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Selected Style RWD 4-Door Automatic (SE)
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Transmission

Drivetrain

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
RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 (Natl)
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Engine

Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 23 $28,603 $31,090
4WD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 22 $30,205 $32,830
4WD 4-Door V6 Trail 17 22 $33,815 $36,755
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 23 $35,508 $38,595
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $37,380 $40,630
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,286
$28,603
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,115
$31,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$435 / month
$518 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line 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. The brawny 2012 Toyota 4Runner targets off-road purists who sometimes need to haul the family—and it's better on the highway than you might think.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 40.3 38.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 57.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.7
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 56.5
Second Leg Room (in) 31.3 32.9
Front Head Room (in) 41.3 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 97.3
Second Hip Room (in) 51.0 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 57.8
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.7 9.0
Length, Overall (in) 183.9 189.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 71.3 70.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.2 63.2
Wheelbase (in) 105.9 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.0 75.8
Track Width, Front (in) 63.2 63.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 66.8 89.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 27.9 47.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x - TBD - 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) 12.6 x - TBD - 13.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.0 23.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.7 18.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.7 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R17
Spare Tire Size P265/70R17 Full Size
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R17
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 750 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4050 4400
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 Full Size
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 260 @ 5600 270 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 271 @ 4400 278 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA 1GR
Displacement 4.0L/241 4.0L/241
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 23
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.22 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 2.04
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.0
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.52 3.52
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40 1.4
Trans Type 5 5
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name Toyota FJ Cruiser Toyota 4Runner
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.22 1.22
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link 4-Link Rigid
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Coil Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.6 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 4
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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