• Feb 9, 2005

2007 Toyota FJ-Cruiser

Toyota revealed the new 2007 FJ-Cruiser today bridging the gap between the concept and production and Toyota has kept much of the original shape. Toyota is calling the FJ-Cruiser a "Freedom Truck" for the active person. More info and pictures at the link.



2007 Toyota FJ-Cruiser

The FJ is designed to be affordable, in a position that will be between the RAV4 and 4Runner. It is built on the same platform as the 4Runner, but 11 inches shorter with only a 4-inch shorter wheelbase, which means most of the loss came from the front and rear overhangs. 2007 Toyota FJ-Cruiser

The truck will be powered by a 4.0-liter 245 hp V-6 with either a 6 speed manual or 5 speed automatic. Locking rear differential and 17 inch wheels will be optional. Upright windshield, white roof and wrap-around rear window.

2007 Toyota FJ-Cruiser

The FJ is a year away from launch and what they showed today is a production prototype and had an unfinished interior (hence the windows being blacked out and no interior pics). They would not release the price due to many details that still need to be worked out, but did state that it will be affordable. Toyota is planning on 40,000 units a year, but expects for demand to be higher once the price is announced.

2007 Toyota FJ-Cruiser

2007 Toyota FJ-Cruiser

2007 Toyota FJ-Cruiser

2007 Toyota FJ-Cruiser





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      • 9 Years Ago
      this car looks great. its all about the price from here on out. im 21 have a jeep cherokee and would seriously look at buying this as my first new car if the price is right. the new interior looks a lot better too.
      • 10 Years Ago
      Heh...it's even the same color as Mel's facepaint.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Thanks Toyota for bringing a fun 4x4 into next years market. The proposed price range and Toyotas reputation for reliability should worry XTerra and Jeep competition is good for the consumer. I have owned 3 Landcruisers 1978, 1991 and 1999 and been happy with them all. However, each had issues, beginning with the 1978 FJ40 and its oil burning engine, body rust and lack of locking differential. I married later than most, so when kids came along I needed a back seat for car-seats, which led me to purchase the 1991 six cylinder. The 1991 has a meaner look than todays LC, but it was under powered. When the V8 came along in 1999 I upgraded; however, no way do you drive a $50+ vehicle too far off the beaten path. So this owner of Landcruisers (27 continuous years and counting) is excited about the FJ Cruiser. I agree with an earlier contributor that it should retain the Land name and be called the FJ Land Cruiser. I too liked the concept front bumper better than the bumper proposed for production. Also, Toyota should offer a big electric powered sun roof option. The back panel blind spot might be a problem, because the town I live in has diagonal parking (as opposed to parallel parking) on the main streets. I hope Toyota is able to incorporate everyones concerns on this item before rolling out production vehicles. I am 58 years olds and will probably opt for the automatic transmission, and I appreciate the creature features such as power windows, mirrors and locks, air conditioning, etc. Im not sure why some of the earlier discussion was so disapproving of the rear door. The ambulance doors on the 1978 rattled. As long as the new rear door is tight fitting, Im okay with it. One other thing that I wont miss on the old 1978 is the fuel economy. Ill be interested to see how 2007 rates in this category. I hope to be waving to many of you this time next year, while driving my new 2007 green FJ Land Cruiser.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Age 61. I'm one of those older folks who was attracted to the youth targetted Element, but it just doesn't have some of the features that I wanted, notably decent power. The Xterra was in my sights for a while, but I wasn't comfortable with Nissan's reputation for quality problems. I like the 4Runner and the RAV4 is interesting, but one's too big and the other's too small. I've also looked at Jeeps and Land Rovers, but there was always something that I couldn't live with. I'm an aging-Honda owner (the vehicle I mean, not me) but I could easily convert to Toyota. I used to work in a desert country in Asia where the 70s vintage Land Cruiser was the vehicle of choice for many. I've waited a long time for another vehicle to come along that combines the rugged fun and reliability of the older LCs without a stratospheric price tag. Will the new FJ fill the bill? I am curious to see how the interior turns out. The wafer thin seats of the concept vehicle would not be kind to my middle aged bum. I have come to expect superior seating from Toyota and hope they deliver with the FJ. If they do, I'll give it a serious look see when it comes out. My wife likes it that you can sleep in it as that's one of her must have features since we camp and travel a lot, and we've had to pitch a tent in the rain, after dark, far too often. She once asked a car salesperson if you could sleep in the vehicle he was demonstrating to us and he just looked at her with a slacked-jawed, glazzed-eyed gaze that said, "Lady, you don't know nuthin' about nuthin'." Well, she knows what she wants ... and it wasn't the CRV he was flogging. Maybe the FJ will satisfy this and most of our other wants and needs. We'll see.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Oh yeah. The "BS" in BS40 stands for "Blind Spot".
      • 10 Years Ago
      Beautiful, I love it! Chris http://amateureconblog.blogspot.com/
      • 9 Years Ago
      I'm replacing my X5 with this! Need something that can get offroad, not just snow. I've owned 3 Toyota pickups, 2 MR2s, 2 Tercels, 1 Sienna, and 1 Echo. I'd rather have this new FJ than a 4Runner anyday. Like the simplicity.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I'm appalled, I still have an '88 FJ60 and had a '68 FJ 40 for a very, very long time, a friend in Canada is still driving it... I've been waiting for this because I really should sell my FJ60, even though I put a new engine in 5 years ago... But I agree with those who think they've shot themselves in the foot this time... It has created a ridiculous and laughable outline -- and (gasp!) it looks like a Hummer. If it really does look like a Hummer in the flesh, I won't touch it with a 10 foot pole. What a huge disappointment. Maybe I'll hang onto my FJ 60... but what should I get in its place? An Xterra? A 4-Runner? ugh.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I like it. Rugged and a departure from the sea of lookalike SUVs out there. If the price of $25k is right, then pretty good value for money I'd say. Dark green is the one for me, if they will have that color.
      • 10 Years Ago
      This thing will be longer than the original 4Runner with more than twice it's horsepower. That's not the FJ tradition!
      • 10 Years Ago
      No self respecting SUV should have a rear gate that swings UP. S-UTILITY-V not S-RAIN COVER-V. Sorry, but to put oversized item in a SUV you can't have a gate that swings up, not much utility in that. I've heard that actually getting into the truck can be a good rain cover.
      • 10 Years Ago
      I hope Toyota beefs up the front and rear bumpers to accept a tow bar or to mount a wench. Wheres the ragtop and the fold down front windshield? TOYOTA!.Please, scrap this project and import the 70 Series.
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