Drivingvancouver.ca has put together a video detailing the differences between the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ.
The video goes through the different the cars have different front bumpers and headlights. The BRZ has HID lights and LED running lights, while the FR-S makes do with ordinary halogen lights. The BRZ also has fog lamps, which are a $490 option on the FR-S. The front fenders have different trim pieces, with the FR-S getting an 86 logo as an homage to the FT86 that it’s based on (and by extension the AE86 that car is named after) and the Subaru getting a more ordinary piece of jewelry with no special meaning. The spoilers on the cars are also different.
Inside, the Subaru BRZ gets a trunk liner while the FR-S does not. The FR-S has stitching on the center of the steering wheel. The BRZ and FR-S have different dash boards and instrument panels. The BRZ has a bunch of upscale options available for the interior like heated leather and Alcantara seats, automatic climate control, a smart key with an engine start/ stop button and navigation.
The video also touches on the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ suspension differences, noting that while the Scion’s is more aggressive and has more oversteer and a sharper turn in while the Subaru BRZ is more balanced and stable.