By Jennifer Geiger on March 22, 2012
When Scion's new-for-2013 FR-S sports car goes on sale this spring, it will start just above $24,000. Six-speed manual versions will start at $24,200, and six-speed automatic models will start at $25,300, excluding a $730 destination charge.
FR-S stands for "front engine, rear-wheel drive, sport" and it's the fifth car in Scion's lineup. The aggressively styled compact coupe shares components with Subaru's BRZ thanks to a partnership between the two automakers. Powering FR-S is a 200-horsepower, horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine.
FR-S uses premium fuel, and according to recently released EPA figures, the FR-S with automatic transmission should see 25 mpg city/34 mpg highway, and the manual 22/30 mpg city/highway.
Full trim level and option pricing hasn't been made available, but the FR-S will come standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, a leather-trimmed tilt/telescoping steering wheel, an eight-speaker Pioneer stereo with USB port, HD radio and Bluetooth wireless connectivity. It will also come with Scion Service Boost, a two-year/25,000-mile plan that covers factory-scheduled maintenance and offers roadside assistance.
Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Geiger is a reviewer, car-seat technician and mom of three. She wears a lot of hats, many of them while driving a minivan. Email Jennifer