While the Mustang, 370Z, and Camaro are much heavier--fitting better into the muscle car or grand touring segments--they're priced around the same mark, and offer their own kind of fun.
The Nissan 370Z is actually a bit more expensive even in base configuration, and though it's larger and heavier, doesn't offer much more space--and completely lacks back seats.
The Chevy Camaro is more powerful, but lacks the handling and precision of a true sports car; the Ford Mustang likewise is more powerful and heavier, and while it's more balanced in some regards, it doesn't have the feel and precision of the FR-S.
Subaru's BRZ is the doppelganger to the Scion FR-S, but slight differences in the rear suspension setup of the FR-S make it a bit sharper and more neutral in cornering; some may prefer the styling and brand reputation of the Subaru, however.
Finally, the Mazda MX-5 Miata is much different, with a convertible top, no rear seats, and less horsepower than the FR-S, but it is even lighter, and with the optional retractable hard top, can offer a solid alternative to the sporty coupe.
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|2013 Scion FR-SBrowse Used Listings||2013 Chevrolet CamaroBrowse Used Listings||2013 Ford MustangBrowse Used Listings||2013 Mazda MX-5 MiataBrowse Used Listings||2013 Nissan 370ZBrowse Used Listings||2013 Subaru BRZBrowse Used Listings|
|22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas I4||Gas V6||Gas Flat 4|
|Minicompact||Compact||Compact||Two Seater||Two-Seater||Subcompact Cars|
|2-Door Coupe Manual (GS)||2-Door Coupe LS w/1LS||2-Door Coupe V6||2-Door Convertible Manual Sport||2-Door Coupe Manual||2-Door Coupe Premium Manual|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear wheel drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Coupe||Coupe||Coupe||Convertible||2 Door Coupe||Coupe|
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|2013 Scion FR-S vs. 2013 Chevrolet Camaro||2013 Scion FR-S vs. 2013 Ford Mustang||2013 Scion FR-S vs. 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata||2013 Scion FR-S vs. 2013 Nissan 370Z||2013 Scion FR-S vs. 2013 Subaru BRZ|