Ride, noise, access, radio controls, token rear seat.
Jointly developed with the Subaru BRZ, the rear-wheel-drive FR-S features a 200-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder teamed with a choice of a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Its nearly 2,800-pound weight and optimal weight distribution give it super-agile handling and balance at its limits. In corners the car turns in promptly with virtually no body lean. The steering is well weighted, with decent feedback. The FR-S has a slightly more compliant ride than the BRZ. Inside, the cabin is relatively plain, with well-bolstered front sport seats, but the stiff ride and elevated noise can be taxing, and the vestigial rear seats are best suited for cargo.
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