Here’s another comparison test between the new boy in the sports car segment, the Scion FR-S, and two of its toughest rivals. We have the Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0 Turbo, which has established itself as one of the finest and most complete cars in this class, and the Mazda MX-5 Miata with retractable hardtop. The latter doesn’t really need to prove anything, as the name speaks for itself.
So, the battle. The reviewer Jack Baruth from TTAC doesn’t look very bright – he has beard and he’s wearing shorts and a spangly jacket (probably for a bet) – but he talks absolute sense when says that the Mazda is the absolute star of this test. The MX-5 is the only proper sports car in this group, even though it is the least powerful.
There is a certain joy in driving the MX-5 that you just don’t find in other sports cars. The car has a chassis from the Gods!
Jack also speaks the truth when he says the Genesis Coupe is a better choice than the FR-S. The Scion is a great sports car and it looks cool and it drives well. But as something to live with everyday, and something to have fun with at the track, the Hyundai is head and shoulders above the Japanese car.