2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser Overview
Go off-roading in style with the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser.
Competing with the Jeep Wrangler and Nissan Xterra for rugged superiority, the 2012 FJ Cruiser shows off a retro look and is available in two trims: MT and AT. Powering the FJ Cruiser is a 260-horsepower, 4.0-liter V-6 engine that generates 271 pounds-feet of torque, which is good for 5,000 pounds of towing capacity. The two-wheel drive model is paired to a five-speed automatic and the four-wheel-drive models are mated to either the automatic or a six-speed manual transmission and includes a two-speed transfer case with a 2.57:1 low-range ratio.
The Off-Road Package features trail-tuned Bilstein shocks, an electronically controlled locking rear differential, Active Traction Control, and a floating-ball Multi-Information Display with inclinometer to show how steep the terrain is. The TRD Package rides on special 16-inch, 6-spoke alloy wheels with BFGoodrich tires and high-speed-tuned TRD Bilstein shocks.
What sets the 2012 FJ Cruiser apart from other sport-oriented vehicles is its white roof and wraparound rear-quarter windows. The FJ Cruiser was meant to get dirty, and even features three windshield wipers to help keep the windshield clear. Resting on standard 17-inch wheels, the FJ Cruiser has rear-hinged access doors for backseat entry and a classic rear swing gate with spare tire.
The interior of the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser is rustic and minimalistic with a flat dashboard and roll bar-esque grips along the dash. A six-speaker audio system, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, auxiliary audio jack, USB port with iPod connectivity, and Bluetooth capability are just some of the cool tech features that come standard. Other standard features include: water-resistant fabric-trimmed front seats, eight-way adjustable driver’s seat, heavy-duty all-weather flooring and rear deck and cargo area tie-down hooks are also standard. A JBL 11-speaker sound system, leather-trimmed three-spoke steering wheel and backup camera are optional.
In terms of safety, the Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser the top rating of Good in frontal-offset and side-impact crash tests. Front-seat side-impact airbags, all-disc antilock brakes, an electronic stability control system and a roll-sensing feature that deploys the side curtain airbags in the event of a rollover are all potential life savers.
Roll out to the dunes, desert, or mountains with the rugged, stylish, and capable 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser.