Are FJ Cruisers good for Overlanding?

Are FJ Cruisers good for Overlanding?

Although the FJ Cruiser lacks the open air design of the Wrangler, it’s a capable alternative for those that prefer an import base for their build. With a mild off-road build like Jamie’s, the FJ Cruiser is a perfect starting point for a more extensive overland project.

Why are FJ Cruisers discontinued?

Sales Plummeted During Recession They were initially very popular, made as a retro, off-road machine. Unfortunately, the recession in 2008 hit Toyota hard, and sales for the FJ Cruiser plummeted as a result. It ended up being discontinued by 2014, although it was doing well before that.

Are FJ Cruisers collectible?

In recent years, the FJ Cruiser has become quite collectible. They are rarely for sale nowadays, and when they are, they’re usually quite expensive. Enthusiasts love the FJ Cruiser and we would recommend buying one while it’s still possible.

What does FJ stand for for Toyota?

What do the different Toyota model names mean?

Model Meaning
Echo Reflects wide-open spaces and a youthful voice.
FJ Cruiser The FJ Cruiser name comes from the FJ 40-series Land Cruiser first introduced in 1961.
FR-S FR-S stands for Front-engine, Rear-wheel drive, Sport.

Which is better FJ Cruiser or 4Runner?

Though they are similar under the hood, the Toyota 4Runner out-ranks the FJ Cruiser. The FJ is a fun and quirky vehicle, but the 4Runner is a better lifestyle truck that is fully equipped for the most rigorous overland terrains.

How much gas mileage does an FJ Cruiser get?

2007 – 2016 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4WD

18 MPG
17 21
combined city/hwy city hwy
5.6 gal/100 mi

What is better FJ Cruiser or Jeep?

The FJ Cruiser manages to beat the Jeep around the figure eight, finishing the course in 30 seconds, compared to the Wrangler’s 30.6- second time. Though the five-speed automatic transmission is adequate at best, the Wrangler Willys Wheeler’s standard 3.73 final drive does much to keep the Pentastar in its powerband.

Why do FJ Cruisers have white tops?

The FJ Cruiser features an interesting color palate. In homage to the old FJ40s, all FJ Cruisers (except the monochromatic Trail Teams model) have white roofs, helping keep the cabin cool under a blazing sun.

What year FJ Cruiser is best?

While this Toyota is highly reliable, there are some things to consider when you are buying used FJ Cruisers. The 2013 FJ Cruiser has the best resale value and many positive features.

Will the FJ Cruiser go up in value?

Median sales prices for the base model more than doubled from about $14,000 in 2019 to $27,500 in 2020 and continued to rise to $30,450 in 2021. We’re feeling the heat on the insurance side of the business—policies for FJ Cruisers have been doubling every year since 2018 and aren’t slowing down.

Where are FJ Cruisers made?

FJ Cruiser is produced at the Hamura Plant in Hamura, Japan.

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How much does a 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser cost?

Located: Salt Lake City, Utah, Price: $27,999 OBO 2010 FJ cruiser with 93K miles. Comes with many upgrades including: Toytec Aluma Series lift, Camburg upper control arms, Wildpeak at3 tires with less than 10k on them, upgrade rims, baja rack, full under body armor, exterior lights…

What kind of modifications can I make to my Toyota FJ Cruiser?

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