3 Pros and 2 Cons of Driving a 2023 Toyota Supra Every Day
The Toyota Supra is undoubtedly one of the best sports cars in the market. Sure, it may be a BMW in some respects, but the collaboration between the German automaker and Toyota yielded a great product. In some ways, we can consider the Supra the “chicken and waffles” of the sports car world. It’s a little weird but also really good.
I’ve been driving the 2023 Toyota Supra for the past few days, and despite some of its weirdness, I have discovered much to like about it. If you plan on shopping for one in the future, here are three pros and two cons to consider, especially if you plan to drive it daily.
Pro: The 2023 Toyota Supra is a handsome sports car that gets a lot of attention
You don’t need glasses to see that the 2023 Toyota Supra’s exterior aesthetic is bold and handsome. The car’s swooping lines, sharp angles, and duckbill rear end are eye-catching, and you’ll know it when you see people take pictures of the car as you drive by. My time with the Supra made me feel like a celebrity as curious, wide-eyed onlookers stared at the car as I drove by. If you plan to make a Toyota Supra part of your future, remember that it could make you popular in your town.
Con: The Supra is not very fuel-efficient
Considering it’s a sports car, it should be no surprise that the Toyota Supra is not very fuel efficient. The EPA estimates that the car should get up to 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway – 21 mpg combined. In my week of testing, I averaged around 19-20 mpg in mixed driving conditions, which is on par with the EPA estimates. But it should be noted that if you plan to drive it daily, be prepared to pull up to the pump a lot.
Pro: The Supra’s turbocharged engine is a potent powerplant
What the Supra lacks in fuel efficiency, it makes up for in power. Under the hood is a BMW-sourced turbocharged inline-six engine that puts out 382 hp and 368 lb-ft of torque. It’s an awesome engine that operates smoothly through the powerband while providing monstrous mid-range torque. That torque is great for freeway pulls and passing slower cars – whether you happen to be racing them or not.
Con: Its interior could be cramped for some, and it’s tough to get in and out of
I’m 5 feet, 8 inches tall, and I have had the darndest time getting in and out of the Toyota Supra. The roofline in the door entryway sits really low, and the steering wheel gets in the way, which means that you have to fold yourself into the car. Also, getting out of it isn’t a very attractive procedure, especially when those curious onlookers are watching your every move in the grocery store parking lot.
Once you’re in the car, its two-seat layout could be cramped for some drivers and passengers, especially if they are over 6 feet, 2 inches tall.
Pro: The Supra now comes with a manual transmission
Driving enthusiasts can rejoice! The Toyota Supra’s biggest change for the 2023 model year is the addition of a six-speed manual transmission. The stick shift does not cost extra money, and the best part is that it shifts well with nicely spaced gear ratios to make use of the car’s powerband.
Is the 2023 Toyota Supra a good daily driver?
Yes. Although the 2023 Toyota Supra lacks back seats and a large trunk, it’s still civilized enough to be driven daily. The car’s tremendous power, good looks, and creature comforts make it fun and comfortable to drive. If you’re thinking about getting one in the future, I highly recommend it. However, remember these pros and cons first.