2013 Scion FR-S: Skipping Ahead
December 04, 2012
Our longterm 2013 Scion FR-S and 1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata stretched their legs at Laguna Seca over the weekend (more on that later), and from there I drove the FR-S 670 miles to Corvallis, OR for a little family time. That's where it sits right now, bringing us up to date at its halfway point in the round trip. So, yeah, we're jumping around a bit chronologically. Reason being, I cannot believe how comfortable the FR-S' seat is after all that driving.
Let's tally up the seat time/distance so far: approx 8 hours on Friday (there was never any question that we were taking the fun roads), two track days followed by a 450-mile drive to Ashland on Sunday eve, and then the remaining 220 miles to Corvallis. At no point did I experience any dead butt. These seats somehow manage to tick all the boxes -- supportive in hard driving, comfortable for the long haul, no pressure points.
All that despite having adjustments only for reach & rake (and height, which I ratchet all the way down anyway). I'm really impressed.
Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor