2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser – Top Speed

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2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser

$23000$ Engine: 4.0 liter V6 5-Speed Automatic Horsepower @ 236@5200 Torque @ RPM: Displacement: 4000 L

The 2007 FJ Cruiser is a 4-door, 5-passenger sport-utility, available in 3 trims, from the 4X2 to the 4X4 AT.

Little History

The FJ takes on an authentic functional yet adopts several styling from the original FJ 40. The Toyota is the model designation for a Toyota Cruiser made from until 1983. Most Land Cruisers were as two-door vehicles with the same dimensions as a Jeep CJ.

The was also available under the designation where it had a diesel References to the series in this will be to the J40 series unless to one of the petrol (FJ40) or diesel models specifically.


The was a two-door short wheelbase wheel drive vehicle, either a soft or a hard-top. It was with various petrol or (from 1974) engines its lifetime. It was replaced on most in 1984 by the J70 series.

The J43 was a two-door wheelbase four wheel vehicle, with either a or a hard-top. It was replaced on most in 1984 by the J70 series.

The J44/45/47 was a wheelbase four wheel vehicle, available in two or four hard-top (station wagon) or two pickup models. The station model (FJ45V) was the shortest-lived of the J40 as it was replaced by the J55 in 1967.

The Bandeirante was a J40 built in Brazil by Toyota do Ltda from 1959-2001. to the J40 in almost every respect, it had a few modifications to the grille and used a engine for much of its production

FJ Cruiser 2007

The new 2007 FJ Cruiser looks more tough – it is tough, to a foundation and powertrain shared the current 4Runner SUV. in length and wheelbase than the the 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser is a SUV with rear access like a Honda Element, but is for serious off-roading.

The 2007 FJ Cruiser arrives in dealer in early 2006, at a price yet to be Toyota promises extraordinary in the FJ Cruiser, and though plans are to 40,000 units annually, the thinks it will be an easy Based on what we saw in Chicago an authentic, unique, expressive, SUV – we have little to doubt that the FJ Cruiser be a tremendous hit.

The FJ Cruiser fills a gap in the Toyota lineup was once our core heritage capable, affordable and durable that are youthful, fun-to-drive, and tough, said Don Esmond, vice president and general Toyota Division. The FJ Cruiser deliver true off-road image and performance at a very low making it highly accessible for a volume of young buyers.

The final production design of the FJ was a joint project by Toyota Corporation and Calty Design which developed the original vehicle shown at the North International Auto Show in Chiseled from nearly a tradition of tough off-road provided by the legendary FJ 40, the original and 4×4 compact pickups, the FJ was developed as a basic, capable and off-roader aimed specifically at buyers with active lifestyles.

The FJ Cruiser takes on an functional form, yet adopts styling cues from the FJ 40. Some of these cues are on the front end by its wide grille Toyota logo badging, headlights, and offset combination Additional inspiration can be found its upright windshield and white cap Traits are also noticeable in the with wrapping rear windows.

The modern shape of the FJ is woven into a compact set on a wide track, producing stability and a powerful stance.

features include a two-part hatch with flip-up black overfenders with and silver painted bumper mirrors, door handles and plate. Easy rear entry into the two-door SUV is with rear access

Power is supplied by a 4.0-liter V6 generating 245 horsepower and 282 lb-ft. of The engine is paired with a automatic transmission on both and 4×4 configurations and an available manual on 4×4 models.

The FJ Cruiser rides on a modified platform and features 17-inch wheels and four-wheel disc Just like all of the SUV#8217;s in line-up, the FJ Cruiser will be with the Star Safety which includes Vehicle Control (VSC) and traction (TRAC), an anti-lock brake (ABS) with electronic distribution (EBD) and brake as standard. All 4×2 models come with a standard limited slip differential

The tough and straightforward theme of the FJ is extended to the interior with a designed specifically for basic and flexible utility. The instrument features an exterior color adding to its sophisticated, handcrafted The faceplate with round instrumentation communicates a mechanical The steering wheel and center-mounted and attached-look door panels tool-like simplicity.

The rear fold flat, creating cargo space and maximum

The interior will be equipped an array of standard convenience including air conditioning, AM/FM CD with six speakers, tilt wheel, four cupholders, seat back pocket, and an dash-mounted map/glove box.

Additional optional equipment 17-inch aluminum alloy rear differential lock, four-wheel traction control (on 4WD only), running boards, sonar backup assist, seat-mounted side airbags and and rear-side curtain airbags, running lights, power mirror with image cruise control, AM/FM CD with a six-disc changer, and eight speakers, leather-wrapped wheel with audio multi-information display, exterior door insert panels, glass, and rear wiper.

is responding to the needs of a new generation of with a modern interpretation of a classic, combining Toyota with the safety and refinement of today#8217;s market, said


The front end strongly the legendary FJ 40 of the 1970s – the one looked like a Jeep CJ . but Under the hood is a 245-horsepower, V6 engine . Note the white-capped just like the FJ 40.

Based on the foundation as the 4Runner, the 2007 FJ Cruiser is shorter and features angles of approach and departure for off-roading capability. A locking differential is optional.

Round and old-school turn signals on the Toyota FJ Cruiser look identical to the classic FJ 40.

The 2007 FJ Cruiser features standard wheels and tires. These aluminum alloy rims are

On Sale: Early 2006.

from the driving tests

The FJ40 was built in Japan for use by the and domestic law enforcement, but it won hearts and of trail enthusiasts on the back and rock trails of that As so often happens, the FJ 40 got bigger and and today#8217;s Land Cruiser is a luxury SUV.

Four-wheel-drive FJ should be quite solid rear-wheel drive will be While it measures eleven shorter than a 4Runner, its is shortened by only four which should result in departure and approach angles. An locking rear differential and the 4.0-liter V-6, rated at 245 hp and 282 of torque, also will aid in adventures.

That V-6 shares its displacement with two other SUVs that Lentz as likely competitors to the FJ: the Nissan which shares exterior very close to the FJ#8217;s, and the Wrangler Rubicon. The Xterra#8217;s V-6 has an of 20 hp and 2 lb-ft, while the Rubicon#8217;s straight six gives up 55 hp and 47 lb-ft to the The original FJ40, a smidge and taller than a modern-day Wrangler, never got more 135 hp and 210 lb-ft out of its inline six.

The FJ40 had this kind of funky balance. It was the charm of the that made it. But we really want to push this one to the side. We#8217;re playing it off of the and spirit of the FJ40, says who designed the original FJ Cruiser and the 2004 Lexus LF-C car. The Volkswagen New Beetle, the Thunderbird. and the Ford GT, for example, are more on the retro side.

To me, those are basically the same car as the with the same proportions and but with a more modern cover. With this we took some of the design but we didn#8217;t take the whole of the vehicle. It#8217;s not just a evolution of the design.

The new FJ is a purpose-built but you#8217;d never know it you#8217;re cruising on the highway. dedicated off-road vehicles highway manners that are to riding in a blender, but the FJ is uncommonly and quiet. Toyota#8217;s penchant for road noise is evident in the FJ.

The only fly in the ointment is some noise from the vertical mirrors.

The four-wheel-drive system has modes, including a low-gear, setting for rock climbing. A cancel switch allows the to be started without depressing the pedal, a feature that treasure because a vehicle can be on a hill without rolling

The optional Active Traction does wonders for pulling muddy, slick conditions.

The cabin is mostly plastic and which is good for quick The preproduction models we drove did not final textures on the dash and panels. The cloth upholstery is and water-resistant.


In the fast-paced car it makes sense that, as and designs change almost there#8217;s a strong desire to back the cleaner lines and of earlier models. However, in the world, where style and typically take a back to function and utility, many models of popular pickups and are still closely tied at least) to the workhorses of old. As you expect, there aren#8217;t unexploited segments left for

And then there#8217;s the issue of money. The result is that like Ford and GM, who used to be taking risks on retro are now thinking about their product lineups more than ever.

On the flip companies once typically and shy about making bold statements or taking risks are now those positions. Much of new attitude is a result of large of money these companies Honda and Toyota) are making on cars and SUVs. In addition, automakers are gaining credibility in unfamiliar territory.

This success and changing attitude is several manufacturers to take risks. That#8217;s why Toyota, one of the conservative car companies around, is the FJ Cruiser.

The original Toyota FJ40s the Japanese response to American which was popular after a functional, easy-to-work-on, small that was simple and rugged. In the 50 years, FJs have gone serious changes, eventually into the current production Land Cruiser, technically the FJ100. But today#8217;s model is a far cry the bare-bones trail-runner original.

chassis, power steering and systems are based on the recently Toyota Tacoma compact truck, modified accordingly to capable off-road performance sacrificing on-road ride and Towing capacity is pegged at kg (5,000 lbs) and payload at 601 kg lbs).

The unique interior is tailored toward active, types, with roomy seating positions, water-repellent fabrics, dirt-hiding colour resin flooring, sporty and instrument clusters, and large handles and heater controls.

FJ will hold up to 66.8 feet of cargo, which can be with the use of tie-down rings and or placed in side storage Several accessory power are fitted. The vehicle also the first audio system speakers located in the cabin to create a sound shower for occupants.

How it was created

With the FJ Toyota seemingly accomplished the It captured and distilled the essence of an 40-year-old vehicle, the classic Land Cruiser FJ40. it poured that essence an all-new design without that new design a retrospective of the original. It reprised several of the most compelling stylistic but did so in ways that are completely and fresh.

And that was exactly Hunter, Kim and interior designer Chergosky all had in mind.

The challenge, posed in early 2002 by from Toyota Motor was simple: Design a show that targeted young and that offered a rugged, look recalling the classic Cruiser and its heritage.

Kim, 28, a of the Art Center College of Design in California, chose as his starting the vehicle#8217;s overall image. The he was after, he said, was what he industrial modern. He explained, To me, means tool-like, a combination of and functionality, with an honest and modern surfaces.

Kim#8217;s sketches explored a number of on Land Cruiser themes. As he he got a clearer idea of what the vehicle could look – a process that thinking about the elements made the FJ40 a memorable

He settled on the FJ40#8217;s two round set on either side of a mesh and mounted within a grille element: its upright windshield, its top and its wrap-around rear-corner glass.

I to interpret those in a modern way not literal but has the same feeling, Kim and added, I think that looking at the grille/headlight treatment and the roof makes an immediate to FJ40, even though the FJ Cruiser design uses different proportions and construction.

The proportion I wanted to express was leaning forward in an aggressive I was able to achieve that by a wedged roofline and a short Combining those two gave it a posture. The surfaces are flat.

It has a tension and a nice volume. not organic, but at the same time it very muscular.

While Kim was on the exterior design, Bill 35, also a graduate of the College for Studies in Detroit, was tasked coming up with an interior for the Like Kim, he also was in terms of tools.

Usually, create a shape and then a process that will that shape, said But this time, I wanted the the architecture, to be somewhat process-driven. I the components to be extrusions, castings and pieces.

Setting out with a and assembly process probably is how did the original FJ40. They a style, something magical, out of

The process of creating something this time around was by Toyota#8217;s recently enunciated philosophy. That philosophy is by the phrase, vibrant clarity.

it was all done and painted, we presented it to the at Toyota Motor Sales, Hunter. It was stunning. We all felt this was going to be a true

Sometimes you#8217;re not fully and you think, ‘It#8217;s too bad we didn#8217;t do or that.#8217; But this was one of those where you just felt was a great design.

Concept are flights of artistic fantasy, in which ideas count than practicality does, in impact and artistic expression production concerns. So it is perhaps that the FJ Cruiser#8217;s designers that their interior and designs, so carefully plotted, be victimized by the exigencies and realities of and by the process of engineering a real-world from something intended for the world of show.

Yet the FJ Cruiser was put production in a form that is completely unchanged from of the concept vehicle. There is a reason for that, according to He said, I think there was a commitment from the chief to this concept vehicle#8217;s

The best designs come when design and engineering together. That#8217;s what trying to do at Toyota. We#8217;re to expand our design vocabulary, to do emotional design.

Why to buy?

the FJ Cruiser#8217;s lineage is long (FJ has the Land Cruiser#8217;s internal code name for over 50 ago), Toyota#8217;s vice of marketing, Jim Farley, has dubbed the version . the most distinctive and 4×4 in the Toyota lineup. quite a statement from the building the existing Land and 4Runner. Farley adds the FJ Cruiser not only moves the Cruiser tradition forward, but so at a starting price below (exact pricing has yet to be announced), it available to a far wider range of

To avoid the poseur label could have easily a new SUV wearing the FJ badge, Toyota has the FJ with a choice of two 4×4 two transmissions and two types of locking The base model offers drive and a five-speed automatic, and in the spirit even two-wheel-drive can be had with an electric locking differential. They also with a standard automatic differential (Auto LSD) reads the relative speed of the wheels and attempts to match

But Toyota expects over 90 of FJs sold in the first year a production run of around 46,000 to be 4×4 models. The same automatic is available on 4×4 FJ as is a six-speed manual that a clutch start cancel This allows you to start the without depressing the clutch, can be a lifesaver when you#8217;ve on a steep incline and would not dance between the brake and pedal as the vehicle rolls down a hill.

Automatic come with a transfer that can be driven in 2-Hi, and 4-Lo mode. Manual are always in four-wheel drive, the transfer case offering 4-Hi with locked and 4-Lo with locked This model uses a limited-slip center differential a static 40-60 torque between the front and rear

However, up to 70 percent of power can be to the rear wheels, and up to 53 percent to the wheels, depending on available at each end.

Regardless of and driveline configuration you get the same aluminum block 4.0-liter, V6 engine from the Tacoma, and 4Runner. With dual-overhead 24 valves and VVT-i technology, the manages 239 horsepower at 5,200 and 278 pound-feet of torque at 3,700 Note that both are based on 91-octane fuel, isn#8217;t required but is recommended.

mileage numbers are 18/22 for the 4×2, 16/19 for the 4×4 manual transmission and 17/21 for the automatic. All models offer a towing capacity, and our automatic test vehicle got to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds. Not but neither does it feel in normal, everyday driving.

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