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The Supra has a standard Pre-Collision System, which uses forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision ahead. If the driver doesn’t react and the system determines a collision is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes at full-force in order to reduce the force of the crash or avoid it altogether. The ATS-V offers an available collision warning system without the automated brake feature that would prevent or reduce the collision if the driver fails to react.
Over 200 people are killed each year when backed over by motor vehicles. The Supra offers optional Emergency Braking that uses rear sensors to monitor and automatically apply the brakes to prevent a rear collision. The ATS-V doesn’t offer backup collision prevention brakes.
The Supra’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The ATS-V doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.
Both the Supra and the ATS-V 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 blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.
Toyota pays for scheduled maintenance on the Supra for 2 years and 25000 miles. Toyota will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Cadillac only pays for the first scheduled maintenance visit on the ATS-V.
There are over 36 percent more Toyota dealers than there are Cadillac dealers, which makes it easier should you ever need service under the Supra’s warranty.
J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Toyota vehicles are better in initial quality than Cadillac vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Toyota 8th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 10 more problems per 100 vehicles, Cadillac is ranked 17th, below the industry average.
J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Toyota vehicles are more reliable than Cadillac vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Toyota second in reliability, above the industry average. With 58 more problems per 100 vehicles, Cadillac is ranked 23rd.
From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2018 Auto Issue reports that Toyota vehicles are more reliable than Cadillac vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Toyota second in reliability. Cadillac is ranked 28th.
On the EPA test cycle the Supra gets better fuel mileage than the ATS-V Auto (24 city/31 hwy vs. 17 city/25 hwy).
In heavy traffic or at stoplights the Supra’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The ATS-V doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.
The Toyota Supra comes standard with an automatic transmission, for driver comfort, especially in the city. Automatic costs extra on the ATS-V.
To facilitate fast shifting and allow the driver to focus on the road, the Supra has a standard up-shift light to indicate when the engine is approaching redline. The ATS-V doesn’t offer an up-shift light.
The Supra stops shorter than the ATS-V:
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For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Supra has standard 19-inch wheels. Only 18-inch wheels are available on the ATS-V.
For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Supra is 2.3 inches wider in the front and 1.2 inches wider in the rear than on the ATS-V.
The Supra 3.0 Premium handles at 1.07 G’s, while the ATS-V pulls only .97 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.
For better maneuverability, the Supra’s turning circle is 2.3 feet tighter than the ATS-V’s (36.1 feet vs. 38.4 feet).
The Toyota Supra may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 400 pounds less than the Cadillac ATS-V.
The Supra is 1 foot shorter than the ATS-V, making the Supra easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.
As tested by Car and Driver while at idle, the interior of the Supra 3.0 Premium is quieter than the ATS-V (44 vs. 50 dB).
The Supra has .7 inches more front headroom, .1 inches more front hip room and .3 inches more front shoulder room than the ATS-V.
If the windows are left open on the Supra the driver can close them all at the outside door handle or from a distance using the remote. On a hot day the driver can also lower the windows the same way. The driver of the ATS-V can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.
The Supra’s rain-sensitive wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically based on the amount of rainfall on the windshield. This allows the driver to concentrate on driving without constantly adjusting the wipers. The ATS-V’s standard manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.
To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the Supra offers an optional Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The ATS-V doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.
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