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2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser Base Sport Utility

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.
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, 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

'13 Toyota Base Sport Utility Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
Front Air Conditioning
Rear Air Conditioning
Power Locks
Power Windows
Brake Assist
Daytime Running Lights
Driver Air Bag
Engine Immobilizer
Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
Limited Slip Differential
Passenger Air Bag
Side Air Bag(s)
Stability Control
Traction Control
Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
Compact Disc MP3 Capable
iPod Connector
Satellite Radio
Blue Tooth Compatible
  Tires and Wheels  
Full Spare Tire
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