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Toyota Supra review - MPG, CO2 and Running Costs

Decent economy for a six-cylinder and lower emissions than most rivals

The Toyota Supra wasn’t created with low running costs in mind, but as a sports car that could easily be used every day, it has been developed to be fairly efficient. Official fuel economy is quoted at 34.5mpg – marginally better than the 31mpg offered by the four-cylinder Porsche 718 Cayman S and the 28.5mpg from the BMW M2 Competition.

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The Supra emits a claimed 170g/km of CO2, versus the 193-210g/km of the 718 Cayman S and the M2’s 227g/km. The Toyota just edges into the 151-170g/km band and so is eligible for a first-year charge of £530, while the Porsche and BMW command charges of £1,280 and £1,815 respectively. These first-year charges are usually included in the on-the-road price – a flat yearly charge of £145 applies after the first year, with an additional £320 per year added in years two to six of ownership, thanks to the Supra’s £40,000-plus list price. Total yearly tax payments for the Supra and its rivals will total £465 in years two to six as a result.

The Supra, much like its rivals, sits in the highest-possible 37% charge bracket for Benefit in Kind. Company car users will face a similar situation with the rest of the cars in this class, however.

Insurance groups

There is no representative group rating available for the Supra yet, but the closely related BMW Z4 sits in group 37 – it’s safe to assume the Supra will sit somewhere in this region. For comparison, the BMW M2 Competition sits in group 47 and the Audi TT RS in group 40.

Depreciation

Predicted residual values for the Toyota Supra should be strong. Lower production numbers and big demand for the UK’s first allocation of cars mean values should stay high come trade-in time.

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