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Scion FR-S 0-60 Times

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2016 Scion FR-S

Coupe2.0L F-4RWD6M7.1 sec15.4 sec @ 93 mph22/30/26 mpgCar and Driver

2013 Scion FR-S

Coupe2.0L F-4RWD6A8.1 sec16.3 sec @ 90 mph25/34/28 mpgCar and Driver
Coupe2.0L F-4RWD6M6.4 sec14.9 sec @ 95 mph22/30/21 mpgCar and Driver
Coupe2.0L F-4RWD6M6.2 sec14.8 sec @ 95.1 mph22/30/---- mpgMotor Trend
Coupe2.0L F-4RWD6M6.2 sec14.8 sec @ 94.3 mph22/30/24.3 mpgMotor Trend

About Scion FR-S

Under the banner of Scion, Toyota and Subaru, the auto manufacturing Giants of Japan had joined forces to create an affordable sports car and had given the best of their technologies to produce the Scion FR-S. Front engine, Rear-wheel drive, and Sport, is what the Scion FR-S stands for and the ‘S’ says all about the car.

This marvelously within budget sports car from Scion comes with a 2 liter flat four cylinder engine with a six speed manual or automatic transmission, which makes this car one of the very few choices of a sports car in this budget range.

Scion FR-S is the United States and Canadian version of the Toyota 86 cars (it is actually based on AE 86 model), however like the other 86 cars, the Scion FR-S does not have trim levels.

With the unique flat boxer engine and the rear-wheel drive configuration, the Scion FR-S offers pure balance which makes it a favorite amongst the sports car enthusiasts. Thanks to the flat layout of the engine that makes the car offer an extremely low center of gravity, which helps in providing better handling and more balance.


The technical specifications and special features of the Scion FR-S include the following:

  • 2 liter, flat four cylinder engine
  • 151 lb-ft of torque @ 6400 rpm
  • 200 horsepower @ 7000 rpm
  • D-4S injection system that incorporates both port and direct injections in each cylinder
  • Fuel economy (city/highway): 22/30 mpg on manual transmission and 25/34 mpg on automatic transmission
  • 365 mm diameter, leather trimmed steering wheel that offers both tilt and telescopic adjustments

Superb Performance

Scion FR-S 0-60The performance of the car can be evaluated with the fact that it has a top speed of 136 mph and can reach from standstill to 60 mph is just 6.2 seconds with a manual transmission and 8.1 seconds with an automatic transmission.

The quarter mile time can be achieved in 14.8 seconds at 95.1 mph for the manual transmission and 16.3 seconds at 90 mph for the automatic.

Production Periods

The Scion FR-S first began production on August 1st, 2013, and the first wholesale and retail months for the car was September 2013.

With the pricing of the car starting from around $25K, it is a hot favorite amongst those enthusiastic drivers who love to hit the road hard and enjoy driving sports cars, yet are limited by the budget. The price difference between the automatic and manual transmission versions is just a mere $1000, however, the performance is much better and more fun in the manual.

In addition, the resale value of the Scion FR-S is pretty good as with most other Scion cars. All in all, this is a wonderful sports car that one can get without digging a hole in his or her pocket.

For more information about Scion FR-S, visit the official Scion website.



  1. Alan

    June 17, 2015 at 2:42 am

    I don’t buy the fact that the car’s speed is so far apart between Auto and Manual. 1.4 seconds is a lot. All I have to say is you better have a stick and something extra under the hood to try to take my Accord Coupe 6 spd. Manual.

    • Editorial Staff

      July 4, 2015 at 5:00 am

      I know it seems like a big difference, but usually if a has low torque (and FR-S does), the auto version will be pretty slow. Anyways, that’s what Car & Driver was able to achieve, so the numbers are not wrong, but they could have also had rough weather conditions during that day, and so on.

    • Cody

      July 5, 2016 at 1:18 pm

      LMAO!!! LIke an Accord is fast either! It’s a cool little car, like a first car for my little girl. Always somebody trying to race something slow. Hilarious!

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