Now-a-days, getting a sports car to our home is a million dollar dream as many sports car prices are reaching sky high! From Mustang to the Dodge Viper, every sports car price is equal to our full life savings and we can only find these cars in houses of Business Tycoons, Hollywood Actors and Music Artists. Now imagine a car which costs just less than half of the price of those sports cars and yet as powerful as those sports cars 🙂 Today lets review a car which was styled by Toyota and built by Subaru. The car which is ought to be called as “A sports car at a manageable price”. This is the all-new 2014 Scion FR-S Coupe.
Both Toyota and Subaru made an alliance to build a car that can be more fun to drive, making the dream come true, and fast enough to call it as sports material. Thus the new Scion FR-S concept was born from this alliance and at just $25,000 USD your dream of riding a sports car will turn out to be a reality. Though this is not a typical Scion, but has some desired features enough to call it a sports car.
Before going inside the review of this car- these are some of the technical specifications of this car. Have a look
The technical specifications look quite good and reasonable. Though it has some drawbacks, we have to consider that with such a price we can’t expect high qualified equipment’s in a budget sports car like this. So let’s get into the review of the new 2014 Scion FR-S Monogram.
Review: Engine and Performance
After observing the technical specification we can come to a point where we can judge the performance of the car. By looks the car looks like an ordinary sports bread, but under the hood the capacity is low. The 2014 Scion FR-S is powered by a 2.0-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine which can generate a decent amount of power up to 200 horsepower. It is not able to generate much torque at all, as it can only generate a peak torque up to 6400rpm ( which is a considerable drawback of this car ). Another thing that is considered as both advantageous and a disadvantage too i.e. due to the flat layout of this engine the boosting capability of this car is low which is a considerable drawback, but this also turns out to be an advantage too as this can help to increase the handling of the car at a gradual speed and due to thee factors, the handling capabilities of this car turns out to be amazing than any other car in its class. In terms of reaching speeds, the car has a capability of reaching 0-60 mph in just 6.4 seconds. These specs have certainly increased the performance rating of this car.
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Safety should be considered as one of the most important aspect when it comes to cars, especially in sports cars as the chance of facing accidents are high in sports cars than other cars. Scion has powered this car with the safety measures that are quite needed for it. The Safety measures include:
- 6 Airbags (Front 2, Back 2, Curtain Air bags 2)
- Anti-Lock brakes
- Stability control
- Traction Control System
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 5star overall safety score
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has rated safety as “Good”
The new scion hasn’t been crash tested yet, but the previous version of scion 2013 has gone under crash test and returned with some good scores and as the new car is not changed at all – the vehicle seems similar to its predecessor. If tested, there is a chance that the new scion will also score well.
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When it comes to car interiors, they are decent and not as luxurious as in other sport variants. The car interiors are filled with some soft plastics which in turn decreases the interior looks. When it comes to space quotient, the car cabin looks quite spacious and in the front there is enough leg space but this quotient gets decreased when it comes to the rear seating as they were designed by considering the children in a family. However they can be folded in order to get some extra boot space. The black coated leather in interiors look neat and clean. All the controls in the car are neatly furnished and other features such as Bluetooth and Auxiliary Cable connectivity, Touch screen Radio, Touch Navigation System, AC-Vents, Mp3/IPod Support, Climatic control cabin, Cruise Control are also present in this car.
The exterior of the car is actually better than interior. The well-built body and its aerodynamic design looks stunning and has all the looks enough to call it a sports car. From every angle the car looks stunning and attractive. The broad front adds more beauty and as well as safety to the car. The distant projected lights and fog lights at front and the red night vision lights are amazing and well fitted. The rear rip spoiler and rear rip bumper helps the car to be in a constant position at top speed. The body is fully coated with a thin paint protection film that adds a glossy deign to the car. The other features such as mudguards, plated alloy wheels, and not to forgot the scion badging looks very pleasing and can seize you in first look itself.
- Price tag
- Trendy Exteriors
- Sportier,racier feel
- Engine performance
- Less power generation.
The new 2014 Scion FR faces rivalry in its class from cars like
- Porsche Cayman S
- Nissan iDx
- Hyundai genesis
- Mercedes SLK 350
- Audi TT
This car is a gift to people who dream to own a personal sports car yet on an affordable price. For Those who can spend 25K USD, it is not a bad choice at all as in this price tag this is the only car available in the market. Though it is not fully loaded to call it a full-fledged sports car, but it can be called as a Mini Sports Car.