The key is to acquisition that match.
Now, back it comes to the 2014 Scion FR-S, I am not a match. While we had a aces anniversary calm and allotment some absolutely air-conditioned adventures (laughed, cried, screamed, giggled), I apperceive the FR-S is not for me and carnality versa. However, the Scion FR-S is assuredly arranged with personality, and for that I would acclaim it to a few of my vehicularly distinct friends.
What is the Scion FR-S?Born of a collective adventure amid Toyota and Subaru, the Scion FR-S is a lovechild of abundant action auto proportions. New to the automotive scene, the Scion FR-S, accepted as the Toyota GT86 alfresco of North America, alone appeared a few abbreviate years ago, and it hit the arena running.
Much anticipated, the FR-S/BRZ twins were advised and engineered by Toyota and Subaru accumulation the two company’s expertise. With a Subaru BOXER engine, Toyota chiral and Subie suspension, this absolutely is a collective venture.
2014 Scion FR-S Amount and SpecsLike any acceptable sports car, the 2014 Scion FR-S comes with actual few options and alone one agent and drivetrain set-up, at a starting amount of $26,450. Extras and options accommodate things like fog lights, a rear spoiler, and TRD (Toyota Antagonism Department) bankrupt arrangement and 18” admixture wheels.
The 2014 Scion FR-S’ 2.0L 4-cylinder Flat-4 BOXER agent is a gem, bearing 200 application and 151 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a 6-speed chiral manual (there is an autobox available, but why would you affliction about that?), the 2014 Scion FR-S is the ideal weekend clue monster (and gives the Mazda MX-5 a austere run for its money). Ability is beatific out the rear wheels, as it should be.
Driving the 2014 Scion FR-SWith 20cm of beginning snow on top of already icy alley conditions, my anniversary abaft the caster of the 2014 Scion FR-S was spent alongside added generally than not — and that’s aloof grand.
This is not a fast vehicle. Sure, it’s got 200 horses and alone weighs about 2,700lbs, but there are times back added torque would be nice. What the Scion lacks in power, however, it makes up for in eagerness. This ride is acquisitive to please, acquisitive to beat the rear out, and acquisitive to accomplish a agitation (in a acceptable way) while accomplishing it. The bawl of the BOXER agent is music to the ears, and the 6-speed is a amusement to manipulate.
The suspensions eats up corners and can feel acrid on asperous surfaces, but is arch otherwise. The 2014 Scion FR-S feels broad and abutting to the alley apparent at all times, no amount how you bandy it about.
With six apparatus alive for me, I anticipate a taller 6th accessory would accept fabricated sense; while canoeing at about 110-115km/hr on the highway, revs sit at 3,000 rpm and that makes for a bit of a blatant adventure as able-bodied as actuality a bit of a gas-burner.
Speaking of gas burning, over a anniversary of accumulated artery and side-street hooniganisms in the snow I averaged aloof beneath 9L/100km. Scion claims the FR-S can do 8.2L/100km combined, which is about atom on. Clearly, they apperceive how their barter will be active their car…
Inside and Out of the 2014 Scion FR-SLook at it. The Scion FR-S (and by affiliation the Subaru BRZ) are perfect. The accommodation are atom on, the edges, angles and anatomy curve alluvium sex appeal, and the attitude is mean.
Step central the 2014 Scion FR-S and things are a little beneath perfect. I’m a abate individual, so I’m absolutely at home in the cramped, bound cockpit of the FR-S, however, such is not the case for most. The antagonism seats are affably supportive, but not anybody is taken with the red inserts.
Oh the stereo. Best aloof to leave it off and not bother with it. It is, by far, the affliction HMI I accept anytime used, and the speakers themselves aren’t decidedly acceptable either; best aloof to accept to the agent and bankrupt note.
While this is advised a 2 2, the rear seats are added than a little cramped. A bunched adolescent bench fit well, and my 2-year-old was comfortable, as continued as no one was in the commuter bench in advanced of him, in which case he absent all accessible legroom.
There is additionally actual little block amplitude with aloof 196 liters available. Travel ablaze and all will be fine.
Comparing the 2014 Scion FR-SLuckily, we were able to put the Scion FR-S through its clue paces back it was aboriginal launched and we alveolate it adjoin the cast of some added hot rides like the Mazda MX-5, VW GTI and Hyundai Genesis.
Of course, the Scion’s accompanying wasn’t far abaft it. The Subaru BRZ is its better competition, and with abreast identical set-ups, it’s the price, abeyance arrangement and cast adherence that will beat a buyer’s favour.