2015 Scion FR-S

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Key Specs

of the 2015 Scion FR‑S. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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

Notable Features of the 2015 Scion FR-S

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

2015 Scion FR-S Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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 The pole antenna has been replaced by a "shark fin" antenna, and larger exhaust tips are flusher with the bumper.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

 

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

 


Latest 2015 FR-S Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.2)
Interior Design
(4.2)
Comfort
(3.9)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Great car

by Mts01 from East Windsor, Nj on September 13, 2018

This is such a great car, it would've been better if it had a turbo on it. I like the out styling of the car, and the interior makes it look a racy car. Read full review

(4.0)

Most reliable car I?ve owned

by Smithfortriley from Fort Riley, Kansas on June 27, 2018

The Scion FRS is a great car to own but it has its drawbacks the performance isn?t we?re it truly should but I feel like they could have given it about 75hp and 50 torque to make it the perfect car. ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2015 Scion FR-S currently has 3 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2015 Scion FR-S Base

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/thigh
good
Lower leg/foot
acceptable
Overall evaluation
acceptable
Retraints and dummy kinematics
acceptable
Structure and safety cage
marginal

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
acceptable
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    24 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Scion

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, trip-interruption services, lease available, rental car, travel protection, vehicle history report and toll-free assistance line

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    Comprehensive: 12 months/12,000 miles from date of purchase. Powertrain: 7 years/100,000 miles from original date of first use. Roadside assistance: 1 year from date of purchase
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 85,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 160 point inspection and reconditioning.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The FR-S received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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