2015 Scion FR-S vs. Its Competition

2015 Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

The Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang are pony cars–or classic muscle cars, depending on how you look at them, but their sports coupe designs and affordable pricing make them interesting alternatives for the FR-S.

The 370Z is big on power, but lacks the same perfect balance found in the Scion.

The Mazda MX-Miata is even less powerful than the FR-S, but it's lighter and handles nearly as well.

Plus, it offers glorious drop-top driving enjoyment.

The BRZ is a near-twin for the FR-S, but a few handling nuances should convince you to visit both dealerships before making a decision.

In our opinion, the best reason to buy the BRZ is for its factory navigation system and xenon headlights.

2015 Scion FR-S Release Series 1.02015 Scion FR-S
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2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata 25th Anniversary Edition2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2015 Nissan 370Z 2-door Coupe Auto NISMO Angular Front Exterior View2015 Nissan 370Z
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2015 Subaru BRZ2015 Subaru BRZ
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Quick Specs
8.2
The 2015 Scion FR-S is simple, straightforward, and well-executed, making it the perfect affordable sports car.
8.0
The 2015 Chevrolet Camaro may be slightly polarizing to the eye, but it's hard to argue with the performance capabilities found in the ZL1 and Z/28 versions of this muscle car.
8.4
The 2015 Ford Mustang finally makes the rear-end switch—and the SVO's back, at least in spirit.
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The 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata is still the lightest, most fun-to-drive sports car you can buy for the money.
8.0
The 2015 Nissan 370Z continues to offer excellent sports car value and personality.
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The 2015 Subaru BRZ has the same excellent steering and handling that you can find in significantly more expensive sports cars, making it just as much fun in many cases.
MSRP From     
$24,900$23,705$23,800$23,970$29,990$25,695
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Premium Unleaded H-4Gas V6Regular Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded H-4
EPA Class     
Minicompact CarsCompactSubcompact CarsTwo-SeatersTwo-SeatersMinicompact Cars
Style Name     
2-Door Coupe Manual (GS)2-Door Coupe LS w/1LS2-Door Fastback V62-Door Convertible Manual Sport2-Door Coupe Manual2-Door Coupe Manual Premium
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear wheel driveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
444224
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
CoupeCoupeFastbackConvertibleCoupeCoupe
Transmission     
Manual w/ODManualManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2015 Scion FR-S vs. 2015 Chevrolet Camaro2015 Scion FR-S vs. 2015 Ford Mustang2015 Scion FR-S vs. 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata2015 Scion FR-S vs. 2015 Nissan 370Z2015 Scion FR-S vs. 2015 Subaru BRZ