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Now that the Scion FRS and BRZ (and GT86 in japan) are finally available to purchase, I wanted to do a write up to compare them with a poll to see what you guys think.
I’m not even sure which one I like better, but I do know I will be getting one of them.
If the FRS looked exactly like the Concept, my decision would be a lot easier.
Unfortunately, they had to make changes as they always do when it comes to concepts. However the car still looks great.
So here is what the FRS and the BRZ have in common. They both have the same 2.0 Flat 4 boxer engine (with Toyota’s D-4S Direct and Sequential Port Injection). It makes 200 Hp @ 7,000 RPMs and 151 LB.-FT @ 6,600 RPMs, which isn’t a ton of power but not bad, especially when you look at the weight – 2758(FRS) & 2776 (BRZ) Both are RWD and come standard with a Torsen Limited Slip Differential. Both cars come with 4 wheel ABS, the same Michelin Primacy Tires, and have identical dimensions inside and out. Bluetooth hands free calling is standard. Since the Chassis and Drivetrain are the same, what are the differences?
Of coarse they look different, but it’s pretty much just the bumpers, which can be changed. So most of the differences come on the inside. The BRZ comes standard with voice activated navigation, which isn’t something even offered on the Scion (even the optional Bespoke Touchscreen doesn’t have real navigation, just a map with search ability and points of interest). The BRZ is also offered in a Limited model which comes with Leather interior, Keyless entry and start (Push Button Start) and a rear Spoiler. (which personally i’m not a fan of).
So, I am still leaning toward the Scion for a couple of reasons. First, because it does look better. I like the fender vents on the BRZ and the spoiler option, but I hate the front bumper (compared to the FRS). Second, I’m a Toyota fan boy (not a great reason I know). Lastly,I have always been the type to give up comfort in the pursuit of speed.
What do you think? Let us know in the comments.