Relatively unchanged for 2013, the Toyota FJ Cruiser is an off-road capable SUV powered by a 4.0-liter V6 engine that produces 260 hp and 271 lb-ft of torque. RWD and 4WD drivetrains can be paired with a 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission. Fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated range of 15 mpg city to 20 mpg highway, depending on drivetrain/transmission selection. Features include 17-inch alloy wheels, 11-speaker audio system, running boards, electronically-controlled locking rear differential and daytime running lights. Safety is comprised of vehicle stability control (VSC), traction control system (TCS), anti-lock brake system (ABS), electronic brake force distribution (EBD), brake assist (BA), driver/passenger advanced airbag system, rear parking assist sonar, curtain airbags, tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) and side curtain airbags. The FJ Cruiser is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
For 2013, the FJ Cruiser is essentially carry-over, although the Trail Teams Special Edition is now offered in a Cement Gray exterior color, in place of last year's Radiant Red. For the rest of the lineup this year, the FJ Cruiser gets new power outside mirrors with illuminated markers--as a standard feature--and there'a a new Magma Red exterior color.
Uncompromised off-road ability; rugged and retro looks; strong powertrains; all-weather traction; distinctive Trail Teams Edition
The FJ doesn't try to fit in as a family vehicle, or sacrifice some off-road ability in the name of comfort; its singular focus is ruggedness and trail prowess--and it really looks the part, with its retro-fashionable design harking back to the 1960s-era FJ40 trucks. The FJ's tough, body-on-frame construction means that a few bangs or dents from boulders won't get in the way, while a rugged, straightforward interior design, with water-resistant seats and a rubberized floor, really fits the purpose. Those looking to get not only the most rugged off-road ability but also a more fashion-forward urban look will want to get the Trail Teams Edition