2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser Consumer Review: Great niche truck

2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser - Consumer Review

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Base 4dr SUV (4.0L V6 4x4 5-speed Automatic)

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Great niche truck
By ed on


2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


I absolutely love this truck. Styling is a matter of taste. The retro theme is appealing to me however, and I like having a truck that doesn't blend in. The engine is very powerful with a lot of low end torque, great exhaust note too. The suspension is made with off roading in mind and is a bit floaty with some body roll in the turns. Regardless though it is surprisingly fun to drive. Also very smooth/comfortable on the road/hwy. Was worried about wind noise w roof rack but no more than my Explorer had. Gas mileage avg 19 mpg mixed. Not bad considering: 4200 lbs, powerful engine, big tires, and styling sacrifices some aerodynamics. Back seat tight getting in/out but don't really ever use.

Best Features

Easy to clean interior, you never have to stress over getting it dirty. I can put the dogs in it after being in the ocean without the slightest reservation. 5 mins with a damp rag and it's like new. Great off road ability. Very comfortable/fun to drive. Rock solid feel. Excellent reliability.

Worst Features

Don't mind use of hard plastics in a vehicle in this price range, but some soft touch materials would be nice in areas you come in contact with (ie drivers L arm rest in door). XM radio upgrade lacking for money. Have to hit button to toggle between artist/title/station, only shows 1st 10 characters.
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