2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$26,115-$27,705
$24,286-$25,765
16 /CITY / 19 /HWY
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What's New for 2012:
- No changes for 2012

Exterior Features
The 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser is a midsize SUV available in a single trim, which is divided into three distinct versions based on powertrain configuration. The base, or 4X2 AT, is fitted with rear-wheel drive (2WD) and automatic transmission. The 4X4 MT has 4-wheel drive (4WD) with manual transmission, while the 4X4 AT has 4WD and automatic transmission. All versions feature 17-inch wheels as standard equipment.

Interior Features
The interior of the Toyota FJ Cruiser includes air conditioning, power windows and locks, cloth upholstery, manually adjustable seats and steering wheel, vinyl flooring, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 6-speaker sound system. With the rear seats folded down, cargo capacity is 67 cubic feet.

Optional Features
Lighter alloy wheels are optional on the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser, as is an electronically controlled locking rear differential (standard on the 4X4 AT version). The dealer may install an upgraded roof rack with rails, cargo cover, extra driving lights, and a passenger armrest. The Off-Road package offers upgraded shocks, traction control, and gauges, while the TRD package adds 16-inch alloy wheels, off-road tires, and special Bilstein shocks. The Convenience package offers more power accessories, cruise control, and a rearview camera. The Upgrade package includes lighter 17-inch alloy wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel, premium sound system, and features from the Off-Road package. The lighter wheels are available as a stand-alone option.

Under the Hood
The 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser's standard power plant is a 4.0-liter V-6 engine rated at 260 horsepower. \"AT\" versions of the FJ Cruiser come with a 5-speed automatic transmission, while the \"MT\" comes with a 6-speed manual.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser are:
- FJ Cruiser with 2WD: 17/20/19 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- FJ Cruiser with 4WD and manual transmission: 15/18/16 mpg
- FJ Cruiser with 4WD and automatic transmission: 17/20/18 mpg

Safety
Standard safety features on the Toyota FJ Cruiser include anti-lock brakes, traction control, front-seat side air bags, and side curtain air bags. Other features are optional.

In government tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the FJ Cruiser received 3 (out of 5) stars in rollover tests. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the FJ Cruiser received \"Good\" ratings--the Institute's highest--for frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection, and an \"Acceptable\" rating for roof strength.


What's New for 2012:
- No changes for 2012

Exterior Features
The 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser is a midsize SUV available in a single trim, which is divided into three distinct versions based on powertrain configuration. The base, or 4X2 AT, is fitted with rear-wheel drive (2WD) and automatic transmission. The 4X4 MT has 4-wheel drive (4WD) with manual transmission, while the 4X4 AT has 4WD and automatic transmission. All versions feature 17-inch wheels as standard equipment.

Interior Features
The interior of the Toyota FJ Cruiser includes air conditioning, power windows and locks, cloth upholstery, manually adjustable seats and steering wheel, vinyl flooring, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 6-speaker sound system. With the rear seats folded down, cargo capacity is 67 cubic feet.

Optional Features
Lighter alloy wheels are optional on the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser, as is an electronically controlled locking rear differential (standard on the 4X4 AT version). The dealer may install an upgraded roof rack with rails, cargo cover, extra driving lights, and a passenger armrest. The Off-Road package offers upgraded shocks, traction control, and gauges, while the TRD package adds 16-inch alloy wheels, off-road tires, and special Bilstein shocks. The Convenience package offers more power accessories, cruise control, and a rearview camera. The Upgrade package includes lighter 17-inch alloy wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel, premium sound system, and features from the Off-Road package. The lighter wheels are available as a stand-alone option.

Under the Hood
The 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser's standard power plant is a 4.0-liter V-6 engine rated at 260 horsepower. \"AT\" versions of the FJ Cruiser come with a 5-speed automatic transmission, while the \"MT\" comes with a 6-speed manual.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser are:
- FJ Cruiser with 2WD: 17/20/19 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- FJ Cruiser with 4WD and manual transmission: 15/18/16 mpg
- FJ Cruiser with 4WD and automatic transmission: 17/20/18 mpg

Safety
Standard safety features on the Toyota FJ Cruiser include anti-lock brakes, traction control, front-seat side air bags, and side curtain air bags. Other features are optional.

In government tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the FJ Cruiser received 3 (out of 5) stars in rollover tests. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the FJ Cruiser received \"Good\" ratings--the Institute's highest--for frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection, and an \"Acceptable\" rating for roof strength.


Available Trims for the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name RWD 4dr Auto (Natl) Transmission Automatic MSRP 26115.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/20
Name RWD 4dr Auto (GS) Transmission Automatic MSRP 26115.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/20
Name RWD 4dr Auto (SE) Transmission Automatic MSRP 26115.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/20
Name 4WD 4dr Man (Natl) Transmission Manual MSRP 27295.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 15/18
Name 4WD 4dr Man (GS) Transmission Manual MSRP 27295.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 15/18
Name 4WD 4dr Man (SE) Transmission Manual MSRP 27295.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 15/18
Name 4WD 4dr Auto (Natl) Transmission Automatic MSRP 27705.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/20
Name 4WD 4dr Auto (GS) Transmission Automatic MSRP 27705.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/20
Name 4WD 4dr Auto (SE) Transmission Automatic MSRP 27705.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/20
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INTERIOR
  • Water resistant fabric bucket seats -inc: 8-way driver seat, 4-way front passenger manual seat, passenger seat back pocket
  • 60/40 split 2nd row seats -inc: removable bottom cushions, folding outboard headrests
  • Driver & front passenger active headrests
  • HD all-weather flooring & rear deck
  • 3-spoke tilt steering wheel -inc: steering wheel audio & Bluetooth controls
  • Analog instrumentation -inc: speedometer, tachometer, fuel, coolant temp, voltmeters
  • Pwr windows
  • Pwr door locks
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Air conditioning -inc: air filter, 2nd row vents
  • Rear window defogger w/timer
  • Dual sun visors w/vanity mirrors
  • (4) assist handles
  • Map lamps
  • Flat dash panels -inc: pipe-like structure, silver trim
  • Body color instrument panel trim
  • Digital clock
  • (4) cupholders & (2) bottle holders
  • (4) door-mounted map pockets
  • Cargo area tie-down hooks
EXTERIOR
  • 17" black steel wheels
  • P265/70R17 tires
  • Full size spare tire mounted on rear door
  • Black bumpers w/metallic silver trim
  • Black overfenders w/integrated mud flaps
  • Multi-reflector halogen auto-off headlamps
  • Intermittent windshield wipers
  • Metallic silver mirrors
  • Metallic silver door handles
  • Lift-up rear glass hatch
MECHANICAL
  • 4.0L DOHC SFI 24-valve V6 engine w/VVT-i
  • 5-speed automatic electronically controlled transmission w/intelligence (ECT-i)
  • Rear wheel drive
  • 5330# GVWR
  • Skid plates -inc: engine, front suspension, fuel tank
  • High-mounted double-wishbone independent front suspension
  • 4-link rear suspension -inc: lateral rod, coil springs
  • Front & rear stabilizer bar
  • Variable pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr 4-wheel solid front & ventilated rear disc brakes
  • 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • Electronically controlled locking rear differential
  • Full-time 4-wheel drive
  • 5570# GVWR
  • Skid plates -inc: engine, front suspension, fuel tank, transfer case
  • Part-time 4-wheel drive
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Star Safety System -inc: vehicle stability control (VSC), traction control (TRAC), anti-lock brake system (ABS), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), brake assist (BA), Smart Stop Technology (SST)
    • Side-impact door beams
    • Driver & front passenger dual stage airbags -inc: front passenger occupant classification
    • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side airbags
    • 1st & 2nd row side curtain airbags w/rollover sensor
    • 3-point seatbelts -inc: emergency locking (ELR) driver seat, automatic/emergency locking retractor (ALR/ELR)front passenger & rear seats
    • Driver & front passenger seatbelt pretensioners w/force limiters
    • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH) system
    • Rear child safety locks
    • Front & rear adjustable outboard seatbelt anchors
    • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
    • Emergency trunk release
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: MP3/WMA playback, aux input, USB/iPod input, (6) speakers, SiriusXM satellite radio w/(90) day trial subscription, Bluetooth hands-free phone system w/streaming audio

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