Toyota FJ Cruiser Reviews, Price

One of the last remaining retro-style SUVs – Toyota FJ Cruiser will not be produced anymore, at least for a while. Its last model year seems to be 2014, and Japanese producer decided to end an era, and focus on its 4Runner, as a replacement for the FJ Cruiser. This decision seems to disappoint many people, but Toyota’s officials claim that 4Runner will be able to offer almost the same off-road capabilities as the FJ Cruiser.

Toyota FJ Cruiser front

 Toyota FJ Cruiser latest features

The latest version of this great off-roader was offered with special Ultimate Edition which comes with special features. This was Toyota’s gift for all FJ Cruiser’s fans.  When it comes to exterior of the FJ Cruiser, the one thing which is instantly noticeable is its door design. Its rear doors are uniquely designed, making the FJ one of the most recognizable SUVs on the road. This mid-size SUV offers enough room for 5 passengers, and comes in only one trim level. However this trim could be additionally up scaled with couple of equipment packages, and Trail Teams Ultimate Edition presents the upgraded version with package that carries that name.

Standard equipment includes 17-inch steel wheels, power locking or limited-slip rear differential (depending on drivetrain), climate control, full power accessories, adjustable front seats, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, water-proof cloth upholstery, Bluetooth connectivity (phone and audio), and an audio system with 6-speakers, CD player, satellite radio, an AUX jack and an iPod/USB interface.

This list of standards can further be upgraded with Convenience package, Upgrade package or Off-Road package.

The Toyota FJ Cruiser with The Trail Teams Ultimate Edition package offers numerous features available in Convenience and Upgrade packages. Beside this, it adds Heritage Blue exterior paint, specially tuned suspension, all-terrain tires, 16-inch wheels, and upgraded front end for better safety.

Toyota FJ Cruiser interior

Toyota FJ Cruiser engine, drivetrain, mpg

Toyota FJ Cruiser offers one engine, two transmissions, and both 2WD and 4WD systems. However, Toyota goes a step further and offers 2 different 4WD systems. Japanese manufacturer offers part-time and full-time 4WD and depending on that choice, you will get your FJ Cruiser with different transmissions.

The source of power is a 4.0-liter V6 engine which is capable to deliver up to 260 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. Combined with 2WD (rear) goes 5-speed automatic transmission, and this combination returns 16/20/18 mpg city/hwy/combined. When packed with part-time 4WD FJ comes with same transmission as 2WD FJs, and returns 17/20/18 mpg. Full-time 4WD and 6-speed manual transmission delivers 15/18/16 miles per gallon.

Toyota FJ Cruiser side

Toyota FJ Cruiser price and availability

Although there will not be 2015 FJ or 2016, this model can still be purchased in dealer showroom around the globe. Its base price is around $27,000 for the base version. Upper versions, which include 4WD add another $2,000, while best equipped Toyota FJ Cruiser costs around $36,000.

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