2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser

There was an increased desire for an off-roader that had the spirit of the original Toyota FJ, and as a result, the Toyota FJ Cruiser was formed to fill that want. The FJ Cruiser utilizes a slightly modified version of the chassis that underpins the 4Runner, and it surpasses expectations in terms of its capability, level of comfort, and fuel economy. However, it was the cool vintage design of the contemporary 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser is the primary lure for prospective buyers.


The 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser is offered in 1 trim level:

  • Base

Performance and Fuel Economy

There is just one engine available for the 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser, and it is a 4.0L DOHC V-6 capable of producing 259 horsepower. Buyers can choose between a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic gearbox. It is available with either rear-wheel drive or a part-time all-wheel drive configuration. But, you can only get the FJ Cruiser with the two-wheel drive if you opt for the automatic transmission. The FJ Cruiser gets 17 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. The options available on this vehicle allow would-be buyers to outfit the FJ Cruiser for whatever they prefer. Those interested in off-roading may choose from two different transmissions for the four-wheel drive variants. Toyota has designed many limited FJ editions with even more off-road capability.


Since it was first introduced, Toyota has not made any changes to the exterior styling of the FJ Cruiser, which is a positive development. Few automobiles can pull off such a successful fusion of classic and modern styling, resulting in an almost timelessly elegant appearance. The FJ Cruiser has a lot going on in its design, including elements that make it seem a bit like a classic FJ40 from the 1960s. It also gathers current inspirations from the 4Runner, Land Cruiser, and an edge that is reminiscent of a MINI Cooper. However, everything comes together to form a coherent overall look that is in no way derivative and does not give the impression of excessive effort to reach back into the past.

The Good and the Bad

The retro-styled dashboard of the FJ is color-keyed to match the outside of the vehicle. The controls are conveniently located within easy reach and are not difficult to locate. The seats in the front are comfortable, but the space in the back is quite crowded, and entering that area needs a significant step up. The poor rear view is caused by many factors, including wide roof pillars, tiny back windows, and a spare tire on the tailgate. Because of the high hood line, the front vision in the FJ is also not as good as it might be.


The rear-access doors open in an outward direction, like the doors on most extended-cab trucks. Because the rear doors won’t open with the front doors closed, this arrangement is inconvenient if you regularly transport people in the back, even though it provides a large gateway when both the front and back doors are open simultaneously. This is a sports car and is not designed for children. When the back seats are folded down, a total of 67 cubic feet of space is available for cargo.

It is better to think of the FJ as a vehicle for two people and their stuff since the backseat is somewhat tiny, and accessing it is difficult because of the short rear doors that swing in the back. Up front, most drivers will have a positive experience with both the driving position and the comfort of the front seats. In the rear, sure, it’s cramped and dismal, and only children will be able to squeeze there comfortably. The high elevation of the vehicle could also be a barrier for children to gain access.


Those hoping to find lots of storage compartments for electrical devices and other tiny goods could also be a bit let down.


  • Height: 72 in
  • Length: 183.9 in
  • Width: 75 in
  • Curb weight: 4295 lbs

Engine type: Gas V6, 4.0L

Fuel tank: 19.0 g

2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser

2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser Factory Service Manual

These manuals go through every aspect of how the car operates. The vehicle’s purchase price includes the 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser Repair Manual for your 2011 FJ Cruiser.

  • Safety Restraints
  • Instrumentation
  • Before Driving
  • Starting and Operating
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Specifications
  • Capacities
  • Servicing
  • Customer Assistance

The service manuals for the 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser are vast and cover every aspect of the vehicle’s operation. Your 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser manual is included with the car.

2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser — Owner’s Manual

When consumers purchase a 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser, they get the Toyota Owners Manual containing all the required information for future maintenance and modifications.

  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • Operation
  • Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Maintenance Record

While this list is thorough, the owner’s manual for the 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser provides more operational suggestions to enhance the user experience.

2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser Price

The 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser Base can be purchased at $25,790 or €25221.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the reliability rating of the 2011 FJ Cruiser?

3.5 out of 5

What is the average annual repair and maintenance cost of the 2011 FJ Cruiser?


What are some of the most commonly reported problems with the FJ Cruiser?

Shaking steering Wheel, Faulty Driveshaft, Engine shudders, Check Engine Light