Gray 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4WD 5-Speed Automatic 4.0L V6 DOHC VVT-i 24V 4D Sport Utility, 4.0L V6 DOHC VVT-i 24V, 5-Speed Automatic, 4WD, Gray, Active Traction Control (A-TRAC), Compass & Outside Temperature Gauge, Crawl Control, IFS/4Link Off-Road Suspension, Inclinometer, Locking Rear Differential, Multi-Information Display, Off-Road Package, Trail-Tuned Bilstein Shock Absorbers.Awards:* 2014 KBB.com Best Resale Value AwardsReviews:* Unique design inside and out; high level of off-road capability; comfortable seats; simple controls. Source: Edmunds* For a fairly hard-core weekend off-road warrior, the FJ makes an entirely reasonable daily driver, and you really can live with it day-in, day-out. Few others will match that blend as well. Source: KBB.com* The 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser is a tribute to the legendary FJ40 Land Cruiser sold worldwide between 1960 and 1984. This muscular truck has a bold modern look with geometric angles, and a low-profile rectangular grille flanked on either side by inset round headlights. Its strong appearance is complimented by its bulging fenders, 32-inch tires, 3 wiper arms, and available floodlights on the outside mirrors. The overall design is a tribute to Original FJ. The 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser is as equally welcome on road as it is off. It can go over just about anything it can clear due to its electronically controlled traction control, steep approach and departure angles, huge tires and 9.6 inches of ground clearance. The FJ Cruiser is offered in 3 exciting models. There is a Rear-Wheel Drive and a Part-time Four-Wheel Drive which both have a 5-Speed Automatic transmission, as well as a Full-time 4x4 with a 6-speed Manual. It has a 4.0-Liter, V6 engine with 260 Horsepower, 271 lb.-ft. of torque at 4400 rpm, and Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence. The FJ has electronic traction controls and locking differentials for improved Off-road capability. It has an indepe
For 2014, the FJ Cruiser is a carry-over into what will likely be its last year.
The 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser comes in a single trim level, with choice between rear-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive. Rear-wheel-drive versions come only with a 5-speed automatic transmission, while 4-wheel-drive versions can be equipped with that automatic or a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The FJ's 4.0L V6, the only engine available, makes 260 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque, with the dual independent variable valve timing allowing strong low-rev torque for off-roading exploits. Manual-transmission versions with 4-wheel drive get a system that distributes 60 percent of power to the rear wheels under most conditions but can be locked to a 50/50 split. With the automatic transmission there's a separate part-time 4-wheel drive system--allowing better gas mileage when you're commuting or driving on the highway in clear conditions. Both versions include a separate low range for low-speed rock crawling, and manual FJ Cruisers get a locking rear differential, which is optional on automatic FJs. Rear-wheel-drive versions receive a limited-slip rear differential, with the included electronic stability and traction control, to assure the surest footing possible.
The FJ Cruiser is a true truck, with tough body-on-frame construction and a boxed steel ladder-braced frame. A 4-link coil-spring rear suspension with solid axle and a double-wishbone front suspension, together 4-wheel disc brakes, hydraulic power rack-and-pinion steering altogether provide maneuverability and relatively responsive handling on the road, combined with some of the strongest off-road ability in a stock SUV.
Altogether, the FJ with its standard tires has 9.6 inches of ground clearance plus approach (34 degrees) and departure (31 degrees) angles. Towing capacity is rated up to 4,700 pounds.
The FJ Cruiser doesn't completely forgo comfort. With an 8-way-adjustable driver's seat, most will be able to get comfortable in front and have a good view out. In back, a 60/40-split rear seatback with removable bottom cushions can be folded to a nearly flat cargo floor. In the cargo area there are lots of cargo-net hooks, bag hooks and cargo tie-down points.
Standard features on the FJ Cruiser include air conditioning, power windows, locks and mirrors, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, a rear defogger and a 6-speaker sound system with USB port, iPod interface and Bluetooth streaming audio.
The special Trail Teams Edition, available on 4-wheel drive FJs, adds various equipment that is of use to off-roaders, including Bilstein off-road shocks, TRD alloy wheels, a rear differential lock in combination with the A-TRAC traction system, additional skid plates, rock rails, illuminated side-marker lamps, an AC outlet and a backup camera monitor, as well as TRD aluminum doorsill scuff plates and an aluminum shift knob. From the outside, the model is easy to pick out from the crowd, thanks to its new 'Heritage Blue' paint scheme, with black bumpers and blacked-out grille and door handles.