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2013 Scion FR-S Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2013 Scion FR-S was new.


Interior: 8.0

From its straightforward controls to its aggressively bolstered front seats, reviewers say that the 2013 Scion FR-S envelopes the driver in a cockpit that’s focused on the task at hand. The FR-S’ back seat and trunk make it more practical than the Mazda Miata and Nissan 370Z, but the FR-S isn’t nearly as spacious as rivals like the Dodge Challenger.

  • "The FR-S' cabin is a highly commendable driver's domain that's all about athletic ergonomics. It's plain and simple, with black plastic trim and leather and a few red inserts on nearly all surfaces." -- Motor Trend 
  • "The cabin of the FR-S isn't opulent, but it is a comfortable fit." -- Autoblog 


Reviewers speak highly of the 2013 FR-S’ front seats, which they say are aggressively bolstered and provide good support. Despite its low seating, one test driver also remarks that there’s good forward visibility from the driver’s seat. However, they say that the back seats of the FR-S are probably best left to small children.

  • "Slide behind the wheel of the first-ever rear-wheel-drive Scion and settle into the Recaro-style seats. Severely sculpted, with black fabric, red stitching, and prominent bolsters, they immediately telegraph the performance intentions of this 2+2-seat coupe." -- Automobile Magazine 
  • The driving position is low, straight and snug." -- Edmunds 
  • "Steering wheel placement, pedal spacing, and bucket seat location are ideally attuned to the driving enthusiast." -- Motor Trend 
  • "The Recaro lookalike bucket seats are mounted low, and they offer plenty of torso-friendly bolstering and support. The cloth seats are manually adjustable for height, seatback rake and distance from the wheel, so we didn't have any problem getting comfortable." -- Autoblog

Interior Features

The 2013 Scion FR-S comes standard with an eight-speaker Pioneer audio system, which includes a USB port, Bluetooth, HD Radio and an auxiliary input jack.

Like rivals such as the Mazda Miata, the Scion FR-S impresses reviewers with a driver-oriented cockpit and straightforward controls. They particularly like the FR-S' thick, meaty steering wheel and clear gauge cluster.

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  • "The steering wheel is all business, exactly the right thickness and with minimal padding." -- Automobile Magazine 
  • "A white-faced analog tachometer, with a 7,500 rpm redline, takes center stage in the primary instrument cluster. There is a 160-mph analog speedometer to its left and a coolant temperature and fuel level gauge to the right. All are easy to read." -- Autoblog


The 2013 Scion FR-S has 6.9 cubic feet of trunk space, which is fairly small for the class. One test driver notes that the back seats fold flat to make the space more useful.

  • With the rear seat folded, there's enough room in its trunk for a full set of mounted wheels and tires, a gas can, tools, and a helmet. Take all that out … and you'll have space for two golf bags." -- Motor Trend

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