The 2016 Scion FR-S is outwardly attractive and features some nice interior comforts that only work to enhance your drive. The entire vehicle is geared towards performance driving, but the cabin is nonetheless spacious and assisted by the latest telematics system. Though the engine under the hood isn’t the most powerful as a 2.0-litre flat-four engine, its more or less valued for its energy and sport handling. Altogether, this sport coupe is a worthy contender with more strengths than weaknesses.
The 2016 Scion FR-S excels in outward style boasting some significant refreshes to the sleek sheet metal on the outside. As such, the interior cabin is moderately comfortable but more or less geared towards getting the most out of this performance-oriented vehicle. Handling this fun to drive car is a doozy and though the engine isn’t the most powerful in this segment, it does require a cozy and spacious interior for the dynamic driver, both of which is provided here. As it stands, the FR-S is clearly designed for the modern driver looking for a sweet ride.
The 2016 Scion FR-S has undergone several changes in this year’s upgrade, most notably to its outer body which now boasts modern styling and a sleek aesthetic. The sports coupe as a whole is low and curvy, taking on an old school long-hood and short deck proportions that is normal for performance-oriented vehicles. This FR-S, however, takes styles to a new level by including some serious detailing at the nose of the vehicle. Specifically, sharply angled vents in the lower fascia, smooth curves that flow into the hood and fenders and a wide grille opening adorn the front end with sophistication and simplicity. The sweeping roof and flared fenders likewise give this sports car a smooth look.
The new Scion FR-S hosts a minimalist aesthetic throughout the interior cabin, combining carbon-fibre accents and durable plastic for a sturdy and sensible feel throughout. Monochromatic upholstery lines the entirety of the vehicle on the inside, which is especially noticeable on the comfortable, roomy and supportive front seats. They boast good head and legroom up-front, but the back seats are pretty tight and are overall better for seating children or housing gear.
There aren’t many technology features in this sports coupe as its main purpose is performance oriented, however it does house some convenient infotainment capabilities. Embedded in the center stack is a seven-inch touchscreen interface that bundles a rear view camera, voice controls, drive information, audio and Bluetooth connectivity. But navigation is noticeably missing from this update, making this vehicle just a tad under par. Nonetheless, drivers will inevitably benefit from the leather wrapped steering wheel and flat rear seats.
In terms of performance, only one engine option is offered on the Scion FR-S but it’s undoubtedly fun to drive and easy to handle. Under the hood is a 2.0-litre flat-four engine that produces 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque while running on rear-wheel drive. Six-speed manual transmission is standard on this vehicle, but drivers can opt for six-speed sequential gearbox that is controlled by shift paddles, and also happens to be the more fuel-efficient option. For a lightweight sports car like this, the automatic drivetrain is rated at 11.3 litres per 100 kilometres city and 8.3 litres per 100 kilometres highway. Safety features are evidently limited in the FR-S, opting only to include antilock brakes, traction and stability control and a rear view camera.
Overall, the 2016 Scion FR-S is all-around performance-oriented, sporting an energetic drivetrain that is paired with sleek outer refreshes and a decently comfortable interior. Look no further than this vehicle if you’re looking to keep up in the sport coupe segment.
2016 Scion FR-S
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Rating: 8 / 10
|Trim / Style||MSRP||Est. Monthly Payment||Average Price||Invoice Price|
|6AT||$28,670||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|6MT||$27,490||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Release Series 2.0 6AT||$33,980||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Release Series 2.0 6MT||$32,800||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Fuel Type||Premium Unleaded|
|Number of Doors||2|
|Drive Train||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Power and Performance:|
Like its Subaru-badged twin, the FR-S uses a 2.0-liter flat-four engine that makes 200 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 151 foot-pounds of torque at 6,400 rpm. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission, though buyers who prefer to go clutch-less can order a six-speed sequential automatic gearbox controlled by shift paddles at an extra cost. Fitted with three pedals, the FR-S sprints from zero to 60 mph in a little over six seconds.
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|Interiors and Special Features:|
The little Scion coupe's front seats are roomy and comfortable, while also offering enough bolstering for support during spirited driving. Head and leg room are also quite good, allowing the car to accommodate drivers over six feet tall with ease. The rear seats are small, and only minimal knee and leg room is available with the front seats at their rearmost positions. With slightly shorter front-row occupants, the rear seat can work even for taller adults, but on the whole, it's best reserved for children and gear.
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Standard safety equipment includes the basics, like six airbags, anti-lock brakes, and stability & traction control. A limited-slip differential improves low-grip traction and starts from a stop. For 2016, all FR-S models gain a rearview camera, which alleviates the problem of its mild blind spots when backing up.
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|Audio Connectivity: includes input AUX jack front and USB front|
|8 Pioneer speakers|
|Audio system with AM/FM radio, digital radio, internet radio, CD player (reads MP3 format), touch screen and colour screen|
|4 disc brakes (4 ventilated)|
|Electronic brake distribution|
|Brake assist system|
|Painted front and rear bumpers|
|Front and rear bumpers|
|Delivery/freight charge: $ 1,695.00|
|Charges: Air Conditioning Tax $ 100.00|
|Bluetooth ; includes phone connection and includes music streaming|
|Text to speech / speech to text|
|Driver modes includes stability control and traction control|
|2 12V in front|
|Voice activating system; includes radio and phone|
|Remote control trunk/hatch release|
|Front reading lights|
|Cargo area light|
|Driver and passenger vanity mirror|
|Rear camera parking distance sensors|
|External dimensions: overall length (mm): 4,235, overall width (mm): 1,775, overall height (mm): 1,425, wheelbase (mm): 2,570, front track (mm): 1,520, rear track (mm): 1,540 and curb to curb turning circle (mm): 11,400|
|Cargo capacity(in litres): all seats in place: 196|
|Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 944, rear headroom (mm): 888, front hip room (mm): 1,349, rear hip room (mm): 1,151, front leg room (mm): 1,065, rear leg room (mm): 759, front shoulder room (mm): 1,384, rear shoulder room (mm): 1,314 and interior volume (litres): 2,166|
|Doors: driver and passenger : front hinged|
|Body colour exterior door handles|
|Emissions data: CO2: 4,398 kg/yr|
|Engine: 2.0L horizontally opposed four-cylinder DOHC with VVT|
|Fuel consumption(L/100km) :|
|Fuel consumption(L/100km) : city= 10.9 ; highway= 7.9 ; combined= 9.6 ;|
|Power: 200 hp @ 7,000 rpm; 151 ft lb of torque @ 6,400 rpm|
|Fuel tank: 50 litre capacity|
|Fuel: premium unleaded ( 91 octane)|
|Fuel system: gasoline direct injection & multi-point|
|Multi-function display screen 7.0, touch screen and 1|
|Trip computer: includes avg fuel econ and current fuel econ|
|Main dashboard display|
|Low tire pressure monitor|
|Carpet floor mats|
|Floor covering: none|
|Luxury trim: alloy/leather on shifter, alloy look on center floor console, alloy look on doors, carbon fiber look on dashboard and none|
|Daytime running lights|
|LED brake lights and rear lights|
|Headlights: halogen with projector beam lens halogen|
|Headlight control with dusk sensor|
|Remote keyless power locks|
|Crash test results IIHS, Good, Good, Acceptable, Good and Good, crash test results NHTSA, 5, 5, 5.00 and 4|
|Front to rear curtain airbags|
|Front side airbags|
|2 height adjustable head restraints for front seats|
|Height adjustable front seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver and passenger|
|Rear seat belts for driver and passenger|
|Intelligent driver and passenger front airbag|
|Seat upholstery: cloth|
|Front driver seat : sports ; details: manual height, front passenger seat : sports|
|Rear seats: folding bench/sports with seating for two|
|Seating: 4 passengers|
|Intermediate service 8,000, 6 and 4,971|
|Power steering type|
|Alloy & leather steering wheel ; includes height adjustment and telescopic adjustment|
|Cupholders in front row|
|Storage box trunk and fixed|
|Dashboard console with open storage, full floor console with open storage|
|Independent front strut suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, independent rear wishbone suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs|
|Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) stability control|
|4.100:1 axle ratio|
|Electronic traction control|
|Electronic traction control (via ABS & engine management)|
|Transmission: 6-speed manual ; incl. shifter on floor|
|Rear mechanical limited slip differential|
|Ventilation system with cabin filter|
|Version information 02 Jun 2015|
|Version information 07 Dec 2015|
|Powertrain type : combustion|
|Windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe|
|Rear view mirror|
|Front power windows with 2 express|
|Rear window with defroster|
|Driver and passenger door mirror: heated, body colour, power adjustable|
|Paint warranty: 36 months/ 60,000 km|
|Warranty powertrain - Total: 60 months/ 100,000 km|
|Warranty whole vehicle - Total: 36 months/ 60,000 km|
|Warranty whole vehicle - OEM 36, 60,000 and 37,282|
|Warranty powertrain - OEM 60, 100,000 and 62,137|
|Roadside assistance warranty: 36 months/ 60,000 km|
|Full service warranty: 6 months/ 8,000 km|
|Anti-corrosion warranty: 60 months/ Unlimited km|
|Weights: published curb weight (kg): 1,251 and Manufacturer’s own|
|Front and rear conventional tires 215/45/W|
|Front and rear alloy wheels: 17"x 7.0"|
|Spare wheel: spacesaver with steel rim|