Choosing Between a FR-S or BRZ - 2013 Scion FR-S Long-Term Road Test

2013 Scion FR-S Long Term Road Test

2013 Scion FR-S: Choosing Between a FR-S or BRZ

October 29, 2012

 BRZ_FRS_sales.jpg A friend I know is thinking about buying a Scion FR-S or Subaru BRZ. Since Inside Line has both in the fleet, he asked me which one I liked more. Hmm...

Obviously, the differences are subtle. But I came up with the following advantages for each car:

Subaru BRZ: More available features (keyless access, xenon headlights, navigation); slightly nicer interior materials; Subaru's more "mature" image.

Scion FR-S: Less expensive; less annoying sound system interface; easier-to-read gauges; available in orange (some people like orange, you know); cool front fender badges.

That's pretty much what I came up with. Anything I missed? I suspect car availability at my friend's local dealers would be a factor, too.

All things being equal, would you get the FR-S or BRZ?

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 7,913 miles

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