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New Sports Car Review: 2014 Scion FR-S on Everyman Driver

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2014 Scion FR-S on Everyman Driver with Dave Erickson
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The 2014 Scion FR-S provides the automotive landscape with an authentic sports car at an affordable price, with a MSRP of $25,455 when equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, and $26,555 when equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission that features paddle shifters and Dynamic Rev Management technology.<!–more–

The FR-S, which stands for Front-engine, Rear-wheel drive, Sport; comes standard with a 2.0-liter boxer engine produces an impressive 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. The flat engine is mounted extremely low, giving the car a dynamically low center of gravity comparable to some exotic supercars.

Despite the engine’s powerful 100-horsepower per liter, the FR-S has EPA-estimated ratings of 34 mpg on the highway when paired with the automatic transmission, and EPA-estimated 30 mpg with the manual transmission.  The FR-S’s lightweight design allows it to be quick and nimble into and out of corners, with dynamic maneuverability and confident handling. The FR-S’s low weight is complimented by a dynamically tuned suspension setup consisting of MacPherson struts up front and a double wishbone system in the rear.
To help bring the rear-wheel-drive design to life, the FR-S features a standard Torsen® limited-slip differential, apportioning power to the rear wheels with precision and immediacy. Lightweight 17×7-inch alloy wheels and ventilated disc brakes are standard on all four corners.
To learn more, check out my detailed drive and review plus five 0-60 mph test runs on the Everyman Driver Youtube Channel below.


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