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“Adventure with an attitude.”
The Toyota FJ Cruiser comes in one model with a choice of three drivetrains: rear-wheel drive with 5-speed automatic ($25,990), part-time four-wheel drive with the automatic ($27,580), or full-time four-wheel drive with 6-speed manual ($27,170).
Standard equipment includes air conditioning; tilt steering; power windows and door locks; eight-way manually-adjustable driver's seat; six-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA audio with SiriusXM, auxiliary jack, USB port with iPod connectivity, plus hands-free phone and music streaming via Bluetooth; steering-wheel-mounted audio and Bluetooth controls; an engine immobilizer; and P265/70R17 tires on 17-inch steel wheels (with a full-size spare mounted on the back door). Upholstery is water-resistant fabric and flooring is a rubber-like mat.
A Convenience Package ($2150) adds keyless entry, cruise control, power side-view mirrors with illuminated markers, auto-dimming rearview mirror with integrated backup camera, privacy glass, rear wiper, and spare tire cover. An Upgrade Package adds 17-inch aluminum wheels, locking rear differential, JBL 10 speaker audio with subwoofer, Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) on 4WD models, 115V power outlet, floating ball type multi-information display (includes inclinometer, compass, temperature), leather-wrapped steering wheel with integrated audio controls, and rear parking assist sonar. The Off-Road Package includes trail tuned Bilstein shock absorbers, locking rear differential, Active Traction Control (A-TRAC), BFGoodrich Rugged Trail tires, and the multi-information display.
The Trail Teams Special Edition Package now features unique Radiant Red monochrome exterior paintwork, accented by a black grille, bumpers and door handles. Red accents in the interior complement the exterior styling. The Trail Teams FJ looks serious, even a little menacing, and backs that look up with the Bilstein shocks; locking rear differential; A-TRAC; skid plates for the engine, fuel tank and transfer case; rock rails; and the off-road multi-information display; plus convenience features such as remote keyless entry, cruise control, privacy glass, rear wiper, auto-dimming rearview mirror with integrated backup camera, JBL 10-speaker audio with sub-woofer, leather-wrapped steering wheel with integrated audio controls, 12V 100W and 120V 400W outlets, Trail Teams badge, and TRD alloy wheels with BFGoodrich All-Terrain Tires and the correspondingly necessary wheel locks. Also new for 2012 are roof-mounted off-road lights flanking a rooftop air deflector. The Package is available with 4WD only, and, like some of the other packages described above, is priced differently depending on whether it?s ordered with manual ($6020) or automatic ($6360) transmission
Stand-alone options include 17-inch alloy wheels ($579), the rear differential lock ($340), and running boards ($345). Customers can also choose from a catalog of dealer-installed accessories, including: auxiliary driving lights, rock rails, roof rack, brush guard, taillight guards, sport exhaust system, receiver hitch and harness, wind deflector with off-road lights, a cargo mat and all-weather or carpeted floor mats.
Safety features include Toyota's STAR Safety System that combines Vehicle Skid Control to help the truck go where the driver steers, even on a slippery surface; traction control to reduce wheel slip and thus enhance traction; and anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist. Side-curtain and front-seat side-impact airbags are also standard, along with dual-stage airbags up front. So is a tire pressure monitor.