2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser Comfort & Quality

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Comfort & Quality

Prospective buyers of the 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser should beware: Its comfortable ride and quality materials come wrapped in a package with some pretty serious compromises.

“Seating in front is very comfortable,” reports Edmunds, “but getting into the rather cramped rear compartment requires a high step up and a contortionist dance, even with the rear doors open.” These comments set the stage for a vehicle whose interior is praised up front and generally criticized regarding the rear. “The seats are all-day comfortable,” ConsumerGuide says of the front, with “good headroom and legroom for six-footers.” Car and Driver warns that “back-seat room is good but not as spacious as one might expect,” and Edmunds chimes in, commenting that “rearward-opening doors aren't as convenient as one might think.” Edmunds concludes “an FJ isn't the best choice” as “a children-schlepping vehicle.”

The 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser’s style dictates a difficult climb into the backseats, but the interior’s pure Toyota in quality.

“The FJ's retro-looking dash is color-keyed to the exterior," notes Edmunds, “and most of the controls are straightforward and functional.” This is a Toyota, after all, and typical Toyota attributes such as “obvious build quality, and amazing versatility” (Car and Driver) still apply.

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