scion fr-s

Comparison Test: 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec vs. 2013 Scion FR-S vs. 2013 Subaru BRZ

Essentially, a lot of what this comparison comes down to is how you, as a driver, get your kicks. If you’re the type of person who needs power and outright speed, the Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec will probably win your dollars. And, it still won’t let you down in other aspects of driving, especially when it comes to livability. If you draw pleasure from magical, telepathic handling, and from the challenge of keeping momentum, you’ll likely prefer either the Subaru BRZ or the Scion FR-S (and which of those you’d prefer likely depends own your suspension philosophy or brand loyalty).

By John Beltz Snyder | August 09, 2012
Greenformance: Scion FR-S, Greenformance Measuring Stick

The basic reason that many enthusiasts will have trouble with the FR-S and BRZ is that many sports car buyers still accept the logic of “faster is better” and the related meme “more power is faster.” I propose here that these ideas will be less of an issue to greenformance buyers, and therefore that the FR-S and BRZ might be the car(s) you’ve been waiting for. If not those cars, there are others that fit a similar model of driving pleasure.

By Tom Martin | May 24, 2012
Driven: 2013 Scion FR-S

And we should add that—after experiencing a bevy of canyon, track and highway miles—we’re pretty confident the Scion FR-S is not for every sports car buyer, despite its excellence. If you’re seriously interested in this car, you’ll want to stay tuned and understand why.

By Tom Martin | April 24, 2012
First Look: 2013 Toyota GT 86

This is, maybe, possibly, hopefully the car that will be known as the Scion FR-S when it appears in the United States. Of course, we probably won’t see the Scion badged version until January’s Detroit Auto Show. In the mean time though, the world debut of the Toyota GT 86 offers quite a bit of information about the car that will debut in about six weeks.

By Brandon Turkus | November 30, 2011
New York 2011: Scion FR-S Coupe Concept

Scion has revealed its version of the rear-wheel-drive, boxer-powered sports coupe. Called the FR-S (which stands for Front-engine, Rear-wheel drive, Sport), the attractive concept is inspired by Toyota’s iconic AE86 Corolla.

By John Beltz Snyder | April 20, 2011


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