Scion FR-S Tops 2013 Best Sports Car for the Money Award
Last week, Scion outpaced the competition when it was announced as the winner of U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 Best Sports Car for the Money Award. The annual award recognizes value, quality and critical acclaim across 21 vehicle categories.
To evaluate the FR-S, U.S. News & World Report judges looked at the sports coupe’s safety record, reliability and opinion from industry experts. Additionally, the expected five-year total cost of ownership and average vehicle price at the time of publication contributed to overall scores. The FR-S costs $25,255 MSRP with a six-speed manual transmission or $26,355 MSRP with a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and Dynamic Rev Management technology.
“The Best Sports Car for the Money award is a testament to the incredibly fun and accessible sports car experience offered by the Scion FR-S,” said Scion Vice President Doug Murtha. “We are proud the FR-S continues to impress industry enthusiasts and drivers, while also representing the passion behind the Scion brand.”
According to U.S. News, reviewers agree that the 2013 Scion FR-S has shaken up the affordable sports car class. Separated at birth from its competitor sibling, the Subaru BRZ, the Scion FR-S brings a surprising amount of performance and value to enthusiasts.
Reviewers almost universally say it all starts under the hood in the FR-S. The FR-S’s engine is mounted low and as far back in the engine bay as possible. Combined with its low center of gravity and a performance-tuned suspension, critics say these attributes make the FR-S one of the best-handling sports cars on the market.