Posted on: Mar 22, 2012
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Scion FR-S Pricing and Fuel Economy Numbers Announced

While it has decent fuel economy, the base price for a new Scion FR-S is the true icing on the cake.
Ever since Toyota and Subaru first announced their plans to build an affordable, rear-wheel-drive sport coupe, the duo stated their intent to sell it with a base price of around $25,000. And they were true to their word, as a leaked document recently sent to Scion dealers reveals that the FR-S will officially start at $24,930 (including destination and handling). Subaru BRZ pricing hasn't been announced, but it's expected to be slightly higher due to a few more standard features.

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All told, the top-of-the-line BRZ Limited can be bought new for less than $30k. And in related FR-S/BRZ news, official EPA fuel efficiency numbers have just been announced. For manually-equipped models, expect to see a return of 22/30 mpg city/highway on premium fuel. If you opt for the automatic tranny, numbers are a bit better, coming in at 25/34 mpg city/highway. Just for comparison to its two closest rivals, the Mazda MX-5 equipped with a six-speed manual returns 21/28 mpg city/highway and the 2.0-liter Hyundai Genesis Coupe with a six-speed returns 21/30.
Expect to see the Scion FR-S in dealerships very soon. The Subaru BRZ, which is being produced in limited numbers (around 6,000 units this year), will be arriving later this summer or early fall.


by Jay Traugott
Scion FR-S Pricing and Fuel Economy Numbers Announced

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