Toyota FJ Cruiser Tops Nissan Xterra in <i>Inside Line</i> Midsize Four-Wheel-Drive Comparison Test

Toyota FJ Cruiser Tops Nissan Xterra in Inside Line Midsize Four-Wheel-Drive Comparison Test


Toyota FJ Cruiser Tops Nissan Xterra in Inside Line Midsize Four-Wheel-Drive Comparison Test

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — June 7, 2006 — Inside Line, Edmunds' high-speed online car magazine, today announced that the Toyota FJ Cruiser won its latest comparison test of off-road midsize SUVs, which is described in full at 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser vs. 2006 Nissan Xterra.

The Edmunds editorial team compared two off-road SUVs that provide tremendous performance with powerful horsepower and torque for precision city and highway driving: the True Market Value® (TMV®) price of this Xterra model is currently $27,370. The tested Toyota FJ Cruiser has a sticker price of $29,883, including a five-speed automatic transmission and a 4.0-liter, six-cylinder engine, with 239 horsepower and 278 pound-feet torque. This FJ Cruiser currently has a TMV® of $29,883. "The FJ Cruiser was exactly what it claimed to be: the most distinctive and capable 4x4 in the Toyota lineup," recalled Senior Road Test Editor Josh Jacquot. "It's competitively priced, gets better fuel economy than the Xterra, and has better interior design and materials -- all of which give it an edge."

Jacquot also notes, "Nissan offers an exceptionally versatile vehicle in the Xterra. It's quick, powerful, convenient and capable. And if the Toyota FJ Cruiser wasn't equal or better in most of those areas, the Xterra would still rule the roost of midsize SUVs."

To see what Edmunds' Inside Line visitors are saying about the Nissan Xterra and Toyota FJ Cruiser 4X4 and to join in the discussion, visit the Edmunds' Forums.

About Edmunds is the premier online resource for automotive information. Its comprehensive set of data, tools and services is generated by Information Solutions and is licensed to third parties and used by over 15,000 cars dealers including 98 of the 100 dealers named to the Ward's Dealer Business "e-Dealer 100" list. Perhaps the most popular consumer product, True Market Value® pricing, is relied upon by millions of people seeking market-reflective valuations for new and used vehicles. The company also supplies content for the auto sections of, AOL, and; provides weekly data to Automotive News; and delivers monthly data reports to Wall Street analysts. In addition, publishes Inside Line (), a free high-speed online magazine for auto enthusiasts, and CarSpace (, an automotive lifestyle social networking Web site for anyone with an interest in automobiles. was named "Best Car Research Site" by Forbes ASAP, has been selected by consumers as the "Most Useful Web Site" according to every J.D. Power and Associates New StudySM, was ranked first in the Survey of Car-Shopping Web Sites by The Wall Street Journal and was rated number one in Keynote's study of third-party automotive web sites. The company is headquartered in Santa Monica, California, and maintains a satellite office in suburban Detroit.

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