unveiled the FJ Cruiser for the 2007 model year, cashing in
on the retro theme played out on other crossovers and SUVs — but
underpinning it with real truck toughness. Built on the 4Runner architecture,
with a shortened floorpan, the FJ Cruiser's standard
(and only) engine is the same 4.0-liter aluminum-block V-6 with variable valve
timing that's offered in the 4Runner, Tundra, and
Alternately, the more luxurious FJs with the optional Special Edition package were equipped with seat-mounted side airbags and front and rear side curtain airbags and a multi-informational display that includes compass, inclinometer and temperature gauge. The Special Edition package also included a two-in-one AM/FM audio and six-disc CD changer, quick shifter (manual transmission models only), and all-weather front and rear cargo floor mats with a TRD logo.
For 2008, the FJ Cruiser adds a handful of new standard gear, including an anti-theft system, an illuminated entry system, curtain airbags for both rows of seats, and sun visors with vanity mirrors. This year, base prices range from $22,545 for the 2WD automatic to $24,135 for the 4WD automatic.