Road Tests Real world tests of Scion FR-S vs Charger SRT8

Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog view of Scion FR-S

Reasons to consider the
Scion FR-S

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Significantly lighter curb weight 2,758 lb vs 4,365 lb More than 35% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Default view of Dodge Charger SRT8

Reasons to consider the
Dodge Charger SRT8

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Faster top speed 174 mph vs 135 mph 39 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
A lot faster in the quarter mile 12.8 s vs 14.9 s Around 15% faster at the drag strip
Much more powerful engine 470 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 194 HP @ 7,000 RPM Around 2.5x stronger engine
Faster to 60mph 5 s vs 6.4 s More than 20% faster to 60mph
Significantly more torque 348 ft-lb @ 4,300 RPM vs 152 ft-lb @ 6,600 RPM More than 2.2x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Much bigger engine 6,400 cc vs 2,000 cc Around 3.2x bigger engine
Significantly better power-to-weight ratio 9.29 lb/hp vs 14.22 lb/hp Around 35% better power-to-weight ratio
More expensive sticker price $48k vs $25k More than 90% more expensive harder to own

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Scion FR-S  vs
Charger SRT8 
Brand Scion Dodge
Price 25,000 47,650
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2013 2012
City mileage 25 MPG 14 MPG
Highway mileage 34 MPG 23 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 14.22 lb/hp 9.29 lb/hp
Maximum hp 194 HP @ 7,000 RPM 470 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 152 ft-lb @ 6,600 RPM 348 ft-lb @ 4,300 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Weight distribution 53%/47% 54%/46%
Steering system rack&pinionPAS Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 11.61 in Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes 11.42 in Disc Brembo Disc
Front wheels Unknown/? 17 508/? 229
Rear wheels Unknown/? 17 508/? 229

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,758 lb 4,365 lb
Width 69.9 in 74.4 in
Height 51.2 in 58.2 in
Length 166.7 in 200.1 in
Front track width 59.8 in 63 in
Wheelbase 101.2 in 120 in

road tests

Scion FR-S  vs
Charger SRT8 
Top speed 135 mph 174 mph
1/4 mile 14.9 s 12.8 s
0-60mph 6.4 s 5 s
0-100mph 16.6 s 11 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD AWD
Shift system Automatic Automatic
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 5
Axle ratio 4.1:1 3.06:1

engine

Displacement 2,000 cc 6,400 cc
Cylinders Flat 4 V8
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 12.5:1 10.9:1
Bore/stroke 3.39 in / 3.39 in 4.09 in / 3.72 in
Valves per cylinder 4 2
Scion FR-S
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