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Jalopnik Reviews: 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser, Part 3

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Why you should buy this car:
The FJ is an extremely capable off-roader. It's an urban style statement. It's an extremely capable off-roader that's an urban style statement. And it's cheap.


Why you shouldn't buy this car:
If you don't go off-road, you might as well have "fashion victim" tattooed on your forearm as cruise in a Cruiser. The FJ ain't nothin' but an Old School SUV: rough ride, piss-poor fuel economy, terrible visibility, barely acceptable packaging, basic cabin and cheap plastics.

Suitability Parameters:
• Speed Merchants: No
• Fashion Victims: YES
• Treehuggers: No
• Mack Daddies: YES
• Tuner Crowd: No
• Hairdressers: No
• Penny Pinchers: No
• Euro Snobs: YES
• Working Stiffs: No
• Technogeeks: YES
• Poseurs: YES
• Soccer Moms: YES
• Nascar Dads: No
• Golfing Grandparents: No

• Manufacturer: Toyota
• Model tested: FJ Cruiser
• Model year: '07
• Price as Tested: $27,545
• Engine type: 4.0-liter DOHC V6
• Horsepower: 239 hp @ 5200 rpm
• Torque: 278 ft.-lbs. @ 3700 rpm
• Redline: NA
• Wheels and Tires: P265/70 R17 mud-and-snow-rated steel-belted radial blackwall
• Drive type: full-time 4WD
• 0 - 60: 7.2 secs.
• 1/4 mile: 15.9 secs.
• Top speed: 108 mph
• Fuel economy city/highway: 16 / 19
• NHTSA crash test rating front/side/rollover: Not rated

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