Subaru BRZ vs Scion FR-S Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Subaru BRZ
Limited RWD
MSRP
$28,845
Invoice
$27,367
Average Price Paid
$28,091
175 listings nationwide

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2016 Scion FR-S
Base
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Limited RWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Subaru BRZ
Limited RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$30,592
13 listings nationwide

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2016 Scion FR-S
Base
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$17,834
28 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Subaru BRZ
Limited RWD
Cherise Threewitt Preview:

The BRZ, introduced in 2013, is an oddball in Subaru’s lineup. The coupe features rear-wheel drive (RWD) instead of Subaru’s renowned all-wheel-drive (AWD) system, though this setup is...

2016 Scion FR-S
Base
Andrew Newton Preview:

After years of development and several tantalizing concept cars, the FR-S first became available for the 2013 model year. Toyota had been toying with the idea of a cheap rear-wheel-dri...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Subaru BRZ
Limited RWD
No User Reviews
2016 Scion FR-S
Base
15
mabarr writes:
Loved it, but the italian in me went for the 2017 Fiat 124. It drove amazing and is a great value for the mon...
Front Seats Ranked 2017 FIAT 124 Spider Classica RWD better.
"Both cars were comfortable, but the Fiats seats cradle you perfectly."
Value Ranked 2017 FIAT 124 Spider Classica RWD better.
"I looked into leasing both cars and the Fiat was about $100 less per month."
KentCT writes:
Solid car only barely outclassed by the BRZ. Very fun to drive looks great as wel.
Handling Ranked 2017 Subaru BRZ Limited RWD better.
"The 2017 manual has a slight increase in power and I think the increase allowed the car to pull through corners faster."
Looks/Style Ranked 2017 Subaru BRZ Limited RWD better.
"The cars looks are very similar I just prefer the 2017 facelift on the BRZ."
Nathan writes:
Great car love the handling and track readiness

Specs

2020 Subaru BRZ
Limited RWD
2016 Scion FR-S
Base
Powertrain
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
24 MPG
22 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
29 MPG
33 MPG
30 MPG
34 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 13.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
205 hp @ 7,000 RPM
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200 hp @ 7,000 RPM
200 hp @ 7,000 RPM
Torque
156 lb-ft @ 6,400 RPM
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151 lb-ft @ 6,600 RPM
151 lb-ft @ 6,600 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
12.5:1
12.5:1
12.5:1
12.5:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.39 in x 3.39 in
3.39 in x 3.39 in
3.39 in x 3.39 in
3.39 in x 3.39 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 3 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 41.9 in 41.9 in
Back Legroom 29.9 in 29.9 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 6.9 cu ft 6.9 cu ft
Exterior
Length 166.7 in 166.7 in
Width 69.9 in 69.9 in
Height 52 in 50.6 in
Wheelbase 101.2 in 101.2 in

Available Options

2020 Subaru BRZ
Limited RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • WR Blue Pearl

Option Packages

  • Performance Package
  • Popular Package #1
  • Popular Package #2
  • STI Short Throw Shifter
2016 Scion FR-S
Base

Exterior Colors

  • Ablaze
  • Asphalt
  • Halo
  • Hot Lava
  • Oceanic
  • Raven
  • Special Color
  • Steel

Option Packages

  • TRD Lowering Springs
  • Bespoke Audio With Navigation
  • Bespoke Audio with Navigation
  • TRD Exhaust System
  • TRD Sway Bar Set

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