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2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser Overview

If you like to take the road less traveled and you are a fan of the Toyota brand, then you will love the off-road specialist 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser.

The 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser is equipped with a 260-horsepower, 4.0-liter V-6 engine with variable valve timing and rocker arms.  The FJ Cruiser is mated to either a five-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission and puts out a robust 271 pounds-feet of torque, good scaling whatever obstacles are in the way.  Fuel economy ratings range between 14-17 mpg in the city and 19-21 mpg on the highway, depending on your drivetrain choices.  The 2011 FJ Cruiser is offered in rear- or four-wheel-drive (which includes a two-speed transfer case with a 2.57:1 low-range ratio), and when properly equipped can tow up to 5,000 pounds.

The FJ Cruiser is easily picked out on the road by its large white roof and retro styled exterior.  It competes with other off-road specialists like the Nissan Xterra and Jeep Wrangler.  Additional exterior features include 17-inch steel wheels (17-inch alloys are also available), three windshield wipers, rear-hinged easy-access doors, and a rear swing gate with a spare tire.  For 2011, the Toyota FJ Cruiser adds a new Trail Teams Special Edition, which includes Army Green exterior paint, black bumpers, front grille and door handles.  A standard locking rear differential improves visibility and rear-seat access and is also new for 2011. 

The Trail Teams Special Edition model also comes standard with the off-road option package which is sure to appeal to serious off-road enthusiasts.  It features Bilstein shock absorbers, a differential lock with brake-based traction control, and BFGoodrich® all-terrain tires.

The 2011 FJ Cruiser includes air conditioning, power windows and locks, a six-speaker CD stereo system, and a folding 60/40-split backseat for added cargo-carrying capability as standard equipment.  To upgrade your FJ Cruiser, choose from options like power mirrors, a six-CD changer and gauge cluster, compass, outside temperature display, and vehicle pitch readouts.  Satellite radio and iPod connectivity are now standard for 2011.  A rearview camera is integrated into the rearview mirror, while illumination markers on the side mirrors round out the additions for 2011.

The 2011 FJ Cruiser features a suite of standard safety technologies—including four-wheel-disc antilock brakes, an electronic stability system and front-seat-mounted side-impact airbags.  Side curtain airbags are set to deploy in case of a rollover, and active front head restraints move forward in a rear-end collision to restrict head movement.

Off-road ruggedness meets unique styling and total functionality in the 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 17 MPG
  • Highway: 21 - 22 MPG

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Vehicle safety data is provided by IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways.

Safety Rating

  • Front Safety: Good
  • Side Safety: Good
  • Rear Safety: Good