Legendary midsize SUV conquers any weather and terrain
(September 9, 2013 – TORONTO) The Toyota FJ Cruiser has what it takes to take you up, over, through or around virtually any obstacle that nature – or your own imagination – throws your way. Inspired by the legendary FJ40 Landcruiser, which established new benchmarks for off-road durability and capability, the 2014 FJ Cruiser combines heritage styling with state of the art off-road handling and performance.
“Whether you choose the manual or automatic transmission model, you’ll be ready for any extreme of weather or terrain in a 2014 FJ Cruiser,” said Larry Hutchinson, Vice President at Toyota Canada Inc. “Every FJ Cruiser delivers 5,000 pounds of towing capability, more than nine inches of ground clearance and the power, performance and ruggedness of the original FJ40. And with available Off-Road or Urban upgrade packages, the FJ Cruiser can be customized to tackle any adventure.”
The 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser features an impressive 4.0 litre V6 that delivers a peak 260 horsepower and up to 271 lb-ft of torque. Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence and other systems maximize power and efficiency, while the battery, starter, alternator and heater are all heavy-duty models designed for durability and reliable performance.
All drivetrains feature a rear differential lock and two-speed transfer case for maximum control on trails and other unpaved surfaces. Meantime, special
underbody plates protect the engine, fuel tank and transfer case from off-road hazards.
The FJ Cruiser’s suspension system can withstand punishing adventures off the beaten path while providing a surprisingly comfortable ride on the open road. Up front, a double-wishbone system features shock absorbers, coil springs and a stabilizer bar. At the back, a four-link suspension with shocks and springs is enhanced with a stabilizer bar and lateral track bar.
Safety is always standard on a Toyota, so the FJ Cruiser features six airbags (dual-stage driver and front passenger, front seat mounted side, and roll-sensing front and rear head/side curtain) plus Active Front Headrests with Whiplash Protection, anchor points for child seats, and a direct tire pressure monitoring system. As with every new Toyota since 2011, the 2014 FJ Cruiser is also standard equipped with the six active safety technologies of the Star Safety System: Antilock Brake System, Brake Assist, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Vehicle Stability Control, Active Traction Control and Smart Stop
Technology that work together to help drivers avoid potential accident situations.
All 2014 Toyota FJ Cruisers come with a full suite of comfort, convenience and style features, including: A six-speaker audio system with USB and audio input jacks, Bluetooth capability and integrated XM Satellite Radio; air conditioning; seats clad in water-repellant fabric; a 60/40 split fold-down rear seat; power door locks and windows; an easy-clean rubber floor; high-visibility black on white meters; 12-volt accessory power outlet; plenty of in-cabin; 17” aluminum alloy wheels with locks; dual folding exterior mirrors; variable intermittent wipers with rear window wiper/washer; and more.
The 2014 FJ Cruiser is available in two models:
FJ Cruiser 6M (MSRP starting at $33,540)
The 2014 FJ Cruiser with six-speed manual transmission features full-time four-wheel-drive for maximum off-road control.
FJ Cruiser 5A (MSRP starting at $34,540)
The 2014 FJ Cruiser with five-speed automatic Super ECT features a gate-type shifter and lock-up torque converter. This is paired with on-demand four-wheel-drive, which boosts fuel efficiency while featuring an automatic disconnecting differential for seamless shifting between rear-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive.
Available upgrade packages:
Either FJ Cruiser model may be ordered with the available Off-Road Package, which adds: Bilstein shock absorbers; roof rack; passenger seat foldable armrest; rear privacy glass; cruise control; keyless entry; integrated garage door opener; floating ball-type multi-information display with compass, outside temperature gauge and inclinometer; power-adjustable exterior mirrors with image lamps; and a cargo area mat. On FJ Cruiser 5A models, this package also includes Toyota’s four-wheel crawl control system and an overhead console box.
The FJ Cruiser 5A may be ordered with the available Urban Package, which adds: front and rear performance dampers; a 10-speaker JBL Synthesis audio system with subwoofer; back-up sensor; running boards; leather wrapped steering wheel; colour-keyed interior trim; metallic shift knob; passenger seat foldable armrest; rear privacy glass; cruise control; keyless entry; floating ball-type multi-information display with compass, outside temperature gauge, inclinometer; power-adjustable exterior mirrors with image lamps; cargo area mat; integrated garage door opener; a 120V/400W power outlet.
The 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser is now on sale at Toyota Dealers across Canada. For more information on features and specifications, visit www.toyota.ca/fjcruiser
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Scion cars, SUVs and trucks. Toyota is the first full-line manufacturer to make all of the elements of the Star Safety System standard on every vehicle starting in 2011. The Star Safety System includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology (SST). TCI’s head office is in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver.