2016 Scion FR-S

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$25,305

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Coupe

Body style

25

Combined MPG

4

Seating capacity

166.7” x 50.6”

Dimensions

Rear-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Steering and handling
  • 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

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • Backup camera standard
  • Front engine, rear-wheel drive
  • Six-speed manual or automatic transmission
  • Product of Subaru partnership

2016 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. It was developed jointly with Subaru, which fields a similar model as the BRZ. This four-cylinder sports coupe is a spiritual successor to small performance cars offered by Toyota, Scion’s parent company, in the 1980s.

The four-seat FR-S competes in the same space as the Hyundai Genesis Coupe and Mazda MX-5 Miata.
New for 2016
A backup camera is a new standard feature. The standard audio system now has a 7-inch touch-screen, replacing one with a 6.1-inch screen.
Significant Standard Features

  • 200-horsepower, 2.0-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Aluminum hood
  • Dual exhaust 
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Automatic headlights
  • Center-mounted tachometer in instrument panel 
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Navigation system
  • 18-inch wheels
  • Fog lights

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior 4.2
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

6 Speed fun car to drive.

This car attracts attention in a good way. Some compare it to a Porsche but then it is not. It looks like the 2012 GR Supra but 1/3 the price.

5.0

(This car is all 5 Stars)

I, currently still have my 2013 FRS..First in line of the best year. This car is fun all the way. Key features about this car, safety ratings is very good. Consumer ratings are very good. This car is reliable transportation. I, get good fuel mileage. I, definitely get alot of compliments nice car.

5.0

Very Reliable Car!!

I, own this car. I, have to say, i am very happy with it. Fun to drive, and sporty looking. Very comfortable. Also, so many upgrades for even a more stylish attention.

See all 23 consumer reviews

Safety

Based on the 2016 Scion FR-S base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
4
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
4
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
5
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
7.1%
Rollover rating
5
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
3
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Maintenance
24 months/25,000 miles
Roadside assistance
24 months/unlimited distance

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