2016 Scion FR-S

Original MSRP Range
$25,305 - $30,610
Available Style(s)
22 - 25 MPG City / 30 - 34 MPG Hwy
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2016 Scion FR-S

What We Like

The essential goodness of a true sports car; simple specs and an affordable price; surprisingly satisfying interior quality; unusually responsive automatic transmission

What We Don't

Modest power; intrusive road noise; highly limited back seats


Expert Rating

4.7/ 5

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What's New in the 2016 Scion FR-S?

The FR-S adds a backup camera for 2016, along with a new 7-inch touchscreen. See the 2016 Scion FR-S models for sale near you

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. Find a Scion FR-S for sale


How Much Does a 2016 Scion FR-S Cost?

The FR-S ($25,700) is offered in one well-equipped trim level.

Standard equipment highlights include 17-in 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 manuallike appearance on the automatic shifter), cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity, a 300-watt 8-speaker audio system, HD Radio and auxiliary/USB ports. New for 2016 is a 7-in touchscreen, replacing last year's 6.1-in unit, and a standard backup camera.

For smartphone devotees, Scion optionally provides Bespoke audio, which offers a higher level of connectivity with Facebook, Twitter and Internet radio. Other options -- all dealer-installed accessories -- include 18-in alloy wheels, bigger front brakes, fog lights, a rear spoiler, a cold-air intake, a performance exhaust and lowering springs.

FR-S Trims

CoupeOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
FR-S 2dr Cpe Auto (Natl)$26,405 / $25,0854 Cylinder20025 / 346-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
FR-S 2dr Cpe Auto Release Series 2.0 (Natl)$30,610 / $29,0794 Cylinder20025 / 346-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
FR-S 2dr Cpe Man (Natl)$25,305 / $24,0404 Cylinder200N/A6-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
FR-S 2dr Cpe Man Release Series 2.0 (Natl)$29,510 / $28,0344 Cylinder200N/A6-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
Scion FR-S Safety

Is the 2016 Scion FR-S a Safe Car?

The 2016 Scion FR-S delivers a full house of 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, save for a newly standard backup camera.

In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash testing carried out by the federal government, the FR-S earned a perfect 5-star overall score. In crash tests carried out by the nonprofit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the FR-S earned Good ratings in each category except the firm's challenging new front small-overlap crash test, where it was deemed merely Acceptable -- still a strong score but not good enough to give the coupe a Top Safety Pick designation.

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Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance2 Years/Unlimited Miles
Maintenance2 Years/25,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • HID Headlights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Rearview Camera
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System


2016 Scion FR-S vs the competition

2016 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.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata -- For someone coveting the stripped-down simplicity of a compact roadster, the recently redesigned Mazda Miata remains compelling, and its manual shifter is one of the best we've ever sampled.

2016 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. The Porsche is a more complete sports car with its exuberant midmounted 6-cylinder engines.

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