Toyota Supra review - Practicality, comfort and boot space
The Supra is relatively comfortable and practical, but some rivals offer more space
Inside, the Toyota Supra feels snug – there’s not a lot of room, which is fitting given that its designers claim to have been influenced by single-seater racing cars. Thankfully, all the important sports car attributes are present: a low driving position, supportive seats, a great steering wheel and good ergonomics. Visibility is good for a car of this type, offering a dramatic view forwards over that long bonnet.
There are just two seats, with a space behind them that can be used to extend the boot if you need to carry longer items, or store a couple of bags. It’s worth remembering that a pair of speakers take up a little space here on some models.
The Supra measures in at 4,379mm long, 1,854mm wide and 1,292mm high, with a relatively short wheelbase of 2,470mm. There’s a decent overhang at the front of the car, but low speed maneuvers are simple enough thanks to a standard rear-view camera and parking sensors. The Supra is longer than its Z4 cousin by a few millimetres, but the Z4 is marginally wider.
Leg room, head room & passenger space
The Toyota Supra’s seats are great, thanks in part to some more BMW DNA. They’re set low, are heated and ventilated as standard, and there’s lots of headroom, but the overall feeling in the Supra’s cabin is of being cocooned – a deliberate choice on the part of the designers.
You’ll be far more comfortable over a long distance in the Supra than in the more hardcore Alpine A110, but most of its other rivals are good match when it comes to interior space and day-to-day usability.
The Supra’s 290-litre boot is big enough for weekend luggage, while a removable panel allows for longer items like golf clubs to be accommodated too. The aperture left by the opened rear hatch isn’t the most practical and the load lip is high, however. The BMW M2 Competition, by contrast, has about 100 more litres in its boot, which is accessible via a saloon-style bootlid with a much more manageable aperture and lip.
Elsewhere, storage in the Supra is good, if not particularly remarkable. One small niggle is that the cupholders sit behind the occupants’ elbows in the centre armrest – not the most elegant solution.
In this review
- 1Toyota Supra reviewThe Toyota Supra is a very capable sports car that uses shared BMW tech to its advantage
- 2Engines, performance and driveThe Toyota is a great sports car that’s fast, fun and pliant on UK roads
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running CostsDecent economy for a six-cylinder and lower emissions than most rivals
- 4Interior, design and technologyIt shares much with the BMW Z4, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot space - currently readingThe Supra is relatively comfortable and practical, but some rivals offer more space
- 6Reliability and SafetyThe Toyota Supra is largely untested in both areas, but should do well