2013 Scion FR-S Long Term Road Test

2013 Scion FR-S: Rear Seat Access

November 02, 2012

 fr_s_seat1.jpg OK, so I have to gripe a little about the front seats of our FR-S. When you release the seatback and slide them forward, they still slide freely on their tracks. What this means is if you're parked on any sort of incline, the seats slide immediately backwards all the way unless you hold them in place. Most other seats in coupes have some sort of ratcheting system that keeps the seats in place.

Yeah, it's pretty minor issue. But since I frequently take my five-year-old daughter to school, trying to hold the passenger seat in place while parked on my driveway, getting her to step into the car and then buckling her into her booster seat gets rather tedious day after day. Even when parked level, the seats tend to slide back. And yes, our BRZ is like this, too.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor


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