2013 Scion FR-S Long Term Road Test

2013 Scion FR-S In-Car Engine Sound Video

November 01, 2012

 FRS_exhaust1.jpg Back in August Mark wrote a post that included video of our FR-S with the stock exhaust and the new Apexi exhaust. I decided I could complement that post with some in-car video of how our FR-S sounds from the driver seat.

As with most of my previous in-car videos, I apologize for the shaky-cam video quality. (I really should ask for a GoPro for Chirstmas. Planned explanation to wife: "But I need one for work!") But hey, it's more for the sound rather than the visuals. I put together a few quick takes of me driving around.


One of the interesting things to me is that the 2.0-liter flat-4 doesn't quite sound like I thought it would. Before driving the FR-S/BRZ, I had just assumed it would have that distinctive Subaru flat-4 warble, especially with an aftermarket exhaust. Yet the FR-S' engine sounds -- to me anyway -- more like a cross between a regular inline-4 and a flat-4. Regardless, it sounds pretty cool.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 8,224 miles

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