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Toyota Supra coupe - Reliability & safety

So long as Toyota and BMW parts get on well, the Toyota Supra should be robust

Carbuyer Rating

4.1 out of 5

Reliability & safety Rating

4.0 out of 5

Lift the Supra's bonnet and it doesn't take long to find BMW logos and stickers on various components, yet much of the car is also a Toyota, leading to an interesting hybrid. Indeed, the Supra is built under contract in Graz, Austria, rather than in Japan. Meanwhile, safety kit is as robust as you'd expect for a Toyota, making it impressive for a relatively low volume sports car.

Toyota Supra reliability

It remains to be seen how well Toyota's amalgamation of components will perform but we wouldn't expect issues given Toyota's long-standing reputation for reliability. A sixth spot overall (out of 30 manufacturers) in our 2020 Driver Power survey, along with a good score for reliability, should reassure customers - just 9.6% of Toyota owners experienced a fault within the first year of ownership. It's also an impressive improvement from 10th place in our 2019 survey.

Safety

It's not known if the Toyota Supra will undergo Euro NCAP crash-testing - which doesn't always extend to low volume models - but we do know it's fitted with a host of Toyota's safety kit. It’s fitted with a 'Safety+' package that includes lane departure alert (with steering assistance), adaptive cruise control, automatic headlights, blind-spot alerts, rear cross traffic warnings and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist (during daylight hours) detection.

Its rear cross traffic system can help prevent collisions when reversing out of a parking space or driveway, which is particularly handy in low-slung sports cars where seeing what's to the rear and sides of the car isn't always very easy if there are other cars or obstacles nearby.

The Toyota Supra is closely related to BMW Z4, which scored five stars in Euro NCAP tests, thanks in part to an impressive 97% for adult occupant protection. It's impossible to say how this would translate to the Supra but it’s encouraging for potential owners.

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