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