2015 Scion FR-S

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$24,900

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2015 Scion FR-S
2015 Scion FR-S

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Lightweight (roughly 2,700 pounds)
  • Driver-focused gauges, interior
  • Rear-wheel drive, manual transmission

The bad:

  • Fender badges
  • Cramped backseat
  • Not distinct enough from Subaru BRZ

2 trims

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Our 2015 Scion FR-S trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Revised suspension for 2015
  • Front engine, rear-wheel drive
  • Six-speed manual or automatic transmission
  • Product of Subaru partnership

2015 Scion FR-S review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The FR-S is the sportiest vehicle in the Scion lineup. It’s a lightweight, rear-wheel-drive coupe built with balance and maneuverability in mind. The four-cylinder sports coupe is a spiritual successor to small performance cars offered by Toyota, Scion’s parent company, in the 1980s. The FR-S competes in the same space as the Hyundai Genesis coupe, Mazda MX-5 Miata and the FR-S’ nearly identical twin, the Subaru BRZ.

New for 2015

Scion has made the front suspension more rigid and retuned the rear shocks in an effort to reduce body roll. The pole antenna has been replaced by a “shark fin” antenna, and larger exhaust tips are flusher with the bumper.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • Coupe only
  • Aluminum hood
  • Dual exhaust 
  • Available spoiler
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Automatic headlights
  • Available fog lights

 Interior Highlights

  • Seats four
  • Center-mounted tachometer in instrument panel 
  • Folding rear seats
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Air conditioning
  • Available navigation system

Under the Hood 

  • 200-horsepower, 2.0-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Available six-speed automatic with shift paddles
  • Rear-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags

 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.1
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Great Car

This car met my Expectations , nice sporting clean car.The FRS is a sporting fun car and recommend highly if you enjoy driving! I suggest a six speed manual model you’ll love it!!!

5.0

This is a fantastic sports car

This car does not need more power. It just needs passionate drivers who know how to drive at a higher level of expertise. It's also a good bet for a less experienced river as well. Most road speeds are hideously at 30 MPH or less. This care excels on a freeway but especially on windy and twisty roads. This is a sports car by its looks and handling.

5.0

My go kart

This is the most fun I have driven and owned. I'm good at getting practical cars and this car is kind of sneaky. It masquerades as completely impractical but actually gets pretty good gas mileage and is fun to drive the kids around in though getting car seats in and out is a definite downer. It's soooo responsive. I love driving, and feeling every nuance of the experience is so good. AND it's so reasonably priced.,

See all 23 consumer reviews

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