- Monogram Series available for FR-S and tC
- Additional standard features such as navigation and heated seats
- Added value through package pricing
New-car shoppers who want more for their money in a sporty coupe can consider two special editions from Toyota's Scion brand. The new, limited-edition Scion Monogram Series, available for the 2014 FR-S and tC, adds extra features such as navigation and heated seats in a value-priced package. Compared to selecting each option individually, the Monogram Series package saves buyers $1,500 or more.
For the FR-S sports car, the Scion Monogram Series adds leather and Alcantara seats, premium audio with navigation, push-button start, HID headlights and LED running lights, heated front seats, a spoiler and more.
The manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for the 2014 Scion FR-S Monogram Series with a manual transmission is $27,400. Compared to the base FR-S, that's a $2,700 premium for the extra features. According to Scion, the package saves $1,900 compared to the combined value of all the upgrades.
The 2014 Scion tC Monogram Series gets similar treatment with perforated leather seats, premium audio with navigation, push-button start, heated front seats, a leather shift knob, upgraded interior trim, a spoiler and more. Pricing for the limited-edition tC starts at $21,400, a premium of only $1,435 compared to the base tC. Buyers who choose the Scion Monogram Series for the 2014 tC are essentially getting these extras at half price.
Packages such as these for Scion Monogram Series models are typically a good way to save money while still getting extra features to improve comfort, convenience and appearance. And shoppers who want just one of the included features may be better off choosing the package. For example, BeSpoke Premium Audio with Navigation is a $1,280 option on the 2014 tC. For just $155 more, the Monogram Series brings that option and a list of other extras.
Shoppers who want to take advantage of the special editions should act quickly, as the Monogram Series is limited to 2,000 units for the 2014 FR-S and 2,500 units for the 2014 Scion tC.
What it means to you: Limited-edition packages such as the Scion Monogram Series often help shoppers load up on features without breaking the budget. Consider the Monogram Series for the FR-S or tC, especially if navigation is on your list of desired features.