The 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser appeals to those who need a solid, rugged vehicle for regular off-roading—with a heavy dose of style.
All three of these vehicles have remarkable off-road prowess, although they each have different weaknesses.
The Xterra’s interior is much roomier and more versatile than the FJ’s, which has an especially cramped backseat.
Yet the Toyota FJ Cruiser feels like a more expensive vehicle inside and out, which may give it an advantage over the Xterra.
The Wrangler now has a full array of safety features, along with much better handling than the old version, but its interior is slightly inferior, and it still allows more wind noise than the others due to its boxy shape.
The H3 doesn’t ride and handle as well as the rest of the group, and its styling is typically love-it-or-hate-it.
For those who plan to haul or tow, but not off-road quite as much, the Xterra is arguably the best choice, as its V-6 feels especially perky on the road, with better highway stability.
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|2010 Toyota FJ CruiserBrowse Used Listings||2010 Jeep WranglerBrowse Used Listings||2010 Nissan XterraBrowse Used Listings||2009 HUMMER H3Browse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas 5|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicles||2WD Sport Utility||N/A|
|RWD 4-Door Automatic (GS)||4WD 2-Door Islander *Ltd Avail*||2WD 4-Door Manual X||4WD 4-Door H3T|
|Rear Wheel Drive||4-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||4-Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||2 Door||4 Door||4 Door SUV|
|Automatic w/OD||Manual||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD|
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|2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser vs. 2010 Jeep Wrangler||2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser vs. 2010 Nissan Xterra||2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser vs. 2009 HUMMER H3|