2013 Scion FR-S  -  $25,255


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $25,255
Base Invoice: $24,030
Destination Charge: $755
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Cpe Man (Natl)
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 25 | City: 22 | Hwy: 30
Body Style: 2dr Cpe Man (Natl)
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission
Engine: 2.0L DOHC 16-valve horizontally opposed 4-cylinder engine

Pros

Affordable; strong performance; rear-wheel-drive; great looks


Model Highlights

Scion's emphasis when they designed the FR-S was affordability and handling performance. The car's rear-wheel drive orientation and compact, light-weight platform makes the car very fun to drive, while the engine is a torquey yet efficient. The FR-S's base price starts under $25,000.

Scion started by building the FR-S as a rear-wheel-drive platform from the ground up. The performance benefits of rear-wheel-drive are numerous but can most easily be summed up by the word "balance." Like many more expensive performance cars, the FR-S' "tossable" nature allows the driver to play with the limits of grip.

Rear-wheel-drive on its own though is not enough to create a car with world-class handling. Thankfully the FR-S has the rest of the package as well. Weighing around 2800 lbs, the car is extremely light. This lightness is aided by 4-wheel independent suspension and 17-inch wheels. In fact, the FR-S has been bestowed with the kind of agility that is rare for performance cars costing two to three times as much.

Though there was an obvious bias toward developing handling in the creation of the FR-S, but that does not mean it's slow in a straight line. The 2.0L engine was designed by Subaru, makes 200 horsepower and is capable of revving all the way up to 7500 RPM. Coupled to the car's light weight, this engine is enough to give the Scion more than adequate straight line thrust while still returning good fuel economy.

While the exterior of the car is swoopy, low and evocative of classic sports cars, the interior of the FR-S actually features four seats. The rear seats are able to fold forward creating more trunk room and a fairly usable interior for a car of its size. Though the car may at first seem slightly spartan, it is not devoid of amenities. An 8-speaker 300 watt sound system with USB input is standard as is air-conditioning, power windows, door locks and a leather wrapped steering wheel.

From a safety standpoint the FR-S has plenty of electronic assistance to prevent drivers from having an accident. Anti-lock brakes, traction control and stability control are all standard, though traction and stability control can be switched off for serious track work. The FR-S also comes standard with six airbags including side curtain airbags and dual-stage advanced driver and passenger airbags.


Model News

The FR-S is a brand new car, launched for the 2013 model year. It is a 2-door coupe featuring a high revving engine, sporty handling and rear-wheel-drive. The FR-S is aimed squarely at enthusiasts and is the first rear-wheel-drive sports car sold by the Scion brand.


Value Writeup

The FR-S is the most expensive car in the Scion range and functions as a "Halo" car for the brand, luring customers into the showroom with its sexy styling and strong performance. Despite this, it's got a starting price of just $24,200, keeping the car within reach of the average performance enthusiast. The FR-S echoes the layout of more expensive performance cars, shrinking them down and offering an unprecedented "dollars-to-smile" ratio.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3

EPA Classification
Minicompact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
30 MPG

Cruising Range - City
290.40 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
25 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
396.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.0L/122

Fuel System
Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 7000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
151 @ 6600

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.626

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.188

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.541

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.213

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.767

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.437

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.100

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
76.5 ft³

Front Head Room
37.1 in

Front Leg Room
41.9 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.5 in

Front Hip Room
53.1 in

Second Head Room
35.0 in

Second Leg Room
29.9 in

Second Shoulder Room
51.7 in

Second Hip Room
45.3 in

Wheelbase
101.2 in

Length, Overall
166.7 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.9 in

Height, Overall
51.2 in

Track Width, Front
59.8 in

Track Width, Rear
60.6 in

Min Ground Clearance
4.9 in

Base Curb Weight
2758 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.708 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.551 in

Front Tire Size
P215/45R17

Rear Tire Size
P215/45R17

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.100

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.480

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.400 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.600 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.400 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.2 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

Maintenance Years
2

Maintenance Miles/km
25,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V075000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 10, 2016

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected
25,706

Summary
Toyota Motor Company (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 Toyota Scion FR-S vehicles manufactured March 13, 2012, to January 14, 2016 and equipped an automatic transmission and ignition key. Vehicles with a push-to-start button are not affected. In the affected vehicles, it may be possible to remove the ignition key without the transmission being in the "Park" position. As such, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention."

Consequence
If the key can be removed from the ignition when the transmission is not in the "Park" position, the vehicle could roll away increasing the risk of a crash and occupant or pedestrian injuries.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the ignition key/transmission interlock wiring connections, correcting them as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on March 7, 2016. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is G0E.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V255000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 04, 2012

Component
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Potential Number of Units Affected
1,156

Summary
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 SCION FR-S VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 22, 2012, THROUGH MAY 14, 2012. THE OWNER'S MANUAL CONTAINS AN INACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF THE ACTUAL OPERATION OF THE FRONT PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM. OTHER PORTIONS OF THE OWNER'S MANUAL, DESCRIBING THE AIR BAG SYSTEM, REQUIRE CLARIFICATION. AS SUCH, THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD (FMVSS) NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION."

Consequence
IF A USER READS AND FOLLOWS INACCURATE OWNER'S MANUAL INFORMATION, THIS COULD LEAD TO AN INCREASED RISK OF INJURY TO A FRONT PASSENGER SEAT OCCUPANT UNDER CERTAIN CRASH CONDITIONS.

TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND WILL MAIL CORRECTED INSERTS FOR THE OWNER'S MANUALS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1 866-707-2466.

CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

2.0L DOHC 16-valve horizontally opposed 4-cylinder engine -inc: dual variable valve timing, aluminum alloy block

6-speed manual transmission

Limited slip differential w/differential lock

Rear wheel drive

Front MacPherson strut suspension

Rear double wishbone suspension

Electric pwr steering (EPS)

Front/rear ventilated disc brakes

Chrome tipped dual tail pipe & muffler cutter

17" aluminum wheels

215/45R17 summer tires

T135/80D16 spare tire

Projector beam halogen headlamps

Folding pwr mirrors

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

300-watt Pioneer AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: Bluetooth, HD Radio, USB port, iPod connectivity, aux input jack, (8) speakers, roof mounted antenna, amplifier, RCA output jacks

Front fabric bucket seats

Fold-flat rear seat

Carpeted floor mats

Aluminum scuff plates

Aluminum accelerator pedal

3-spoke leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel

Multi-information display w/digital clock

Pwr windows w/one-touch auto up/down

Remote keyless entry

Pwr door locks

Cruise control

Engine immobilizer

Manual air conditioning

Rear window defogger

Dual sun visors w/vanity mirrors

Leather-wrapped shift knob

Anti-lock brake system w/electronic brakeforce distribution

Brake assist

Smart stop technology

Vehicle stability control w/traction control

Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags -inc: passenger occupant sensor, supplemental restraint system

Driver & front passenger side airbags

Front & rear curtain airbags

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Tire pressure monitoring system

First aid kit

 
50 STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
SPECIAL PAINT
$220

 
ASPHALT
$0

 
FIRESTORM
$0

 
RAVEN
$0

 
ARGENTO
$0

 
ULTRAMARINE
$0

 
HOT LAVA
$0

 
WHITEOUT
$0

 
BLACK, FABRIC SEAT TRIM
$0

 
215/45R17 ALL-SEASON TIRES
$0

 
FRONT FOG LIGHTS
$490

 
PAINT PROTECTION FILM
$395

 
TRD AIR FILTER
$75

 
ALLOY WHEEL LOCKS
$67

 
REAR BUMPER APPLIQUE
$69

 
BESPOKE PREMIUM AUDIO SYSTEM
$845

 
ASHTRAY KIT
$26

 
CARPET TRUNK MAT
$95


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