Toyota FJ Cruiser
The Toyota FJ Cruiser was first introduced in 2007 adding some flair to Toyota’s conservatively designed lineup back then, but like its ancestor, the FJ Cruiser 2018
is designed to keep on trucking when the pavement ends. We can call the FJ Cruiser as a competent off-roader, with good power and unique design at a
Driving the FJ is a lot like piloting a boat. The 4.0-liter V-6 with 239 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque does a good job of moving the 4338-pound ute, but executing dynamic maneuvers is a different story entirely. The FJ’s tall, boxy shape combined with the soft, off-road-compliant suspension and big tires leads to significant body roll, which is reflected in a poor 0.70 g of skidpad grip. Get on the gas, and the five-speed automatic’s well-spaced ratios allow a hustle to 60 mph in 7.3 seconds. When the throttle is pegged, the FJ’s front lifts like it’s trying to plane on water; stomping on the brakes makes it dive like a submarine, with stops from 70 mph taking 190 ft of real estate. Considering its size and wind-catching shape, our test average of 17 mpg wasn’t too bad, sitting between the EPA’s 16 mpg city/20 mpg highway ratings.
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created FJ to serve a purpose away from the road and are modeled after the original FJ, both of which lead to its controversial styling. The love-it-or-hate-it look of the exterior carries over inside. The build quality is decent and there are plenty of storage cubbies, but the temperature-control knobs look like they belong on a Lego Duplo play table. The handle for the rear half-doors is hidden on the inside of the door panel, making them difficult to open. Once you access the rear, the seats are comfortable during short trips and can be folded down to provide 67 cubic feet of cargo space, enough for a trip to Ikea. The front seats provide good support for extended jaunts, but we wish the steering column would telescope for a bit more comfort. On the plus side, if your journey should take a muddy route, the plastic floor coverings are a breeze to clean up. Compare Fj Cruiser feature and price with all cars in Pakistan
Today, the FJ Cruiser has a 4.0-liter V-6 with 19 more horsepower for a total of 258. It also offers greater off-road prowess with Bilstein shocks, skid plates, TRD wheels, and a Garmin navigation system tailored to the trails. The FJ is still somewhat of a misfit in the Toyota range and its segment. It sacrifices on-road competence, visibility, and interior comfort for off-road ability and style. It’s not the practical transportation appliance we’ve come to expect from Toyota, and although we admire its quirkiness it has three windshield wipers we can’t quite wrap our heads around this brick on wheels.