2013 Scion FR-S: Stellar Handling
June 21, 2013
I continue to be impressed with the handling of our 2013 Scion FR-S.
There's the sharp and perfectly intuitive steering fed to you via a wheel that feels so right in your hands. And the precision with which the suspension works as you attack corners.
In short, the FR-S is simply a blast to point through turns.
Another part of the FR-S's back-road goodness is its forgiving nature. It telegraphs exactly what it's doing, you feel it through the steering wheel and the seat, so it's easy to understand what the car is up to as you shoot for those apexes.
And yeah, the FR-S doesn't have a lot of power. No kidding. So I won't sit here and tell you that driving this thing is more fun than flogging around some 400-plus-horsepower V8 (well, it's more fun than some, on a curvy road anyway).
But that's okay. Because the FR-S's speed isn't just handed to you. You have to work for it, keep your momentum up through corners, and there's nothing wrong with having to work for something.
Regardless, the Scion's starting price of $25,255 (including destination) makes this a heckuva lot of fun for the money.
Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 18,555 miles