By   May 16, 2014

2015 Scion FR-S

2015 Scion FR-S

When the Scion FR-S (a.k.a. Toyota 86 and pretty much the same as the Subaru BRZ) first debuted it was a breath of fresh air. The concept of an affordable light rear-wheel drive sports car had almost been lost.

With the FR-S you don’t get the fastest car out there, but you get a well balanced nimble machine. It is easily the most fun you can have in a new car for under $30,000, outside of perhaps a Mazda MX-5.

Exterior

Scion FR-S Styling

Park the 2015 FR-S next to a 2014 and chances are you won’t notice any differences in the styling. That is because there aren’t very many.

You still get those faired front fenders with air outlets behind the rear wheels and the sleek flowing lines. The big differences (or should I say small differences) are the more aerodynamic shark style antenna and the larger tailpipes that are now more flush with the rear bumper.

Interior

2015 Scion FR-S Interior

From the inside of the car things look about the same as they did in the 2014 car. You still get the great supportive seats and relatively good quality materials. The things you touch often are especially made with quality pieces.

For 2015 the FR-S has automatic headlights and a carbon fiber look interior panel. The key has also been redesigned, so when you go to a party and they take your keys they know you have a 2015 instead of a 2014.

Drivetrain

Nothing has changed under the hood. You still get that Subaru developed flat-four that puts out 200 horsepower. This combined with the relatively light weight is good enough for a 0-60 mph time of 6.8 seconds.

The big change for 2015 is the improved suspension. The car now has a stiffer front suspension setup and re-tuned rear shocks. This means better handling and less body roll. So, the Scion FR-S just became even better in the corners.

Pricing

The 2015 Scion FR-S starts at $24,900. It is pretty hard to find a new car that is this much fun to drive and costs so little.

Verdict

The Scion FR-S is a great affordable sports car. It has great handling, decent power and is just a blast to drive. The inside matches the outside to keep you feeling like you are driving a more expensive car. Now when are they releasing that FR-S Turbo?

Desktop wallpaper of the 2015 Scion FR-S.