2019 Cadillac ATS-V vs. 2020 Toyota Supra

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

To maximize occupant safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Cadillac ATS-V have pretensioners to eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision. The Toyota Supra doesn’t offer pretensioners.

Both the ATS-V and the Supra have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available collision warning systems, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

The Cadillac ATS-V weighs 406 pounds more than the Toyota Supra. The NHTSA advises that heavier cars are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.

Warranty

The ATS-V comes with a full 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire car and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The Supra’s 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty expires 1 year and 14,000 miles sooner.

Cadillac’s powertrain warranty covers the ATS-V 1 year and 10,000 miles longer than Toyota covers the Supra. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 6 years or 70,000 miles. Coverage on the Supra ends after only 5 years or 60,000 miles.

The ATS-V’s corrosion warranty is 1 year longer than the Supra’s (6 vs. 5 years).

Engine

The ATS-V’s 3.6 turbo V6 produces 129 more horsepower (464 vs. 335) and 80 lbs.-ft. more torque (445 vs. 365) than the Supra’s 3.0 turbo 6 cyl.

Fuel Economy and Range

The ATS-V has 2.3 gallons more fuel capacity than the Supra (16 vs. 13.7 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Transmission

The ATS-V offers a manual transmission for better acceleration, control and fuel economy. The Supra doesn’t offer a manual transmission.

Brakes and Stopping

For better stopping power the ATS-V’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Supra:

ATS-V

Supra

Front Rotors

14.5 inches

13.7 inches

Rear Rotors

13.3 inches

13 inches

Suspension and Handling

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the ATS-V’s wheelbase is 12.1 inches longer than on the Supra (109.3 inches vs. 97.2 inches).

Chassis

The ATS-V uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The Supra doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

As tested by Car and Driver while under full throttle, the interior of the ATS-V is quieter than the Supra 3.0 Premium (84 vs. 85 dB).

Passenger Space

The ATS-V has standard seating for 4 passengers; the Supra can only carry 2.

The ATS-V has 32.9 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Supra (83.9 vs. 51).

Servicing Ease

J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that Cadillac service is better than Toyota. J.D. Power ranks Cadillac third in service department satisfaction. With a 40% lower rating, Toyota is ranked 14th.

Ergonomics

The ATS-V’s standard power windows have a locking feature to keep children in the rear seat from operating them, but the driver can still raise and lower both of them with the lock engaged. Toyota does not offer a locking feature on the Supra’s standard power windows.

To help drivers see further while navigating curves, the ATS-V offers optional adaptive headlights to illuminate around corners automatically by reading vehicle speed and steering wheel angle. The Supra doesn’t offer cornering lights.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the ATS-V has standard extendable sun visors. The Supra doesn’t offer extendable visors.

The ATS-V’s sun-visors swivel front-to-side to block glare from the side windows. The Supra’s visors are fixed into the windshield header.

The ATS-V’s available GPS navigation system has a real-time traffic update feature that plots alternative routes to automatically bypass traffic problems. (Service not available in all areas.) The Supra’s available navigation system doesn’t offer real-time traffic updates.

To quickly and conveniently keep personal devices charged without cables tangling and wearing out, the Cadillac ATS-V has a standard wireless phone charging system (Qi) in the center console. Only the Supra 3.0 Premium/Launch Edition offers wireless charging.

The ATS-V offers an optional 115-volt a/c outlet on the center console, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The Supra doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

Recommendations

A group of representative automotive journalists from North America selected the ATS as the 2013 North American Car of the Year. The Supra has never been chosen.

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