The 2016 Scion FR-S is affordable, a lot of fun, and very driver-focused. As an entry-level sports coupe whose purpose is to be back to basics and to give the fun back to the motorist, the FR-S is an awesome little car.
The FR-S is one of the trifecta of Toyobaru vehicles, the others being the Toyota FT-86 and the Subaru BRZ. The three were jointly designed and are now jointly built by Toyota and Subaru as a collaborative effort. We reviewed the Subaru BRZ earlier this year.
With the Scion being the back to basics car that it is, most who are shopping in the market will love the car's simplicity. The FR-S feels fast, returns a lot of input from the road, and hugs corners like a three year old hugs teddy bears. Superb chassis tuning is the strong point for the 2016 FR-S, but its overall value package and great exterior look are also worth noting.
No matter what you buy the Scion FR-S for, though, realize that it will make everyday driving become fun and exciting again.
See the full 2016 Scion FR-S Test Drive Review.
How much is a Scion FR-S?
How long do Scion FR-Ss last?
The Scion FR-S is the 9th most reliable vehicle in the sports car category, with a reliability score of 7.9.
Approximately 4.4% of all Scion FR-Ss on the road have reached 100,000 miles or more, which compares to an average of 8.7% for the sports car category
The best-ranked sports car for reliability is the Ford Mustang Coupe
See below for the reliability scores of various cars in the sports car category:
Ford Mustang Coupe
Mazda MX-5 Miata
Chevrolet Camaro Coupe
Ford Mustang Convertible
Nissan 370Z Coupe
Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
Mazda MX-5 Miata RF
Nissan 370Z Convertible
FIAT 124 Spider
Hyundai Veloster N
Is the Scion FR-S a good car?
The Scion FR-S earns an ISC quality score of 7.8 based on its reliability, value retention and safety ratings.
The Scion FR-S is ranked 7th in quality in the sports car category,
with the Nissan 370Z Coupe ranked just above it and the Subaru BRZ ranked just below it
The best-ranked sports car for quality is the Ford Mustang Coupe