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Selected Style 4WD 2-Door Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 2-Door Sport 17 21 $21,461 $22,045
4WD 2-Door Sahara 17 21 $26,413 $27,970
4WD 2-Door Rubicon 17 21 $28,256 $29,995
4WD 2-Door Arctic 17 21 $26,413 $27,970
4WD 2-Door Call of Duty MW3 17 21 $28,256 $29,995
4WD 2-Door Freedom Edition 17 21 $21,461 $22,045
Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Sport 16 21 $24,806 $25,545
Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Sport RHD 16 20 $28,424 $29,435
Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Sahara 16 21 $29,301 $31,045
Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Call of Duty MW3 16 21 $31,781 $33,770
Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Arctic 16 21 $29,301 $31,045
Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Rubicon 16 21 $31,781 $33,770
Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Altitude 16 21 $29,301 $31,045
Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Freedom Edition 16 21 $24,806 $25,545
RWD 4-Door Automatic (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Automatic 17 20 $24,286 $26,115
4WD 4-Door Manual 15 18 $25,385 $27,295
4WD 4-Door Automatic 17 20 $25,765 $27,705
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,461
$24,286
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,045
$26,115
Monthly Payment Estimate
$367 / month
$435 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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7.4
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TCC's Bottom Line The off-road-hardy 2012 Jeep Wrangler is still fine-tuned for adventurous weekend warriors, but it's become a little more tolerable for the commute. If head-turning style and true trail toughness are priorities, the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser stands above most SUVs—although families and city commuters need not apply.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicles Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 40.3 40.3
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.6 53.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.0 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 55.6 55.4
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 31.3
Front Head Room (in) 41.3 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.9 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in) 44.7 51.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 58.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.8 8.7
Length, Overall (in) 152.8 183.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 58.7 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) - TBD - 71.3
Liftover Height (in) 27.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.9 63.2
Wheelbase (in) 95.4 105.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 37.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.7 75.0
Track Width, Front (in) 61.9 63.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 44.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 17.2 27.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 61.2 66.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 x 0.5 12.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 1.1 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.6 19.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.9 40.7
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.7 15.7
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/75R16 P265/70R17
Spare Tire Size P225/75R16 P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code TRM - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code TBB - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P225/75R16 P265/70R17
Rear Tire Order Code TRM - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3760 4050
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.4 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 285 @ 6400 260 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 260 @ 4800 271 @ 4400
Engine Order Code ERB NA
Displacement 3.6L/231 4.0L/241
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 20
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.06 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.61 2.04
Trans Order Code DEH NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.21 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.25 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low 2.72 NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.46 3.52
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.72 1.40
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain 4-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.72
Summary
Body Style 2 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Jeep Wrangler Toyota FJ Cruiser
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.22
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.2 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating
 
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