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2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser

2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser
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Toyota FJ Cruiser
  • Toyota FJ Cruiser
  • Year:
    2007-
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    4.0 liter V6
  • Transmission:
    5-Speed Automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    236@5200
  • Torque @ RPM:
    4000
  • Displacement:
    4000 L
  • Price:
    23000$
  • body style:

The 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser is a 4-door, 5-passenger luxury sport-utility, available in 3 trims, ranging from the 4X2 to the 4X4 AT.
Upon introduction, the 4X2 is equipped with a standard 4.0-liter, V6, 239-horsepower engine that achieves 18-mpg in the city and 22-mpg on the highway. The 4X4 AT is equipped with a standard 4.0-liter, V6, 239-horsepower engine that achieves 17-mpg in the city and 21-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims.

 

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Toyota is Killing The FJ Cruiser Three Years After It Leaves U.S.

Toyota is Killing The FJ Cruiser Three Years After It Leaves U.S.

Did you know the FJ Cruiser was still in production?

Toyota is ending production of the FJ Cruiser more than a decade after the retro-styled SUV hit U.S. shores. But, if you’re like most, you thought the FJ Cruiser was dead since 2014 when it stopped sitting in Toyota showrooms here in the U.S. However, that’s not the case as the 4Runner-based SUV has been on-sale in Toyota’s home market of Japan. Toyota isn’t giving the FJ Cruiser a loveless ending, though. The automaker is releasing a special edition of the FJ Cruiser appropriately dubbed the “Final Edition.”

The FJ Cruiser Final Edition is a Japan-only model and comes in a single color option: Beige. The spartan interior also gets the beige treatment with beige center sections on the cloth seats and beige trim on the dashboard. Other changes include 20-inch alloy wheels, black side steps, and that cool JDM mirror on the front fender. Toyota isn’t changing anything with the drivetrain – and why would it? The FJ Cruiser has soldiered on for a decade with that tired 4.0-liter V-6 and five-speed automatic transmission. 4WD is most likely standard, but at the very least, is an option. Of course, the FJ Crusier’s most endearing quality is its ruggedness afforded by its body-on-frame construction, solid rear axle, independent front suspension, and its part-time 4WD system. An honest SUV was hidden under that retro bodywork and awkward interior. It was the FJ’s weirdness that both gained it a loyal following and ultimately brought its demise. Sales exceeding 55,000 in 2006 and 2007 quickly nosedived during the recession of 2008 and never recovered. Toyota only managed to sell 14,718 in 2014, making the bean counters’ decision to axe the SUV within the U.S. an easy one. Compare that to the 4Runner’s U.S. sales in 2014 of nearly 77,000 and its sales in 2016 of 112,000. It’s clear which body-on-frame SUV Toyota customers wanted.

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2017 Toyota FJ by ICON

2017 Toyota FJ by ICON

Modern tech meets classic Toyota iron

Jonathan Ward has been working with Toyota FJs for well over a decade. His company, Toyota Land Cruisers (or TLC for short), specializes in buying, restoring, selling, and servicing Toyota SUVs ranging from the venerable FJ40 up through modern stuff like the FJ Cruiser. In fact, TLC was contracted by Toyota to build the first three FJ Cruiser prototypes ahead of its 2005 debut. But TLC isn’t Ward’s only operation. ICON has gained quite the notoriety in recent years by building high-dollar, custom vehicles for discerning customers. The bread-n-butter of ICON’s menu is the original Toyota FJ.

ICON offers four versions of its FJ series, aligning with the original FJ models produced by Toyota from 1960 to 1983. The FJ40 is the iconic, two-door Jeep CJ competitor, the FJ43 offers two doors with a longer wheelbase, the FJ44 uses the 43’s wheelbase but adds four doors, and the FJ45 is a two-door pickup variant. Each FJ ICON builds is for a specific customer looking for a rugged and reliable vehicle that’s built well enough to tackle daily driving. We’re taking a deep dive into ICON’s FJ lineup here, so keep reading for specifics.

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Is Toyota Working on an FJ-Inspired Concept Called the FT-4X?

Is Toyota Working on an FJ-Inspired Concept Called the FT-4X?

Could Toyota bring back the iconic FJ?

The U.S. Trademark and Patent Office often reveals automakers’ plans years in advance. That’s what we’re hoping is happening with Toyota’s recent filing. On October 10, 2016, Toyota filed to trademark the name “Toyota FT-4X.” Toyota has been using the “FT,” for Future Toyota, nomenclature to name its concepts for a few years now. Combine that with the “4X” name, and we’re anticipating a 4WD SUV that could fill the retired FJ-Cruiser’s shoes.

First discovered by Autoguide, the trademark filing is a promising bit of news. Toyota has built all previous “FT” concepts, including the FT-86 that became the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ, as well as the FT-1, believed to be the upcoming Toyota Supra sports car.

The idea of a FJ-Cruiser-style SUV makes sense. SUVs and crossover sales are on fire these days and other automakers are investing big money into the segments. Ford, for example, is set to revive the Bronco name. Jeep is giving the Wrangler a full make-over for the 2018 model year, and GMC has been rumored to be working on a hard-core Wrangler competitor.

Toyota knows how to build SUVs and off-roaders. The current 4Runner is a great example. Its body-on-frame design is coupled with its solid rear axle and loads of available off-road tech. The TRD Pro model turns the dial to 11, offering high-performance shock absorbers, meaty tires, increased ground clearance, underbody skid plating, and Toyota’s CRAWL Control system. The Tacoma TRD Pro also features many of the same technologies.

Currently the 4Runner is Toyota’s only off-road biased SUV and is one of the industries last-surviving traditionalists. While Toyota’s plans are completely unknown, we’re hoping the 4Runner will live on while being supplemented by this new FT-4X vehicle. We’ll keep you posted as information becomes available.

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2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser

2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser

The Toyota FJ Cruiser is not your typical off-road vehicle.

Browse through the entire lineup of Toyota models and you’ll notice that the FJ Cruiser is the only that looks completely out of place. Before you start questioning Toyota’s rationale for giving the FJ Cruiser a retro look, understand that there’s a reason behind that. The model is actually inspired by the iconic FJ40 4x4 utility vehicle that sold in the U.S. from 1960 to 1983, so that explanation fits why the FJ Cruiser looks the way it does.

If being different is what the FJ Cruiser is going for, then Toyota certainly hit this one out of the park. But the real question is if being "different" means that the FJ Cruiser is a good purchase relative to the kind of off-road vehicles it’s been slotted against.

Whatever the case may be, what we can all agree on is that the FJ Cruiser is definitely a good conversation piece.

Find out what we think of the FJ Cruiser after the jump

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Video: Jay Leno reviews the ICON FJ-44

Video: Jay Leno reviews the ICON FJ-44

Jay Leno usually reviews some of the most extreme sports cars out there, but this time, he opted for something completely different. Jonathan More stopped by Jay Leno’s Garage to show Jay his re-imagined Toyota workhorse and together they shed some light on this bad boy.

The ICON FJ-44 is a replica of the traditional Toyota FJ-44 that ICON created in hopes of doing the original justice. The FJ-44 was designed and constructed from the ground up and features a powdercoated aluminum body powered by a General Motors sourced LS-Series V8 engine that delivers a total of 420 HP. For the lack of features, this car comes in at a whopping $160,000?

Check out Leno’s review and find out what he has to say of this Toyota FJ-44 replica, but keep in mind, Leno is certainly not an off-road type of guy.

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2013 Toyota FJ-S Cruiser Concept by TRD

2013 Toyota FJ-S Cruiser Concept by TRD

The Toyota FJ Cruiser is a pretty unique - and paradoxical - car in its own right. It’s an off-roader that actually looks polished. It’s got great performance credentials yet you always feel that it could do much better.

The best part of the FJ Cruiser is that it always seems to be ripe for customization. At the 2012 SEMA Auto Show, that’s exactly what were going to get when Toyota and TRD present their latest FJ mash-up, called the FJ-S Cruiser Concept.

The folks from Toyota are all excited about TRD’s latest creation, particularly the company’s national manager of engagement marketing and motorsports, Keith Dahl, who said: "TRD’s work on high-performance off-road variants of Toyota vehicles goes back a number of years. The FJ-S is a great example of their off-road expertise."

It’s a little curious when you hear that TRD actually upgraded the FJ-S Cruiser Concept’s chassis and body structure by adding what they’re calling an "exoskeleton," especially when you consider how already imposing the stock model is. But with the upgrades, Toyota now has even more room to work on the off-roader’s suspension and wheel/tire set-ups.

Aesthetically, the FJ-S Cruised Concept received a boatload of new modifications, including a new front nudge bar, rock rails, and a cat-back exhaust. Inside, the FJ-S Cruiser Concept was create to a two-tone leather interior with matching FJ-S logos on the headrests.

Under its hood, the FJ-S Cruiser Concept’s 4.0-liter V6 engine was given a TRD supercharger system with a Twin Vortex System and a large air-to-water intercooler. All this nets the off-roader with an increased output of 345 horsepower and 345 lb/ft of torque, numbers that represent a 30% and 25% increase from the stock model.

UPDATE 11/01/12: More official photos of the Toyota FJ-S Cruiser Concept by TRD have been released by Toyota. Check them all out in the gallery below!

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2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser Trail Teams Special Edition

2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser Trail Teams Special Edition

When it comes to off-road trucks, it seems everyone’s first choice is a Jeep vehicle. However, Toyota’s FJ Cruiser is also a very good choice, especially if you take under consideration the Trail Teams Special Edition. For 2012, this special edition will be available in an exclusive Radian Red exterior paint with black painted door handles, bumpers, and front grille.

The interior features the same red paint combined with water resistant seats, a rubber floor, and rear deck. The list of standard equipment includes: a multi-information display, remote keyless entry, cruise control, 12V/100W and 115V/400W outlets, a back-up camera integrated into the rear view mirror and the final touch, a Trail Team badge.

Under the hood, the FJ Cruiser Trail Teams Special Edition features a 4.0 liter V6 engine with an output of 260 HP. The engine is combined with Bilstein shocks, TRD wheels with BFG All-Terrain tires, rock rails, skid plates, fuel tank, transfer case, a rear differential lock and Toyota’s A-TRAC traction control system.

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2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser TRD

2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser TRD

When we are looking for a sport utility vehicle that can negotiate the urban jungle as well as the real jungle, the 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser TRD (Toyota Racing Development) is an outstanding option. This descendant of rugged Toyota off roaders is no longer a one trick pony and has added urban practicality to its impressive off road reputation. Toyota has made the FJ Cruiser TRD a utilitarian option that can do both jobs supremely well whether it is navigating the parking lot at the supermarket or crawling over a sand dune in the Sahara.

Of the different versions and options offered for the vehicle, we picked the the 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser with the TRD package because it offers quite the bang for your buck ($33,461). For that price, we got a genuinely brilliant off roader that can seat five adults, but more importantly, receives a sportier feel with TRD 16-in. 6-spoke alloy wheels and hefty BFGoodrich All-Terrain tires. Then there’s the TRD-developed, high-speed–tuned Bilstein shocks for extra support.

The FJ is a relative newcomer to the market (introduced in 2006) . Now, the FJ is aiming to tackle the suburbs as well the trail. Let’s see if the FJ can truly be the best of both worlds.

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2010 Avalon, Yaris, Highlander, FJ Cruiser, Rav4 and Tacoma prices announced

2010 Avalon, Yaris, Highlander, FJ Cruiser, Rav4 and Tacoma prices announced

Toyota today announced prices for the 2010 line-up, including Avalon, Yaris, Highlander, FJ Cruiser, Rav4 and Tacoma. All cars will go on sale in August, with the exception of Highlander (September).

The 2010 FJ Cruiser will come with dual VVT-i and roller rocker arms on the 4.0-liter V6, which add 19 hp and a one mpg increase. Prices will range from $23,680 for the 2WD automatic to $25,270 for the 4WD automatic.

The RAV4 will go on sale with prices ranging from $21,500 for the base model 2WD four-cylinder to $27,810 for the 4WD Limited V6. The base MSRP for the 2010 Highlander ranges from $25,705 for the base four-cylinder 2WD to $41,020 for the Limited 4WD hybrid model.

For the 2010 Avalon prices will range from $27,945 for the XL to $35,285 for the Limited. Tacoma’s prices will range from $15,170 for the Regular Cab with a five-speed manual transmission to $27,075 for the V6 4x4 Double Cab Long Bed with a five-speed automatic transmission. And finally Yaris’s rpices will range from $12,355 for the three-door model with manual transmission, to $13,915 for the four-door sedan with an automatic transmission.

Press release after the jump.

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Toyota will offer Ironman packages for Tundra, Tacoma and FJ Cruiser

Toyota will offer Ironman packages for Tundra, Tacoma and FJ Cruiser

Toyota and the racing legend Ivan "Ironman" Stewart are working on a new special edition that will be offered for Tundra, Tacoma and FJ Cruiser: the Ironman editions. This special edition will go on sale later this summer and pricing for this special package will be between $8000-$20.000.

The Tundra Ironaman edition is powered by a 5.7-liter V-8 that delivers 504 hp @ 5,500 rpm and a peak torque of 550 lbs-ft @ 4,000 rpm. It also adds a a Magnaflow cat-back exhaust, tuned Bilstein shocks, Hella light bar, Hurst pistol-grip shifter, 20-inch General tires and Alcoa alloy wheels.

The Tacoma/FJ Cruiser Ironman Edition are powered by a 4.0-liter V-6 that delivers 304 @ 5,400 rpm and a peak torque of 334 lbs-ft @ 3,600 rpm.

There are different levels of customization for all three vehicles; the supercharger comes at the top end of the scale. All trim levels will feature upgraded performance pieces, but mostly for on-road use.

Since the Ironman-edition trucks are not sold directly by Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., dealers are being contacted by Halo representatives. Initial sign-up requires buying two pallets of parts each for the Tundra, Tacoma and FJ Cruiser, said Halo CEO Don DiCostanzo.

DiCostanzo hopes to sell 500 Ironman packages in 2008 and ramp up to between 5,000 and 10,000 units in 2009. The first dealership to sign up with Halo was Toyota of Escondido, near San Diego.

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2009 Corolla and Matrix and 2008 FJ Cruiser Trail Teams Special Edition pricing announced

2009 Corolla and Matrix and 2008 FJ Cruiser Trail Teams Special Edition pricing announced

Toyota announced manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) today for the all-new 2009 Corolla and Matrix, along with the 2008 FJ Cruiser Trail Teams Special Edition. The Corolla base MSRP will range from $15,250 to $19,950 while the Matrix will range from $16,190 to $21,850. MSRPs do not include a delivery, processing and handling fee of $660. Both models will begin arriving at dealerships next month.

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2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser Trails Team Edition

2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser Trails Team Edition

Following the success of the FJ Cruiser TRD limited edition, Toyota is pleased to introduce the FJ Cruiser Trail Teams Edition. White roof and body with black trim pieces sets this FJ apart from the rest.

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Toyota FJ Cruiser Convertible just in time for summer

Toyota FJ Cruiser Convertible just in time for summer

Thinking about summer driving pleasures, Newport Convertible Engineering in Placentia, California chopped the top of the Toyota FJ Cruiser. How a Convertible SUV does sounds to you?
Convertible conversion give Toyota FJ Cruiser owners a power-operated soft top in place of the standard steel roof, but it also eliminates the Toyota FJ’s giant C-pillar that creates a huge blind spot for the driver and makes back seat passengers feel claustrophobic.
If you want to chop your FJ Crusier, you can (...)

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Toyota FJ Cruiser - 2007 SUV of the Year

Toyota FJ Cruiser - 2007 SUV of the Year

2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser won the hearts of the owners and enthusiasts. ReviewCars.com announced the winners of Top 10 Trucks and SUVs of the Year, and Toyota FJ Cruiser topped the list. "FJ Cruiser is a surprise winner," said Edward Choi, President and Publisher of ReviewCars.com. "Given its fashionably quirky retro look, FJ Cruiser should have appealed to only a small group of people. But its significant off-road capabilities and everyday urban utilities brought a wide (...)

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TLC FJ- Canyon Runner

TLC FJ- Canyon Runner

TLC has been specializing in Land Cruisers for over 15 years and now is your FJ Cruiser expert as well. The TLC Canyon Runner is set to conquer the open road with the right blend of aggressive styling and handling. The FJ Cruiser with a brutish edge!
The FJ features custom two tone black and silver paint, custom steel front smooth bumper, large dual panel power sun roof, and a large TRD style hood scoop.
Inside, this FJ features a custom leather and Alcantara interior with memory foam (...)

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2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser Race Truck

2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser Race Truck

The FJ Cruiser Race Truck will make its racing debut at the 38th Baja 1000 from November 15-18, 2006. The grueling race is run from Ensenada to La Paz across Mexico’s beautiful, but barren Baja California. Entered in the Mini Stock Class, the FJ Cruiser Race Truck will be driven by the father-son team of Rod and Ryan Millen, with additional driving support from Adam Dupre.

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FJ Cruiser TRD Special Edition to be unveiled at SEMA Show

FJ Cruiser TRD Special Edition to be unveiled at SEMA Show

Toyota plans to unveil a new TRD Special Edition of the 2007 FJ Cruiser at the SEMA Show with sales to begin shortly afterward.
The TRD package will add $7265 to the manual version ($23090 FJ Cruiser manual transmission), and $7250 to the automatic ($23500 FJ Cruiser automatic transmission). Vehicles should start arriving at Toyota dealers in November, right after SEMA.
Only 3,200 units of the TRD Special Edition 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser will be built and (...)

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2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser

2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser

The 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser is a 4-door, 5-passenger luxury sport-utility, available in 3 trims, ranging from the 4X2 to the 4X4 AT.
Upon introduction, the 4X2 is equipped with a standard 4.0-liter, V6, 239-horsepower engine that achieves 18-mpg in the city and 22-mpg on the highway. The 4X4 AT is equipped with a standard 4.0-liter, V6, 239-horsepower engine that achieves 17-mpg in the city and 21-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims.

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