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Toyota Supra coupe - MPG, running costs & CO2

For a sports car, the Toyota Supra shouldn't be too alarming at the pumps

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​​It might be a similar size to the Toyota GR86, but the Supra has been designed from the outset to be a more luxurious grand tourer; the intention is that you'd be just as happy to drive the car to the South of France as you would be to do laps of a racing circuit.

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Constantly having to stop to fill up with petrol would compromise that ability, but happily the Supra's reasonable fuel economy and 52-litre tank means it should be capable of around 400 miles between stops.

Toyota Supra MPG & CO2

Some of the technology that pushes you back in your seat when you floor the accelerator in the 3.0-litre Supra also helps save fuel when cruising. The engine is big and powerful but modern tech means it’s able to return 34.8mpg. An eight-speed automatic gearbox also helps keep revs low at motorway speeds, or if you choose the manual version you can shift up early to save fuel. During our testing we found the auto model averaged just under 30mpg and was slightly more fuel-efficient than the Porsche 718 Cayman S.

Thanks to its smaller capacity, the 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine is even more efficient. It can return up to 38.7mpg, which is better than a lot of hot hatchbacks manage. CO2 emissions only shrink to 167g/km however.

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It makes an unlikely company car, but any Supra business drivers will find its 167-188g/km CO2 emissions place it in the top BiK bands. Annual road tax costs the standard rate, but because the car costs more than £40,000, it also incurs a surcharge in the first five renewal years.

Insurance groups

The 2.0-litre version of the Supra is in group 34, while the six-cylinder is in 38. This should make the Supra slightly more affordable to insure than the 718 Cayman, which is in groups 42-44 out of 50.

Warranty

Toyota offers a warranty that’s more generous than you’ll find on any sports car. Even the Supra is covered by its new 10-year/100,000 mile ‘Relax’ warranty, which could add another selling point for anyone looking to buy a sports car with their head as well as their heart. It certainly beats the three-year cover offered by Audi and Porsche.

Servicing

Rather like Audi TTS owners, a vast dealership network means Supra owners shouldn't struggle to get their cars serviced at a handy location. The Supra is also offered with similar servicing packages as other Toyota models, spreading the cost of maintenance over monthly instalments. An intermediate service is £375 and a full service is £595, or you can pay from £25 per month. Of course, given the sporting nature of the Supra, wear items like brake pads, discs and tyres will be much more expensive than for a Toyota Prius - or a GT 86 for that matter - and the Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres are bespoke for Supra.

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Andy is Carbuyer's managing editor, with more than a decade of experience helping consumers find their perfect car. He has an MA in automotive journalism and has tested hundreds of vehicles.

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