2015 Scion FR-S Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Steel
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,848 - $18,365
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
25 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
200
Seats
4

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.9 Overall Score
Performance 4.1Interior 4.2Comfort 3.1Value 3.9

Editor's Overview

The light, quick and surprisingly affordable 2015 Scion FR-S is the recipient of numerous enhancements this year that most drivers won't even see. Behind the wheels is a revised suspension designed to make the FR-S more stable in corners, and thus quicker, keeping this rear-wheel-drive sports car in the front of the mind of driving enthusiasts.

Scion FR-S Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Base $15,350 - $18,365
Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded H-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded H-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.47
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I love my 2015 scion frs!

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I love my scion fr-s so much! The performance is phenomenal! My car saves me so much money fills up with at least $25. The interior of my car is really nice, I have suede seats with red stitching that are very comfortable and 2 seats in the back which I do not usually use because it is a 2 door car. My favorite feature in the car is the snow function, I go snowboarding a lot so when I take it up to the mountain it is like I am driving a truck and is very durable in the icy roads.

Angie P
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It is a small car that anyone can have. The only issue, car parts are expensive!

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The fr-s is a sports vehicle with not too many luxuries inside. The mechanical parts are pricey, I am always told because of the type of sports car it is, and it uses a lot of gas. It looks extremely nice but it is been a high maintenance vehicle for me. Something so small as an oil change (uses synthetic) is about $80 in Texas. I am happy with my car but I wish I knew how pricey it would cost me to repair it. Also the tires are about $60 each (used ones).

Monica D
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The highlight of the car would be the design from the outside.

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I believe that the performance wise in my vehicle is not that great. I think the company should've added more horsepower for such a good looking car. Another problem is that why add back seats in the car when there no room for passengers' legs. As for the reliability I believe the car is very reliable.

Mike M
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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$15,350 - $18,365
$14,848 - $17,377

Horsepower

Horsepower
200 (hp)
200 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L H
2.0L H
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Standard
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Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.9 (in.)
41.9 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.1 (in.)
37.1 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
29.9 (in.)
29.9 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
35 (in.)
35 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
6.9 (cu. ft.)
6.9 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Not Available
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AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Not Available
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Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
4
4

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Optional
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Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/45R17
P215/45R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
101.2 (in.)
101.2 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.4 (ft.)
35.4 (ft.)

Length

Length
166.7 (in.)
166.7 (in.)

Width

Width
69.9 (in.)
69.9 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2806 (.lbs)
2758 - 2806 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
200 (hp)
200 (hp)

Torque

Torque
151 (ft. lbs.)
151 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
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Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 (gal.)
13.2 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
30 (mpg)
28 (mpg)

City

City
25 (mpg)
24 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
34 (mpg)
32 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

HID Headlights
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Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Side
G
Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
A
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Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • First Aid Kit
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (3)

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Power Train > Automatic Transmission > Park/neutral Start Switch Feb 9, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 9, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V075000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Company (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 Toyota Scion FR-S vehicles manufactured March 13, 2012, to January 14, 2016 and equipped an automatic transmission and ignition key. Vehicles with a push-to-start button are not affected. In the affected vehicles, it may be possible to remove the ignition key without the transmission being in the "Park" position. As such, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention."
Consequence:
If the key can be removed from the ignition when the transmission is not in the "Park" position, the vehicle could roll away increasing the risk of a crash and occupant or pedestrian injuries.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the ignition key/transmission interlock wiring connections, correcting them as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on March 7, 2016. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is G0E.
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Equipment > Other > Labels Jun 8, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 8, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V420000
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2016 Toyota Camry and Highlander, 2015-2016 Toyota Tundra, Scion FR-S, and tC vehicles. The Load Carrying Capacity Modification Label may not reflect the correct added weight of the installed accessories. As a result, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims for Passenger Cars."
Consequence:
An incorrect label may lead an owner to overload the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
SET will notify owners, and provide a corrected label for placement over the inaccurate label, free of charge. The recall began on July 14, 2016. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226.
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Equipment Dec 29, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 29, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V828000
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Toyota 4Runner, Tacoma, FJ Cruiser, Land Cruiser, RAV4, Scion FRS, and XB vehicles. The affected vehicles may have accessories installed by SET, such as running boards or other items, that were incorrectly installed. The accessory attaching fasteners were not tightened with the proper torque, possibly causing the accessory to detach from the vehicle.
Consequence:
Accessories that detach from a vehicle may result in a vehicle crash and/or personal injury.
Remedy:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the affected bolts, free of charge. The recall began February 23, 2015. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET's number for this recall is SET-14B.

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