The FJ Cruiser is a retro-style off-road SUV reminiscent of the older line of FJ-Series Land Cruisers. The 2007 model is the debut of the FJ Cruiser and is marketed towards young outdoor enthusiasts, with the pricing matching their budgets starting in the low $20,000s.
The FJ Cruiser competes with the Hummer H3, Nissan Xterra, and the Jeep Wrangler in the mid-size sport-utility class of vehicles that are equipped for off-road driving. There are many accessories and upgrades available for the FJ Cruiser including a bike rack, rock rails, front skid plate, tow hitch, and a ski/snowboard rack. Unique features includes side-swinging rear cargo door, and half-size, rear-hinged suicide doors for the backseat passengers.
The only available engine is a 4.0 liter, V6 engine delivering 239 hp and 278 lb.-ft of torque. It's chassis is shared by the Toyota4Runner and the Lexus GX470, although the FJ is shorter. There are three versions available: a 4x2 automatic ($22,110), 4x4 manual ($23,290), and 4x4 automatic ($23,700).
A modified version of this FJ cruiser competes in the 1000 mile Mexican off-road race known as the Baja 100.