2016 Scion FR-S Overview
For 2016, Scion has updated the FR-S to try and combat lagging sales in recent months. The result is a better-than-ever coupe that still boasts a fabulously affordable price tag. Based on the Toyota 86, which is not available in the US, the Scion FR-S brings luxury, style, and power to its class, and offers all this and more to drivers without breaking the bank.
What’s New for the 2016 Scion FR-S?
While not redesigned for the 2016 model year, the new FR-S offers plenty of new features that’ll have you scurrying to a dealership to check it out ASAP. Newly standard features include a 7-inch audio screen, a backup camera, new bright silver interior trim, and two new exterior colors.
As with all Scions, the FR-S is offered in a single trim level with a myriad of customization options.
2016 Scion FR-S Exterior
The 2016 Scion FR-S is instantly recognizable with its sleek, sophisticated air. For 2016, Scion has added two new exterior color choices—Ablaze Red and Oceanic Blue. Standard exterior features include power side mirrors, dual exhaust, 17-inch alloy wheels, and projector-beam headlights.
The FR-S also comes with a ton of available exterior accessories, such as fog lights, mudguards, a rear lip spoiler, and paint protection.
2016 Scion FR-S Exterior Photos:
Exterior available on the FR-S:
- Power folding exterior mirrors, Variable intermittent wipers, Dual exhaust, Projector beam headlamps with auto on/off, Daytime running lights, 17-inch alloy wheels
2016 Scion FR-S Performance
The Scion FR-S is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine that puts out 200 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. This engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission, or a six-speed automatic with paddle shifters and dynamic rev management. The rear-wheel drive coupe is capable of moving from 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds—fairly fast for a coupe of its type.
2016 Scion FR-S Efficiency
As is the case with most models these days, the 2016 Scion FR-S gets its best fuel economy numbers when paired with the automatic transmission—25 mpg city, 34 mpg highway, and 28 mpg combined. When you choose the manual transmission, those numbers drop to 22/30/25 mpg city/highway/combined.
2016 Scion FR-S Interior
While critics called the 2015 FR-S’ interior bland, the same cannot be said for the 2016 model. Scion has added bright silver trim to the steering wheel bezel, shift bezel, door grips, and center console side ornament. The result is a much more striking interior that’ll appeal to a wider range of drivers. The 7-inch touchscreen sits front and center and has a higher resolution, revised navigation display, and a lack of CD player—instead, you can listen to your favorite tunes via the Bluetooth connection. Additionally, the touchscreen shows the rearview camera display when the vehicle is in reverse, making it easier for you to see hazards sooner.
The 2016 Scion FR-S comes with plenty of standard features, including a leather-trimmed steering wheel, sport pedals, one-touch auto-up/down power windows, and aluminum scuff plates. You can add accessories like all-weather floor mats, a center armrest, and a cargo tote.
Interior available on the FR-S:
- Leather-trimmed steering wheel, Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, Aluminum scuff plates, Sport pedals, Fold-flat rear seat, Red stitching and accents,
- Remote keyless entry, Engine immobilizer, Multi-information display, Backup Camera, Bluetooth compatibility, HD Radio™, Pioneer® Display Audio system with eight speakers, Auxiliary audio jack and USB ports
2016 Scion FR-S Safety
Safety is of utmost importance to Scion, so it’s no surprise that the 2016 FR-S is teeming with features designed to help keep you and your passenger in one piece. These features include multiple airbags, and Toyota’s Star Safety System.
Standard Safety Features
- Star Safety System™ with Smart Stop Technology
- Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control
- Electronic Brake Distribution and Brake Assist
- Advanced airbag system
- LATCH anchor and tether system
- Tire pressure monitoring
- First aid kit