Photographic Evidence of Usable Backseat - 2013 Scion FR-S Long-Term Road Test

2013 Scion FR-S Long Term Road Test

2013 Scion FR-S: Photographic Evidence of Usable Backseat

June 29, 2012

OK editor Dan Edmunds just blogged about our 2013 Scion FR-S's tiny backseat but I present Exhibit A that a tall-ish guy can fit back there. The above photo is of my friends ice cream shop Matt and Nick trying on the FR-S for size. Matt (in the backseat) and Nick are both 5'11".

As you can see, Matt's knees come up against the back of the front seat and Nick's are pressed against the dash. They're not necessarily forced into a fetal position but it is still awfully cozy. Matt said that the backseat wasn't unbearable and he could manage taking a short trip back there. But he has a long torso so had to scrunch down a bit or lean his head back to keep it from touching the top.

The seat itself reminded him of an airline seat in that it didn't feel like a "real seat" but like it was stuffed with cheap foam.

Meanwhile, up front, despite glovebox contact with his knees, Nick said he was comfortable.

The two said they wouldn't want to take a road trip to Vegas in it, but that fitting four around town was doable. If anything, the target market, guys like these (young single men), will probably keep those rear seats folded down most of the time. Still, it's nice to have the option of two extra seats in a pinch.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor



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