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2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser Photo
9.0
/ 10
On Styling
BASE INVOICE
$23,985
BASE MSRP
$25,790
On Styling
There's nothing quite like the FJ Cruiser; while it's no longer fresh, it's still a styling standout.
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STYLING | 9 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

interior design...stays true to the original FJ philosophy by being straightforward and functional rather than overly stylized and littered with gimmicks
Edmunds' Inside Line

a modern African safari vehicle
MSN Autos

styling is very retro and the black matte hood sticker adds even more of a throwback look
AutoWeek

the temperature-control knobs look like they belong on a Lego Duplo play table
Car and Driver


Toyota hasn't changed the look of the FJ Cruiser since its introduction, quite a few years ago, and that's a good thing. There are few vehicles that nail a blend of retro and contemporary so well, and it serves to produce an almost ageless design. Looking a bit like a vintage 1960s-era FJ40, crossed with modern cues from the 4Runner and Land Cruiser, with a MINI Cooper-like edge, the FJ Cruiser has a lot going on, design-wise. Yet it all works, with an overall appearance that isn't at all derivative and doesn't feel like it's trying too hard to reach to the past.

Inside, Toyota keeps it simple, with a basic, almost drab instrument panel, punctuated with matte-metallic highlights. The dash has a chunky, technical look, with traditional round gauges separated into clusters, while meshy seating and contrasting, exposed body-color inserts establish a serious basic-truck attitude.

Conclusion

There's nothing quite like the FJ Cruiser; while it's no longer fresh, it's still a styling standout.

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