2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser: Video Road Test & Review

The Toyota FJ Cruiser is an effective off-road platform styled to resemble the iconic Toyota FJ SUVs of years past.  The Toyota FJ Cruiser can seat as many as five passengers, and with the rear seat folded forward it is also capable of accommodating up to 67 cubic feet of cargo.  The sport-utility vehicle is a safe ride for families on the go, thanks to the inclusion of seat-mounted side airbags up front, forward airbags, side curtain airbags, active head restraints, and of course electronic traction control and stability control.

The Toyota FJ Cruiser is outfitted with a 4.0-liter V-6 that is good for 260 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque.  This output is sent to either the rear or all four wheels (if optional four-wheel drive is selected) via the choice of a five-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission.  Fuel mileage for the FJ Cruiser checks in at 17-mpg around town and 20-mpg during highway cruising.

The Toyota FJ Cruiser is offered in a base trim (MSRP $26,115) that is designed to be customizes via the selection of one or more options packages.  Standard equipment for the SUV includes air conditioning, vinyl floors, a CD player with an iPod interface, power windows and door locks, and 17-inch wheels.  The Off-Road package installs rugged Bilstein shocks, an all-terrain traction control system, and a locking rear differential, while the TRD package swaps in 16-inch rims, knobby tires and another set of upgraded shocks.  The Convenience package provides tinted windows, a wiper for the rear window, cruise control, a rearview camera, and keyless entry, while 17-inch wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a louder stereo system, and much of the contents of the Off-Package can be found under the heading of the Upgrade package.

A list of cars similar to the FJ include the 2012 Jeep Wrangler, 2013 Ford Explorer and 2012 Honda Ridgeline.

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