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Scion FR-S

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When Toyota’s sub-brand Scion debuted FR-S the world knew it had struck gold. Featuring a lightweight design, an almost perfect weight distribution, and one of the lowest centers of gravity out there, the FR-S had only the best engineers working on it’s development. If that description sounds familiar well it should as the FR-S is the result of a partnership between Subaru, Toyota, and Scion. Because of this collaboration there is a sister to the FR-S in the form of the Subaru BRZ. For those living outside the US the FR-S is sold as a Toyota under the name of GT86.
The Scion FR-S features a direct-injected 2.0L boxer engine producing 200-hp and 151 lb/ft of torque. Boxer engines are also commonly called “flat” engines due to their cylinders facing in opposite directions resulting in a flat, compact design with less vibration. This is the exact reason Porsche has been using this engine design in the 911 for nearly fifty years (yes, fifty). The FR-S gives you a choice of two transmissions- a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic with integrated paddle shifters. We suggest going for the manual, if you are going to buy a small sports coupe, you might as well get it as a manual and enjoy it.
Due to the Scion FR-S ‘s low starting price of just $26,100, it becomes clear that more money was spent in the compact coupe’s engineering rather it’s interior. The instrument cluster appears dated and possibly borrowed from some of its other vehicles. There is a very mechanical clunkyness to the e-brake lever and the buttons seem to be made of rather cheap plastic. However the rather large infotainment system with its touchscreen display does manage to liven up the interior. The special color accenting on the well-bolstered seats and matching color stitching also elevates the interior to the point of having you forget you are driving a vehicle costing less that $30,000.
The Scion FR-S is the perfect small sports coupe for those looking to maybe not tackle the track every weekend but rather more favors that one twisty road on the way to work everyday. Those looking to maybe kick the back out now and then will also be happy to hear that the FR-S shares the same skinny tires as the Toyota Prius meaning you can kill your tires drifting without breaking the bank. The Scion FR-S competes against the Subaru BRZ, Chevrolet Camaro, and Ford Mustang.

The Stats
Starting Price: $26,100
Engine: 2.0L Flat four
Horsepower: 200
Torque: 150 lb/ft
0-60 MPH: 6.2 Seconds
Fuel Economy: 22/30 mpg
Safety Rating: 5 Stars

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