2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser Review

Get Out and Have Fun with the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser

Something old is now something new. Some great products were never meant to leave the mainstream market such as the Toyota FJ Cruiser. This gem of a utility vehicle was first introduced in the 1960’s and was the rough and rugged choice SUV for Toyota. The 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser is a tribute to the Toyota name and a great option to ensure that consumers are getting what they want from Toyota.

The performance of the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser is ridiculous. It has superior off-road capabilities thanks to a truck-based, ladder-frame chassis and a stout suspension and drivetrain. There are four available models to ensure everyone’s needs and wants are met: FJ Cruiser, FJ Cruiser Offroad Package, FJ Cruiser Urban Package and the FJ Cruiser Trail Teams Special Edition.

2012 Engine:

  • 4.0 Litre, 6-Cylinder, DOHC, VVT-i: 260 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque.

2012 Fuel Economy:

  • 4.0 Litre, 6-Cylinder, DOHC, VVT-i (2WD): city 13.88 (17) and highway 11.76 (20)
  • 4.0 Litre, 6-Cylinder, DOHC, VVT-i (4WD) auto: city 13.83 (17) and highway 11.76 (20)
  • 4.0 Litre, 6-Cylinder, DOHC, VVT-i (4WD) manual: city 15.68 (15) and highway 13.06 (18)

The interior of this athletic machine is simple and hardy. There are a lot of hard plastics and not a lot of carpet. The gauges and control buttons are large and easy to read. The seats are surprisingly comfortable and extremely versatile with flip-fold-flat functions. With the various adjustments available, the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser makes sure it can haul anything you want in its endless amount of cargo space. The centre console is retro inspired and fun. With the Offroad and Urban packages you get a inclinometer, a compass and an outside temperature gauge.

2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser Interior

The exterior of the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser is bold, fun and brawny. There is no mistake as to what this SUV can do in the great outdoors. It has body armor through sturdy resin bumpers with bumper extenders up front, overfender and blacked out side window frames. The underbody armor includes skid plates for the engine, transfer case and fuel tank. This thing is built to take anything. The FJ’s rear access doors open almost to 90 degrees which offers easy entry, exit and access to all your storage area. A unique feature most people miss is the three wiper blades keeping your windshield 100% covered.

Along with class leading performance, the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser has the best in safety features. Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)1, Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA)2 and Smart Stop Technology (SST) ensure you and your passengers are safe in any situation.

The 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser is one of the Top 10 cars with Best Resale Value according to Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com. This is a very high honor to receive and it comes with no surprise. Koodos Toyota for making the outdoors that much more accessible.

Sales Team

Gateway Toyota


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