Great handling in traffic and parking. Nice acceleration. Handles smaller than it looks. The wife loves driving it also, since I installed side rails. The blind spots are what they are, you adjust to it. I drove a pickup and I am used to using the side mirrors. I seem to have more a problem gauging traffic with the passenger side mirror than with any other vehicle that I have driven in the past.
The handling and appearance. The feeling that you can go anywhere, and it will take you no problem.
Purchased my Silver FJ Cruiser on 02/04/07. I did a lot of research on Edmunds as well as other sites before buying. The truck is def. a head turner, big, powerful, different. The interior has a lot of room, big knobs, stereo isn't too bad, a lot of compartments. Sideview mirrors are a little tough to get used to, but not too bad. As for the outside, I love it. Older drivers might have a tough time getting in w/o running boards, but its def a younger person's car. Gas mileage is ok, but it's a truck so you cant expect much. Overall, I think it's a great buy... powerful, fast, durable, and an attention getter. I would recommend it to anyone in the 25-35 year range.
Very roomy and comfortable. The body just looks really cool, very stylish. 3 wipers are great. Roof rack makes it look like a monster.
Could use a moon/sun roof. Back windows could be bigger and open. Maybe put the tire underneath instead of the back. Other then that it's pretty sweet!
the FJ Cruiser handles well on the road. It has good response when you step on the gas. Also holds the road well around turns. It does not give you the feel that you are going to roll over or lose control.
The big knobs on everything on the dash makes it easy to handle while driving. High stance, large wheels and tires, good exterior and interior design and the 3 windshield wipers.
Over the shoulder view when changing lanes is obstructed some. If the side windows were larger it would be a perfect SUV.
This is by far the best value vehicle on the market today! It is so fun to drive, extremely rugged, very well-built, and has looks without comparison! There is no other vehicle on the market today that has more going for it, especially at such a low price! Please, just do yourself a favor - no matter what other vehicle you are interested in, give the FJ a try with a test drive and you will wonder why you ever even considered any other vehicle! It truly is that good!
Stand-apart great looks, solid and rugged build quality, 4X4 availability, exterior colors, fun-to-drive quotient of 1000%, unmatched value for the dollar, white roof, folding rear seats, and so much, much more! Everything about it - what's not to love?!
Better rear visibility, grab handles for rear-seat passengers, sunroof option, diesel engine option, different interior color options.
First I want to thank everyone who wrote a review, it was very helpful in deciding to purchase my FJ Cruiser. This is one awesome SUV; comfortable, great power, great looks, and incredible off-road capabilites. The blind spots are there but if you know how to drive with your mirrors then its not an issue. Advise for those that do not know how to use side mirrors. Place your head on the driver side window and turn the mirror until you do not see the end of the rear. On the passanger side lean over and turn the mirror out until you can not see the end of the rear. You now have no blind spots. Try it, it works. I can not say enough about this SUV. Toyota out did themselves. Awesome!!