2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser

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16 CITY / 19 HWY
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What's New for 2014:
  • Optional high-performance off-road suspension
  • Available Trail Teams Ultimate Edition
  • Cement Gray paint color added; Cavalry Blue discontinued

The 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser is a 5-passenger SUV with two traditional doors and two rear-hinged doors used to access the rear seat. One trim level is available, and there's only one engine offered, though buyers do have their choice of rear-wheel drive (2WD) or 4-wheel drive (4WD), not to mention several optional upgrades. Competitors include the Jeep Wrangler and the Nissan Xterra.

Models and Features
With the exception of its 17-in. steel wheels and black exterior trim, the 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser is fairly well-equipped right out of the gate with amenities including power turn signal mirrors, interior auto-dimming rearview mirror with an integrated rearview camera, tilt steering wheel, height-adjustable driver's seat, easy-to-clean rubber flooring and cloth upholstery, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, and Bluetooth connectivity. Also featured is a 6-speaker sound system that bundles together a CD player, auxiliary and USB inputs, and a complimentary 3-month satellite radio subscription. And, like all Toyotas, the FJ Cruiser is backed by the company's 2-year/25,000-mile free factory-scheduled maintenance program.

Options and Packages
In addition to its assortment of standard features, the 2014 FJ Cruiser is offered with an ample selection of optional enhancements, such as an Upgrade package consisting of 17-in. alloy wheels, 120-volt power outlet, JBL sound system, leather trim, and rear park-assist sensors. FJ buyers can also opt for Off-Road and TRD (Toyota Racing Development) packages, or a new Trail Teams Ultimate Edition model equipped with TRD suspension parts, distinct 16-in. alloy wheels, Heritage Blue paint, and a stainless steel plaque on the dashboard.

Under the Hood
All 2014 FJ Cruisers are equipped with a 4.0-liter V-6 engine that produces 260 horsepower and 271 lb.-ft. of torque, all of which is directed to either the rear or all four wheels via a 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission. The former is bundled with a locking rear differential. Toyota claims the FJ Cruiser can tow up to 4,700 lbs.

Fuel Economy
Interestingly, the most efficient version of the 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser features a 4WD system and the 5-speed automatic transmission. According to the EPA, that setup should average 17 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway. FJ Cruisers equipped with 2WD, which feature the automatic gearbox as standard equipment, match that highway rating but muster just 16 mpg around town. Drivers who want to shift their own gears will be working with a 4WD FJ estimated to return 15 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway.

Safety Ratings and Technology
In crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser earned a \"Good\" rating--the Institute's highest--for moderate overlap front-impact protection. As this overview is written, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not rated the crashworthiness of the 2014 FJ Cruiser.

In terms of equipment, the FJ is fitted with 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist, and 6 air bags.


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