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New Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ twins are big on fun and safety

Both the 2015 Scion FR-S and 2015 Subaru BRZ have earned the 2015 IIHS Top Safety Pick award this week.


The Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ are sports cars that are high on the fun to drive meter, and they’re also big on safety. The FR-S/BRZ twins have both earned 2015 Top Safety Pick awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Both Toyota and Subaru brands rank high in safety and it’s no surprise the two sport coupes are ranked high by both the IIHS and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

BRZ/FR-S awarded 2015 Top Safety Pick

In order for the BRZ/FR-S twins to win the 2015 Top Safety Pick, they had to achieve “Good” ratings in all four tests of high-speed front and side crash tests, a rollover test, and evaluations of seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts. In addition, “Good” or “Acceptable” performance in a small overlap front test introduced in 2012 is also required.

Both score high in the NHTSA test

The two-door sports coupes also earned the highest safety rating from the Federal government. The highest five star rating comes from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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Starting with 2011 models, NHTSA introduced tougher tests and rigorous new 5-Star Safety Ratings that provide more information about safety feature performance and crash avoidance technologies. 2015 Subaru BRZ/Scion FR-S sports coupes passed the more stringent tests with flying colors. The twins received four stars in the front crash test, five stars in the side crash test and five stars in the rollover crash test. They both received the highest five stars overall from the NHTSA.

When Toyota and Subaru agreed to build the FR-S/BRZ coupe they wanted to give driving enthusiasts an affordable daily driver that can also be taken to the track on weekends.You really can have your cake and eat it too with the fun-to-drive 2015 Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ twins that are also safe sports cars on the road and track.