By Jennifer Geiger on May 15, 2014
Just in time for the summer cruising season, Scion is updating its coupes with additional equipment and more exterior color choices. Both the 2015 Scion tC and FR-S go on sale this June; the tC's prices carry over, the FR-S sees only a small price increase for 2015.
The FR-S coupe was new for 2013 and received a standard touch- screen audio system for 2014. For 2015, Scion gave the coupe a more rigid front suspension and retuned the rear shock absorbers for “a more communicative driving experience,” the automaker said in a statement.
Outside, a there’s a new "shark-fin" style antenna and larger, more flush exhaust tips. Inside, auto on-off headlights are standard and the instrument panel gets a new design with carbon-fiber-like trim. The 2015 FR-S starts at $25,655 for six-speed manual models, $26,755 for automatics. That’s a slight increase over model-year 2014 versions, which start at $25,455 (all prices include a $755 destination fee).
Scion's entry-level coupe also gets some minor changes for 2015 after its 2014 face-lift. Automatic versions of the tC now get standard steering-wheel paddle shifters. New exterior colors this year include Cosmic Gray and Blizzard Pearl. Manual transmission versions of the 2015 Scion tC again start at $19,965, automatics at $21,115 (both prices include destination).
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