The FR-S isn’t a vehicle to be driven to achieve maximum fuel economy. Its steering is quick and the chassis is well set up for having fun on twisty back roads such as the ones we regularly take across rural Connecticut.
Still, it’s also at home in commuter traffic, and fuel economy is impressive. The automatic is rated as 25 miles per gallon city, 34 highway, and 28 combined. One tank returned 31.4 mpg and the onboard readout claimed we were in the 34-plus range on another quiet 120-mile drive home.
That fellow in the convertible got it right.
2014 Scion FR-S Coupe
Price, base/as tested (with destination): $26,330/$26,466. Fuel economy, EPA estimated: 25 mpg city/34 mpg highway. Fuel economy, Globe observed: 31.4. Drivetrain: 2.0-liter boxer four-cylinder engine, six-speed automatic transmission, rear-wheel-drive. Body: Two-door coupe.
Horsepower: 200. Torque: 151 lb.-ft. Overall length: 166.7 in. Wheelbase: 101.2 in. Height: 50.6 in. Width: 69.9 in. Curb weight: 2,806 pounds.
Styling, handling, economy.
Rear seat, cargo space.
THE BOTTOM LINE
A fun, affordable, dependable, stylish rear-wheel-drive sports car.
Mazda Miata, Ford Mustang, Subaru BRZ.