Toyota FJ Cruiser Facts
- Aside from the stocky frame, short wheelbase, almost vertical windshield, and headlight and grille assembly, the FJ Cruiser has another significant design cue that is reminiscent of the FJ40-the spelled-out "Toyota" name. Instead of the famous corporate emblem that has been featured on most vehicles, the FJ Cruiser sports the "Toyota" name across the grille just like the Toyota trucks that were manufactured in the past.
- When the Toyota FJ Cruiser debuted, its bold yet retro style was met with positive reviews from the general public and automotive press. As a result, it was considered by many car enthusiasts as the new Toyota "Halo Car". Coined from the term flagship vehicle, this recognition means that the FJ Cruiser is currently the vehicle line that draws attention to Toyota as an international brand.
- Aside from the signature production voodoo blue color, the Toyota FJ Cruiser comes in a bevy of factory colors that consumers can choose from: black diamond, sandstorm, titanium metallic, brick, and sun fusion. Unfortunately, when it comes to interior color, interested buyers only have one option-dark charcoal.
- In 2007, Toyota released a special FJ Cruiser variant-the TRD Special Edition FJ Cruiser. Designed under the Toyota Racing Development (TRD), only 3,200 units of this vehicle model were produced. It was equipped with special TRD badges, BF Goodrich all-terrain tires, and TRD's cat-back exhaust system, and 16-inch wheels with a gun-metal gray finish.
- Want to know what differentiates the Trail Teams Special Edition Package (TT) from other FJ Cruiser variants? This limited edition version features a tanned paint job called the sandstorm. This color extends to the FJ Cruiser's roof, so unlike the normal models, the TT does not have a white roof. What's more, this special edition line has blacked-out door handles, bumpers, mirrors, and grill assembly.
- The Toyota FJ Cruiser is what automakers around the world tag as a "retro" vehicle. This is because the FJ Cruiser has modern mechanicals that is coupled to a style that is based on a successful and iconic vehicle line in the past-the FJ40 series of Land Cruisers.