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By Cars.com Staff
October 7, 2008
Vehicle Overview Toyota's retro-styled FJ Cruiser SUV re-creates some of the 1958 FJ40's original charm. With seating for five passengers, the FJ competes with similar offroad themed SUVs, like the Nissan Xterra, Jeep Wrangler and Hummer H3.
New for 2009 The FJ gains a few safety features for 2009, including a roll-sensing feature linked with the side airbags, as well as active head restraints. There are also a few new exterior colors.
Exterior The FJ Cruiser sports boxy styling and a dirt-friendly interior. The front styling is a throwback to the original FJ40, as are the FJ Cruiser's white roof and wraparound rear-quarter windows. Other elements are not so faithful: A high beltline and short windows bear more resemblance to Hummer's current lineup than to the FJ40's tall cab.
Available offroad package with 16-inch wheels, which accommodate higher sidewalls and more cushioning from the tires
Interior A rectangular, truck-like dashboard incorporates a prominent square panel with stereo and climate controls. A compass, outside temperature display and vehicle pitch readouts are available in an optional gauge cluster that sits above the middle air vents. Door inserts and dashboard panels can be matched to the FJ Cruiser's exterior color.
Power windows and door locks
Six-speaker CD stereo
Water-resistant seat fabric
Folding 60/40-split backseat
Optional remote keyless entry, cruise control, power mirrors and a six-CD changer
Under the Hood FJ Cruisers are available in two- and four-wheel-drive configurations; they all use the same 4.0-liter V-6 engine.
239-horsepower, 4.0-liter V-6 with 278 pounds-feet of torque
Two-wheel-drive FJ Cruiser gets standard five-speed automatic transmission
Four-wheel-drive models get either the automatic or a six-speed manual
Optional dealer-installed supercharger boosts output to 304 hp and 334 pounds-feet of torque
4WD includes locking rear differential and two-speed transfer case with a 2.57:1 low-range ratio
9.6 inches of ground clearance in four-wheel-drive FJ Cruiser
Skid plates, mud guards and tow hooks
Offroad package adds Bilstein shock absorbers, an additional engine air cleaner and a special locking rear differential that communicates and cooperates with the brake-based traction control
Available 5,000-pound towing capacity
Safety The FJ earned Good results in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's frontal-offset and side-impact crash tests. New for 2009 is a roll-sensing feature that works with the side-impact and side curtain airbags to deploy them in the event of a rollover. Active head restraints are also new; they move forward in a collision to restrict head movement.
Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
Electronic stability system
Front-seat-mounted rollover-sensing side-impact and side curtain airbags