The Subaru BRZ and the Scion FR-S have recently earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick award after the latest crash tests have ended.
With the Subaru BRZ and the Scion FR-S going on sale in the United States for a few months now, the two models have quickly gained a fan club and almost every question on these two models has been answered, until now, when we can say that all curiosities on the sports cars have disappeared, with this latest info. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has awarded the BRZ and the FR-S with the Top Safety Pick award after receiving the top rating of good performance in the frontal, side, rollover and rear impact evaluations.
As a quick reminder, both the Subaru BRZ and the Scion FR-S are being powered by the same engine, the 2.0 liter four-cylinder, developed by Subaru and fitted with Toyota’s D-4S direct injection system. The unit 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 engine is mated to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. Prices for the Scion FR-S start at 24,930 USD and for the Subaru BRZ at 25,495 USD.