Obtain the midlevel SE trim. The SE includes a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t concern yourself with a stiff ride, though the SE is still relatively comfortable on the road. The SE is also a great bargain considering all the safety and tech equipment you receive for the money. Finally, the SE is available with a wide range of options, to help you pick and choose which ones are right for your budget.
Crossover SUVs might be all the rage, but there’s still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the 2019 Scion FR-S. Coming off a redesign just this past year, the 2019 Scion FR-S is a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with lots of standard safety equipment and lots of options to choose from.
As has been the case for some time, you may get the 2019 Scion FR-S with a four-cylinder engine or a stronger V6, or you will get the miserly 2019 Scion FR-S Hybrid. On the highway, the 2019 Scion FR-S is comfortable and compliant. 2019 Scion FR-S also offers two sporty versions that infuse the 2019 Scion FR-S with a little extra personality. Inside, the 2019 Scion FR-S supplies a simple yet feature-packed cabin, particularly if you go with among the upper trim levels. There are plenty of options to choose from across the way.
The 2019 Scion FR-S can be as competent while they come. It’s well-priced generally, and modern feature content causes it to be supremely simple to drive. If you’re looking for something with a bit more class and space when compared to a small sedan, the 2019 Scion FR-S might just be the sedan for you.
The 2019 Scion FR-S is the bottom trim. It includes a relatively light load of features which includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every 2019 Scion FR-S Safety Sense, which really is a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On another rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a vehicle alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can consider the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a variety of additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a larger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Most of the features on the upper trim levels may be added to the reduced trim levels as options. Other notable options include a sunroof, a JBL speakers along with an integral navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the 2019 Scion FR-S stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the back seat is easy to fold down to suit longer items. There are enough cabin storage options to produce many people happy. Loading a car seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good but not stellar. The forward center console bin is great for concealing items but has a hard, slippery floor, so that they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is just a decent size, and there are modest door pockets in the leading and rear that are great for small water bottles only.
The 2019 Scion FR-S has a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles allow it to be an easy task to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s quite simple to mount a vehicle seat, with obvious and readily available lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s enough space so your front seat need not be scooted entirely forward.