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SAFETY | 9 out of 10
'Good,' frontal, side, and rear impact tests; 'good,' roof strength; Top Safety Pick
The 2013 Scion FR-S has already delivered more than most buyers of a light, lean, and small sports car probably expect: Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Earning top 'good' ratings in frontal, side, and rear impact tests from the IIHS, as well as 'good' results for roof strength, the Subaru-engineered ring-reinforced structure in the FR-S delivers on its claims. It's worth pointing out that neither the BRZ nor FR-S have been rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) yet, however.
The list of standard safety equipment includes a standard stability and traction control system (with a sport mode that allows more aggressive driving while still providing a safety net), six airbags, and anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution. A limited-slip differential helps increase stability in low traction and starts from a stop.
The 2013 Scion FR-S is one of the only sports cars to be an IIHS Top Safety Pick.