...The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives the FJ its top score of "Good" for the vehicle's protection of occupants in frontal offset and side impact collisions. Interior Design and Special Features: The FJ's dash features retro themes and is color-keyed to match the exterior. For the most part, the controls are well-placed and easy to find. The front seats are comfortable, but the rear compartment is a tight fit and requires a high step up for entry. The rear access doors are like a pickup's in that they open rearward. Though this setup means that a wide portal is created when the...
...Where the RAV4 seems built for commuter driving, the 2009 FJ Cruiser maintains a compact profile but offers true off-road capability and outdoor-oriented utility for the more adventurous driver.
...five-speed automatic transmission Four-wheel-drive models get either the automatic or a six-speed manual Optional dealer-installed supercharger boosts output to 304 hp and 334 pounds-feet of torque 4WD includes locking rear differential and two-speed transfer case with a 2.57:1 low-range ratio 9.6 inches of ground clearance in four-wheel-drive FJ Cruiser Skid plates, mud guards and tow hooks Offroad package adds Bilstein shock absorbers, an additional engine air cleaner and a special locking rear differential that communicates and cooperates with the brake-based traction control Available...
...Inside the FJ Cruiser, the feel is spartan but comfortable. The small front windshield makes it difficult to see much and the three little windshield wipers are distracting. When I drove it in the rain, I laughed when the wipers kicked on. While it may take you to the wilderness, the FJ wants to provide you with as many comforts of home as possible. The upgraded eight-speaker stereo, known as FJammer, includes an audio jack for a personal music device. The cloth seats are comfortable, but could use some better bolstering, especially if you're going to do some serious off-roading. And the...
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