2013 Scion FR-S Long Term Road Test


2013 Scion FR-S: Cooling Things Down Quickly

July 10, 2012

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Blog commenter christople asked how well our 2013 Scion FR-S's A/C handles the heat. And after enduring several hot days recently, including an excursion to Angeles Crest during the hottest part of the day, I have to say that I'm impressed by how quickly the Scion's air-conditioner cooled down the cabin. Even after the car was left sitting out in the hot sun for several hours the A/C turned on full blast did away with the hellish heat within seconds, OK, maybe minutes.

The air got nice and frigid. So much so that I found myself quickly turning down the fan to a more subtle "1."

In terms of how the car handled being driven hard with the A/C on full blast, editor JayKav said the engine's A/C load control could be better as you notice the A/C compressor turning on and off when you drive it. The idle dips noticeably every time the A/C compressor turns on.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor

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