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Pick of the Day: 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser

A future collectible to keep your eyes on


While it’s a stretch to call a 2010 model a classic car, the Toyota FJ Cruiser is undeniably worthy of being called a future collectible. Its unique design, off-road capability, and limited-production special editions are increasing in popularity now that the FJ has been discontinued for about a decade.

The Pick of the Day is a 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a dealer in Omaha, Nebraska. (Click the link to view the listing)

2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser 

The retro-styled FJ Cruiser launched in 2007 and had a lifespan through 2014 in North America. It was classified as a midsize sport-utility vehicle and came in four-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive variants. Under the hood resides a 4.0-liter V6 mated to either a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission. Power was rated at 239 horsepower for earlier models and 260 horsepower after 2011.

This 2010 FJ Cruiser is finished in a Sandstone exterior and has reportedly been Kansas-owned for the last nine years. It showed just over 100,000 miles on the odometer and is offered with “no issues, no stories, no excuses, and no disappointments,” according to the listing.

There are a few key engineering aspects that make the FJ Cruiser a strong contender for off-roading. It uses a short 105-inch wheelbase, a strong body-on-frame chassis, and a standard traction-control system called A-TRAC which acts as a locking differential when needed. The FJ shares chassis architecture with other Toyota models such as the Tacoma and 4Runner, and it offers almost 10 inches of ground clearance. Designers tested this vehicle out in Moab and other rugged areas prior to its launch, so it’s been vetted and proven.

One of the interesting design features of the FJ is a short, nearly vertical windshield that uses three windshield wipers for maximum coverage. Another unique feature is the rear-hinged rear doors that can only be opened once the front doors are open.

The interior has been tweaked for all-weather, all-terrain capability: The surfaces are made of rubber materials, and an optional gauge pod at the top of the center dash has readouts with a compass, a thermometer, and an inclinometer.

2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser 

This FJ comes with special Trail Teams equipment which adds even more to the packaging. It was developed in partnership with Toyota’s inhouse performance division, Toyota Racing Development (TRD) and includes black-finished wheels with BFGoodrich all-terrain tires, Bilstein shock absorbers, and special blacked-out accents for the sideview mirrors, door handles, and bumper caps.

“You won’t find one this nice,” the listing concludes. The asking price is $32,900 for this FJ.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie grew up in a family of gearheads and enjoys anything to do with automotive and motorsports. He is a contributing editor to Redline Reviews, a YouTube channel with coverage from major auto shows. He also writes for Arizona Driver Magazine and holds leadership positions with a number of car clubs. Tyson has lived in Arizona for 10 years and his current obsession is Japanese cars from the early 1990s which, though hard to believe, are now becoming classics. Tyson can usually be found exploring offbeat and obscure road trip destinations on his blog "Drive to Five," which started as a way to share travel stories and experiences with his now-550,000-mile Acura.


  1. Just plain too much. If it had lower gravity mileage or a rebuilt motor. It would be worth much more. 27K would be a fair price, plus you have to add fees, taxes and transportation. Just my opinion. JT


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