What is the replacement for the Toyota FJ Cruiser? For fans who have been saddened by the demise of his iconic SUV, it’s a natural question. Toyota offers a similar model, but enthusiast fans want the FJ Cruiser instead of the replacement.
Where did the FJ Cruiser go?
The FJ Cruiser may not be as well-known in the off-road world as the Jeep Wrangler, but there’s no denying it has a loyal fan base.
Toyota planned to produce the FJ Cruiser in the early 2000s with the idea of recalling cars from the 50’s and 60’s. But it wasn’t until 2007 that the first production models hit U.S. showrooms. However, from design concept to manufacturing, very few details were changed, which was unusual.
After testing the FJ Cruiser on America’s toughest trails to prove it is a true off-road machine, the critics warmly received it. This SUV rivaled well-known models such as the Tacoma, and its distinctive retro look made it an instant hit. But like all good things, it came to an end.
The last FJ Cruiser for the American market came off the production line in 2014, but the company continued production for several overseas markets.
Good news? A Toyota SUV would be a suitable replacement. But it’s no substitute for the FJ Cruiser per se.
Toyota Recommends 4Runner for FJ Cruiser Fans
Toyota knows fans miss the FJ Cruiser and want it back. However, the company doesn’t appear to have plans to make that happen and has yet to announce a successor. Instead, the company directs fans to his 4Runner.
The FJ Cruiser stands out for its body style. It is a unique model that combines modern and retro, not found in other Toyota SUVs. The 4Runner’s body looks rugged, but it’s thoroughly modern.
However, these two vehicles have many similarities. Both are 4×4 vehicles designed for trail riding. Also, both he has a 4.0-liter V6 engine that produces 260 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque. It’s been 10 years since the FJ Cruiser was discontinued in the US, but Toyota still hasn’t updated this engine.
However, fans can still purchase one of the few used FJ Cruisers on the market. But you might want to think about it.
Used FJ Cruisers in good condition are very expensive. Some sold for $80,000. Unless you’re a collector, you might be better off buying his 4Runner new than spending that much money on a used car.
Toyota is really done with this time
Toyota discontinued production of the FJ Cruiser in the United States, but continued to produce SUVs in other regions. motor 1 The Japanese auto giant has gradually cut production of the FJ Cruiser over the years, but it still has a strong presence in other parts of the world, reports the report. Toyota has now announced that the final model of the FJ Cruiser will be named the “Final Edition” and will no longer be produced.
So is this really the end? Formally, yes. But consumer demand remains strong, putting pressure on Toyota to bring the FJ Cruiser back from the grave like Ford brought back the Bronco. We don’t see any signs of that happening, but we remain hopeful.