2013 Scion FR-S Top Comparisons

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2013 Scion FR-S BaseReview
Tyler writes:
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Awsome — Handling-I've taken 45mph turns at 95mph without kicking out the rear Fun Factor- All you'll want to do when you buy it is drive Comes in automatic and manual Appearance- Very streamline and the curves give it a beautiful look

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: The rear wheel drive is great for drifting

Cons: There are a lot of blind spots

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2013 Scion FR-S BaseReview
Brian writes:
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Great Sports Car Feel — Love the handling, looks, and driving experience. The best I have ever had. No breakdowns or malfunctions and only dealership service was scheduled service. This car would be great for a single, couple or new family as I have had baby seat in back and up to a 5yr old no issues. The trunk handles a couple weeks of grocery if needed, as well as just a racquetball bag.

Pros: Handling and gas mileage

Cons: not a 4 person family car

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2013 Scion FR-S BaseReview
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Silver Scion Frs — I truly love driving this car other than shifting in traffic. Very rare to see on the road this distinct, sexy shape. Low center of gravity and small steering wheel give you the feel of being in an expensive race car. I have owned a Porsche 912 and the FR-S handles much like that. Not great in snow. All the garage attendants think this is the best car in the lots.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Excellent handling and sleek to look at. Manual transmission is the way to go with this go kart. No distractions. All driving fun. Large capacity with back seats down. Can even fit four tires laying flat.

Cons: Small front cabin. Radio unexceptional

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2013 Scion FR-S BaseReview
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An Excellent Sports Car For The Price. — This is a small car that's good only for two people to ride in. It's got practically no room for passengers in the back just like most sporty cars. The FRS, however, is a great small car for drivers like myself who likes to drive a smooth and great-looking car without blowing his budget. It's internal components and engine are made by Subaru and Toyota designed its exterior looks. The cons for this car is offset by the fact that it's a very reaonably priced car- below $30K. No car afficionado in his right mind can really demand any more high-end/extra features from this car. Toyota and Subaru is marketing it to the average middle class sports car enthusiast who can get by with just 200 horses and just enough room for two.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Very sleek-looking, responsive and has superb handling. Very goood gas mileage and is a very gorgeous-looking car. The cheapest true sports car that you can buy- less than $29,0000.00.

Cons: Very low profile. I have to be extra careful when going over humps and hills, uneve surfaces, craters and rocky ground.

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2013 Scion FR-S Base Review
chase says:
This car was an amazing daily driver. I owned this car for 80,000 miles, most of which occured in the Atlanta metro area. As a mid 20s single man living in the southeast region of the US this car was a treat to drive every day. The car is AMAZING flying up and down mountain roads, its easy to work on, and there is a huge market for parts and accessories. Im 6 tall but there is plenty of leg room and head room - I did wish the steering wheel would telescope further but it was still a comfortable driving condition. The front seats are comfy and give ample side support but lack some lumbar support. I owned a 6 speed manual and the clutch was light and easy to work with in traffic. I lived in Atlanta - notorious for heavy traffic and plenty of intersections on hills - for 3 and a half years with this car and the clutch lasted until around 90,000 miles which is superb considering how much abuse it saw. I took it on many cross country road trips but I would not recommend it. There is a LOT of road noise over 65 mph, the car is hard to see for other drivers, and there are not enough options to change seating positions to remain comfortable on stretches longer than 3 hours. Also the stereo sucks - the sound quality is good but the bluetooth connection is a pain if your phone disconnects while the car is running. It was impossible to reconnect the phone or switch phones via bluetooth without turning the car on and off. Visibility is ok, better than other coupes, but I always kept my sideview mirrors angled wide to compensate for blind spots. The trunk is surprisingly big especially with the back seats down but the trunk opening itself is narrow and short, making it difficult to load and unload. The car definitely lacks power under 4500 rpms. Absolutely no torque and adequate horsepower in the higher revs. However if youre in the right gear the car definitely has enough power to get out of its own way and can get you in trouble - you wont win many races though. It was definitely made to be a drivers car. In the corners the car holds its own, its easy to find the line, and its even easier to find the limits of traction. I would bet there are very few cars that can keep pace in the corners and still feel safe. The car averaged around 24/25 mpg in the city and up to 36 - 38 mpg if youre doing 60 mph on flat roads. I found that the car maintained the same mpg anywhere in the 2800-4000 rpm range. Its known the car has a torque dip in this rpm range and its strange subaru would tune the engine this way, considering this is where the engine would spend most of its revs on the highway. This translated the same mpg roughly from 75-90 mph - about 30 mpg. I would consistently shave off 2 hours in what would have been a 17 hour drive from Atlanta to northern Wisconsin after realizing my speed didnt affect my mpg that much. Averaging over 90 mph the mileage would be around 28 mpg. If I could get 300 miles to a tank on my long road trips, I was happy. The car does not do well in snow, ice or in the rain. Solid winter tires help, and its a lot of fun to do low speed slides and donuts in the snow, but because of the short wheel base any unexpected loss of traction is SCARY. The car hydroplanes easily so its important to have tires that function well in the rain. The insurance was affordable, the maintenance was affordable, the car is loads of fun, and also very attractive. Many people who are not car enthusiasts would compliment the cars appearance - an older woman even asked if it was a Ferrari. All that being said, I miss the car tremendously and will definitely buy another one in the near future as a track/toy car.
vs2014 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive Sedan AWD
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Front Seats Ranked 2014 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive Sedan AWD better.
"more cushioning, more adjustability"
Family Car Ranked 2014 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive Sedan AWD better.
"4 doors, better visability, heavier build, easier to see for other drivers"
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2013 Scion FR-S 10 Series Review
No says:
Mundane an no power.
vs2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T Premium RWD
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Power Ranked 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T Premium RWD better.
"Turbo"
Family Car Ranked 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T Premium RWD better.
"Your family WANTS to ride in this car all the time."
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2013 Scion FR-S Review
Jeremi5h says:
This car was a little smaller compared to the Hyundai Genesis coupe 2.0T. It was still a fun car to drive and it had very nice looks. Overall an amazing car but the Hyundai Genesis coupe was better in my opinion.
vs2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T Premium RWD
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Power Ranked 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T Premium RWD better.
"I can feel the push more on the vehicle and it has turbo."
Family Car Ranked 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T Premium RWD better.
"It’s a bigger car, has more space. "
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2013 Scion FR-S 10 Series Review
Nathan says:
vs2012 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Touring
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Back Seats Ranked 2012 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Touring better.
"The 4 doors for passengers helps entry and exit and the seats themselves are much easier to sit in comfortably. "
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2012 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Touring better.
"Hatchback is so useful in the Speed3. The FR-S makes up in handling, but is a less practical car."
2013 Scion FR-S Base Review
Guru7SPC2 says:
Great handling
vs2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Grand Touring RWD
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Handling Ranked 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Grand Touring RWD better.
"Traction"
Front Seats Ranked 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Grand Touring RWD better.
"More room"
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2013 Scion FR-S 10 Series Review
Sarah- Smile says:
No real back seat area at all. Drives nicely but veey few bells and whistles for the price tag. The genesis coupe is the more luxery car and has more room in the trunk and a full back seat.
vs2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T Premium RWD
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Power Ranked 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T Premium RWD better.
"The responsiveness of the 8speed auto shifts so smoothly on take off. Feels like faster power is delivered to the rwd"
Front Seats Ranked 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T Premium RWD better.
"The front seats mold to your body and they have lumbar, seat up and down, lean and tilt to get that cockpit feel. As a 54 person I can reach the pedals and see over the hood well in this car"
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