2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Cavalry Blue
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$27,312 - $30,135
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
17 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
260
Seats
5

How 2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.4 Overall Score
Performance 3.1Comfort 3.0Styling 3.7Value 3.3

Editor's Overview

Toyota's 2013 FJ Cruiser is a modern-day throwback, a reincarnation of the rough and rugged FJ40 Land Cruiser beloved by four-wheelers worldwide. In the FJ Cruiser, Toyota offers Jeep-like off-road ability in a multipurpose vehicle steeped in Toyota quality and reliability. The deal is sweetened by the FJ's cool exterior and numerous off-road options.

Toyota FJ Cruiser Models & Trims

chevronDown icon RWD 4dr Auto $27,312 - $30,135
Horsepower: 260 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16, 17 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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Horsepower: 260 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16, 17 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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Horsepower: 260 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16, 17 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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Owner Reviews

4.71
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It is a good investment for the durability, life of the car, including a feeling of uniqueness when driving it and safety.

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I like the added safety rating of my SUV, and the fact it has height to see traffic above the road and back up cameras and sensors. Also the comfort on long trips and turning radius. It does have blind spots and you have to learn to drive and park it due to Its size front bumper.

Bonnie W
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Love my 4 wheel drive. Fj cruiser.

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I have had no problems with my vehicle, there is some limited visibility but not so bad I want to get rid of it, I love four wheeling in my fj it handles any situation I have put it in. I love the fj cruiser great SUV. It is too bad that have discontinued it.

Elizabeth L
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Very reliable car and made in japan.

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Not family friendly car. But the cruiser car is very good at bad conditions road and weather. I can carry a lots of stuff so we can save money for moving.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$27,312 - $30,135
$27,312 - $30,135

Horsepower

Horsepower
260 (hp)
260 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
4.0L DOHC 24
4.0L DOHC 24
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.9 (in.)
41.9 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.3 (in.)
41.3 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
31.3 (in.)
31.3 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
40.3 (in.)
40.3 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Standard
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Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Steel

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
- TBD -
P265/75R16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.9 (in.)
105.9 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
40.7 (ft.)
40.7 (ft.)

Length

Length
183.9 (in.)
183.9 (in.)

Width

Width
75 (in.)
75 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4050 (.lbs)
4290 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
260 (hp)
260 (hp)

Torque

Torque
271 (ft. lbs.)
271 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
500 (.lbs)
500 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
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Optional
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Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19 (gal.)
19 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
18 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

City

City
16 (mpg)
15 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
20 (mpg)
18 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard
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HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Side
G
Roof Strength
A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Star Safety System -inc: vehicle stability control (VSC), traction control (TRAC), anti-lock brake system (ABS), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), brake assist (BA), Smart Stop Technology (SST)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Driver & front passenger dual stage airbags -inc: front passenger occupant classification
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side airbags
  • 1st & 2nd row side curtain airbags w/rollover sensor
  • 3-point seatbelts -inc: emergency locking (ELR) driver seat, automatic/emergency locking retractor (ALR/ELR)front passenger & rear seats
  • Driver & front passenger seatbelt pretensioners w/force limiters
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH) system
  • Rear child safety locks
  • Front & rear adjustable outboard seatbelt anchors
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (3)

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Equipment > Other > Labels Aug 3, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 3, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V475000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2008-2014 FJ Cruiser and Tacoma vehicles equipped with accessory wheels and tires installed by Toyota or dealers prior to the vehicle's first sale. The affected vehicles may list incorrect spare tire size and/or cold tire inflation information on the tire placard. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 110, "Tire Selection and Rims for Passenger Cars."
Consequence:
If the spare tire is inflated to the incorrect pressure provided on the placard, tire failure may occur while it is being driven on, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
For the involved vehicles, overlay stickers to correct the tire placard will either be mailed to owners or provided to dealers for placement over the incorrect information on the placard. The recall is expected to begin in September 2014. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.
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Exterior Lighting Apr 25, 2013
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 25, 2013
NHTSA Campaign:
13V163000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2007-2013 FJ Cruiser vehicles manufactured January 25, 2006 through February 23, 2013 and equipped with a Toyota Auxiliary Driving Lamp Kits mounted to the front bumper. These lamp assemblies include 55 watt bulbs and due to this wattage and mounting angle, the combination of the upper beam headlamps plus the auxiliary lamps are too bright and exceed the maximum light output allowed for an upper beam headlamp. Therefore, these vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, "Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."
Consequence:
Light intensities above the maximum allowable limit could cause increased glare for oncoming traffic and increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the 55 watt bulbs with 35 watt bulbs, free of charge. The recall began on June 6, 2013. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
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Seat Belts Mar 15, 2013
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 15, 2013
NHTSA Campaign:
13V098000
Summary:
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2007 through 2013 FJ Cruiser passenger vehicles. The retractors for the front driver and passenger seat belts are mounted in the access door (rear door) panels of the vehicle. Due to insufficient strength of the access door panel, cracks may develop in the panel if the access door is repeatedly and forcefully closed over an extended period of time.
Consequence:
If cracks occur in the panel around the lower retractor anchor, the seat belt retractor could become detached, which could increase the risk of injury to an occupant in the event of a crash.
Remedy:
The safety recall began on June 6, 2013. Toyota will mail an interim letter to owners late in April 2013. Remedy notifications to the owners for the repair will begin in late May 2013. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

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