Compare 2009 Jeep Wrangler vs 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser

2009 Jeep Wrangler
2008 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 $26,399 $28,815
Wrangler 4WD 2-Door Sahara 15 19 $24,131 $26,295
Wrangler 4WD 2-Door X 15 19 $19,518 $20,710
Wrangler Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Rubicon 15 19 $29,391 $32,090
Wrangler Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Sahara 15 19 $26,561 $28,945
Wrangler Unlimited 4WD 4-Door X 15 19 $22,811 $24,240
Wrangler Unlimited 4WD 4-Door X RHD 15 19 $26,150 $27,870
Wrangler Unlimited RWD 4-Door Sahara 15 20 $25,503 $27,770
Wrangler Unlimited RWD 4-Door X 15 20 $21,730 $23,065
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4WD 4-Door Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FJ Cruiser 4WD 4-Door Automatic 16 20 $22,416 $24,635
FJ Cruiser 4WD 4-Door Manual 15 18 $22,044 $24,225
FJ Cruiser RWD 4-Door Automatic 16 20 $20,969 $23,045
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,399
$22,416
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,815
$24,635
Monthly Payment Estimate
$480 / month
$411 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Doors or no doors, hardtop or soft, the 2009 Jeep Wrangler is unlike any other SUV. Retro-coolness, off-roading, and practicality don’t come together as well in any other vehicle as they do in the 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 31.3
Front Head Room (in)
41.3 41.3
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Hip Room (in)
44.7 51.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 58.4
Second Head Room (in)
40.3 40.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 41.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.9 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 55.4
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
37.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 74.6
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
10.2 9.6
Length, Overall (in)
152.8 183.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
58.7 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
- TBD - 72.0
Liftover Height (in)
27.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 63.6
Wheelbase (in)
95.4 105.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
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)
44.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
17.2 27.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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 0.5 12.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 19.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.7 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 41.8
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 3.0
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
TBB NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4080 4295
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
202 @ 5200 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
Displacement
3.8L/231 4.0L/241
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 20
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.72
Summary
Body Style
2 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Jeep Wrangler Toyota FJ Cruiser
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Live Axle Double-Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -

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