Compare 2008 Jeep Wrangler vs 2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser

2008 Jeep Wrangler
2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser
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4WD 2-Door Rubicon
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Wrangler 4WD 2-Door Rubicon 15 19 $25,593 $28,065
Wrangler 4WD 2-Door Sahara 15 19 $22,829 $24,960
Wrangler 4WD 2-Door X 15 19 $18,365 $19,505
Wrangler 4WD 2-Door X RHD 15 19 $20,307 $21,640
Wrangler 4WD 4-Door Unlimited Rubicon 15 19 $27,569 $30,240
Wrangler 4WD 4-Door Unlimited Sahara 15 19 $25,749 $28,195
Wrangler 4WD 4-Door Unlimited X 15 19 $21,844 $23,285
Wrangler RWD 4-Door Unlimited Sahara 16 21 $23,969 $26,195
Wrangler RWD 4-Door Unlimited X 16 21 $20,024 $21,285
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4WD 4-Door Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FJ Cruiser 4WD 4-Door Automatic 16 20 $22,917 $24,910
FJ Cruiser 4WD 4-Door Manual 15 18 $22,540 $24,500
FJ Cruiser RWD 4-Door Automatic 16 20 $21,453 $23,320
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,593
$22,917
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,065
$24,910
Monthly Payment Estimate
$468 / month
$415 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Jeep Wrangler is a one-of-a-kind vehicle: an extreme off-road convertible with the on-road handling and ride of--well, a true off-roader. With design cues reaching back to Toyota’s 1960s-era FJ40, the 2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser offers retro-coolness and real truck toughness.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.9 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 31.3
Front Head Room (in)
41.3 41.3
Second Hip Room (in)
44.7 51.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 58.4
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Head Room (in)
40.3 40.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 41.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
95.4 105.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
82.8 74.6
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
10.2 9.6
Length, Overall (in)
163.8 183.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
- TBD - 71.6
Liftover Height (in)
29.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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 -
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 0.47 12.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 19.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 41.8
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
TBB NA
Rear Tire Size
LT255/75R17 P265/70R17
Rear Tire Order Code
TT7 NA
Front Tire Size
LT255/75R17 P265/70R17
Spare Tire Size
LT255/75R17 P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
TT7 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3993 4295
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.4 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.8L/231 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
202 @ 5000 239 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
237 @ 4000 278 @ 3700
Engine Order Code
EGT NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 17
Transmission
Trans Type
6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
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)
4.10 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
4.00 2.57
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jeep Wrangler Toyota FJ Cruiser
Body Style
2 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Live Axle Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear
Live Axle 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 3

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