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2013 Scion FR-S Comfort

2013 Scion FR-S Review

(0 Stars)  A pure sports car for Scion.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

New For 2013
The FR-S was introduced in the spring of 2012 for model year 2013. It is nearly identical to the Subaru BRZ; the FR-S is slightly less expensive, but it has a bit less standard equipment.
Overview
The FR-S is the first-ever sports car for Scion, and it’s a radically different machine from the boxy subcompacts that the brand is best known for and is nothing like even the sporty tC coupe. The FR-S is the result of a collaboration with Subaru, and Subaru is selling a virtually identical car, the BRZ. Subaru also builds both versions, and the engine in the FR-S is a horizontally opposed Subaru four-cylinder. The benefit of a so-called boxer engine is its low overall height, which allows the FR-S to have a lower center of gravity. The 2.0-liter is good for 200 hp and comes with a six-speed stick or a six-speed automatic with shift paddles. In keeping with the pure sports car idea, the FR-S is rear-wheel drive and, equally important, is very light weight, at about 2750 pounds. The small two-plus-two does have rear seats, but they’re pretty cramped; the rear seatbacks do fold down to expand trunk space. Performance-wise, the FR-S is not a powerhouse, but it’s definitely quick. The car’s overarching character, however, comes from its beautifully balanced chassis, which makes for neutral handling. The FR-S is fun to drive in a way that no previous Scion has ever been and few other cars are.

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2013 FR-S Comfort Coupe Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.0L horizontally opposed 4 DOHC and variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 22 MPG city, 30 MPG highway, 25 MPG combined and 330 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
13.2gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 200 hp @ 7,000 rpm; 151 ft lb of torque @ 6,400 rpm

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'13 Scion Comfort Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Vehicle Information Center
  Interior  
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Limited Slip Differential
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Passenger Air Bag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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iPod Connector
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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