Whether or not you like the fact that the 2021 Toyota Supra has a BMW engine and interior bits, it’s still a great sports car that you comfortably drive every day. I’ve spent a good amount of time and nearly 400 miles driving the Supra 2.0 and after getting over the fact that it’s not completely a Toyota, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it.
At one point, I even took a day trip through the back roads of Boulder, Colo., and I found that the Supra is not only a blast to drive on paved roads, but it even does well on unpaved roads. Of course, it’s not really meant for that, but I didn’t have much of a choice since my GPS lead me down that path.
The 2021 Toyota Supra soaks up bumps nicely
Upon first glance, you could easily write the 2021 Toyota Supra off as being a rough-riding, bouncy sports car. But if you spend about 10 minutes driving it, you’ll quickly notice just how smooth it actually is. In fact, I couldn’t get over just how comfortable it was during the time I had it.
It didn’t matter if I was driving on the smooth pavement on the back roads or the pothole-laden freeway, the Supra seemed to soak up imperfections nearly as well as a Toyota Camry. There is some road noise, of course, but the car never got upset when driving over uneven pavement and it never punished my kidneys either.
There was even one point where Google Maps lead me down an unsuspecting dirt road, and although I was a little worried that the Supra couldn’t handle it, it proved me wrong. Even without the luxury of having pavement under the tires, the Supra made its way over the dirt road splendidly without any hint of jarring ride quality.
Despite its softness, the Toyota Supra handles well
Although the 2021 Supra 2.0’s suspension is softer than you might expect, it’s still stiff enough to handle corners with ease. The Supra 2.0 doesn’t come with the hollow stabilizer bars in the engine bay like its Supra 3.0 older brother, but it gets the job done through the corners nonetheless.
I made sure to pitch it through some winding canyon roads and take corners with the pseudo-F1 driving skills I have acquired through playing video games. After all of that driving, I can say that this rear-drive, 3,200-pound sports car can move like a ballerina through a chorus line. Its steering is precise and nicely weighted and its 18-inch wheels wrapped in sticky Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires provide excellent grip, as long as you’re not driving in snow.
Overall, I would say that the Toyota Supra can cut through canyon roads “like a hot knife through butter,” but that’s too cliché. Instead, I’ll just say that it can carve up whatever roads you can put it on, even if it’s not paved.
The Toyota Supra is a carver and a cruiser
When I was done getting my spirited driving fix on the back roads, I headed back home via the highway. Again, I couldn’t get over just how quiet and comfortable this car actually is, mainly when the windows are rolled up.
Roll down the windows at freeway speeds and you’ll be treated to a lot of turbulent air and wind buffeting. It’s loud and obnoxious, but it seems to be due to the way the roofline slopes down and how the windows are shaped.
In the end, the 2021 Supra does double duty as a road-going cruiser just as much as it is a canyon carver. Just do your best to keep in on the road, and not off of it, unless Google Maps tells you to.