2007 toyota Land Cruiser

2007 Toyota Land Cruiser: The FJ concept displayed at the Detroit show in 2003 varied dramatically from various other Toyota program autos, inning accordance with Toyota primary engineer Akio Nishimura. Usually, he claims, Toyota show cars are established with the idea that they can eventually become production autos. But the FJ was a design research from Toyota's Calty Style Research facility in California meant simply as a follow-up to Pole Millen's one-off Retro Cruiser (Upfront, November 1999).

2007 Toyota Land Cruiser

2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser

The feedback was so favorable the FJ was provided a thumbs-up for production as a 2007. It claims something concerning Toyota's amazing accumulation of automobile systems that such a unique-looking product can reach market a plain 3 years as well as change later as Toyota's "most qualified off-road car."

Say thanks to the changed Land Cruiser Prado underpinnings (also shared by the Toyota 4Runner and Lexus GX470) for that success, along with thoughtful style touches that promote off-roading-among them brief technique and separation overhangs, generous ground clearance, as well as the chamfered sides at the car's four edges.

Toyota's considerable experience with off-road products gives the FJ Cruiser with proven mechanicals-a solid axle in the rear with suspension pick-up points tucked well out of the way and also an unequal-length control-arm front end with in a similar way safeguarded coil-over springtimes as well as shocks. A glance under the car exposes a tidy view between the wheels, with bash plates placed under the most at risk components.

The tractive effort for this cubic canyon spider is provided by Toyota's 4.0-liter V-6, which produces 239 horsepower and-more important-a broad spread of torque (peaking at 278 pound-feet) thanks to a variable-valve-timing system. That's with 91-octane fuel. You'll obtain less power on lower-octane gas if that's all you could find in the boonies.

To put that valuable torque to function, Toyota supplies 3 alternatives. There's two-wheel drive for that arduous journey to Starbucks, a part-time four-wheel-drive system with a five-speed automatic transmission, and a full time four-wheel-drive device with a six-speed manual transmission. Normally, the four-wheel-drive versions have transfer situations for mode and also variety option.

On manual-transmission designs, which are likewise furnished with Torsen limited-slip facility differentials, there's a lever-selected selection of high-range four-wheel drive, low-range 4x4, and also low-range 4x4 with diff lock. The automatic-transmission vehicle provides change- on-the fly option of two-wheel drive or high-range four-wheel drive, but you'll should stop to select low-range four-wheel drive.

The front differentials are open-type units, as are the backs unless the customer chooses the readily available switch-activated lockable rear diff. Because instance, actuation disables a handy system that Toyota calls active grip control, or A-TRAC, that is provided on all four-wheel-drive models. Similar to systems we have actually seen from various other SUV makers, A-TRAC monitors and controls wheelspin using the ABS-like all traction-control systems-but this set will certainly enable some wheelspin to get you out of unsafe situations. The two-wheel-drive designs obtain a limited-slip back differential instead.

Utilizing the A-TRAC system to strike a tough off-road program Toyota set up on a ranch near Ojai, California, we had the ability to bargain some seriously cratered areas together with boulder-strewn uphill climbs with the FJ Cruiser's OE tires set at their roadgoing stress. Considering the supply Bridgestone Duelers use street-biased all-terrain walk patterns, we were sufficiently impressed.

As we were with the FJ Cruiser's polished street good manners, evident construct top quality, and also remarkable adaptability. Those self-destruction doors supply simple access to the rear seats, which supply great head and also shoulder space as well as fold onward in a 60/40 split to increase the freight quantity from 28 cubic feet to 67 cubic feet. Back legroom isn't really precisely enormous, neither is the FJ's rate. Toyota claims you can get a well-equipped FJ Cruiser for $25,000, which's an idea we could live with.

2007 Toyota Land Cruiser Evaluation

This full-size SUV's 4.7-liter V-8 engine coincides as in the past, yet the ranked power result for '07 is currently 268 (versus 275 formerly) because of adjustments in the means horsepower numbers are gauged and also reported. A five-speed automatic transmission remains the only offered transmission. Eighteen-inch, high-gloss alloy wheels are standard; a navigating system with integrated Bluetooth capability/backup electronic camera as well as a rear seat DVD entertainment system are offered as alternatives-- as are a rear spoiler as well as an automated height control as well as adaptive variable shock absorber that change the automobile's trip height for different lots and driving conditions. As before, four-wheel drive and a host of innovative chassis control systems, consisting of four-wheel-disc anti-lock power brakes with Electronic Brakeforce Circulation with Brake Help, Vehicle Skid Control, traction control, and a securing facility differential, are conventional. Front-side and side-curtain air bags remain optional.