We Hear: Toyota FJ Cruiser Production Ending After 2014 Model Year
Although the Toyota FJ Cruiser is one of the few off-road capable SUVs on the market, a page on Toyota's fleet site suggests the FJ Cruiser will be discontinued at the end of the 2014 model year.
While the FJ Cruiser's days may be numbered, the SUV will be sent off with a few updates for 2014. Cement Gray replaces Calvary Blue, while an available performance damper improves the suspension and a special-edition model will be available in February of next year. Pricing for the 2014 FJ Cruiser gets a modest $100 increase, on average. The base rear-drive model with automatic transmission starts at $27,990, while the four-wheel-drive FJ Cruiser with a manual transmission is priced at $29,170 and the four-wheel-drive model with an automatic costs $29,580.
On sale since the 2006 model year, the Toyota FJ Cruiser is powered by 4.0-liter V-6 that currently makes 260 hp and 271 lb-ft of torque mated to either a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic. Rear-wheel-drive is standard, while four-wheel-drive is optional. The 2013 FJ Cruiser is EPA-rated 16/20 mpg city/highway for rear -drive models, while four-wheel-drive models with the manual are rated 15/18 mpg and the four-wheel-drive with automatic is rated 17/20 mpg.
FJ Cruiser sales are up 5.9 percent through the first seven months of 2013 to 7854 units sold. That total is below every other Toyota SUV except the Sequoia (7765 units) and Land Cruiser (1698 units). Toyota declined to comment on the story.