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FJ Cruiser Trail Package,Don’t Leave The Home Trail Without It

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
The Toyota FJ Cruiser has a fun new Trail package that appeals to the off-road enthusiast crowd. fj-trail-teams-2009
The FJ Trail Teams Special Edition ($6695 Option Package), consists of rugged exterior features with unique Sandstorm paint, blacked-out hood, sideview mirrors, grille, black beadlock-look wheels with beefy BFGoodrich all-terrain rubber.
It really stands apart from other FJs. The package also comes with a locking rear differential, backup camera integrated into the rearview mirror, and Bilstein shock absorbers.You may not have access to a worthy rock trail to truly test the prowess of this Trail Teams package, but there’s no denying the option group changes the visual character of the FJ from a cute retro-character to a down to business crawler. Those beadlock-look rims are pretty neat looking, as are the powder-coated rock rails, the blacked-out grille trim and hood, and the absence of the love- it or hate -it white roof.

Production of the Trail Teams model is limited, but if Toyota sells out of this batch, there’s some good news for FJ enthusiasts: apart from the cosmetic touches, you’re still able to build a clone. Simply order an FJ Cruiser with the off-road package, and you instantly have the Trail Team’s locking rear diff, A-TRAC traction control, and enhanced suspension thrown into the mix. Dive into the TRD parts catalog, and you can find similar wheels, rock rails, and myriad other off-road goodies.

It would be fun to see something more spicy under the hood other than the 4.0-liter V-6. If nothing else, at least a cold-air intake and free-flow exhaust system included in the Trail Teams package would transform this FJ into a real player when the pavement ends.

I’d caution against adding those features if you plan on spending more time on-road than off, though. The increased ride height and larger tires are great for four-wheeling, but the extra road noise and body roll aren’t enjoyable if you’re just touring in the  FJ Cruiser to the nearest Sonic…


Sunday, May 16th, 2010

The 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser ranks 9 out of 23 Affordable Midsize SUVs according to US News and World Report and is a four wheeler that is one of the best. This ranking is based on analysis of 66 published reviews and test drives of the Toyota FJ Cruiser, and analysis of reliability and safety cruiser

The eye-catching Toyota FJ Cruiser continues to impress reviewers with its unique, retro-inspired styling and solid off-road performance. However, the FJ’s interior and on-pavement ride have a lot of competition from other affordable SUVs.

Upon its 2007 introduction, the Toyota FJ Cruiser quickly wowed critics with its out-of-this-world looks and impressive off-road performance. And aided by enhancements for 2010, it continues to do so. The new model receives V6 engine enhancements resulting in 19 more horsepower and improved gas mileage, as well as suspension tweaks. The FJ’s overall value makes it a 2010 Best Off-Road SUV for the Money.

The Toyota FJ Cruiser comes in two trims, the base model and a new-for-2010 Special Edition — which adds off-road equipment and a trail-programmed navigation system. It’s available in either two- or four-wheel drive.

A brain-storm thought would be to offer an Fj Cruiser Convertible…Now this could be really cool. What would that look like? Check it Out Below…2007_toyota_fj-cruiser CONV.

If you’re interested in an FJ Cruiser, the improved fuel economy may make the new 2010 model worth your while.