2015 Scion FR-S – One of a Kind
When the FR-S appeared on the market for the first time, it took the driving freaks by surprise. The coupe made a great impression and became a hit over night. Scion stuck to basics and launched a sports car that had an exquisite balance, low curb weight, a rear-wheel drive and an economical price tag. Right after two years, Scion has managed to startle the market yet again, offering more with the FR-S.
One thing that stands out about the 2015 Scion FR-S is the way it drives. Anyone who has driven this vehicle will have good words to say. But what exactly has Scion done differently this year? The company has upgraded the vehicle with an all new suspension that gives the driver a more responsive and stable feel. The one that came with the older version was good enough, but Scion decided to take it one step ahead. The FR-S is one vehicle that guarantees you a fun drive. It is extremely sharp around turns, but at the same time it does not make you feel like you are driving those intimidating rear-wheel coupes. Not only does it drive well, it is also very fuel efficient, giving a combined figure of 28 mpg with automatic transmission.
With all the benefits, the FR-S 2015 also has some drawbacks. There is no doubt about the fact that the vehicle drives great, but while you are driving on the highway, it can get a little noisy. The trunk of the FR-S is also not one of the ideal things about this vehicle, it is small compared to its competitors and one could also say that the back seats are no good either, not just for adults but for children too. So, if you are planning to buy FR-S, do not consider it a vehicle for the family, instead, take it as a two-seater.
Usually sports cars come with two-seats and a higher price, but with the 2015 Scion FR-S, you get sporting, dynamics, 2+2 seats and an affordable price tag, which is why it does not have rivals that could actually stand head to head in every department. But if you are looking for more acceleration, Nissan 370Z or Hyundai Genesis Coupe, could be wise options, however, they are not as agile as the FR-S and can cost you a lot more. If you are looking for a more practical vehicle than Volkswagen GTI and Mini Cooper S could be a good choice. However, neither one of these can actually claim to be a real competitor since the FR-S is different in its own way.
The 2015 Scion FR-S comes with a 2.0-L 4 cylinder engine that can produce up to 200 HP and 151 lb-ft of torque. The standard transmission with the vehicle is a six-speed manual while a six-speed automatic is available as an option.
The FR-s can go up to 60mph from a standstill, in 6.5 seconds, which is pretty impressive but not as god as the other sports coupes. With the standard manual transmission, it gives 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway; however the optional automatic transmission gives you 25mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway, which is commendable.