The Subaru BRZ and the Scion FR-S have been recently taken out for a spin by Consumer Reports and what came out can be seen in the video posted below.
We should start with a fact, which is the truth, and tell you that we are not fans of car reviews made by Consumer Reports because, first of all, they are boring, and second, we don’t find out anything more than we already knew before. But it seems that the publication may be on to something these days and the review for the Subaru BRZ and for the Scion FR-S isn’t that boring.
As a quick reminder, both the Subaru BRZ and the Scion FR-S are powered by the Subaru borrowed 2.0 liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder boxer engine, and equipped with the Toyota D-4S direct injection system. The engine is producing a total output of 200 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and it has a peak torque of 151 lb-ft, available at 6,600 rpm. The Japanese based automakers are saying that the engine can be mated to a six-speed manual transmission in standard or to an optional six-speed automatic.