2014 Scion FR-S

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$24,700

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2014 Scion FR-S
2014 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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Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2014 Scion FR-S trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Newly standard touch-screen stereo
  • Front engine, rear-wheel drive
  • Six-speed manual or automatic transmission
  • Product of Subaru partnership

2014 Scion FR-S review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2014 Scion FR-S?

The 2014 Scion FR-S is a rear-wheel-drive coupe that seats four and competes with the Subaru BRZ (a sister model), Hyundai Genesis Coupe and Mazda MX-5 Miata. Two trim levels are available: Base and Monogram.

What's New on the 2014 Scion FR-S?

For 2014, a 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system is standard, and new knee pads on the inner door panels and center console provide more comfort. The available BeSpoke premium audio system includes navigation and Aha smartphone connectivity.

How Does the 2014 Scion FR-S Compare to Other Sport Coupes?

The Scion FR-S is almost identical, mechanically, to the Subaru BRZ, as it was co-developed with Subaru. It offers the sporty performance of the Mazda MX-5 and the Nissan 370Z, but adds a narrow backseat the others lack. The 2012 Genesis Coupe has more room but lacks the performance of the FR-S.

What Features in the 2014 Scion FR-S Are Most Important?

The 2014 FR-S is powered by a 2.0-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine that produces 200 horsepower. A six-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive are standard, and a six-speed automatic with shift paddles is available.

Significant features include an aluminum hood, 17-inch alloy wheels, a dual exhaust, folding rear seats, air conditioning, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel and a center-mounted tachometer in the instrument panel. A rear spoiler is available.

Standard safety features include an electronic stability system, antilock brakes, side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags for the front and rear.

Should I Buy the 2014 Scion FR-S?

The 2014 Scion FR-S is a compelling option if you're looking for a lightweight rear-wheel-drive car with an interior and gauges designed with performance in mind. The standard manual transmission is a plus as well. However, if you need a spacious backseat, it's best to look elsewhere.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior design 4.2
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews

4.4

Exceptional Handling

Handles better than any compact car I've driven excluding Porsche 718 Cayman. Handles well at low and high speeds. Corners great. Good acceleration and passing speed. Awesome sports car for under 25k!

4.9

Dangerous! Makes you want to speed up a mountain!

First, expect to be on display. Everyone checks out this car going down the road. Only 2000 made by Subaru and Toyota. Best Sports Car with a low price. Positive steering, paddle shifting and automatic. Only problem is there aren’t many places to really see the performance without a ticket! Hate to sell it but I want a camperized van to move to N. Carolina in.

5.0

The fuel economy is great.

Beautiful look on the outside and wonderful sporty feel from the inside. Excellent handling and It's very fun to drive but sadly I must let go. This car is for Japanese car enthusiasts or people that enjoy a sporty driving experience while saving gas!

See all 29 consumer reviews

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/25,000 miles

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