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2016 Scion FR-S Updates and Pricing

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2016 Scion FR-S model overview red front

Scion’s stylish rear-drive coupe is back, despite declining sales rates for the model. The MRSP this year has increased $405 to $25,305 (for manual), covering the cost of a few standard additions. Before the model goes on sale in June, find out its details below.

2016 Scion FR-S model overview open doors cabin

If you’ve seen the 2015 FR-S, you’ve seen the 2016 one. The sports coupe is practically unchanged in appearance, apart from adding two new color options: Ablaze (a red shade) and Oceanic (a blue shade).

The 2016 FR-S still maintains the same 200-horsepower four-cylinder box borrowed from Subaru. We won’t be getting a turbocharged version this year either. For now, you’ll have to settle for the 2.0-liter engine’s 151-lb-ft of torque.

You can choose between manual transmission or–for $1,100 more–automatic.

2016 Scion FR-S model overview rear exterior

Inside the cabin is where the 2016 FR-S shows its improvements. You’ll immediately notice the improved trim, including the glossy, silver accents on the steering wheel, dashboard, and center console. A well-improved audio system has been integrated, making for an even more enjoyable riding experience (unless you’re in the back seat, where there’s still limited room).

2016 Scion FR-S model overview interior dashboard

One of the notable changes to this year’s Scion FR-S is the added backup camera, which comes standard for the 2016 model year. This new feature makes reversing the vehicle much easier and safer–especially paired with an expanded 7-inch touch screen (which can also be used for infotainment purposes). Otherwise, the rest of the safety features are the same as last year: anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control, front seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, etc. Most likely the 2016 FR-S will score the same excellent safety scores as last year.