2015 Scion FR-S

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$24,900-$31,090
$23,655-$29,536
23 CITY / 32 HWY
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Overall Performance and Design
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Overview

What's New for 2015:
  • Revised suspension tuning
  • Standard automatic headlights
  • Shark fin antenna
  • Larger exhaust outlets
  • Redesigned key
  • Carbon fiber-style interior trim
  • Halo and Steel paint colors

Introduction
The 2015 Scion FR-S is a rear-wheel-drive sports car with a 2+2 seating configuration. There is nothing quite like the FR-S at its starting price point, the closest competitors including the larger Ford Mustang and Hyundai Genesis Coupe, and the front-drive Honda Civic Si Coupe. Subaru, which partnered with Scion to engineer this car, sells a version of the FR-S as the BRZ.

Models and Features
Like all Scion models, the FR-S is offered in what is called mono-spec format. In other words, everything is standard except for dealer-installed extras. Among the available upgrades is a navigation system and Aha connectivity and services. A number of performance-enhancing additions are also available through the Toyota Racing Development (TRD) catalog.

Under the Hood
A Subaru-sourced, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine sits beneath the Scion FR-S's low hood, a boxer-type design that helps to lower the car's center of gravity. It makes 200 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 151 lb.-ft. of torque at 6,600 rpm, and is charged with motivating 2,758 lbs.

A 6-speed manual gearbox channels power through the car's rear wheels. As an option, buyers can select a 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and Dynamic Rev Management technology. Scion includes free scheduled maintenance for the first 2 years or 25,000 miles of FR-S ownership.

Fuel Economy
One reason to upgrade to the automatic transmission is to improve the FR-S's fuel economy. With the standard manual gearbox, the EPA rates this car to return 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Select the automatic transmission and those figures climb to 25 mpg city/34 mpg highway.

Safety and Technology
Aside from Bluetooth hands-free calling and music streaming through a touch-screen audio system with HD Radio and a USB port, the Scion FR-S is a relatively basic vehicle. Buyers can opt for a navigation system and Aha service access to more than 30,000 global sources of audio content, including audio books, magazines, podcasts, and more.

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  • Name 2dr Cpe Man (Natl) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 24900.00 Engine 2.0 L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/30
  • Name 2dr Cpe Man (SE) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 24900.00 Engine 2.0 L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/30
  • Name 2dr Cpe Man (GS) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 24900.00 Engine 2.0 L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/30
  • Name 2dr Cpe Auto (Natl) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 26000.00 Engine 2.0 L/122 City/Hwy MPG 25/34
  • Name 2dr Cpe Auto (GS) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 26000.00 Engine 2.0 L/122 City/Hwy MPG 25/34
  • Name 2dr Cpe Auto (SE) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 26000.00 Engine 2.0 L/122 City/Hwy MPG 25/34
  • Name Release Series 1.0 (2dr Cpe Man (Natl)) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 29990.00 Engine 2.0 L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/30
  • Name Release Series 1.0 (2dr Cpe Man (GS)) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 29990.00 Engine 2.0 L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/30
  • Name Release Series 1.0 (2dr Cpe Man (SE)) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 29990.00 Engine 2.0 L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/30
  • Name Release Series 1.0 (2dr Cpe Auto (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 31090.00 Engine 2.0 L/122 City/Hwy MPG 25/34
  • Name Release Series 1.0 (2dr Cpe Auto (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 31090.00 Engine 2.0 L/122 City/Hwy MPG 25/34
  • Name Release Series 1.0 (2dr Cpe Auto (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 31090.00 Engine 2.0 L/122 City/Hwy MPG 25/34
INTERIOR
  • Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way driver seat and 4-way front-passenger seat w/integrated headrests
  • 6-Way Driver Seat
  • 4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
  • Full Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Fixed Rear Windows
  • 4 Person Seating Capacity
  • Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
  • Front Cupholder
  • Valet Function
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Trunk/Hatch and Mechanical Fuel
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Manual Air Conditioning
  • Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
  • Leather/Aluminum Gear Shift Knob
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Front Map Lights
  • Delay Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • Driver And Passenger Door Bins
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power Door Locks
  • Redundant Digital Speedometer
  • Trip Computer
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Analog Display
  • Seats w/Cloth Back Material
  • Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Fixed Rear Head Restraints
  • 1 Seatback Storage Pocket
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Air Filtration
  • Sport Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
  • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Mat
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels: 17" x 7" Alloy
  • Tires: P215/45R17 87W Michelin Primacy HP Summer
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Black Side Windows Trim
  • Body-Colored Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
  • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
  • Black Grille
  • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
  • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • LED Brakelights
  • Rocker Panel Extensions
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam High Intensity Low/High Beam Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
MECHANICAL
  • Engine: 2.0L H-4 DOHC D-4S Injection
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
  • Rear-Wheel Drive
  • 4.10 Axle Ratio
  • 3682# Gvwr
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Electric Power-Assist Steering
  • 13.2 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Double Wishbone Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs and Brake Assist
  • Mechanical Limited Slip Differential
  • Transmission: 6 Speed Automatic -inc: steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters and Dynamic Rev Management
  • Sport Tuned Suspension
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • First Aid Kit
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Radio: Pioneer AM/FM/CD Head Unit -inc: 6.1-inch LCD touchscreen display, 300-watt amplifier, aux/USB port w/iPod connectivity, Bluetooth wireless technology, 8 speakers and HD Radio technology
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Radio Data System
    • Automatic Equalizer
    • Integrated Roof Antenna

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