Orlando Scion FR-S beats Subaru BRZ in sales!


The 2013 Scion FR-S in Orlando is undoubtedly one of the most popular cars on the lot. It packs sports car appeal and performance, but throws in an incredibly affordable price tag to make it a viable option for drivers from all walks of life (trust us, your bank account will be happy). Did you know it has an almost-twin, though? Toyota and Scion actually collaborated with Subaru to create this amazing sports car, resulting in the 2013 Scion FR-S, 2013 and the 2013 Subaru BRZ (oh, and the Toyota GT86 – but this is sold overseas). While they’re very similar in looks and performance, they definitely have their differences. And guess what? The Scion sports car is currently outselling its Subaru sibling according to Edmunds! 

2013 Scion FR-S in Orlando packs a big punch

When they decided to create this vehicle, the dream team of Toyota, Scion and Subaru split up the duties. Toyota and Scion concentrated majorly on the design of the car, while Subaru took on the performance aspects. What resulted is a front-engine, rear-wheel drive sports car that churns out 200 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque – this translates to 0-60 in about 6.2 seconds. Not too shabby for a vehicle that kicks off at just over $25,000! 

How do these Scion and Subaru counterparts differ?

However, there are differences between the 2013 Scion FR-S and the Subaru BRZ, which would explain why the Scion model is outselling the Subaru car. Toyota of Orlando has the answers for you – take a closer look! 

  • Some are speculating that one of the reasons the new Scion FR-S in Orlando is outselling the Subaru BRZ is because it’s not only more available to drivers – it’s also more affordable. The BRZ kicks off at just over $28,000, making it a bit pricier of an option. 
  • The Scion sports car also has a “what-you-see-is-what-you-get” mentality. It comes in one trim-level, so you know exactly which features you’re getting when you purchase it. The Subaru model comes in two trim-levels, the Premium and Limited. 
  • You’ll also notice a difference between this Orlando Scion and the Subaru sports car when it comes to appearance. The new Scion FR-S has a slightly different bumper and front grille, and comes in a palette of paint colors that’s unique to the brand. You can choose hues like Raven, Whiteout, Firestorm, Hot Lava, and Ultramarine. 
  • The Subaru BRZ comes standard with navigation services and an ungraded sound system; this is part of the reason why it’s a tad bit pricier than its Scion sibling. However, all of these options are available on the Scion model if you choose to integrate them! 
  • Finally, performance. Only skilled driving aficionados can really detect a difference, but some maintain that the new Scion FR-S is a bit more willing to rotate around its center axis, resulting in better maneuvering (especially around those hairpin turns you’re dying to take on). 

Want to see the difference in person? Come down to Toyota of Orlando – we’ve got this incredible Scion sports car waiting on the lot! We’re at 3575 Vineland Road, just off I-4 near the Millenia Mall. Come see what this Scion icon has to offer you today! 

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