Official: 2013 Scion FR-S Starts at $24,930
After much anticipation, Scion has finally revealed the official pricing of the hyped-up 2013 Scion FR-S on its official website. For all those waiting to drive this compact coupe home, be prepared to shell out $24,930 including $730 destination charges.
The 2013 Scion FR-S, where the name implies “front engine, rear-wheel drive, sport”, for its standard model comes equipped with a six-speed manual transmission. However the six-speed automatic models will be slightly higher priced at around $25,300, that excludes the $730 destination charge.
Sharing its components with Subaru’s BRZ and also the powetrain, the 2013 Scion FR-S is powered by a 2.0-liter ‘Boxer’ four-cylinder engine that produces 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. With a manual transmission, the car returns an EPA-rated fuel economy of 22/30 mpg city/highway. On the other hand when fitted with an automatic, the numbers bump up to 25/34 mpg city/highway.
Amongst the other standard highlights of the car are the 17-inch alloy wheels, LEDs in the tail-lights, a leather steering wheel, six airbags, an eight-speaker Pioneer stereo, HD radio and Bluetooth connectivity. The plethora of color options includes Raven, Firestorm , Asphalt, Hot Lava, Whiteout, Argento and Ultramarine.
The 2013 Scion FR-S is said to be a potential threat to the likes of the Chevrolet Camaro and Hyundai Genesis Coupe that are offered at a price of $23,280 and $22,250 respectively. While the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro comes with a 323-hpV6, the 2.0-liter Turbo engine, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe churns out an impressive 274-hp.