Enhanced Handling and Stability Refine the Winning FR-S Formula
Already a favorite of car enthusiasts, the Scion FR-S enters a new model year more balanced and better than ever. With enhanced tuning and an upgraded appearance to match, the 2015 FR-S builds on its reputation for excellent driving dynamics and track-inspired style.
Balanced and Pure Driving
The 2015 Scion FR-S uses a 2.0-liter, flat boxer engine in a front-engine, rear-wheel drive configuration that delivers an impressive 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. With its low center of gravity and lightweight body, the FR-S earns its reputation for great handling. These dynamics are further enhanced for 2015 with a more rigid front suspension and re-tuning of the rear shock absorbers. The enriched damping results in less body roll and a more communicative driving experience.
Drivers choose between a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters and Dynamic Rev Management® technology. Both models benefit from a standard Torsen® limited-slip differential which helps maximize traction by allocating power to the rear wheel with the most traction and contributes to nimble cornering performance.
For 2015, a new streamlined shark-fin antenna provides better aerodynamics. The smooth shape of the FR-S enhances the track-ready design, balanced drive and exceptional fuel economy for its class. The 2015 FR-S is rated by the EPA an estimated 25 mpg city and 34 mpg highway with the automatic transmission and 22 mpg city and 30 mpg highway with the manual transmission.
Fierce Exterior Looks
The rich heritage behind the FR-S inspires every angle of its high-octane styling. For 2015, the FR-S exhaust tips have been updated with a larger diameter and sit more flush with the rear bumper. The new tips complement the low, wide rear fascia that also features aerodynamic lower treatments and sharply angled lights. These rear details of the FR-S contribute to the overall aerodynamic shape and well-built design that drivers love. Approach the vehicle from the front and find a menacing look with a low stance, aggressive front bumper and angular headlights with projector-beam halogen lamps.
The FR-S is available in seven colors including Raven, Asphalt, Hot Lava, Ultramarine and Firestorm. For 2015, Halo replaces Whiteout for the exterior pearl white paint for an additional $395 fee, and Steel replaces Argento as a silver color.
Inside the FR-S, the experience remains all about the driver. For 2015, the vehicle gains auto on/off headlights and a new key design. Additionally, the interior panel material gets a new carbon fiber look and texture to complement the aggressive styling. The large center-mounted tachometer commands the driver’s attention while speed is easily monitored with both digital and analog gauges.
Drivers will enjoy low-mounted, deep front seats and a sporty leather-trimmed steering wheel. The 2+2 seating configuration allows the rear seats to fold down flat for functional space. Sporty refinements throughout the vehicle include aluminum sport pedals and scuff plates, a leather-wrapped shift knob and accent stitching.
The Sound of Style
High quality sound and audio technology enhance every experience behind the wheel of the FR-S. All members of the Scion family feature a Standard Display Audio system featuring a 6.1-inch LCD touchscreen. The features Scion drivers want are there: Bluetooth® hands-free and audio streaming connectivity, HD RadioTM and USB connectivity. It’s simple to reference song titles, album name and artist name right on the head unit.
The eight-speaker sound package features a Pioneer 300-watt total power output audio system and features mid-range and woofer speakers that are superior. The 160-watt Pioneer AM/FM/CD head unit powers the tweeters, mid-range and full-range speakers, while a separate 140-watt, two-channel amplifier is designed to drive power to the door-mounted woofers.
Additional on-the-go connectivity and on-board navigation is available with the optional BeSpoke Audio system. Push-to-talk voice navigation and geo-located points of interest add convenience to any drive. Aha™, available on iTunes® and Google Play®, provides access to 100,000 free audio stations, including Scion’s own seven signature music channels. Drivers can also find local restaurants, coffee, hotels, and weather updates through location–based services like Yelp and TripAdvisor, along with popular social media applications, sports, news and entertainment.
Standard Safety Features
All 2015 FR-S vehicles come standard with six airbags, including driver and front passenger dual-stage advanced airbags, driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags, and front and rear passenger side curtain airbags.
The 2015 FR-S comes standard with the STAR Safety SystemTM which features an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Traction Control (TRAC), Brake Assist (BA), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Smart Stop Technology (SST).
The 2015 Scion FR-S continues to thrill true driving enthusiasts with its affordable price tag and engaging design. The 2015 Scion FR-S has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $24,900 with a six-speed manual transmission or $26,000 with a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and Dynamic Rev Management® technology. The delivery, processing and handling (DPH) fee for all Scion models is $770 and is not included in the MSRP.
Like all Scion models, the FR-S is covered by a three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty and five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. It also comes with Scion Service Boost, a complimentary plan covering normal factory-scheduled maintenance for two years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first, and two years of 24-hour roadside assistance.
Scion continues to be the test laboratory division for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. From its start in 2003, Scion’s goal was to offer products and processes that stand apart from the crowd. With a model line-up that includes the iconic xB urban utility vehicle, the tC sports coupe, the FR-S rear-wheel drive sports car, the premium micro-subcompact iQ and the xD urban subcompact 5-door, Scion offers distinctive vehicles that reflect owners’ passions and aspirations. Scion also appeals to a youthful audience by offering a simple, no-haggle buying experience and by engaging with potential customers in meaningful and creative ways. For more information, visit www.scion.com.
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