Scion FR-S

Scion FR-S

About Scion FR-S

The 2016 Scion FR-S looks inside to find room for improvement, and finds some. The dash gets a few tasteful upgrades that improve the appearance, and the audio system sports an all-new interface that greatly improves on the old one, and a standard rearview camera. Luckily, Scion knows to leave the good parts alone, so the 200-horsepower 4-cylinder engine, crisp-shifting 6-speed manual, and sport-tuned suspension remain. With a starting price of about $27,000 with destination charges included, the 2016 FR-S is a strong competitor for the fun-while-driving crowd, combining the light weight and affordability of the all-new Mazda MX-5 Miata and the hardtop feel of 6-cylinder versions of the new Ford Mustang, all wrapped in sheet metal that's the most aggressive ever from Scion.

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2016 Scion FR-S
What's new for 2016?
2016 Scion FR-S

The 2016 Scion FR-S gets subtle refinements to the interior, with different silver trim, new stitching on the dash, and a new audio system interface that greatly improves the listening experience. The 2016 FR-S also gets a new rearview camera, a welcome improvement considering the poor view when backing up.

2015 Scion FR-S
What's new for 2015?
2015 Scion FR-S

The biggest change to the 2015 Scion FR-S is to the suspension, which has been revised to improve handling stability, which in turn increases driver confidence. The few exterior changes are almost too subtle to notice. There's also a new Release Series 1.0, limited to just 1,500 vehicles.

2014 Scion FR-S
What's new for 2014?
2014 Scion FR-S

Changes to the 2014 Scion FR-S are limited to the addition of a standard touch-screen radio and front-seat knee cushions added to the doors and center-console sides.

2013 Scion FR-S
What's new for 2013?
2013 Scion FR-S

All-new and channeling the spirit of performance icons like the Toyota AE86 and 2000GT, the 2013 FR-S is undoubtedly the most thrilling product to enter Toyota’s portfolio in some time (even if it does technically wear a Scion badge).

Consumer Reviews

A drivers car

By on Thursday, July 20, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 30,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, looks razor sharp, handling"

Cons: "horsepower"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"If youve been shopping for the FRS or now GT86 youve surely heard it referred to as a drivers car before. So true! It is the most fun car Ive ever owned and what it lacks in features it makes up for in experience. This isnt a Lexus so dont expect heated seats and 50 steering wheel controls. In fact expect no steering wheel controls. Everything is bare bones but to be perfectly honest, no big deal. My only actual complaint is in horsepower. It could do with a little extra kick but for the most part it is plenty for day to day driving. The handling is superb. Tearing through curves and corners is what its made for and it delivers. Very happy with my FRS. I wish Id have held out for Scion to fade so mine would have the Toyota badges but oh well."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Own S2000 and FR-S. Both Are Wonderful Cars

By on Tuesday, August 4, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 31,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Handling, comfort, gas mileage, smooth shifter"

Cons: "Wish it had another 50 horsepower"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"FR-S is all about corners. The FR-S is a much more comfortable car than the S2000. Both handle excellently and both are cornering fools. Both are rock solid reliable. S2000 is faster, but FR-S handles better when pushed very hard in corners on a track. I have driven both cars on long distance road trips. The FR-S is infinitely more comfortable, but the S2000 shines when you need high altitude horsepower. Both get very good gas mileage, though the FR-S consistently got 32 on the interstate, with the S2000 getting around 28."

25 people out of 29 found this review helpful

Great Car

By on Thursday, January 26, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 45,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Want a great looking car that everyone enjoys and has zero issues? Then the FRS is for you. Everyone is always complementing me on the car and any time I step out I always have to turn back and look. She sounds amazing and drives like a dream."

6 people out of 7 found this review helpful

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