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2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser SUV

2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser Review

(0 Stars)  Not for poseurs.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

New For 2013
Not much is new for this retro truck, which pays tribute to the long-lived FJ40 Land Cruiser. The only change is a new shade of gray paint for this year’s Trail Teams Special Edition Package.
Overview
The FJ Cruiser 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’s, including a meaty 4.0-liter V-6 engine 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 cement gray paint color, which will help you blend in with the rocks. Just be sure to mind the blind spots, which are huge. Fold-down rear headrests improve the rear view when you’re not hauling passengers, but the giant C-pillars and the chopped windshield are more permanent obstructions. That windshield makes itself heard during highway cruising, as do the slab sides and chunky tires. Neither these gripes nor the FJ’s age negates the larger point that the FJ is one of the most charismatic vehicles in the Toyota lineup, not to mention one of the most capable and best-looking off-roaders offered by any manufacturer.

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2013 FJ Cruiser Base Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 4.0L V 6 DOHC and variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 17 MPG city, 20 MPG highway, 18 MPG combined and 342 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

'13 Toyota SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
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Rear Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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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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Limited Slip Differential
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Passenger Air Bag
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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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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
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