Rear Seats Of Little Use - 2013 Scion FR-S Long-Term Road Test

2013 Scion FR-S Long Term Road Test

2013 Scion FR-S: Rear Seats Of Little Use

June 28, 2012


Don't plan on sitting behind me when I'm driving the 2013 Scion FR-S. The front seatback touches the rear seat cushion, you see. I could slide my seat up a notch or three for you, but there's no point. That's not enough to do anyone any good.

To me it looks like the driver would have to stand well under 6-feet tall before an attempt to carry someone in the seat behind would stand the slightest chance of success.

On paper there are 29.9 inches of legroom back there, a very low number that nevertheless seems laughably high and utterly inaccessible unless the seat is positioned a full six inches farther ahead than I have it. Your knees have to go someplace, right?

For me the FR-S is a 2-seater, plain and simple. The same is probably true for many of you, too.

Do I care? Nope. To me this is the hard top Miata -- with good front legroom -- that Mazda never had the cajones to build. I want one.

Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing

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