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2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser SUV

2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser Review

(0 Stars)  Toyota's wild side.

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Overview
The FJ Cruiser is in many respects the anti-Toyota. It unapologetically shuns practicality in favor of style and attitude, and it unflinchingly focuses on one mission -- off-road performance. Fuel economy and comfort? Not so much. The FJ has the same solid bones as the 4Runner, including a meaty 4.0-liter V-6 that provides as much muscle -- and makes almost as much of a racket -- as a V-8. A live rear axle, a standard manual transmission, and a locking limited-slip differential back up the tough-guy looks. The trail teams special edition package goes even further, with specially tuned Bilstein dampers, skid plates, and unique wheels and tires. It also comes in a distinctive shade of red, which surely makes you faster both on-road and off. Just be sure to mind the blind spots, which are huge. Toyota attempted to address the blind-spot issue last year by adding fold-down rear headrests, but the giant C-pillars and chopped windshield remain. That windshield makes itself heard during highway cruising, as do the slab sides and chunky tires. These gripes can't overcome the larger point that the FJ is one of the most fun Toyotas to drive, not to mention one of the most capable and best-looking off-roaders offered by any manufacturer.

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2012 FJ Cruiser Base Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 4.0L V six-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 17 MPG city, 20 MPG highway, 19 MPG combined and 361 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
19.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 260 hp @ 5,600 rpm; 271 ft lb of torque @ 4,400 rpm

'12 Toyota SUV Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Tilt
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Limited Slip Differential
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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iPod Connector
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
  Tires and Wheels  
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Full Spare Tire
  Trucks and Towing  
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Tow Hooks
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