2013 Scion FR-S will hit the US market in June with a competitive price of $24 200. Essentially, it is a rebadged Subaru BRZ, which is slightly more expensive and according to us a little more pretty.

The FR-S is RWD sports car with nice styling, aggressive front, a nice exhaust dual exhaust system and 17" alloy wheels. It is perfectly balanced and aims to be one of the best driving cars on the US market in the lower price range.

It is powered by the same 2.0 liter four-cylinder boxer engine with 203HP (149 kW) and 205Nm (151 lb-ft) of torque, which is not much, but it is just enough, especially mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. There is also an option for 6-speed automatic, if you prefer lazy driving. The power is send to the rear wheels, where a Torsen limited-slip differential takes care about the traction and going into right direction.

The interior boasts nice sport seats, a three-gauge instrument cluster and a leather sport steering wheel, a programmable shift-indicator, FR-S badged floor mats and an 8-speaker audio system with Bluetooth and USB connectivity. The extras are not something special, but they are very useful. However, the FR-S can be equipped with an optional BeSpoke infotainment system.

Like all Scions, the FR-S features the Star Safety System that includes Traction Control (TRAC), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Brake Assist (BA), an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), and Smart Stop Technology (SST).

The FR-S is covered by a 3-year/36 000-mile limited warranty and a 5-year/60 000-mile powertrain warranty.

The delivery, processing and handling (DPH) fee for all Scion models is $730 and is not included in the MSRP. DPH fee for vehicles distributed by Southeast Toyota (SET) and Gulf States Toyota (GST) may vary.

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Source: Scion