2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser Overview
Toyota's retro-styled FJ Cruiser SUV recreates some of the 1958 FJ40's original charm. With seating for five people, the FJ competes with off-road-oriented SUVs like the Nissan Xterra and Jeep Wrangler.
The FJ Cruiser features a boxy, throwback style, with rear-hinged access doors facilitate backseat entry and rear swing gate with spare tire. It sits on 17-inch wheels, has power side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, and the windshield has three wipers. An available TRD Package comes with 16-inch wheels, which accommodate higher sidewall tires for more cushioning.
Air condioning, power windows and locks, water-resistant seat fabric, and CD stereo all come standard. The FJ Cruiser features a folding 60/40-split backseat with option to upgrade to a six-CD changer and auxiliary gauges for outside temperature, vehicle pitch and heading.
Under the Hood
The FJ Cruiser runs with a 260-horsepower, 4.0-liter V-6 engine in a variety of drivetrains. All engines use regular gas as the rear-wheel-drive model gets a five-speed automatic transmission and the four-wheel-drive models get either the automatic or a six-speed manual. The four-wheel-drive includes a two-speed transfer case with a 2.57:1 low-range ratio. All models come with skid plates, mud guards, tow hooks, and a 4,700-poudn towing capacity. The Off-Road Package features Bilstein shock absorbers and a special locking rear differential that communicates and cooperates with the brake-based traction control.
The FJ Cruise comes with a variety of standard safety options including all-disc antilock brakes, electronic stability system, front-seat side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags, and active front head restraints.
*Overview Courtesy of Cars.com