For the second year in a row, the Scion FR-S was named as the “Best Sports Car for the Money” by U.S. News & World Report. The consumer magazine looked at 225 vehicle models in 21 different categories to formulate its annual awards. A number of car shoppers rely on the opinions and analyses of the judges from the publication, often basing their purchasing decisions at least in part on the results.
The Scion FR-S has gained a solid following of automotive performance enthusiast, many of whom claim that the car is one of the best-balanced out of modern sports cars. The car has been heaped with praise from the automotive industry in general, having won a number of awards since being launched into the market. Further adding to that praise is a five-star overall vehicle rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for the car’s excellent performance in all crash tests.
“The 2014 FR-S ‘Best Sports Car for the Money’ award from U.S. News and World Report underscores what our drivers have already discovered – thrilling performance doesn’t have to break the budget. The FR-S continues to bring together affordability, experience and safety in a way that excites drivers and the industry alike,” said Scion Vice President Doug Murtha.
Part of the excellent value of the 2014 FR-S is the base MSRP of just $24,700 with the six-speed manual transmission. Buyers who want the six-speed automatic transmission instead can get the car for a base MSRP of $25,800.