If you are looking around for a new mode of transportation and come across a used Toyota FJ Cruiser for sale, then you have found a hidden gem. The Toyota FJ Cruiser mid-size SUV has been officially discontinued since 2014, but the legend still lives on to this day. This rugged 4X4 may only be a found on the lot of a used dealership these days, but it will never stop allowing drivers their birth-given right to explore the world around them in a unique and exciting way.
From the year 2007 to 2014 brand new Toyota FJ Cruisers were being manufactured and distributed to the masses. From its origin to its finale, the Toyota FJ Cruiser was rugged and retro and everything you can dream of in a fun and powerful 4×4. Its unique style gained the attention of its fans, while the stunning performance ability gained their affection. Luckily, used Toyota FJ Cruisers on sale can probably still be found running as proud and strong as ever on a used lot in near you. So considering investing in one of these precious gems of the automotive world while the getting is good.
As the maiden model of the Toyota FJ Cruiser, the 2007 edition set the tone for the entire series. All new to the world, the 2007 Toyota FJ Cruise took drivers on a journey to a better time by offering a design that was reminiscent of models built in the 1950’s. But although it looks were viewed as uniquely retro, its mechanical prowess was nothing but fresh and powerfully efficient at off-roading. The engine was a 4.0L V6 that boasted 239 hp and paired well with a 5-speed auto transmission. When it was new, the Toyota FJ Cruiser was always an affordable option starting in the low $20,000s, but according to Kelley Blue Book and other reliable car automotive sites, you can get the FJ Cruiser that started it all for just above $12,000 these days.
The 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser keeps everything that was beloved about the 2007 edition including its unique styling, excellent handling, and powerful engine with impressive performance capabilities but also added a few special features to keep it revitalized for the new year.
Safety features like side airbags became a standard in every FJ Cruiser, and daring Brick Red and elegant Sandstorm where added to the list of exterior paint options. As for what was removed, the TRD Special Edition would no longer be in play since most of its equipment was given to the new Trail Teams Special Editions, and Black Cherry Pearl exterior paint would no longer make an appearance.
This used Toyota FJ Cruiser got an excellent safety rating and was highly praised for its roomy interior in addition to its rugged prowess and retro styling. On the current market, a used 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser for sale can start in anywhere in the $14,000 range.
The 2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser generally follows much in its predecessor’s footsteps with just a few upgrades to increase its already charming personality. Added to the list of features is now an active headrest, a rollover sensor and a driver-side vanity mirror, a backup camera, and an auto-dimming mirror. The engine and overall rugged performance are still as impressive as ever with optional four-wheel drive, a 4.0L V6 engine, and 5-speed auto or 6-speed manual transmission to pair them with. Its signature retro styling is also still in effect for this model year. The quirky yet proficiently powered this model year of the used Toyota FJ Cruiser for sale can be found starting at about $17,000.
2010 marks the beginning of the climax of the Toyota FJ Cruiser. Finally after three years of being manufactured the 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser gains a well-deserved boost in the mechanical department. Its 4.0L V6 improves from 239 hp to 258 hp, and fuel economy improves by 1 mpg, to 18 mpg city and 22 mpg highway with the help of the handy addition of variable valve timing and roller rocker arms. This year model is distinctive and even better at handling itself in tough situations. The current average starting price for a used 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser can come to about $18,000
This year kept all the best as usual, but the main addition that the 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser implement that the other did not is a new Off-Road package with Bilstein shocks, special off-road information display, active traction control, and special off-road suspension, making it the most thrilling model year yet. There are also a few tech advancements like a stereo with iPod, Bluetooth, and USB input. Additionally, Sandstorm was a short-lived paint option along with Sun Fusion. Starting around $19,000 you can get your own 2011 used Toyota FJ Cruiser for sale.
Interestingly enough, the 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser model year edition was such a success that the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser barely implemented any if any noteworthy additions. The engine produces the same impressive levels of capability, the style is still uniquely charming, the off-roading is still outstanding as well as thrilling, and all the best features from safety to entertainment. For around $20,000 this model year of the Toyota FJ Cruiser can be all yours.
Nearing the end of its life, the 2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser remains true to itself and carries-over almost everything from the previous year. One small change includes the Trail Teams Special Edition is now offered in a Refined Cement Gray instead of Radiant Red, but don’t you worry because the new Magma Red exterior color was also added to the list of exterior colors this model year. You will also notice new power outside mirrors with illuminated markers as a standard feature. The off-roading is as incredible as ever, and the style is still like you never seen before. The 2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser is for sale used starting at $24,000.
As the latest and last of the Toyota FJ Cruiser Series, the 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser will be the most modern version you will find on sale at any used dealer. Again these series believe that if nothing is broken, it is best not to fix it, so you will find it keeps much of the same featured favorites from past year models. The engine is still a 4.0-liter V6 engine that produces 260 hp and 271 lb-ft of torque, and the off-roading is still one of the most impressive of its year. As the latest model, you will find this model year of the used Toyota FJ Cruiser for sale starting in the $30,000 price point.