Is a Used 2021 Toyota Supra 2.0 Worth Spending $40,000 on?
“This would be a great $25,000 car in 10 years,” I thought as I started up the 2021 Toyota Supra 2.0. It was my second time behind the wheel of the BMW-powered Toyota sports car, and its performance already blew me away. It may not be as fast as its Supra 3.0 bigger brother, but the Supra 2.0 has its merits.
It’s been a couple of years since Toyota unleashed the four-cylinder Supra, which means that used prices are hanging steady at around $40,000. But is that slightly decreased price over its original MSRP worth the cash?
The 2021 Toyota Supra 2.0 has enough power for daily driving
The first thing to address with any sports car is its power output. As such, many critics and enthusiasts thought the turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine in the 2021 Toyota Supra would not be enough. However, I’m happy to report that its 255 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque are more than enough for daily driving.
I put the Supra 2.0 through its paces while driving it through the Colorado mountains a couple of years ago. I was surprised at how well the car’s mid-range torque did on the steep inclines and various elevations.
Sure, the Supra 2.0 may not have as much power as the Supra 3.0 (382 hp), but truthfully, it doesn’t matter. Unless you’re planning to do a lot of burnouts or need the extra ponies for racing the car on a racetrack, chances are you won’t notice a massive difference during everyday driving.
One major pro of having the four-cylinder engine in the Supra instead of the six-cylinder one is fuel efficiency. The EPA says the Supra 2.0 can get up to 31 mpg on the highway, and it’s not wrong. I averaged around 31 mpg during the week we had it.
The Toyota Supra 2.0 has enough everyday comfort
In addition to having enough power, the Toyota Supra 2.0 comes well-equipped for nearly everyone’s daily driving needs. There’s an 8.8-inch screen that sits in the center of the dash and runs BMW’s iDrive 6 software. It’s a little outdated, and my biggest gripe is the lack of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, but it works well regardless.
The base Supra’s audio system is also lacking because it only has four speakers. However, a premium JBL sound system is available. There also aren’t any heated seats or heated steering wheel to speak of, but the auto climate control system works well.
Comfort features aside, the Supra 2.0’s cabin is a fine space to spend time in while commuting. The door openings are a little narrow, though, so getting in and out of it can come with a few head bumps on the low-slung roof.
But once you’re in, the seats provide plenty of support and comfort. I also like the car’s suede and leather seats instead of the full leather buckets in the Supra 3.0.
Another noteworthy aspect of this Toyota sports car is its lack of an adaptive suspension. Fortunately, its fixed suspension is soft enough to not upset the car over bumps and dips but stiff enough to get the car to handle well in the corners.
The Michelin sport tires help with traction as well but don’t expect an electronic limited-slip differential to aid with traction because, unlike in the 3.0, it’s not there.
Is the 2021 Toyota Supra 2.0 worth its price on the used market?
Considering the type of performance the 2021 Toyota Supra 2.0 puts out for a streetworthy sports car, I think it’s worth $40,000 in its used form. However, its lack of tech features and some performance features like the limited-slip differential and chassis bracing found on the Supra 3.0 make it a little less worth it.
That said, if you can find one for around $35,000, it could be a better value proposition. Otherwise, you may have to wait another 10 years until the price drops to around $25,000.