Toyota’s answer for a mid-sized SUV and the Nissan Xterra was in the form of the Toyota FJ Cruiser. Interestingly the FJ Cruiser was made for the North American market and exported to other countries, even Japan received the FJ Cruiser later on. The FJ Cruiser is a sort-of spiritual successor to the Toyota FJ series of vehicles. Our subject vehicle is a 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser with just 977 original miles on the clock is up for sale in Colorado by a collector.
Dressed in an Iceberg White color this 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser is stunning to behold. The front of the FJ Cruiser is reminiscent of the FJ vehicles with grille-headlights arranged similar to the FJ40 and a nearly vertical windshield with three windshield wipers. It also features the name “Toyota” spelled out across the grille, a nod to the FJ40 and other older Toyota trucks. It sits on a set of OEM Toyota wheels with off-road rubber. It is reported that this FJ Cruiser specimen is all original. The interior of the FJ Cruiser features a fully washable easy-to-clean rubber surface. The seats are water-repellent and breathable. The floor surfaces are covered with a grey, rubber-like material for easy cleaning. One of the FJs defining feature is the rear opening doors, which enable easy access to the rear seats. Entertainment is in the form of an eight-speaker system with a radio CD player and Bluetooth functionality. A three-spoke multifunction steering wheel assists in the steering. A three-gauge cluster with indications for compass, temperature and inclinometer are on the dash as well as a 110V rear outlet.
The 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser is powered by a 4.0L Toyota V6 which produces 239 hp and 270 lb.ft of torque. Though the numbers are as such this nimble beast is able to handle up to 5000 lbs. of towing. Mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission the FJ Cruiser is able to achieve 0-60mph in under 8 seconds. What makes the FJ Cruiser sought after is its off-road capability which includes ABS, A-Trac for traction control, 4WD system, a center Torsen differential and a CRAWL off-road system for extreme off-roaders.