in 2013 Affordable Midsize SUVs

Avg. Price Paid: $26,890 - $28,842
Original MSRP: $27,030 - $28,620
MPG: 16 City / 20 Hwy
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2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser Interior

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Reviewers say the 2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser’s interior accommodates its intended audience. It is more functional than luxurious, with a straightforward design and few frills or features.

  • "The FJ Cruiser sports boxy styling and a dirt-friendly interior." -- Cars.com
  • "Knowing what the 2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser SUV's intended target audience is going to do with their trucks, Toyota engineers designed an interior that is functional and rugged while at the same time comfortable and modern." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Interior decor is more functional than rich. It includes washable rubber-like flooring, water-resistant fabric trim, faux metal, body-color painted accents, and some low-budget plastic panels." -- Consumer Guide (2012)

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The 2013 FJ Cruiser seats five, and comes standard with water-resistant fabric seats. The front seats are manually adjustable. Neither leather nor power or heated front seats are available. Reviewers say that all the seats are fairly comfortable and provide plenty of support. One also says that there is plenty of leg- and headroom for taller folks. Reviewers say that neither forward nor rear visibility is all that good. Critics say that entering and exiting the FJ Cruiser is fairly easy. 

  • "The FJ's supportive seats are covered in water-resistant fabric, while underfoot the traditional carpet is replaced with rubber flooring." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Wide roof pillars, small rear windows and a tailgate-mounted spare tire all contribute to poor rearward visibility. Front visibility is also less than optimal due to the FJ's high hood line." -- Edmunds (2012)
  • "The seats are all-day comfortable. Good headroom and legroom for 6-footers. FJ's styling makes visibility poor to the right-rear and dead astern, rendering necessary the optional rear-obstacle detection and rearview camera. Entry and exit are fairly easy given this SUV's tall build." -- Consumer Guide (front seats, 2012)

Interior Features

The 2013 FJ Cruiser comes standard with a six-speaker stereo with satellite radio and USB and auxiliary ports and Bluetooth. An 11-speaker JBL stereo is optional. While there aren’t a ton of available features, reviewers say that the controls are fairly straightforward and simple to use. One critic, however, notes that some of the secondary controls are located low and are somewhat hard to reach.

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  • "One cool option is the dash-mounted inclinometer, or as one of our editors affectionately called it, a ‘tip-overometer.’" -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Controls are placed within easy reach and are easy to find. Some are also oversized to a cartoonish degree, but we can't say that hurts their functionality." -- Edmunds (2012)
  • "Most controls are simple, handy, and large, despite a dashboard that's a show of box-shaped modules. Push buttons for various secondary functions are buried low and ahead of the shift lever, however." -- Consumer Guide (2012)


The 2013 FJ Cruiser can hold 66.8 cubic feet behind the front seats with the second row folded, and 27.9 cubic feet with all seats in use. These figures trail other class rivals, including those of the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Reviewers say that tie-down hooks in the back are useful, but the spare tire, attached to the side-swinging rear cargo door, makes the door heavy.

  • "Behind the seats is a small but useful cargo area that includes tie-downs for securing equipment." -- Kelley Blue Book (2012)
  • "Useful cargo bay, but volume is subpar for the midsize-SUV class. Rear seat backs won't fold flat without the seat cushions removed. The cargo door opens from the curbside, but feels heavy and clumsy with the weighty bolt-on spare tire. The tire greatly hampers loading through the opening window. Ample in-cabin storage." -- Consumer Guide (2012)

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