A tale of two affordable rear-wheel-drive sports coupes built side by side in Japan.
This is the question that, of all publications, Consumer Reports wanted to find out. Both the 2013 Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ are nearly identical in every way. Aside from some minor changes to the front-end design, extra features and whether the softer springs are located at the front or rear (Scion's are up front), that's about it. CR's own Jake Fisher takes both of these wonderful Japanese sports coupes out for a spin on the test track to try to determine which the preferred choice is.
Both are powered by the same 2.0-liter boxer four that produces 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque and are equipped with standard 17-inch wheels. Yes, it may be hard to actually find any relevant differences between the two, but Fisher manages to do so and his choice actually surprised us a bit.
We don't want to spoil the video comparison for you, but Motor Trend recently came back with the opposite opinion. So what are your thoughts? Although many people haven't had a chance to drive either of them just yet, enough details are out now to form some sort of an opinion.