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Scion FRS 2014 Price, Specs and Release Date

Sunday, September 8th 2013 | Scion | by Rhey Wardhoyo

Scion FRS 2014The new Scion FRS 2014 is one of the most fun-to-drive vehicles on the market, and it is a lightweight, agile, and very affordable sports car. Styled by Toyota and built by Subaru, the FRS isn’t your typical Scion econobox. It’s a rear-wheel drive, boxer-engined, lightweight sports car. And it looks the part.

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Simple surfaces and classic proportions give the outline of the FRS. Details at the nose and tail give a modern, aerodynamic look to the car. Sleek, low, and curvy, the car manages the old-school long hood/short deck proportions that, for many, define the look of a sports car. Detail work at the nose includes a wide grille opening, sharply angled vents in the lower fascia, and smooth curves that flow into the hood and fenders.

The fenders themselves are slightly flared, and also bulge upward from the hood line. A simple side profile sees the roof sweep up and dive down again in a graceful arc, meeting the rear fenders and stubby tail.

The cabin of the Scion FRS 2014 follows this sports-first, minimalist aesthetic, using carbon-look accents and durable plastics molded in flowing, simple lines. On the equipment front, the car include available premium audio with apps capability, while standard gear includes Bluetooth, keyless entry, and climate control.

A number of factory performance upgrades are also available, including: a cold-air intake; an exhaust system; lowering springs; strut tie braces; anti-roll bars; upgraded wheels; and larger brake kits.

For the brand’s 10th anniversary, buyers will be getting a special package with enhancements that include dual automatic climate control, HID headlights, LED daytime running lights and 17-inch wheels.

Scion FRS 2014 Engine

Under the hood you’ll find a 2.0-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine rated at 200 horsepower. The engine doesn’t develop much torque at all, especially low in the rev range, with most of the power living toward the top of the 7,400-rpm tachometer.

With 200hp, the manual-transmission Scion FRS rates 22 mpg city and 30 mpg highway for 25 mpg combined. With the automatic transmission those figures move considerably to 25 mpg city, 34 mpg highway, and 28 mpg combined–much more on the target you’d expect for the FRS.

Scion FRS 2014 Price

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Toyota has been cautious about pricing the Scion FRS 2014  so far, offering no factory options besides an automatic transmission, and the company is worried that a $30,000 price tag on a Scion would be a nonstarter with dealers. The earliest we could see a convertible debut is a year from now, but a debut in late 2013 or early 2014 is more likely. Any products spun off the platform are at least two years out.


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