Affordable Sports Car Named one of Top Rated Vehicles

TORRANCE, Calif., (April 16, 2014) – The view from the top looks pretty nice. The Scion FR-S earned praise from editors as a Top Rated Vehicle. The awards aim to identify the best new vehicles on the market today.

Industry experts at took the FR-S through a standardized road test loop and around their test track to evaluate in controlled conditions. The resulting ratings compared the FR-S against its direct rivals in size and price class.

“Well-received by critics and consumers alike, the Scion FR-S will no doubt be a future classic for the latest generation of driving enthusiasts,” said Editor-In-Chief Scott Oldham. “This sporting Scion has everything those enthusiasts hold dear, such as rear-wheel drive, a spirited engine, an agile chassis and a simple, ergonomically sound cockpit.”

To see the full list of Top Rated Vehicle award winners, visit

“Online research plays a vital role in car purchases today, and we are proud recognized the FR-S in its top rated awards,” said Scion Vice President Doug Murtha. “Drivers can count on the FR-S to deliver an experience behind the wheel they will love.”

The rear-wheel drive 2014 FR-S features a 2.0-liter flat boxer engine and a six-speed transmission. The 2014 Scion FR-S is priced at $24,700 MSRP with a six-speed manual transmission or $25,800 MSRP with a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and Dynamic Rev Management® technology.

All prices listed above exclude the delivery, processing and handling (DPH) fee of $755.

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About Scion
Scion, from Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., was developed with a new generation of youthful buyers in mind. Scion’s mission is to provide distinctive products, the opportunity to personalize, and an innovative, consumer-driven process at the retail level. The brand features five groundbreaking models with a wide array of standard features: the xD urban subcompact five-door, the iconic xB urban utility vehicle, the tC sports coupe, the premium micro-subcompact iQ and the FR-S rear-wheel drive sports car. The Scion brand often applies new practices in all aspects of its business and pushes the creativity envelope with non-traditional advertising and marketing to engage young consumers. Scion also supports originality through its programs in the artistic community. For more information, visit


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