Level ground never made a skillful climber. Sometimes it takes a tremendous challenge to discover how good you can be. For FJ Cruiser, that challenge came one summer day back in 1951 when the first Toyota Land Cruiser, then called the BJ, started up the side of Mt Fuji. Scrambling ultimately to a spot designated Checkpoint No 6, it accomplished a feat no other vehicle in history had managed to achieve. The triumph not only demonstrated the extraordinary capabilities of Toyota’s new SUV, but also marked the birth of a legend. Today, more than 50 years and four million Land Cruisers later, the FJ Cruiser proudly carries the torch of Toyota’s storied off-road legacy.
The Toyota engineering standards were written in stone. After five decades of off-road experience, Toyota knows a few things about making vehicles that are capable and durable. And FJ Cruiser is the latest beneficiary of this proud heritage. Its V6 engine features Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i). Cranking out 260 hp and 271 lb-ft of torque, it has the muscle to take on mountains. Add to that an available 6-speed manual transmission with 2-speed transfer case and an electronically controlled locking rear differential, and FJ Cruiser possesses impressive off-road capability. Solid body-on-frame construction keeps the FJ rigid, which helps the suspension do its work. The independent front suspension system delivers nearly eight inches of wheel travel, while the 4-link rear suspension with lateral rod offers more than nine inches. In short: On rocks, it rocks.
Back on pavement, its Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) adjusts engine power and braking to help the vehicle maintain the direction in which it has been steered, while Traction Control (TRAC) helps reduce slipping when accelerating. In the end, while the terrain may be uncertain, you can always count on the quality and reliability of FJ Cruiser.
Take the new Toyota FJ Cruiser for a test drive today at Labadie Toyota. Conveniently located in Bay City, Labadie Toyota is only minutes away from Saginaw, Midland, Mt Pleasant and easy to get to from Northern Michigan.