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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