A Proper Tachometer - 2013 Scion FR-S Long-Term Road Test

2013 Scion FR-S Long Term Road Test

2013 Scion FR-S: A Proper Tachometer

April 17, 2013

2013 Scion FR-S

Maybe it was because I had spent most of the week driving mid-size sedans. But when I sat down in our 2013 Scion FR-S and fired it up for the drive home, I realized, yeah, this is how it's supposed to be.

What was I talking about?

The Scion's large tachometer, situated dead smack in the middle of the instrument panel. Where it belongs. Oh, and the easy-to-read digital speedometer. I like that, too.

This is exactly the setup you want in a proper sports car.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 15,262 miles


  • hank39 hank39 Posts:

    I think they should get rid of the speedometer to the left of the tach. I'm sure you could fit some other information display that's of use in there.

  • legacygt legacygt Posts:

    It's a perfect tach. But the analog speedo is awful.

  • jederino jederino Posts:

    I believe the scale pattern on the speedo is a little distracting, but I wouldn't mind with the digital speedo. I think I would just use that. I liked that in the Rx-8 as well.

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