Visibility, ride, handling, noise, fuel economy, fit and finish, access.
The FJ's off-road prowess is superb, but otherwise this SUV is very flawed. Visibility is horrendous, and the rear-hinged rear doors provide poor cabin access and are difficult to close. The FJ has clumsy handling and can be disconcerting at its limits, although the stability control keeps it secure enough. The ride is compliant but jiggly. The V6 powertrain is smooth and punchy but returned just 17 mpg overall. Reliability is well above average, but the FJ scores too low in our testing to be recommended.