Compare 2012 Toyota 4Runner vs 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser

2012 Toyota 4Runner
2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser
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4WD 4-Door V6 Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4Runner 4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $37,380 $40,630
4Runner 4WD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 22 $30,205 $32,830
4Runner 4WD 4-Door V6 Trail 17 22 $33,815 $36,755
4Runner RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 23 $35,508 $38,595
4Runner RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 23 $28,603 $31,090
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4WD 4-Door Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FJ Cruiser 4WD 4-Door Automatic 17 20 $25,765 $27,705
FJ Cruiser 4WD 4-Door Manual 15 18 $25,385 $27,295
FJ Cruiser RWD 4-Door Automatic 17 20 $24,286 $26,115
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,380
$25,765
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,630
$27,705
Monthly Payment Estimate
$677 / month
$462 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The brawny 2012 Toyota 4Runner targets off-road purists who sometimes need to haul the family—and it's better on the highway than you might think. If head-turning style and true trail toughness are priorities, the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser stands above most SUVs—although families and city commuters need not apply.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55.7 51.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 58.4
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 40.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.9
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
56.5 55.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.9 31.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.3 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.2 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
109.8 105.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.8 75.0
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
9.6 9.6
Length, Overall (in)
189.9 183.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.1 72.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.2 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)
89.7 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 -
Brakes
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)
12.3 x - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.3 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.0 19.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.4 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 40.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P245/60R20 P265/70R17
Spare Tire Size
Full Size P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P245/60R20 P265/70R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4805 4295
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full Size 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
4.0L/241 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
270 @ 5600 260 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
278 @ 4400 271 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
1GR NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.4 1.40
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.0 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.22 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.0 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.57 2.57
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 3.52
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota 4Runner Toyota FJ Cruiser
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.22 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Rigid 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Coil Spring NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 10.2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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