2013 Scion FR-S Long-Term Road Test

2013 Scion FR-S: Family Style

April 25, 2013

2013 Scion FR-S

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

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2013 Scion FR-S in VA is:

$183 per month*
* Explanation