Used 1998 Toyota Supra

Pros & Cons

  • Fast, cool, and fun-to-drive. One of the cheapest exotics you can buy.
  • Kind of strange looking front end.
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Vehicle overview

Looking like some kind of hybrid between an F-16 and a Ferrari F40, the wide-eyed Supra arrived late in 1993 to do battle with everything from the Nissan 300ZX to Lexus SC coupes. The wild exterior cloaks an austere but inviting cabin where the first order of business is driving. Under the hood, you have a choice of two inline six-cylinder engines: a twin-cammer good for 225 horsepower or a twin-turbo version of the same that ups output by 95 horsepower.

This year, Toyota applies its Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence technology to the regularly aspirated inline-six engine, giving the base car improved horsepower and torque numbers.

The automotive press has absolutely gushed about the Supra driving experience. No doubt, this is a serious driving machine. However, we've noticed that Toyota has been having trouble lately creating attractive sport cars. The Celica is quite a good looking sportster, until the bulging eyes up front seemingly follow your every move as you round the hood. The image is one of a shark ready to strike, and you find yourself wishing you had a spear to jab into one of the headlights. The Supra is also a beautiful work of art, but the hyena-like front styling is disconcerting. The Supra has a wild-eyed look, and the huge air intake below the bumper needs only a row of white teeth to guarantee that small children would never pass within twenty feet of the front end. The rear, with its rows of science-project taillights, massive rear fascia, and obnoxious wing, is just too much. Why Toyota tacked this front and rear aberration onto an otherwise restrained and wonderfully styledbody is a mystery.

As usual, though, we have a theory. In the United States, the Supra's main market, there really aren't any public roads (save for some desolate desert highway) to use the Supra to its full potential. The stylists wanted the Supra to be noticed. They wanted it to sell. So they gave it 'Look at me!' styling to generate as much of a commotion at a supermarket parking lot as it would at 120 on Interstate 10. It works.

1998 Highlights

Variable Valve Timing with intelligence appears on the new Supra.


Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 1998 Toyota Supra.

Average user rating: 4.9 stars
18 total reviews
5 star reviews: 89%
4 star reviews: 11%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%

Trending topics in reviews

  • reliability & manufacturing quality
  • engine
  • appearance
  • brakes
  • maintenance & parts

Most helpful consumer reviews

5/5 stars, My own experience
2dr Coupe
I've owned the car for 3 years and 2 months. Other than gasoline and an annual set of rear tires, I've not spent a dime on any issues. I get the radiator flushed annually, the transmission fluid was replaced at 45,000 miles, and its been a fun car to own. I've thought of having the brake fluid flushed, but I'm at 70,000 miles and the brakes have never been worked on.
5/5 stars, URAPNIS
Turbo 2dr Coupe
Supra is the meaning of life
5/5 stars, I Want the Supra Back
Supra Enthusiast,
2dr Coupe
The Supra was like the best Sports car ever built. Better than camaro, corvette, mustang, whatever. They need to bring it back. You dont need to redesign it, no nothing. They just need to bring it back.
5/5 stars, Best car ever
Turbo 2dr Coupe
Best car ever Best car ever Best car ever Best car ever Best car ever

Features & Specs

MPG & Fuel
17 City / 22 Hwy / 19 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 18.5 gal. capacity
0 seats
Type: rear wheel drive
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Inline 6 cylinder
Horsepower: 225 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 220 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Basic Warranty
Length: 177.8 in. / Height: 49.8 in. / Width: 71.3 in.
Curb Weight: 3265 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 10.1 cu.ft.


IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact TestNot Tested
Roof Strength TestNot Tested
Rear Crash Protection / Head RestraintNot Tested
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test


Is the Toyota Supra a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 1998 Supra both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Toyota Supra fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Supra gets an EPA-estimated 18 mpg to 19 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Supra has 10.1 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Toyota Supra. Learn more

Is the Toyota Supra reliable?

To determine whether the Toyota Supra is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Supra. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Supra's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 1998 Toyota Supra a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 1998 Toyota Supra is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 1998 Supra is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 1998 Toyota Supra?

The least-expensive 1998 Toyota Supra is the 1998 Toyota Supra Turbo 2dr Coupe. Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $0.

Other versions include:

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    What are the different models of Toyota Supra?

    If you're interested in the Toyota Supra, the next question is, which Supra model is right for you? Supra variants include 2dr Coupe, and Turbo 2dr Coupe. For a full list of Supra models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 1998 Toyota Supra

    Used 1998 Toyota Supra Overview

    The Used 1998 Toyota Supra is offered in the following submodels: Supra Coupe. Available styles include Turbo 2dr Coupe, and 2dr Coupe. The Used 1998 Toyota Supra comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual, 5-speed manual.

    What do people think of the 1998 Toyota Supra?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the Used 1998 Toyota Supra and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the Used 1998 Supra 4.9 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the Used 1998 Supra.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

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    Used 1998 Toyota Supra 2dr Coupe

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    What is the MPG of a 1998 Toyota Supra?

    1998 Toyota Supra Turbo 2dr Coupe, 6-speed manual, regular unleaded
    18 compined MPG,
    15 city MPG/22 highway MPG

    1998 Toyota Supra 2dr Coupe, 5-speed manual, regular unleaded
    19 compined MPG,
    17 city MPG/22 highway MPG

    EPA Est. MPG18
    Transmission6-speed manual
    Drive Trainrear wheel drive
    Displacement3.0 L
    Passenger VolumeN/A
    Wheelbase100.4 in.
    Length177.8 in.
    Width71.3 in.
    Height49.8 in.
    Curb Weight3445 lbs.

    Should I lease or buy a 1998 Toyota Supra?

    Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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