speedy.

Because of the smaller engine, the 2.0-litre Toyota Supra weighs 100kg less than the 3.0-litre version, so it should be a little bit more agile to drive. It’s not the only area where the 258hp Supra is lighter than the 340hp version; with prices starting from just under £46,000, it’s also around £8,000 less expensive than the equivalent Supra 3.0.

Power, engine size and price tag aside, there aren’t many other areas where the two Supras differ. Both cars are pretty much identical visually inside and out, and they also share the same rear-wheel drive layout and eight-speed automatic transmission. Most of the in-car tech list remains as is, too - though the less powerful Supra does go without some of the extras on the brawnier car, such as parking sensors, power-adjustable seats and a head-up display that beams driving info onto the windscreen.

Quick facts

  • 258hp and 400Nm of torque
  • 0-62mph in 5.2 seconds
  • Rear-wheel drive and automatic only
  • Entry-level version of Supra sports car
  • Prices from £45,995
  • On sale now

2021 Toyota Supra 2.0 power and performance

It may be the baby of the Supra range, but Toyota claims the sports car still has plenty of performance at its disposal. The car’s 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine produces 258hp and 400Nm, which Toyota says is enough for this version of the Supra to accelerate to 62mph from a standing start in 5.2 seconds.

While the more powerful 3.0-litre is even faster still, it doesn’t have an outrageously big advantage over the 2.0-litre car in the performance stakes. It’s less than a second faster to 62mph than the 2.0-litre car, for instance, and top speeds are identical as both versions of the Supra are limited to 155mph.

The similarities go further than that, too. Like the 3.0-litre car, the 2.0-litre Toyota Supra is exclusively rear-wheel drive. Likewise, the pair also have the same gearbox, in the form of an eight-speed automatic, though you can change gears manually by using the shifter paddles behind the steering wheel.

Toyota Supra 2.0 vs Toyota Supra 3.0

Toyota Supra 2.0

Toyota Supra 3.0

Engine

2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder

3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder

Power

258hp

340hp

Torque

400Nm

500Nm

0-62mph

5.2 seconds

4.3 seconds

Top speed

155mph (limited)

155mph (limited)

Fuel economy

37.7mpg

34.4mpg

2021 Toyota Supra specifications and in-car tech

The engine may be different, but the 2.0-litre Toyota Supra’s tech specs are broadly in line with the 3.0-litre car. Like its more powerful sibling, the entry-level Toyota Supra comes as standard with convenience kit such as heated front seats, an 8.8-inch touchscreen media system and a reversing camera, as well as more performance-oriented equipment like an adaptive suspension system that can adjust how firm the ride is.

Not every feature from the larger-engined Supra has trickled down to the base version, though. For example, 2.0-litre cars aren’t available at all with the head-up display unit or the adaptive cruise control system you’ll find on the more powerful car. Even rear parking sensors are omitted from the 2.0-litre Supra’s spec sheet.

2021 Toyota Supra Fuji Speedway Edition specs

In addition to the standard 2.0-litre Supra spec, there’s also a special edition Fuji Speedway Edition version (which is named after the Toyota-owned race track in Japan). Limited to 45 examples in the UK, the Fuji Speedway Edition Supra doesn’t have any mechanical upgrades over the base car. Instead, the changes are mostly cosmetic - for instance, there’s an exclusive white metallic paint finish, and the interior is made a bit sportier by red-and-black sports seats.

The biggest change over the regular Supra comes with the alloy wheels. Whereas the standard car has 18-inch items, the Fuji Speedway Edition has 19-inch wheels. In theory, this should improve handling a little bit, as the fact there's less rubber between you and the road means the car will lean a bit less around corners - though there will also be the trade-off of a mildly firmer ride over bumps.

2021 Toyota Supra 2.0 prices

The 2.0-litre Toyota Supra starts from £45,995, or £47,395 if you opt for the special edition Fuji Speedway Edition version. Both 2.0-litre models are by far the most affordable versions of the Supra, as prices for the 3.0-litre car start from £53,035.

 

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