Fun and practical. Rugged yet elegant. Playful but powerful. Retro and ultra modern all at the same time. These are just a few of the juxtaposed word pairings I'd use to describe the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser. Based on the extended test drive Toyota provided for me to try this out, this SUV compact family friendly vehicle is most definitely a blast from the past, both aesthetically and to drive, whether you live in the city, suburbs or country.
|2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser that I test drove for this review|
|FJ Cruiser Rear View|
|FJ Cruiser Steering Wheel & Control Panel|
|FJ Cruiser with Four Wheel Drive System|
|FJ Cruiser's bulky grill on the front end|
|Circular Mid Century Modern Headlights on FJ Cruiser|
|Ready for a Safari heavy pipe roof rack|
|Rocket style tail lights that jut out from them back|
|Front and passenger door open complete the spaceship look|
|Square wheel wells are another feature unique to the FJ Cruiser|
|Over size controls with vertical front windshield feel like a plane cockpit|
|Our Miniature Pinscher Dexter takes in the Jetson-like back seat view|
|Huge nearly square cargo area with side opening back door|
Guess that's why the 2012 FJ Cruiser has won so many awards including Best Overall Value of the Year and Highest Retained Value in its own class among many others.
|I test drove the white model, but the school bus yellow FJ Cruiser is my fave|
|Yes the FJ Cruiser is as yellow as the school bus in foreground|
If you're in the market for a new family vehicle that's fun and functional consider giving the FJ Cruiser a test drive. Then you can judge for yourself if this is the right choice for you.
FTC Disclosure: I completed the extended test drive and review as a member of the Toyota Women Influencers Network TWIN community through a program with Clever Girls Collective. I did not receive any compensation for writing this post or payment in exchange for participating. The opinions expressed herein are mine, and do not reflect the views of Toyota or any of its brands. See complete FTC Disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.