2013 Scion FR-S Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$24,500-$28,675
$23,275-$27,241
23 /CITY / 32 /HWY
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What's New for 2013:

  • Sports car developed with Subaru
  • Scion Service Boost comes standard

Exterior Features
The Scion FR-S is an all-new sporty car entry, developed in conjunction with the new Subaru BRZ. According to Scion, its name stands for Front-engine, Rear-drive, Sport. Like other Scion models, the new 2013 FR-S is sold in a single level of trim that, on this model, includes 17-inch aluminum wheels wrapped in performance tires, power exterior mirrors, auto-off headlights, and LED taillights. The FR-S's coefficient of drag is a remarkably low 0.27 cd, according to Scion.

Interior Features
Standard equipment for the 4-passenger Scion FR-S includes air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, height-adjustable driver's seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel with a shift knob, floor mats, and cruise control. A 300-watt Pioneer audio system is also included, and features Bluetooth hands-free calling and music streaming, USB/iPod connection, auxiliary audio input jack, RCA output jacks, and HD radio. The Scion FR-S also features a center-mounted tachometer with a programmable rev indicator, both digital and analog speedometers, and aluminum pedals.

Optional Features
Several dealer-installed accessories are available for the 2013 Scion FR-S, including fog lights, carpeted trunk mat, mudguards, and a rear spoiler. Also optional is a BeSpoke premium audio system that includes an LCD color touch screen, multi-media connectivity through a special app, Pandora Internet radio, and iTunes tagging capability.

Scion dealers can also equip the FR-S with several performance-oriented features, such as 18-inch aluminum wheels, braking and suspension component upgrades, cold-air intake, and a sport exhaust system.

Under the Hood

A Subaru-sourced, horizontally opposed, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine powers the 2,758-pound Scion FR-S. It provides 200 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 151 lb.-ft. of torque between 6,400 and 6,600 rpm. A 6-speed manual gearbox delivers power to the rear wheels. Optional is a 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and Dynamic Rev Management.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Scion FR-S are:
  • FR-S with manual transmission: 22/30/25 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • FR-S with automatic transmission: 25/34/28 mpg

Safety
The 2013 Scion FR-S is equipped with 6 air bags, 4-wheel ventilated-disc anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist, and a traction and stability control system. The FR-S also includes Smart Stop technology, which means that it cannot accelerate if the brake pedal is depressed, the company claims.

As this overview was written, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) had performed crash tests on the 2013 Scion FR-S.

What's New for 2013:

  • Sports car developed with Subaru
  • Scion Service Boost comes standard

Exterior Features
The Scion FR-S is an all-new sporty car entry, developed in conjunction with the new Subaru BRZ. According to Scion, its name stands for Front-engine, Rear-drive, Sport. Like other Scion models, the new 2013 FR-S is sold in a single level of trim that, on this model, includes 17-inch aluminum wheels wrapped in performance tires, power exterior mirrors, auto-off headlights, and LED taillights. The FR-S's coefficient of drag is a remarkably low 0.27 cd, according to Scion.

Interior Features
Standard equipment for the 4-passenger Scion FR-S includes air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, height-adjustable driver's seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel with a shift knob, floor mats, and cruise control. A 300-watt Pioneer audio system is also included, and features Bluetooth hands-free calling and music streaming, USB/iPod connection, auxiliary audio input jack, RCA output jacks, and HD radio. The Scion FR-S also features a center-mounted tachometer with a programmable rev indicator, both digital and analog speedometers, and aluminum pedals.

Optional Features
Several dealer-installed accessories are available for the 2013 Scion FR-S, including fog lights, carpeted trunk mat, mudguards, and a rear spoiler. Also optional is a BeSpoke premium audio system that includes an LCD color touch screen, multi-media connectivity through a special app, Pandora Internet radio, and iTunes tagging capability.

Scion dealers can also equip the FR-S with several performance-oriented features, such as 18-inch aluminum wheels, braking and suspension component upgrades, cold-air intake, and a sport exhaust system.

Under the Hood

A Subaru-sourced, horizontally opposed, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine powers the 2,758-pound Scion FR-S. It provides 200 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 151 lb.-ft. of torque between 6,400 and 6,600 rpm. A 6-speed manual gearbox delivers power to the rear wheels. Optional is a 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and Dynamic Rev Management.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Scion FR-S are:
  • FR-S with manual transmission: 22/30/25 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • FR-S with automatic transmission: 25/34/28 mpg

Safety
The 2013 Scion FR-S is equipped with 6 air bags, 4-wheel ventilated-disc anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist, and a traction and stability control system. The FR-S also includes Smart Stop technology, which means that it cannot accelerate if the brake pedal is depressed, the company claims.

As this overview was written, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) had performed crash tests on the 2013 Scion FR-S.

Available Trims for the 2013 Scion FR-S
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 2dr Cpe Man (Natl) Transmission Manual MSRP 24500.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/30
Name 2dr Cpe Man (GS) Transmission Manual MSRP 24500.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/30
Name 2dr Cpe Man (SE) Transmission Manual MSRP 24500.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/30
Name 2dr Cpe Auto (Natl) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 25600.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 25/34
Name 2dr Cpe Auto (GS) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 25600.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 25/34
Name 2dr Cpe Auto (SE) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 25600.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 25/34
Name 10 Series (2dr Cpe Man (Natl)) Transmission Manual MSRP 27425.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/30
Name 10 Series (2dr Cpe Man (GS)) Transmission Manual MSRP 27425.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/30
Name 10 Series (2dr Cpe Man (SE)) Transmission Manual MSRP 27425.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/30
Name 10 Series (2dr Cpe Auto (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 28675.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 25/34
Name 10 Series (2dr Cpe Auto (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 28675.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 25/34
Name 10 Series (2dr Cpe Auto (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 28675.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 25/34
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INTERIOR
  • Front fabric bucket seats
  • Fold-flat rear seat
  • Carpeted floor mats
  • Aluminum scuff plates
  • Aluminum accelerator pedal
  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel
  • Multi-information display w/digital clock
  • Pwr windows w/one-touch auto up/down
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Pwr door locks
  • Cruise control
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Manual air conditioning
  • Rear window defogger
  • Dual sun visors w/vanity mirrors
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel -inc: paddle shifters
  • Electroluminescent dash panel
  • Solar-charged illuminated shift knob
EXTERIOR
  • 17" aluminum wheels
  • 215/45R17 summer tires
  • T135/80D16 spare tire
  • Projector beam halogen headlamps
  • Folding pwr mirrors
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • HID headlamps w/LED daytime running lamps
  • Illuminated locator badges
MECHANICAL
  • 2.0L DOHC 16-valve horizontally opposed 4-cylinder engine -inc: dual variable valve timing, aluminum alloy block
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Limited slip differential w/differential lock
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Front MacPherson strut suspension
  • Rear double wishbone suspension
  • Electric pwr steering (EPS)
  • Front/rear ventilated disc brakes
  • Chrome tipped dual tail pipe & muffler cutter
  • 6-speed automatic transmission w/paddle shifters
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Anti-lock brake system w/electronic brakeforce distribution
    • Brake assist
    • Smart stop technology
    • Vehicle stability control w/traction control
    • Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags -inc: passenger occupant sensor, supplemental restraint system
    • Driver & front passenger side airbags
    • Front & rear curtain airbags
    • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • First aid kit
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • 300-watt Pioneer AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: Bluetooth, HD Radio, USB port, iPod connectivity, aux input jack, (8) speakers, roof mounted antenna, amplifier, RCA output jacks

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