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Toyota FJ Cruiser

Toyota FJ Cruiser

Toyota FJ Cruiser

Year (of specifications) 2006 -
Engine 3956 cc V6
Transmission 6 speed manual or 5 auto 4WD
Max speed 110 mph
0-60 7.6 seconds
Horsepower 239 bhp @ 5200 rpm
weight 1954 kgs

The Toyota FJ Cruiser is a stylish SUV which features styling influences from Toyota's past off-road models.

The FJ Cruiser hit the showrooms in 2006, it's first apperance however was back in 2003 as a concept model. Originally it wasn't slated for production, but due to such a positive response from the press and public alike, Toyota decided to make the concept a reality.


The FJ Cruiser is powered by a 4.0L V6 engine with variable valve timing (VVT-i). This unit generates 239 hp @ 5200 rpm, and 278 lb-ft (377 Nm) of torque at 2700 rpm. The same engine is used in some versions of the Tacoma and 4Runner. In 2010 the engine benefitted from the adddition of Dual VVT-i, resulting in an additional 19 hp boost in power and improved fuel economy too.

The transmissions offered include 5 speed automatics and a 6 speed manual.

The Toyota FJ Cruiser is one of those love-it or hate-it vehicles in terms of style. Generally there aren't too many problems with the vehicle's body, however owners of some of the earlier vehicles have reported cracks and warping in the inner wheel arches. On subsequent models Toyota has recified the problem.

Overall the FJ Cruiser has scored pretty well in safety tests. It has recived a "Good" score in all IIHS tests. It scored particularly highly for front and side impacts. Rollover protection was it's weakest point.

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