2015 Scion FR-S: Sleek and Highly Sought After
Scion has brought back feelings of the small imported sports coupe of old with the FR-S model that appears to be a Datsun 240Z that has been greatly upgraded to the technology of today. This awesome little sports coupe is a fun car to drive and look at with a lot of power for such a small vehicle. Owners who choose the FR-S will be able to enjoy the sleek curves and highly energetic engineering that is found in this awesome vehicle. Built in conjunction with the Subaru BRZ, the FR-S offers a slightly lower price tag and has upgraded handling over previous models for better performance in corners.
While the FR-S is a sports coupe, it makes a great daily driver. This offers any owner the ability to enjoy a fun and enticing drive at any time. This is a car that can easily be taken to the track for some speed runs as well as heading out on a mountain road to show off the awesome handling that is aboard this awesome car. For 2015, the Scion FR-S has an upgraded suspension and a new Release Series 1.0 for a few owners to enjoy, which is limited to only 1,500 vehicles.
The FR-S becomes one of the most enjoyable vehicles to drive mostly from the upgraded handling features. The suspension is highly tuned to ensure the car is very stable in the corners and allows this sports coupe to be able to handle any turns a track or mountain road can throw its way. Partnering with this suspension is one of the most actively responsive steering systems that allow the driver to feel confident when taking the car through turns and putting it through its paces at speeds that would cause other cars to spin out of control. Those who want to hear what is going on with the car and the road will truly enjoy the FR-S as it lets in all the noise for drivers to gain a unique and very connected driving experience.
Under the hood is found one engine choice, and it’s one that really does the job and fits in very well. Situated in such a way as to ensure the FR-S has a lower center of gravity which enhances the control and feel of the car. The engine offered is a 2.0-liter flat four-cylinder engine that shows up with 200 horsepower and 151 lb.-ft. of torque. Even though the numbers don’t sound very impressive, this car is light and capable with this engine in place. The transmissions come in the form of either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission with the manual offering a fuel efficiency of 22 city/30 hwy mpg and the automatic shows up with a 25 city/34 hwy mpg for owners to take full advantage of.
Inside the cabin of the FR-S the feeling is cozy but not cramped which is a nice feeling of security while still having enough room to stretch out a bit. The front two seats are well-designed and easily make plenty of head and leg room for anyone who wants to drive one of these great cars. On the other hand, the rear seats are not suitable for anyone to sit in and are better off left flat to carry extra gear as needed. The materials throughout the vehicle are upgraded from the normal hard plastics found in Scion vehicles offering the feeling of a nicer ride.
On the outside, the FR-S is gorgeous. The sleek and smooth lines give the car a very sporty feeling overall and make for a car that will easily turn heads when driving down the road. The athletic stance offers a feeling of both agility and exceptional capability for drivers to enjoy. The front looks menacing and ready to take on the road and spit it back out with a smile. The FR-S sits one a great set of double star patterned wheels that add a great deal of exceptional style and elegance to the overall look of this awesome sports coupe.
The standard features offered for the FR-S are offered on only one trim level. The list of features in place includes air conditioning, cruise control, 1-touch power windows, power mirrors, power door locks, 17-inch allow wheels, Bluetooth connectivity, an eight-speaker touch-screen audio system, auxiliary and USB ports, stability control, traction control, six airbags and Smart Stop. All these awesome features make the FR-S a great vehicle to own if only the standard offerings are in place, but the FR- S has a lot of optional equipment to enjoy as well.
The optional features for the Scion FR-S start with the addition of the automatic transmission and moves to the BeSpoke audio system which adds navigation features and Zypr, a feature that allows access to iPhone apps from voice commands. Additional optional features include 18-inch wheels, upgraded brakes, lowering springs, a rear spoiler and much more. The 1,500 Release Series 1.0 vehicles add a great deal of TRD hardware including a custom body kit, exclusive Yuzu yellow paint, LED headlights and push button starting. Either with an upgraded model or one of the limited Release Series 1.0 models the FR-S shows off as a fantastic vehicle for anyone to drive.
Starting out with a price of a standard model Scion FR-S the price will come in around $25,600 for anyone who wants to drive the base model. To add the automatic transmission the price will increase by about $1,100 and to add the BeSpoke audio system the price moves up $1,200. The opening price point for the Release Series 1.0 shows up at $30,700 and offers drivers a great deal of additional features and benefits to enjoy. Regardless of the model chosen, the FR-S is a high performing sports coupe that shows up with sleek and stylish good looks and is a very easy to enjoy vehicle that can be used for daily commuting as well as ton of weekend fun.