2024 Toyota GR Supra: The Sports Car Icon That Continues to Impress

Now in its fifth model year, the current-generation Toyota GR Supra marks the occasion with a special 45th Anniversary Edition. This stylish two-seater, available to only 900 U.S. buyers, places a fitting capstone on the model line.

No matter how the Supra is configured, it delivers a fitting blend of style and performance, for a pleasing sports car experience that’s available at an attainable price point.

2024 Toyota GR Supra

Toyota offers the 2024 GR Supra in six configurations. Only one is powered by a four-cylinder engine. The other five feature an inline-six.

The standard model is the 2.0L RWD ($45,540). Both the Base A/T RWD and M/T cost $54,500, followed by the Premium M/T RWD priced from $57,650.

This year, Toyota slots in a pair of 45th anniversary models costing $64,375. Like the base model, this grade comes with either an automatic or manual transmission for the same price. Add $1,095 for the destination charge.

Besides the special edition, the 2024 model features light changes, including new seat and interior colors.

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Exterior Highlights

We’ve discussed the Supra’s exterior design extensively in previous reviews (20232021, and 2020). What we can say is that its muscular looks remain just as fetching as before.

2024 Toyota GR Supra side

For those in search of something unique, we recommend considering the 45th Anniversary model. This special edition enhances the Premium grade by offering two exclusive color options: Mikan Blast and Absolute Zero. These shades nod respectfully to the Supra’s rich heritage.

The special edition is distinguished by its matte-black 19-inch wheels, a gloss black rear spoiler, and special black and orange accents, featuring the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing logo on the strut tower braces.

With so few copies available, this collector’s item commands an additional investment of $6,700 for acquisition.

Interior Highlights

The interior of the Supra can best be described as cozy, tailored to comfortably accommodate two adults of average stature. The term “average” is key, as those over 6 feet tall may struggle with entering and exiting due to the car’s low and sloping roofline.

Seat adjustability is limited by the rear bulkhead’s proximity to the cabin, with the most effective strategy being to adjust the seat to its lowest setting and snug it up against the bulkhead for optimal positioning. Once settled, the seating proves to be comfortable.

2024 Toyota GR Supra seats

Nevertheless, it’s notable that the Supra lacks a seat extender, a feature commonly found in BMW models but absent here.

The model we tested was equipped with an automatic transmission (regrettably), though we’ve previously experienced driving the Supra with a manual. It offers ample space for foot movement, and the forward visibility is commendable.

Side visibility is adequate, but it’s worth noting that having a passenger can significantly reduce your field of view. Regarding rear visibility, the Supra is on par with other sports cars, meaning it has its share of substantial blind spots.

Toyota equips the Supra with Alcantara/leather sport seats as standard, with leather seating available on the higher trims. The optional 14-way adjustable driver’s seat includes lumbar support and heating features. The vehicle also comes with dual-zone climate control and a manually adjustable steering column.

Storage space within the cabin is somewhat restricted, aside from a broad yet shallow compartment beneath the liftgate. A storage net on the passenger side, a pair of cupholders, and a cell phone holder offer some organizational solutions.

Technology and Safety

On the tech front, the Supra’s offerings are on the minimalist side. It is almost difficult to believe, but the base model comes with a four-speaker audio system. We’ve seen cars costing half that much with at least six or eight speakers.

2024 Toyota GR Supra interior

Move away from the base model and a 10-speaker audio package comes with the 3.0L model and a 12-speaker JBL system elsewhere. A head-up display is available. 

Every model comes with an 8.8-inch rectangular display screen that sits above the center stack. It lacks touchscreen connectivity in only the base model. Satellite radio and USB connectivity are included. All other grades add wireless Apple CarPlay and navigation. Roadside connect is also available. 

Concerning safety matters, all grades come with automatic high beams, lane departure alert with steering assist, and a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection.

An available Driver Assist Package includes dynamic radar cruise control, blind spot monitor, rear cross traffic alert, and parking sensors with emergency braking function. This upgrade ($1,195) is available with the top trims equipped with the automatic transmission only.


Perhaps the most significant attribute of the Supra is its performance. Sharing the same chassis as the BMW Z4, the Supra also shares the German manufacturer’s engines and transmissions.

2024 Toyota GR Supra engine

Powering the base model is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Paired only with an 8-speed automatic transmission, this model makes 25 mpg city, 31 mpg highway, for a combined 27 mpg.

Most Supra models come with a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six-cylinder engine. This one develops 382 horsepower and 368 pound-feet of torque. This version makes 23/31/26 mpg city/highway/combined with the automatic transmission or 5 mpg less with the manual.

Driving Highlights

The Toyota GR Supra epitomizes the essence of a driver’s car. It took until the fourth year of this generation’s model for a manual transmission option to be introduced. This happened after the debut of the smaller turbocharged four-cylinder model, which is available exclusively with an automatic transmission.

Simply put, the Supra delivers enjoyment with either transmission option. However, for the true enthusiasts, the manual transmission remains the unrivaled choice.

2024 Toyota GR Supra rear

The standard grade model is equipped with a six-cylinder engine featuring automatic transmission and twin-scroll turbocharging technology, a feature shared with the standard four-cylinder engine.

This technology utilizes a single turbo enclosure with a turbine blade, incorporating two separate pathways, or “scrolls,” for exhaust gases. By dividing the manifold into two scrolls, each handling exhaust from half the engine’s cylinders, it significantly reduces turbo lag.

Find an open road and the Supra shines in all its glory. We’re not paddle shifter fans, but if you’re “stuck” with the automatic and still crave at least a measure of control over the transmission, then have at it.

Weighing in at approximately 3,400 pounds, the rear-wheel-drive Supra moves spryly on its feet.  The six-cylinder rockets from 0-60 mph in about 4 seconds, the smaller engine is about a second slower.

With the manual, expect your time to fall somewhere between the two, although you may still be in second gear when you reach 60 mph.

The exhilaration of acceleration is accompanied by the deliciously melodious sound of a cat-back exhaust. As the Supra gains momentum, its precise and responsive steering, along with its captivating handling, becomes prominent.

Though it might seem overstated, the Supra creates an almost seamless connection between driver and vehicle, embodying the unique bond that sports cars deliver. The engine’s roar and the exhaust’s growl highlight the enduring appeal of ICE-powered vehicles among driving enthusiasts.

Toyota GR Supra Considerations

Five years on, the GR Supra continues to astonish us. Opting for the four-cylinder engine reveals an unexpectedly adept vehicle.

However, the unparalleled choice is the six-cylinder engine coupled with a manual gearbox. This pairing is increasingly scarce in our era, marking it as especially valuable for enthusiasts who prioritize the driving experience.

Matthew Keegan

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