The FR-S receives mild styling updates and a few suspension tweaks to reduce body roll in hot corners.
Which FR-S is the Best?
We'd opt for the manual transmission and little else. Before you go nuts at your Scion dealer's parts counter, we recommend getting to know your FR-S in its most essential form.
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How Much Does a 2015 Scion FR-S Cost?
FR-S ($25,670) is offered in one well-equipped trim level. Standard equipment highlights include 17-inch alloy wheels, dual exhaust tips, LED taillights, a height-adjustable driver's seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a leather-wrapped shift knob (with a convincingly manual-like appearance on the automatic shifter), cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity and a 300-watt, 8-speaker audio system with a 6.1-in touchscreen, HD Radio and auxiliary/USB ports. For smartphone devotees, Scion optionally provides BeSpoke audio, which offers a higher level of connectivity with Facebook, Twitter and Internet radio. Other options include 18-in alloy wheels, bigger front brakes, fog lights, a rear spoiler, a cold-air intake, a performance exhaust and lowering springs.
The 2015 Scion FR-S delivers a full house in old-fashioned accident avoidance measures. Communicative steering, good visibility and strong brakes give a reasonably aware driver the tools to stay out of harm's way. If, however, you fall victim to a collision, know that the FR-S comes standard with six airbags, including front-seat-mounted airbags and side-curtain airbags. For better or worse, no newfangled safety technologies are offered. The government hasn't crash-tested the FR-S, but the independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the FR-S its highest rating of Good in every tested category.
2015 Scion FR-S vs the competition
2015 Subaru BRZ -- The FR-S's twin offers a slightly different take on the formula. It's certainly worth sampling to see which one you like better.
2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata -- For someone coveting the stripped-down simplicity of a compact roadster,
Mazda's Miata remains compelling, and its manual shifter is one of the best we've ever sampled.
2015 BMW 228i -- The base 2 Series costs a few grand more than a loaded FR-S, but it rewards you with superior speed and refinement.
Used Porsche Cayman -- You'll have to go back a few years to find a Cayman in the Scion's price range, but they're out there, and the Porsche is a more complete sports car with its exuberant midmounted 6-cylinder engines.
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