Will someone check consumer reports reviews for a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser please?

I can’t really justify spending the money for just one review, but can anyone with a membership let me know what it says about the ’07 FJ please?

4X4 with manual tranny. Thank you in advance!
Just to confirm though, it does well as far as reliability and such? I've heard that high octane is not actually mandatory on these…

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3 Responses to Will someone check consumer reports reviews for a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser please?

  1. S.L. UT May 14, 2009 at 5:46 pm #

    Try alldata.com . I have a 2007 FJ with man trans (all manuals are 4×4 full time). I have almost 30K miles on it with 0 problems. Some people have had problems, but mostly due to abuse. This vehicle shares the drivetrain with the 4runner and the LC120 (prado) overseas.
    Consumer reports is going to give your a subjective review by people that drive on the east coast or west coast, on pavement only and pick it apart expecting the visability to be like a miata with the top down and expect the rear seat to equal a limo. If you want to use the vehicle as a family hauler where people need to get in and out of the back seat, look at the 4runner. If you want a great offroader that drives nice on the highway and can still run trails plus be easy to clean out and be reliable, it is great. As far as fit and finish goes, CR did not specifically say what was wrong with it. Mine is flawless and for what it cost, I can't complain. My FJ is my first Toyota. I doubt I will ever buy anything else… unless it is a Lexus. My wife drives a Jeep liberty and likes my Toyota so much, she wants to trade the jeep in on a Toyota. You can run regular gas with no trouble, the performance is best with premium. I get a consistent 19 MPG all around and the only real problem wiht this vehicle is the addiction to mods. I have probably spent over $5000 on suspension, bumpers, winch, offroad lights, TRD stuff, offroad tires, etc. I have only done services/fluid/filter changes. The drivetrain is time and mile tested throughout the world. The safety systems are second to none. If you want a 4 wheeler and intend on using it as such, the FJ is difficult to beat and in my opinion, there is nothing new that is better for the intended purpose. I looked at the H3 and the Jeep 4 door rubicon. The H3 (even the alpha) is gutless, lethargic, and handles sloppy. The jeep is rough, loud, underpowered, uncomfortable, overpriced for what you get. The Fj is highly refined and is a real attention getter. It is a vehicle that I can feel comfortable driving in the vast deserts of western Utah and not worry about a breakdown.

  2. Scribepalladin May 14, 2009 at 5:46 pm #

    Consumer Reports called the FJ one of the 11 worst vehicles — they dinged it for fit and finish, blind spots and use of premium fuel.

  3. Ken in Concord, NC May 14, 2009 at 5:46 pm #

    You may want to check out another site that gives reviews and also has a whole section of forums to see what consumers are saying about the vehicle. Consumer Reports is just one resource amongst many and just as you may have a different opinion than the person sitting next to you, it won’t hurt to get others. The most unbiased site I’ve found in regards to vehicle information has be edmunds dot com.

    Hope this helps.

    Ken