2013 Scion FR-S Officially Starts at $24,200

Scion has officially announced the pricing for the much anticipated 2013 Scion FR-S, which is Scion’s version of the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ coupes.

For just under $25k you get the FR-S equipped with a manual transmission. It’s powered by a 2.0L boxer engine with 200 horsepower and 151 lb-ft. of torque that sends its power to the rear wheels. Buyers can choose from a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. The Scion FR-S with the six-speed automatic starts at $25,300. The FR-S takes premium fuel and gets 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway with the manual transmission, while the automatic equipped model gets 25/34 mpg.

“Scion’s goal was to create an affordable sports car that true driving enthusiasts could enjoy,” said Jack Hollis, Scion vice president. “We accomplished that goal with the FR-S starting under $25,000…a total home run! Add in Scion’s complimentary Scion Service Boost, our no-haggle no-hassle Pure Price, and Scion’s network of about 1,000 dealers, and the FR-S is a grand slam.”

The FR-S will comes standar with an eight-speaker AM/FM/CD/USB 300-watt Pioneer audio system, HD Radio and Bluetooth. It arrives this spring.

Subaru hasn’t officially announced the pricing of the 2013 BRZ.