Top 10 things you need to know about the 2013 Scion FR-S

Okay so it’s been a while since we’ve done the whole Top 10 things you need to know about a certain car – but we’re bringing the feature back today with the new Scion FR-S. So, without further ado, it’s time to learn the top 10 most interesting/important things about the new rear-wheel-drive coupe by Scion.

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Top 10 things you need to know about the 2013 Scion FR-S:

  1. The Scion FR-S is basically a rebadged version of the Toyota GT 86 and the Subaru BRZ, which are the two brands that created the new coupe.
  2. It’s probably, wait scratch that – it is the hottest car to ever be offered by Scion in the United States. We hear the executives at Scion jump up and down everyday with happiness.
  3. The FR-S stands for Front-engine Rear-wheel-drive Sport.
  4. Power comes from a 2.0 liter naturally-aspirated 4-cylinder horizontally opposed engine with Toyota’s D-4S injection system. Output comes in at 200-hp at 7,000 rpm with a maximum torque of 151 lb-ft at 6,600 rpm.
  5. Transmission choices include a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic with paddle shifters and dynamic rev management.
  6. 0 to 60 mph comes in around 6.2 seconds with a top speed of 143 mph.
  7. That’s probably all the performance you’ll get from the FR-S because Scion says there won’t be a turbo version.
  8. It weighs just 2,785 pounds with a manual transmission and 2,805 pounds with an automatic.
  9. Fuel-economy when mated to a 6-speed manual comes in at 22/25 mpg (city/highway) and 30 mpg combined. Choose the automatic and the numbers jump up to 25/28 mpg and 34 mpg combined. Based on 45% highway, 55% city driving, 15,000 annual miles and current fuel prices the Scion FR-S manual will cost you $2,500 year to drive and the automatic FR-S will cost you $2,200. The tank holds 13.2 gallons of gas, which should let you go 333 miles (automatic) when its full.
  10. Prices for the Scion FR-S start at $24,930 when you go for the 6-speed manual and $26,030 when you opt for the 6-speed automatic. That makes it the most expensive Scion ever sold in the United States.

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– By: Omar Rana