Here at Toyota of Orlando, we love being able to examine how our cars stand up to their competitors. We know there’s a lot of research involved in buying a new ride, and it’s important for our customers to make an educated decision – after all, a car is a huge investment and one that will last you for years to come. It’s essential to know what you’re getting yourself into!
Compare the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ!
One of our favorite new Scion vehicles happens to be the 2014 Scion FR-S in Orlando, and it’s got its fair share of competitors. However, did you know that this new Scion was actually co-developed with Subaru and it has a near-twin out on the market? Let’s see how the Orlando Scion FR-S and the new Subaru BRZ compare so you can decide which of these affordable sports cars is the perfect pick for you!
First of all, a little history – the new Scion FR-S in Orlando was co-developed with the Subaru BRZ, like we said. Toyota focused on the engine and performance aspects of the car, while Subaru teased out and perfected a sporty design. The result? An affordable sports car option that gives you a whole lot of gang for your buck! However, how do these sports cars differ?
Price is one big area. This new Scion in Orlando starts out at $25,255; the Subaru BRZ is a bit pricier, kicking off at $25,595. The price difference isn’t enormous, but you can certainly take that couple of hundred bucks and buy some cool accessories!
Another area where these sports cars differ just a bit is their style. While they look very similar, there are a few subtle differences that car aficionados will definitely noticed. The Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ have different headlights, for starters, and their grilles and front bumpers are also slightly different. On the interior, you’ll notice different fabrics (the Scion sports car has a more textured trim on the interior).
You’ll also notice a slight difference when it comes to performance. Both of these sports cars are packing a flat Boxer engine (2.0L) that allows for major power and a lower center of gravity, but the 2014 Scion FR-S actually has different springs and bushings, which makes it have a bit more to offer in terms of handling capabilities.
However, no matter which of these sports cars you choose, you will find similarities as well. Both offer an exciting drive time experience with 200 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque, as well as superior handling and maneuverability. On top of that, you’re getting sports car style with an incredible affordable price tag!