2013 Scion FR-S: Choosing Between a FR-S or BRZ
October 29, 2012
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