From the Test Track
The FJ is based on the 4Runner and is superb off road. Visibility is compromised by the thick roof pillars and small windows, and the rear doors are awkward to use. The V6 is smooth, but fuel economy is 17 mpg. ESC is standard. Reliability has been above average. Crash-test results are excellent, but the FJ scores too low in our testing to be recommended.
The community thinks...
FJ in WVa by Dave in WVa on 04/26/2013. Trim: 2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4X4 AT, Owned 1 year.
Pros: I know this is supposed to be a review for a 2013 FJ but I own a 2007 and I have to chime in here. If you are looking to purchase one of these gutsy SUVs you should hear from someone who has drove one for over 109 thousand miles. This beast is the best vehicle I have ever owned. I have the Standard transmission and I use this work horse to pull my featherlite camper and utility trailer. I TRULY LOVE MY FJ! I have owned 4 jeeps and various 4x4 pickup trucks through the years and this Toyota has them all beat hands down. It is as dependable as the sun! When/if this one ever dies, I will run out and buy another one the same day. I live in WVa and this is the PERFECT four wheel drive!
Cons: If you put alot of highway miles on this vehicle, you will be replacing your windshield. As with the Jeep Wrangler, the flat windshield will catch rocks.
Overall review: Buy one!!! You won't be sorry.
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