2014 Scion FR-S vs. Its Competition

2014 Scion FR-S
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

The Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro are classic muscle cars--or pony cars, at least.

Because of their heavier, higher-power natures, the Mustang and Camaro are very different in their driving experience, though both can be very fun and rewarding.

The Nissan 370Z blends some of the FR-S's agility with some of the muscle cars' brawn to yield an fun and unique mix that's almost more affordable grand-tourer than anything else.

Mazda's MX-5 Miata is even lighter (and less powerful) than the Scion FR-S, and while its agility and fun factor are at least as high as the Scion's, the MX-5 is showing its age, while the FR-S is the up-and-comer.

Subaru's BRZ is a twin to the FR-S, with only slight tweaks to suspension calibration and small appearance differences separating the two.

The best reason to buy a BRZ instead of an FR-S is to have factory navigation built-in.

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Simply built and beautifully executed, the 2014 Scion FR-S is a true sports car.
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The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro may have a somewhat gimmicky wrapper, but in its ZL1 and Z/28 guises especially this muscle machine turns into a serious performance car with truly entertaining handling.
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The 2014 Ford Mustang delivers some of the best performance-car bang for the buck, all with a level of sophistication that's surprising given the brash sound and classic looks.
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The 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the lightest, leanest sports roadster you can buy for small-time money today--and it has a rich history of happy owners.
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The 2014 Nissan 370Z continues to deliver good value and big sports car grins.
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The 2014 Subaru BRZ can be every bit as thrilling as more powerful, more expensive sports cars. Its light weight, direct steering and excellent suspension make it a blast to drive.
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