2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser & Review

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2010 FJ Cruiser #8211; Review

In the of mid-size SUVs, the FJ Cruiser apart as the only such that incorporates a #8220;retro#8221; interpretation of a previous model has been a major trend in car design lately. With marginal sales success, has attempted to focus the aims of the FJ towards the idea that the world durability and ruggedness of the Land Cruiser is compatible, and in a modern vehicle.

Some of the surrounding the FJ Cruiser has died since its introduction in 2007, because the unique styling impressed the public initially has diluted by scores of other inspired new models. Realistically, had to know going in that the of the bulging FJ and its gi-normous blindspots is as hit-or-miss as possible. But this not diminish the fact that did not skimp on the FJ Cruisers off-road abilities, which are in the same or surpass nearly any other vehicle in the world.


If off-road performance all other factors in your for a new purchase, the FJ Cruiser is a hands-down All other factors that would find irritating in driving, including its on road are simply irrelevant. Though the of the vehicle are addressed more below, the bulbous, over-sized of the FJ is such that it is susceptible to a than average level of influences.

Meaning that getting on and through the trail is a in the FJ, getting to it, especially on the highway, necessitate the driver fighting the urge to wander on the pavement. like many things, are not for the FJ to perform as a daily commuter and as such, these complaints are dismissed in the final analysis.

The FJ is no lightweight with a total of lbs. under its sheetmetal, explains fuel efficiency and the V6 in which it relies on even impressive. Adopted from the truck lineup is the 4.0-liter V6 produces 239 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of delivered to the two or four-wheel drive FJ either a five-speed electronically automatic overdrive or a six-speed

Impressively, in independent testing an version reached 60 mph in only 7.2 Helping it along is Toyota#8217;s valve timing system VVT-i that is commonly in their cars.

Choosing opting for the two or four-wheel-drive version down to how serious, and often, you to be in the elements. If you even are debating if 2WD is for where you go, the answer is probably made for you. But if your of off-roading is gravel roads, the 2WD should be more than

With huge side tires, a relatively compact base and substantial suspension 4WD models have little in powering through all but the most off-road situations. The front is independent with a double-wishbone while the rear features a rear axle with a coil-spring suspension.

Unless you are comparing it to a similarly crossover, and why would you, handling of the FJ Cruiser is on par with mid-size SUVs.


For all its performance positives, fuel is not one of them with a disappointing mpg city/highway numbers for the 2WD version and worse news for 4WD. the automatic, 4WD FJ#8217;s produce mpg, while manuals in at 14/19.


While the Land Cruisers were as a competitor and with several cues that resembled they were not entirely their own unique style, the ambulance style rear and curved corner windows. The FJ retains some if not all of those Like the original, the FJ grille

#8220;Toyota#8221; rather than the emblem, as well as the round wrap-around rear windows and roof and offset rear plate. Instead of rear doors, the FJ comes with doors that helps gain entrance, despite the from FJ purists who would rather had the original feature.

downsides which become apparent when in the cabin is the short windows interrupted by C-pillars which enclose the cocoon-style. To satisfy the large of front glass, three instead of two are in place.


its exterior proportions that the illusion of greater size, the FJ is still just a mid-size with less than rear seat leg room. is tight for rear seat who theoretically can number three, not without a tight fit.

the exterior, Toyota went for a look inside complete painted exposed sheet that somehow doesn#8217;t match up as favorably with as similarly-inspired efforts from the Wrangler. Perhaps the public has too accustomed to Toyota-level ergonomics and to embrace its rustic intentions. if Toyota had simply stuck metal and left off the majority of they may have been off.

A rectangular, truck-like dashboard a prominent square panel stereo and climate controls. A outside temperature display and pitch readouts are available in an gauge cluster that above the middle air vents. plastic quality aside, controls are easy to use and reach and standard air conditioning, an AM/FM CD with MP3/WMA playback and six speakers, water-resistant seats and sun visors.

According to Toyota, capacity for the FJ Cruiser is 66.8 feet behind the front and 27.9 cubic feet the rear seats; subpar for the class. Rear seatbacks fold flat without the cushions removed. The cargo opens from the curbside, but heavy and clumsy with the bolt-on spare tire.

Because of visibility concerns, the back-up camera is a highly option.


Toyota has the FJ Cruiser to fit below the 4Runner a starting price for 2WD versions at and $24,910 for the 4WD with automatic. Not an range, although potential should factor in gas prices for the FJ.

Toyota intended the FJ Cruiser to be the specialized of all of their SUV offerings, and in way it has to be regarded as a complete success. even with its striking because of its harsher than city and pavement manners, the off-road seeker may find choices more appealing.

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