|Assembly||Hamura, Tokyo, Japan|
|Body style(s)||2+2-door SUV|
|Layout||Front engine, rear-wheel drive / four-wheel drive|
|Platform||J Series, modified of Land Cruiser Prado|
|Engine(s)||4.0 L 1GR-FE V6|
|Transmission(s)||6-speed manual (4WD only)
|Wheelbase||105.9 in (2,690 mm)|
|Length||183.9 in (4,671 mm)|
|Width||2007-09: 74.6 in (1,895 mm)
2010-: 75.0 in (1,905 mm)
|Height||71.3 in (1,811 mm) (2WD)
72.0 in (1,829 mm) (4WD)
|Curb weight||4,050 lb (1,840 kg) (2WD)
4,290 lb (1,950 kg) (4WD manual)
4,295 lb (1,948 kg) (4WD automatic)
|Fuel capacity||19.0 US gal (72 L; 16 imp gal)|
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
The Toyota FJ Cruiser is a retro-style compact SUV produced by Toyota introduced as a concept at the 2003 Chicago Auto Show and in production form at the following North American International Auto Show. It went on sale in early 2006 as a 2007 model and features styling reminiscent of the original Toyota FJ40 Land Cruisers from the 1960s (particularly the front fascia and wrap around rear windows) and is based on the Land Cruiser Prado platform. The FJ Cruiser was not originally intended for production but due to enormous consumer response about the car following the North American International Auto Show, production eventually began in early 2006. FJ Cruisers are built by Hino Motors in Hamura, Japan.
Base pricing is between US$22,545 and US$24,135 (). At 183.9 inches in length, the FJ Cruiser is the longest compact SUV offered in North America slotting between the smaller RAV4 (181.1 in. overall length; originally rumored to be replaced by the FJ Cruiser) and the mid-size 4Runner (184.6 in. overall length).
The addition of the FJ Cruiser adds a sixth SUV in Toyota's American lineup, Toyota now has two compact SUVs (the crossover RAV4 and FJ Cruiser), two mid-size SUVs (the crossover Highlander and 4Runner), and two full-size SUVs (Sequoia and Land Cruiser). One in each category is designed for on-road use, while the other caters to those who may take the vehicle offroad (though the Sequoia and Land Cruiser are body-on-frame SUVs, the Sequoia is generally more car-like and more oriented for towing).
The FJ Cruiser is also Toyota's only current vehicle to use the name Toyota spelled out across the grille instead of the corporate emblem (the first since the 1994 Toyota Land Cruiser), a nod to the classic FJ40 and Land Cruiser family and to older Toyotas before the introduction of the Toyota emblem in 1990 for the 1991 model year. This off-road vehicle usually attracts young buyers that want a sporty vehicle that is built for the off-road terrain.
Toyota began selling the FJ Cruiser in Mexico as a 2008 model, and also in China.
The FJ Cruiser uses the 4.0L 1GR-FE DOHC V6 with VVT-i, rated at 239 hp (178 kW) at 5200 rpm, and 278 lb·ft (377 N·m) of torque at 2700 rpm (). It is the same engine that is used in some versions of the Tacoma and 4Runner. For the 2010 model year the FJ Cruiser's engine gains Dual VVT-i resulting in an additional 19 hp (14 kW) and improved fuel economy.
4WD models equipped with the RA61F manual transmission have a full time 4WD system that is permanently engaged for use on all surfaces, both on and off road. Automatic transmission 4WD models have a simpler part time system which can only operate in 4WD mode on slippery surfaces without binding and possible damage to the 4WD system.
The FJ Cruiser uses a high-mounted, double wishbone front suspension and stabilizer bar, and a 4-link rear suspension with lateral rod with coil springs and stabilizer bar. The 120-series Land Cruiser Prado shares the same suspension parts as the FJ Cruiser.
The FJ Cruiser uses power-assisted 4-piston front/2-piston rear ventilated disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and is also equipped with Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) with Traction Control (TRAC).
The FJ's body features rear access doors that give a unique look to the SUV. The FJ captures its heritage with its short wheel base, stocky frame, and grille/headlight arrangement. The windshield is nearly vertical with three windshield wipers for maximum surface area coverage. Structurally, it is a "body on frame" truck style design based on the Hilux platform. Toyota has made revisions to the engine bay inner fender aprons due to some bulging and cracking issues with 2007 and some early 2008 models. The bulges and cracks in the inner fenders were attributed to a Toyota design flaw through certain VIN numbers. Toyota has addressed the problem and has changed the design to specs.
The 2007 FJ Cruiser was available in 5 colors - "Sun Fusion" (yellow), "Black Cherry" (dark magenta), "Titanium Metallic" (silver), "Black Diamond" (black), and "Voodoo Blue" (blue). Available options and packages include:
There are a number of accessories available to the FJ Cruiser, including such things as running boards, rock rails, roof rack, front skid plate, brush guard, Garmin portable navigation device, spare tire cover, passenger-side armrest, dash applique, tow hitch, cargo mats, and cargo net.
The IIHS has awarded the FJ Cruiser its Top Safety Pick accolade. The FJ Cruiser received a "Good" overall rating in both the front and side impacts tests and also received the "Good" rating in all 14 measured categories.
|Side Rear Passenger:|
Toyota Racing Development (TRD) is also producing a limited-production TRD Special Edition FJ Cruiser, which includes such things as a TRD performance exhaust, TRD air filter, upgraded suspension components (TRD/Bilstein off-road tuned shocks, painted red), rock rails, and TRD badges. The TRD Special Edition is available only in an all-black paint scheme, and includes a black roof (instead of the traditional white), as well as 16-inch gun-metal gray finish wheels (instead of the traditional 17-inch bright aluminum), including the spare.
The TRD Special Edition includes mechanical changes to synchronize the locking differential with the active traction control (resulting in the rear differential no longer overriding the active traction), which enables the FJ Cruiser to navigate through difficult off-road terrain.
Production numbers for the TRD Special Edition are limited to 3,200 units for the 2007 model year and 3,500 for the 2008 model year Trail Team Special Edition. Base price for the TRD Special Edition FJ Cruiser is approximately US $23,735 (manual transmission) and US $24,145 (automatic transmission), with the TRD Special Edition package carrying a US $7,265 premium on manual transmission models, and US $7,250 for automatic models, for a total MSRP of approximately US $31,000 for manual transmission models and US $31,395 for automatic transmission models.
Optional TRD parts include a bolt-on supercharger kit.
The 2008 model received only minor changes. 3 new colors were added: BRICK [02JX,03R8] (Red), SANDSTORM [02JY,04U0] (Beige) and ICEBERG  (White). The Iceberg, like all models, still has a white roof. The color Black Cherry Pearl (03P0) is discontinued.
Added for 2008 to all models: Front Seat Mounted Side Airbags and Roll-Sensing Front and Rear Head / Side curtain airbags. Engine Immobilizer, Rear Window Wiper/Washer, Front Seat Side Sun Visors, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Integrated Remote in Key.
The "B" package has been renamed "Off-Road package", and now includes P265/75R16 BFG Rugged Trail tires on alloy rims as well as Bilstein shock absorbers. The temperature/compass/inclinometer cluster that was previously on available in the "C" package also included. On US models, the roof rack is no longer included, but is available as a dealer add-on. Canadian models retain the roof rack. Other features from the 2007 "B" package are unchanged.
Canadian "C" package now receives SubWoofer to the FJammer Audio system, which was unavailable in Canada previously.
|2010||Sun Fusion (Yellow)||Black (Black)||Silver Fresco Metallic (Silver)||Army Green (Green)||Sandstorm (Tan)||Iceberg (White)|
|2009||Sun Fusion (Yellow)||Black (Black)||Silver Fresco Metallic (Silver)||Voodoo Blue (Blue)||Brick (Dark Red)||Sandstorm (Tan)||Iceberg (White)|
|2008||Sun Fusion (Yellow)||Black Diamond (Black)||Titanium Metallic (Silver)||Voodoo Blue (Blue)||Brick (Dark Red)||Sandstorm (Tan)|
|2007||Sun Fusion (Yellow)||Black Diamond (Black)||Titanium Metallic (Silver)||Voodoo Blue (Blue)||Black Cherry (Dark Magenta)|
This is a detailed version of the available options and packages for the '08 model year. Note that this does not include optional accessories that can be bought for the FJ Cruiser.
Expedition-Built 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser (Scorpion) in the Snow, Young, Arizona
Expedition-Built 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser (Scorpion) on Soda Lake, California
A Voodoo Blue Toyota FJ Cruiser with optional roof rack
A Sun Fusion Yellow Toyota FJ Cruiser with optional equipment negotiating some snowy terrain.
A Voodoo Blue Toyota FJ Cruiser at the Blue Diamond Dam in Las Vegas, Nevada.
A Titanium Metallic FJ Cruiser negotiating an offroad trail at Uwharrie National Forest, NC (a couple of aftermarket parts are shown).
1GR-FE 4.0L V6 which produces 236 hp ()
A Sun Fusion Toyota FJ Cruiser with optional running boards
A Voodoo Blue 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser with aftermarket nerf bars
A modified Toyota FJ Cruiser with suspension lift, roof rack, steel bumpers, and mud terrain tires
A brand new FJ in Fox Lake, Illinois.
A black FJ Cruiser
An FJ Cruiser with a third axle.
|Toyota light truck timeline, North American market, 1980s–present (model years)|
|Compact SUV||4Runner||4Runner||FJ Cruiser|
|Full-size SUV||Land Cruiser||Land Cruiser||Land Cruiser||Land Cruiser|
|Pickup||Toyota Pickup||Toyota Pickup||Toyota Pickup||Tacoma||Tacoma|