2013 Scion FR-S: Family Style
April 25, 2013
You already knew that the 2013 Scion FR-S doesn't offer much rear-seat legroom. Just 29.9 inches, in fact. But as this photo illustrates (possibly poorly), the FR-S is still up for a small family challenge. She didn't have a ton of room to stretch her legs, but our 7-year-old did fine back there during a day of driving around town, taking in the sights. No complaints about space or headroom with the booster seat.
Front-passenger Mom is 5'2" and petite, and could afford some forward seat travel. A taller front passenger would've run the kid out of luck. As the saying goes, your mileage may vary.
The FR-S isn't your first-choice family car. It's stiff and noisy. Cabin conversation requires a forceful voice. But it does the job in a pinch without punishment. I could see the Scion FR-S (and Subaru BRZ) being an ideal car for a newly-minted parent coming from a Miata or S2000, or perhaps needing to retire an aging Integra or RSX, but still looking for that thrill.
Dan Frio, Automotive Editor @ 15,500 miles