2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser

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The Toyota FJ Cruiser is a mid-size sport utility vehicle with retro design cues. Introduced as a concept at the 2003 Chicago Auto Show, it went into production for the 2007 model year. Still in its first generation, the vehicle receives minor updates for the 2011 model year. These include improved access to the second row, an upgraded audio system, and folding rear head restraints. There is also a new Trail Teams Special Edition model.

The FJ Cruiser is offered in one trim level, divided into three distinct models based on powertrain configuration. The base, or 4x2 AT, is rear-wheel drive with an automatic transmission. It is configured with water-resistant fabric upholstery, air conditioning, full power accessories, six-speaker audio system, and 17-inch steel wheels. The 4x4 MT model features four-wheel drive and a manual transmission, while the 4x4 AT is four-wheel drive with an automatic transmission. Major options include lightweight 17-inch alloy wheels, upgraded JBL audio package, daytime running lights, and an electronically-controlled locking rear differential - this last item is standard on the 4x4 AT model.

Toyota fits its FJ Cruiser with a standard 4.0-liter, six-cylinder engine that is rated at 260 horsepower. A five-speed manual gearbox is standard on 4x4 MT models, while the 4x2 AT and 4x4 AT models receive a five-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission. The EPA rates the fuel economy of the 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser between 15 mpg city, and 22 mpg highway, depending on driveline.

The 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4x2 AT starts with a base price of about $26,000 and tops out with the FJ Cruiser 4x4 AT model, which starts around $27,500.


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