The 3.0 liter Toyota GR Supra is always the shining star of the Supra model lineup, but the 2.0 liter while often neglected and overlooked has some shining features which in my opinion can give it a leg up in a category or two. I am going to go through just everything which I feel is better on the 2.0 liter versus the 3.0 liter 2022 Toyota GR Supra.
Induction Noises/Blowoff Valve
The 3.0 liter GR Supra obviously has the bigger engine and the bigger power output and all that is actually audible to your ears. It cracks, pops, gargles, and is very pissed off, however, it hides any sort of induction noise and blowoff valve-type noises which you happen to get with the 2.0 GR Supra. With the 2.0 GR Supra you can hear the engine breathing more and even can catch a “whoosh”-like blowoff valve sound.
Won’t Piss Off Your Neighbors As Much
The cracks, pops, gargles, and bangs might not be for everyone (I happen to like them.), but in addition to letting you hear more induction noises overall, the 2.0 isn’t as loud as the 3.0.
Your neighbors will be less likely to call the cops on you, your HOA cite you for noise, and the keyboard warriors on your neighborhood Facebook group or Nextdoor app will sleep easier.
Lighter/Better Fuel Economy
The 3.0 liter GR Supra 22/30 mpg city/highway while the 2.0 liter gets 25/32 mpg city/highway. Not only that, the 2.0-liter model saves 200 lbs on its engine choice.
Bigger Sidewall Wheel/Tire Package
The 3.0-liter stock wheel/tire package does look pretty good, but for some performance driving, you would rather have some sidewall there. The 2.0-liter stock wheel/tire package gives you a meatier tire.
Supra Looks No Matter the Trim
Not for the 2022 model year, but in a previous year, I tested the 3.0 liter and 2.0 liters nearly back to back. What I found is I had just as many thumbs up and rev-requests in the 2.0 as I did in the 3.0. They both look good.
Now look, I am not going to lie. My money would go to a 3.0-liter, but as you can see that is not to say that a 2.0-liter Toyota GR Supra has a lot of strong points and will leave you smiling just the same.
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