2016 Scion FR-S vs. Its Competition

2016 Scion FR-S
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

The FR-S is most easily compared against its near-twin from Subaru, the BRZ.

While the two are mechanically nearly identical, the Subaru version offers a slightly nicer interior and is available with built-in navigation from the factory, as well as a few other luxury items.

There are plenty of other rear-drive sports cars around the same size.

The Ford Mustang was recently redone for 2015 and offers a new engine menu as well as updated styling and an independent rear suspension for the first time.

Chevrolet will have a new Camaro for 2016, which promises to be lighter and have improved performance.

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

The Mazda MX-5 Miata is even less powerful than the FR-S, but it's lighter and handles nearly as well, and is also all-new for 2016.

Plus, it offers glorious, drop-top driving enjoyment.

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Quick Specs
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The 2016 Scion FR-S is the perfect affordable sports car for many, with just enough in the way of creature comforts to keep it livable as a daily driver as well.
8.4
The 2016 Chevy Camaro finally shuffles off its muscle-car coil and earns true sports-car credentials.
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The Ford Mustang keeps its newfound finesse and pony-car attitude, blasting past its 50th year with a rorty new Shelby GT350 variant plus more ways to stand out from the crowd.
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The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata shouldn’t disappoint driving purists, yet it’s been reformulated for a new generation to enjoy.
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The 2016 Nissan 370Z offers a wide range of performance options in two body styles, all of which represent good value in a segment of the sports-car world with few other similarly priced options.
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The Subaru BRZ is just as much fun as high-priced sports cars in many cases, at a small fraction of the price; and it's reasonably practical.
MSRP From     
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Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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