2010 Initial Quality Study Results
2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser
The Toyota FJ Cruiser is retro-styled sport utility vehicle designed with off-road ruggedness as one of its primary objectives. The FJ Cruiser is offered only as a 2-door, with two smaller access doors that open to improve loading and unloading. The rear features a single side-swinging door. All FJ models share a standard 6-cylinder engine and a choice between 2WD and 4WD.
The FJ Cruiser started as a concept vehicle at the 2003 Chicago Auto Show with styling reminiscent of the 1960s-era FJ40 Land Cruiser. Public response was strong, so Toyota moved forward with the program and introduced the first FJ Cruiser to showrooms for the 2007 model year. The FJ Cruiser is a traditional body-on-frame truck, sharing platforms with the Lexus GX and Land Cruiser Prado-a model sold in Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America.
Toyota has introduced several limited-edition FJ Cruiser models over the past several years, and made minor changes to the safety equipment, alarm, wiper systems, and sun visors. For the 2010 model year, the FJ Cruiser receives a slight bump in horsepower and fuel economy (the engine received VVT-I valve timing). In addition, suspension upgrades were made that reduced its turning radius.
Dimensions and Interior Room
|Passenger Volume||Not available|
|Cargo Volume||27.9 cubic feet|
Features and Options
Toyota sells the FJ Cruiser in just one model configuration but with three different powertrain combinations. The standard model features a 5-speed automatic transmission and a 2WD driveline. The 4WD driveline is offered with a choice between a 5-speed automatic and a 6-speed manual transmission. All three share nearly identical standard features.
Standard features include manual air conditioning, cloth upholstery, tinted windows, rear defroster, rear 60/40-split bench seats, an 8-way driver seat, and more. Upgrade packages offer bundled wheel and tire combinations (with locking differential), upgraded off-road equipment, keyless entry, backup camera, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and upgraded audio systems. An aggressive TRD package includes special 16-inch wheels, off-road tires, unique Bilstein shock absorbers and an Iceberg white exterior. A TT, or Trail Teams, package includes Active Traction Control, TRD-style wheels, Bilstein shock absorbers, and rock rails. The TT package is distinguished by its Sandstorm exterior color.
The 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser is offered with 2WD or 4WD powertrains. The sole engine offering is a 4.0-liter 6-cylinder rated at 260 horsepower and 271 lb.-ft. of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard on the 4WD model, while the 2WD is also offered with a 5-speed automatic. Fuel economy for the FJ Cruiser ranges between 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway.
Safety and Crash Testing
|Front Driver||5 stars|
|Front Passenger||4 stars|
|Side Driver||5 stars|
|Side Rear Passenger||5 stars|
|Rollover 2WD||3 stars|
|Rollover 4WD||3 stars|
|IIHS||** TOP SAFETY PICK **|
|Roof Strength||Not tested|
|2010 IQS||Highest ranked in segment|
|2010 VDS|| |
|2009 APEAL|| |
To learn more visit:
2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser Model Page
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