2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

183.9” x 71.3”


Rear-wheel drive



The good:

  • Unique, youthful styling
  • Versatile interior
  • Above-average reliability

The bad:

  • Few standard features
  • Gas mileage
  • Backseat roominess
  • Three-star rollover rating

1 trim

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Notable features

  • 260-hp V-6
  • Manual or automatic
  • Standard locking rear differential
  • Standard iPod connection and satellite radio
  • Rollover-sensing curtain airbags

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior 4.4
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 4.4
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.8
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Most recent consumer reviews


Zombie Apocalypse

By far, one of the best off-road vehicles for snow, beach, and water crossings!! Definitely, a Zombie Apocalypse, bug out vehicle!! A must have on your inventory!!!


Fantastic Vehicle

This thing is bullet proof. Oil changes and 1 battery change in 9 years is all that has been required. Amazing reliability. Ride is much smoother than one would imagine and overall feeling of safety in it. Feels like a tank but has plenty of power when needed.


Most reliable and fun vehicle I've ever owned

I've owned many vehicles in my life, and the FJ Cruiser has been the most reliable, fun, and off-road capable vehicle amongst them all. Whether, the off-road comes to you: blizzard/snow, rain/floods, or you seek it in forests and trails, the FJ can handle it with ease. The rig is customization ready and the more modifications you do, the more capable the FJ will get. The performance of the FJ blows away rigs that cost 4 or 5 times as much. If you get a chance to buy this hard to find rig, jump on the opportunity, regardless of mileage. It's 4.0L V6, 5-Speed transmission are Toyota's most reliable and is also shared with the 4Runner. The body of the FJ shares a lot of components with the Land Cruiser and is built to last - 100% Japanese made.

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Based on the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser base trim.
Risk of rollover
Rollover rating


New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Toyota
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
24 months/25,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
7 years/less than 85,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12, 000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
160- or 174-point inspections
Roadside assistance
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