Toyota has a reputation for building off-road capable vehicles that have a go-anywhere, do-anything attitude. The FJ Cruiser is an authentic off-roader that has a history going all the way back to the 1960s. This heritage SUV has been brought up to date with the L GXR RB version. Modern pre-owned versions benefit from a powerful 4.0L engine that delivers an impressive 270hp. A 4x4 drivetrain makes the FJ Cruiser capable of tackling tough terrain and urban streets with equal dexterity. A five-speed automatic transmission lays down the power exactly as and when it’s needed, and those big, chunky tyres give you a wider contact patch with the ground for greater stability and grip. Crawl control means that even steep inclines are no match for the FJ Cruiser.
All of that rugged off-road capability is balanced by an exceptionally high quality and luxurious interior that includes little touches such as a leather stitched steering wheel, a centre console cool box and a 12” infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a comprehensive navigation system and Bluetooth connectivity. Dash controls are clearly laid out and intuitive, and a surround sound system made up of eight speakers gives crystal-clear clarity in both the front and the rear. The seats are comfortable and covered with a water-resistant fabric that’ll repel spills and splashes. Headroom and legroom are plentiful, thanks to the high cabin design.
The stocky build and bullish design of the FJ Cruiser may clearly define its off-road credentials, but it also looks smart enough to prowl the city streets. A shorter wheelbase than its larger Land Cruiser cousin makes it manoeuvrable, nippy, and surprisingly easy to park.
Is the Toyota FJ Cruiser a luxury SUV?
There are enough refinements and styling details to put the FJ Cruiser into the luxury SUV category. It combines interior luxury with exterior capability, and can transition seamlessly between off-road terrain and the urban landscape.
Does the Toyota FJ Cruiser hold its value?
While all vehicles depreciate, the reliability and build quality of Toyotas enables them to hold their value relatively well. The value of a pre-owned vehicle in the UAE will depend on factors such as a full service history, the condition of the vehicle and the mileage.
Is the Toyota FJ Cruiser good for off-road driving?
The Toyota FJ Cruiser is made for the great outdoors, and is the ideal vehicle for off-road adventures. Crawl Control means the driver has complete control even on steep inclines, while some models include a diff-lock system that allows power to be distributed to where it’s needed to cope with challenging terrain.