2014 Will be the Final Model Year for the Toyota FJ Cruiser

The retro-style Toyota FJ Cruiser will not continue beyond the 2014 model year, the Japanese carmaker has quietly announced on its fleet website. “FJ Cruiser will be discontinued at the end of 14MY,” reads Toyota’s short posting. This means that companies interested in the FJ Cruiser have until June 2014 to place their orders.

A tribute to the classic Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser that was built between 1960 and 1984, the FJ Cruiser has been produced since 2006 with very little changes. Based on the platform of the Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, the off-roader has been on offer with only one engine, the 258hp 4.0-liter V6 that develops 367 Nm (271 lb-ft) of torque. The car is offered with a five-speed automatic gearbox or a six-speed manual and is available either with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive.

The FJ Cruiser has been praised for its off-road capabilities, made possible by the high ground clearance, body-on-frame architecture and low-range gearing. The car has also received its fair share of criticism mainly because of the large blind spots caused by its styling, the small cargo capacity and cramped rear seats.

When looking at the FJ Cruiser’s recent sales figures one can say without a doubt that its time has passed. The FJ Cruiser enjoyed good sales in the U.S. during its first year on the market (56,225 units in 2006) but by 2012 volume dropped more than four times to 13,656.

By Dan Mihalascu

Story References: Fleet Toyota via Autoblog/com



  • Kevin

    I’ve got a 2010. Love my FJ. I’m a tall guy and don’t fit well in the trucks or 4runner but I fit great in the FJ. Toyota is shooting themselves in the foot by getting rid of this. Down here is south Texas, everything is either truck, wrangler, or FJ.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Sprints To 170 Mph Very, Very Fast

With a 503 HP from the Ferrari-tuned V6 and all-wheel drive, it can humble many sports cars.

Jeep Wrangler Takes Out Cherokee In Snow Storm And Runs Away

The driver of the Cherokee didn’t see the Wrangler’s rear plate – and, what’s worse, it wasn’t wearing a front one…

Spending $45k On A First-Gen, Used F-150 Raptor Makes Perfect Sense

The original Raptor isn’t just an incredibly fun truck, it’s also a great financial decision.

2020 Range Rover Evoque II: Looks, Engines And Everything Else We Know

Here’s a sneak peek at the second generation Range Rover Evoque before its Nov 22 debut.

Le Mans-Winning McLaren F1 GTR Driven By Mika Hakkinen At Laguna Seca

The Flying Finn drove the F1 that claimed the victory at La Sarthe in its first-ever attempt.

After The U.S., Smart Is Ditching Gasoline Engines In Europe Next Year

Customers in Germany have until March 31, 2019 to order a gasoline-powered Smart as the company will go full-electric from 2020.

Next Citroen C4 Cactus Expected In 2020 With Battery-Electric Option

The C4 Cactus will be significantly upgraded in two years’ time, moving to the new CMP platform and adopting a zero-emission powertrain.

Germany’s Diesel Ban Is Starting To Expand To Autobahn Network

A German court ruled in favor of banning older diesel cars on sections of the heavily-used A40 highway.

Opel To Launch Eight New Models In The Next Two Years, Starting With The Electric Corsa

The eCorsa and Grandland X PHEV are only two of the electrified models planned by Opel.

Dallara Stradale Is The Perfect Car For The Off-Duty Racing Driver

You really need to know what you’re doing when driving a 395-hp car that weighs just 855 kg (1,885 lbs).