2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser - Review


The 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser comes in a design based on Toyota's longtime off-road leader, the Land Cruiser, and its performance on unpaved terrain does the brand proud. The FJ Cruiser comes in three similar trim levels: a RWD, 5 speed automatic; a 4WD, 6 speed manual transmission' and a four wheel drive, 5 speed automatic. There's also a Trail Teams Special Edition that does above and beyond these three basic models, which are plenty capable on the trail.

All of the 2011 FJ Cruisers come equipped with a 4.0-liter V6 with 239 horsepower that can tow 5,000 pounds. The regular issue FJ Cruiser comes standard with the 2-tone paint scheme, rear hinged half doors for rear access, and 17 inch black steel wheels. The 2011is also equipped with Toyota's Star Safety System that comes standard. It includes stability control, traction control, four wheel ABS, brake assist, and electronic brake force distribution. It also comes with dual stage front airbags, seat mounted airbags, and side curtain airbags.

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The interior of the 2011 FJ Cruiser is tailored for people who don't mind getting muddy for fun. Seats are water resistant and the floor and deck mats are made of rubber. Also inside, the interior is equipped with a 6 speaker CD/MP3 stereo, but 8 or 9 speaker systems are available as part of the two upgrade packages. The Convenience package adds remote keyless entry, cruise control, rear wiper, and daytime running lights. The Upgrade package has alloy wheels, brushed aluminum interior trim, and an upgraded audio system.

The All-Terrain package swaps in BF Goodrich Rugged Trail tires, off road 16 inch alloy wheels, and shock absorbers. This is a vehicle that's perfect for those who want to be able to design their dream SUV with everything they want.

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