2021 Toyota Supra Gains HP, Loses MPG

With a gain of 47 hp, the fuel economy in the new Supra takes a hit.

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Back in February we learned that, just one model year after its debut, the Toyota Supra would be getting a power bump. The 2021 iteration of the reborn sport coupe will now deliver 382 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque from its 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six, up 47 hp and 3 lb-ft compared to the 2020 Supra. Also joining the lineup is a turbocharged four-cylinder base model good for 255 hp.

The additional power comes at the expense of fuel economy, but not by much.

While the 2020 model returns an EPA-rated 24/31/26 mpg city/highway/combined, the 2021 Supra manages 22/25/30 mpg. The new, more powerful model therefore loses 2 mpg in the city and 1 mpg on the highway. Keep in mind, though, the Supra is still more efficient than the new Chevy Corvette, the Porsche Cayman GTS, Shelby GT 500 and the BMW M2.

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The 2021 Supra's new engine is the more powerful 382-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six that's found in the Z4 M40i. Along with the upgraded the engine, Toyota also revised the chassis on the 2021 models by adding things like lightweight aluminum braces that tie the strut towers to the radiator support, revised damper tuning, adaptive dampers, differential, and stability control.

The BMW-sourced inline-six remains paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission—no manual gearbox in sight. However, the Gated Six Division of European Auto Group can fix that for you.

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