2007 Toyota Fj Cruiser
2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser
The reaction was so favorable the FJ was given a thumbs-up for manufacturing as a 2007. It says something regarding Toyota's extraordinary stockpile of car systems that such a unique-looking product can reach market a plain three years and change later as Toyota's "most capable off-road lorry."
Thank the customized Land Cruiser Prado bases (likewise shared by the Toyota 4Runner and also Lexus GX470) for that achievement, in addition to thoughtful layout touches that help with off-roading-among them brief approach as well as departure overhangs, generous ground clearance, as well as the chamfered sides at the vehicle's four corners.
Toyota's substantial experience with off-road products gives the FJ Cruiser with tested mechanicals-a strong axle in the rear with suspension pick-up points tucked well out of the method as well as an unequal-length control-arm front end with in a similar way protected coil-over springtimes and also shocks. A peek under the vehicle reveals a tidy sight in between the wheels, with bash plates placed under the most at risk parts.
The tractive initiative for this cubic canyon crawler is given by Toyota's 4.0-liter V-6, which creates 239 horse power and-more important-a wide spread of torque (peaking at 278 pound-feet) thanks to a variable-valve-timing system. That's with 91-octane fuel. You'll obtain much less power on lower-octane fuel if that's all you could discover in the boonies.
To put that helpful torque to work, Toyota offers 3 choices. There's two-wheel drive for that arduous trip to Starbucks, a part-time four-wheel-drive system with a five-speed automatic transmission, as well as a full time four-wheel-drive mechanism with a six-speed manual transmission. Naturally, the four-wheel-drive models have transfer cases for mode and range selection.
On manual-transmission models, which are also outfitted with Torsen limited-slip center differentials, there's a lever-selected choice of high-range four-wheel drive, low-range four-wheel drive, and also low-range 4x4 with diff lock. The automatic-transmission vehicle supplies change- on-the fly selection of two-wheel drive or high-range 4x4, but you'll need to stop to select low-range four-wheel drive.
The front differentials are open-type devices, as are the backs unless the buyer selects the available switch-activated lockable back diff. Because situation, actuation disables a helpful system that Toyota calls energetic grip control, or A-TRAC, that is supplied on all four-wheel-drive models. Much like systems we've seen from various other SUV manufacturers, A-TRAC monitors and also controls wheelspin using the ABS-like all traction-control systems-but this set will certainly enable some wheelspin to obtain you out of unsafe circumstances. The two-wheel-drive models obtain a limited-slip back differential instead.
Making use of the A-TRAC system to attack a tough off-road course Toyota set up on a cattle ranch near Ojai, California, we had the ability to negotiate some seriously cratered sections in addition to boulder-strewn uphill climbs with the FJ Cruiser's OE tires evaluated their roadgoing stress. Considering the stock Bridgestone Duelers wear street-biased all-terrain step patterns, we were sufficiently pleased.
As we were with the FJ Cruiser's polished street manners, obvious develop top quality, and also outstanding convenience. Those self-destruction doors give simple access to the back seats, which supply good head and shoulder space and also fold ahead in a 60/40 split to raise the freight volume from 28 cubic feet to 67 cubic feet. Rear legroom isn't really exactly immense, nor is the FJ's rate. Toyota states you could obtain a fully equipped FJ Cruiser for $25,000, and that's a principle we can deal with.
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This full-size SUV's 4.7-liter V-8 engine coincides as in the past, yet the ranked power output for '07 is currently 268 (versus 275 previously) due to adjustments in the means horse power numbers are determined and also reported. A five-speed transmission stays the only readily available gearbox. Eighteen-inch, high-gloss alloy wheels are conventional; a navigation system with integrated Bluetooth capability/backup video camera and also a back seat DVD home entertainment system are offered as alternatives-- as are a rear spoiler as well as an automated elevation control and also adaptive variable shock absorber that adjust the vehicle's ride elevation for various lots and also driving problems. As before, four-wheel drive and also a host of advanced framework control systems, including four-wheel-disc anti-lock power brakes with Digital Brakeforce Distribution with Brake Help, Vehicle Skid Control, traction control, as well as a locking center differential, are standard. Front-side and side-curtain air bags stay optional.