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2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser

  • 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser Base Sport Utility

    Base Sport Utility

    • MAX MPG
      21
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      239/278
    • ENGINE
      4.0L V6
    • MSRP
      $22,110
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2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser Review

Retro exterior styling meets 21st century off-road performance and highway comfort.

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Overview

The 2007 FJ Cruiser is a new sport utility vehicle (SUV) that is based on the FJ40 that was introduced to the U.S. in the 1950s. It offers two doors with reverse-opening doors to make getting into the back seat a bit easier. It is designed to provide off-road capability and also offers a comfortable ride on the highway. It’s available in a single trim level and is equipped with a four-liter 239-hp V-6 engine and a rear-drive five-speed automatic transmission. Two additional drivetrain options are available: a part-time four-wheel drive with the automatic transmission or full-time four-wheel drive with a six-speed manual transmission. Its rugged looks and easy-to-clean interior will attract off-road enthusiasts who are looking for a more affordable vehicle.

The Range

Body Styles: SUV
Engines: 4.0-liter V-6
Transmissions: five-speed automatic, and six-speed manual
Models: Toyota FJ Cruiser

What's New

The 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser is a new SUV introduced this year. Based on Toyota’s FJ40, America’s first Land Cruiser, which was introduced to the U.S. in the late 1950s. The 2007 model is designed for off-road activities but also possesses the comfort and ride quality that is pleasant on the highway.

Exterior

The 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser takes many of its exterior cues from the FJ40. With the retro styling and rugged exterior charm, the FJ Cruiser will please youthful off-road enthusiasts who are looking for a fun vehicle to take off-road. With circular headlights, and ""Toyota"" prominently displayed on the grille, the FJ Cruiser’s front end looks a bit like its predecessor. The white roof and wraparound rear quarter windows are also throwbacks to the old design. The roof rack and rock rails help to promote the FJ Cruiser’s off-road abilities. With a ground clearance of up to 9.6 inches in the 4WD model, the FJ Cruiser can travel over many off-road boulders and obstacles. The rear-opening doors on the sides help back seat passengers gain access to the rear seat. The rear door hinges on the driver’s side to allow for easier curbside packing of cargo. Standard equipment includes 17-inch steel wheels with all-terrain tires, an outside-mounted spare tire, variable intermittent wipers, manual flip-up liftgate window, and rear side-hinged door. A Convenience package features privacy glass. Additional packages add alloy wheels and spare tire cover. The TRD Special Edition package features off-road shock absorbers, 16-inch wheels with all-terrain tires, rock rails, and roof rack.

Interior

The interior of the 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser sits five comfortably. Instruments and controls are easy to read and simple to use. An optional compass, outside temperature display, and floating-ball inclinometer gauge cluster sits above the center air vents. Dashboard panels and door inserts can be painted to match the exterior color, giving it a more no-frills look. The upholstery is water-resistant, and the floor is covered in vinyl. The rear seatback has a 60/40 fold. When folded forward, it creates a flat cargo area. The rear of the seatback is also covered in the vinyl floor mat material. With the seats down, cargo capacity is 66.8 cubic feet; with the seats in place, the cargo space behind the rear seat is 27.9 cubic feet. Standard equipment includes power door locks, power windows, vinyl floor covering, premium cloth interior (water-resistant), bucket front seats, split-folding rear seatback, tilt steering wheel, 12-volt power outlet, air-conditioning, tachometer, compass, and AM/FM/CD audio system with six speakers. A Convenience package features power mirrors and keyless entry. Additional packages add alloy wheels, an audio system with six-CD changer, and a 115-volt power outlet.

Performance & Handling

The 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser’s four-liter, V-6 engine generates 239 hp and 278 ft-lb of torque. It supplies impressive power to the drivetrain. For a 4300-pound SUV, a zero-to-60-mph sprint time of 7.8 seconds is pretty impressive. Braking is strong, with a zero-to-60-mpg stopping distance of 126 feet. When properly equipped, the FJ Cruiser has a maximum towing capacity of 5000 pounds. Though the 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser may excel at off-road abilities, it also provides a comfortable ride on the highway with rapid acceleration and quick handling.

Safety

Standard safety equipment includes four-wheel ABS, stability control, and traction control. Front-seat side-mounted airbags and full curtain side airbags, rear park assist and daytime running lights are optional. In government crash testing, the FJ Cruiser earned five stars out of five for driver safety in frontal-impact testing, and five stars for side-impact protection; front passenger safety received four stars.

EPA Fuel Economy

Toyota FJ Cruiser 2WD: 17/21 mpg city/highway
Toyota FJ Cruiser 4WD, automatic: 15/19 mpg city/highway
Toyota FJ Cruiser 4WD, manual: 15/18 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Rugged, yet sporty exterior
  • Standard stability control

You Won't Like

  • Pricey option packages

Sum Up

Retro exterior styling meets 21st century off-road performance and highway comfort.

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