Enhanced Handling and Stability Refines the Winning FR-S Formula
Already a favourite 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 excellent 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 fibre 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.
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).
- Scion Pressroom