Saturday, September 4, 2010
2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser review
The 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser is a midsize SUV technically with four doors. The front doors are standard-sized, but the rear doors are smaller and are reverse opening. Options include a Convenience package that offers keyless entry, power side mirrors, cruise control, rear privacy glass, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a rearview camera. The All Terrain package includes special 16-inch alloy wheels, all-terrain tires, performance shock absorbers and a locking rear differential.
FJs with manual transmissions are only available with a full-time 4WD system; models with automatic transmissions come with either two-wheel drive or a part-time 4WD system.
Standard safety features include stability control, traction control, antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags and rollover-sensing side curtain airbags. In government crash tests, the Toyota FJ Cruiser earned a top five-star rating for driver safety in head-on collisions, while front passenger protection rated four stars. In side-impact testing, front and rear passenger protection received five stars. For more Safety information, Front visibility is also less than optimal, thanks to the FJ's high hood line. For more Interior Features information,
The 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser is in its element off-road. The FJ's boxy lines result in noticeable wind noise on the highway, though. Notably, the FJ no longer requires premium fuel either.
The 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser Affordable Midsize SUVs. The eye-catching Toyota FJ Cruiser continues to impress reviewers with its unique, retro-inspired styling and solid off-road performance. The FJ's overall value makes it our 2010 Best Off-Road SUV for the Money.
While these changes will improve performance, they won't remedy the Toyota FJ Cruiser's other weak points -- a cramped rear seat, poor visibility and substandard cabin materials. "FJ pays a price for its exaggerated styling and off-road-biased engineering," writes Consumer Guide.
If you're interested in an FJ Cruiser, the improved fuel economy may make the new 2010 model worth your while. Be sure to check for current Toyota deals that may be available on a new Toyota FJ Cruiser.