Toyota FJ Cruiser Review | The Truth About Cars

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Toyota FJ Cruiser Review

is the master of the pastiche. The company’s never met a Mercedes they morph, or a Bangled BMW they bootleg. Granted, capturing the of a rival’s design without up on a hard bench outside the Intellectual Property Organization is of an art form. But quite what had in mind with the FJ Cruiser is to fathom. In one sense, they’re getting ’round to ripping off: riffing on the FJ40 Cruiser’s riff on the original On the other hand, anyone who the FJ Cruiser’s brick-like bearing and think Hummer just trying hard enough– ain’t something you can say about Ever.

From the front, the FJ Cruiser is a Transformer. Funky chunky complete with molded wings– combine with a light assembly, swooping and a gun slit front window to a mondo-bizarre snap-to-fit aesthetic. The hood– which looks a half-submerged bomber hangar– quite work. But it’s Moore to the side profile’s dissonance. The FJ’s rear makes the SUV look like sagging in the middle, while the C-pillars are almost as funny humorous and peculiar) as the mini-flares the rear arches. And the FJ’s end makes the full-size spare on the door look like a inflatable pool.

In other words, it’s a In a world of bland, cookie-cutter the FJ sticks out like a wacky concept vehicle produced by a that’s making so much building bland, cookie-cutter it doesn’t matter whether it or not. The FJ Cruiser’s interior its mutant origins in no uncertain The wet-look plastic surrounding the and accenting the interior is show car The bog-standard Toyota steering is equally convincing (and proof that the bean had the last word. The FJ’s dials and tabletop instrument split the difference.

As you’d the FJ’s sight lines are If you’re the kind of driver who know how to rely on your mirrors, you’re the kind of who shouldn’t drive a Toyota FJ into a school parking Which would anger the the FJ’s rear seats are a perch for tweenies to preen and be in Daddy’s way cool lifestyle Of course, there are advantages to square; the FJ’s rubber-floored way is large enough to schlep a of labradors, a week’s worth of gear or, with the second row forward, both. All to the accompaniment of the OEM stereo we’ve ever

Turn the FJ’s Camry-like key and the 4.0-liter six expels a coffee-can drone out the rear pipe. yet another indication that the FJ is the lite beer of SUV’s: it decide whether it’s at buyers who want great or more hilling. Thump a feel the FJ’s ladder chassis and solid rear galumph along, and it’s that the stylish SUV is, at its core, a Well, that and decidedly progress, a prodigious thirst for dinoflagellates, enough wind to provide a soundtrack for a B-grade movie, a distinct reluctance to past 70mph and the extra just ahead of the main gate, which offers a of high or low-range four-wheel with Torsen limited-slip differentials.

If you have any idea what all means, you’re in for a treat. You have to flog the FJ at a military course to know that entry-level 4X4 brings the noise damn blatting just stops). But if you do, you will. Even in its shoes, the relatively small FJ has all the mud-plugging prowess of a Toyota and Lexus GX470– with it shares it well-protected mechanical Leave the blacktop behind and the lethargy is soon forgotten. A of torque pushes, pulls or you out the rough stuff. No question: the FJ is a seriously capable piece of

And here’s the kicker: all this for $28k. City slickers can a couple of grand by specifying the drive slushbox version; will still four-wheel you out of the periphery of your daughter’s field (without messing extra levers). To quote Nixon’s imaginary remark to his henchmen, that would be The FJ Cruiser was born to disappear the admiring glances of fashion and mix it up in the outback. I mean, YOU try and parallel the thing.

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