2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser | new car review

Posted on Feb 6, 2012 by

The is built on the Prado platform and is assembled not by but by its subsidiary Hino Motors in HamuraJapan. The FJ uses a host of components from various other Toyota models including shared engines and transmissions components from the Tacoma, Tundra and 4Runner as well as suspension components used in the Prado, Hilux, Tacoma, and 4Runner.

The FJ Cruiser features the same 4.0L, six-cylinder petrol engine as its sister SUV, the Prado. The engine produces 270bhp at 5600rpm and 380Nm of torque at 4400rpm. The FJ Cruiser has a 5-speed automatic transmission with gated shift and low range gear selections. It has a part time 4×4 system which and a 4WD system is there ready to be activated on demand.

The FJ Cruiser has three variants, the FJ Cruiser, FJ Cruiser SE and the FJ Cruiser Stealth. The FJ Cruiser has the following standard features JBL, AM/FM, 6 CD changer, sub woofer, ten speakers, audio jack auxiliary, iPod and USB input, adjustable steering column, cruise control, bucket seats at the front and a eight-way electrically adjustable driver seat. The FJ Cruiser SE gets all of the above plus the following, rear differential lock, a Bluetooth hands free system, amplifier, leather wrapped steering wheel with Bluetooth, audio and cruise control switches and a reversing camera. The top of the line FJ Cruiser Stealth comes with the all of the above and a faux carbon fibre instrumentation cluster, door panel and speaker panels.

Standard safety features include vehicle stability control (VSC), traction tontrol (TRC), anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) and brake assist (BA).  The FJ Cruiser comes with SRS side airbags on both front seats to help prevent torso injuries to the driver and passenger.

FJ Cruiser AED 126,000
FJ Cruiser SE AED 140,000
FJ Cruiser Stealth AED 148,000

4-litre V6

Power: 270bhp @ 5600rpm

Torque: 380Nm @ 4400rpm

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