2013 Scion FR-S tested review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 11 January 2013 , 12:01:59 byEmil

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Scion FR-S tested

The new 2013 Scion FR-S was taken for a quick ride by a specialist and the man tried to explain to us what exactly he felt doing it. It seems that the production version of the model looks a lot like the concept mode we had the opportunity to see earlier last year. Some of the remaining elements are the sculpted front fascia with wheel arches and the sloping roofline that flows into a clean, chopped off rear deck. To transfer the output to the road, the engineers have provided 17-inch wheels that offer an aggressively stance. The 2013 Scion FR-S is 11-inches shorter in length, an inch wider and 4.5-inches shorter in height in comparison with the Honda Civic Coupe. Its dimensions make it even more attractive than before. The interior space is a bit small for the really tall ones, but for the rest, is perfect. The center console is very easy to use. The seats in the cabin provide ample support, both in terms of lateral bolstering and butt-cushioning. The rear seats are really useless for any adult.



The new model receives power from a 2.0-liter boxer four capable of generating 200 horsepower and 151 lb. ft. of torque. The output is being then sent to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission. Also, as optional, the manufacturer offers a 6-speed automatic unit as optional. The fuel consumption indicates 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The model uses electric power steering which is direct and linear with a good weight on center.



The carmaker has established a starting price of $25.255 including $755 destination charge, and if you ask us, aside from a choice of transmission and a few accessories, the car comes one way. In case you are interested in having more, know that there are other options available, but that come with the BRZ Limited. For example, you can opt for leather, keyless start and a nice audio display. The price for this one starts at $28.265, including destination charge.
Source: autoblog