2016 Scion FR-S consumer reviews

$25,305–$26,405 MSRP range
side view of 2016 FR-S Scion
100% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior 4.2
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8
Explore the 2016 Scion FR-S

Fantastic drivers car!

The FRS Release Series 2 has been an amazing Car to experience and own. No mechanical problems in the 2 years of ownership. The balance of the car along with its simplicity make it special. There are many who complain about the FRS being underpowered, however, as a daily driver and weekend twisty back road driver, I cannot disagree more. The car has plenty of power for what is was designed to be. The Release Series 2 comes with a beautiful upgraded leather and alcantara interior. Having only 1 of 1000 limited production examples makes it extra special.


The most fun for the money!

An amazing sports car for less than $30,000. Build quality and reliability is what you'd expect from Toyota. Extremely well balanced and very fun to drive. Plenty of power for twisty back roads and on-ramps.


Slow for a sports car but super fun to drive

This is the most fun you can have driving an underpowered sports car. Great handling, precise steering, limited slip differential, and stiff suspension.


Great car for the price!

Drives well in any condition. Looks amazing at the price. The sporty look leaves you wanting more power. Handles great around short turns and great in gas. Uncomfortable on longer car rides.


The most fun car i have ever driven

I bought this car to ride the twisty turns of the smokie mountains it is fantastic after 2300 miles during thanksgiving holidays


Sporty reliable car

This car rides low, good on gas and comfortable with leg room. Perfect for my son who is in school and works for First Air, he does a lot of commuting!


Way better than I expected

I purchased this car new 2 years ago to be a fun commuter. After considering many cars for the role, the finalists were a 2006 Aston Martin DB9, a new Hyundai Genesis v6 and a new BRZ. I found the FR-S to be the winner. I felt what the BRZ included was not worth the price increase. The genesis seemed to just miss the mark. And was more expensive and although the DB9 was the coolest and most fun of the choices it was clearly the least practical decision. The FR-S with the proper tires has proven unstoppable in the worst weather conditions and ALWAYS a blast to drive. The rear passengers will certainly disagree but it seems there isn't a shortage of willing volunteers despite the need to amputate your legs below your knees to fit back there. This car would be much better with a little more performance, a slightly fancier dash, improved radio (iPhones can not use the messaging feature and aha is useless) and/or exterior modifications. But I feel this car is in a perfect place where the owner can always add more if they'd like but also will not be disappointed by just leaving the car alone. This car has been beyond reliable and with out any issue, 2 years and 40,000 miles later.


Perfect light agile classic sports car feel

This is everything that an old school sports car, a drag racing car, is supposed to be. Front engine, rear drive, and light.


Great Car

It's a pleasure to drive. It handles great! It is very comfortable. You just sink right in. I feel safe in it. I plan on keeping it a long, long time!


Just simplistic.

The FRS is just simple. It is the transgender of the car world. You don't know if you should hang out with the BRZ, the boxer club, Scion, Toyota. Its confusing as an enthusiast to see which group will let you hang out and who you should associate with. But the car is a driver's car. Besides small cosmetic issues, backseats as useless as man xxxxxxx, power that doesn't do it justice, and the tire size/wheels it comes with, it is a responsive, reliable car adapting to the end-users liking. It's just simply simple. Steering is tight, you don't have any play, the car handles great considering the tire profile and small anti-sway bars, and the horizontally oppose 4 is something you can appreciate in time. I've stuck coils and bigger profile wheels and it exceeds my expectations. When I was in the market for a new car, the FRS/BRZ didn't cross my mind. The dealership had one and I just simply couldn't resist the 6-speed vehicle, and decided to take it for a test drive. The seats sucked me in, the engine with that restricted boxer sound, and the softness of the suspension set-up really got me curious about the car. The FRS is generally a friendly car with a lot of aftermarket support for the enthusiast, and just a good looking car for daily driving. There are plenty more powerful car on the market for the same price, but handling wise, the FRS gets a top notch vote. 8/10.