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2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser 2009 Toyota 4Runner 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee
RWD 4dr Auto (Natl)
  • RWD 4dr Auto (Natl)
  • RWD 4dr Auto (GS)
  • RWD 4dr Auto (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr Man (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr Man (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr Man (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr Auto (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr Auto (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr Auto (SE)
RWD 4dr V6 SR5 (Natl)
  • RWD 4dr V6 SR5 (Natl)
  • RWD 4dr V6 SR5 (GS)
  • RWD 4dr V6 SR5 (SE)
  • RWD 4dr V8 SR5 (Natl)
  • RWD 4dr V8 SR5 (GS)
  • RWD 4dr V8 SR5 (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 SR5 (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 SR5 (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 SR5 (SE)
  • RWD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • RWD 4dr V6 Sport (GS)
  • RWD 4dr V6 Sport (SE)
  • RWD 4dr V8 Sport (Natl)
  • RWD 4dr V8 Sport (GS)
  • RWD 4dr V8 Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V8 SR5 (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V8 SR5 (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V8 SR5 (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V8 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V8 Sport (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V8 Sport (SE)
  • RWD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • RWD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • RWD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)
  • RWD 4dr V8 Limited (Natl)
  • RWD 4dr V8 Limited (GS)
  • RWD 4dr V8 Limited (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V8 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V8 Limited (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V8 Limited (SE)
RWD 4dr Laredo
  • RWD 4dr Laredo
  • 4WD 4dr Laredo
  • RWD 4dr Limited
  • 4WD 4dr Limited
  • RWD 4dr Overland *Ltd Avail*
  • 4WD 4dr SRT-8
  • 4WD 4dr Overland *Ltd Avail*


MSRP $23,320 $28,640 $30,450
Invoice $21,453 $25,860 $28,090
Avg. Paid $18,719 $17,133 $12,657

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.4 7.7
Critics' Rating 8.3 8.4 8.2
Performance 7.9 8.3 8.5
Interior 7.4 7.7 8.0
Operating Cost 7.3 7.4 7.1
Safety 8.6 8.1 8.5
Reliability 4.5 5.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

  • Off-road brawn
  • Well-made, easy-to-clean interior
  • Bold styling
  • Excellent reliability score
  • Superb build quality
  • Tons of rugged capabilities
  • Exceptional reliability rating
  • Upscale, refined interior
  • Comfortable ride on-road
  • Nearly unbeatable off-road
  • Subpar on-road performance
  • Poor rearward visibility
  • Cramped back seat
  • Cramped available third row
  • Poor safety scores
  • Subpar fuel economy
  • Crossover SUVs are more composed on road
  • Back seat isn’t especially roomy

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 4.0L/241 Gas V6 4.0L/241 Gas V6 3.7L/225
MPG 16 City / 20 Hwy 16 City / 21 Hwy 16 City / 21 Hwy



Body Style 4 Door 4 Door SR5 4 Door


Wheelbase(in) 105.9 109.8 109.5
Length, Overall (in) 183.9 189.2 188.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.6 75.2 85.5
Height, Overall (in) 70.9 69.3 68.9

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Optional Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Optional
Sunroof Sunshield Optional
Running Boards Optional Standard Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4050 4045 4261

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Optional
Tires - Front All-Terrain Optional Standard
Tires - Front On/Off Road Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Optional
Tires - Rear All-Terrain Optional Standard
Tires - Rear On/Off Road Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard Optional
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard


Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Optional


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional Standard
Luggage Rack Optional Optional Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Standard
Rear Floor Mats Optional Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Optional Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Optional Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Optional
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Optional
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Optional
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - 103.1 108.9
Front Head Room (in) 41.3 39.7 39.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.8 41.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 58.0 59.1
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 55.3 56.2
Second Head Room (in) 40.3 39.1 39.3
Second Leg Room (in) 31.3 34.6 34.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 57.2 58.5
Second Hip Room (in) 51.0 55.4 55.3
Third Leg Room (in)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 66.8 75.1 66.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 27.9 42.2 29.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Optional
CD Changer Optional Optional Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Audio Controls Optional
Satellite Radio Optional Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Optional Optional Optional
Entertainment System Optional Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional Optional


Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Additional Rear Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional Standard
Power Passenger Seat Optional Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Optional
Daytime Running Lights Optional Optional Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Adjustable Pedals Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Optional
Turbocharged Optional
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 4.0L/241 4.0L/241 3.7L/225
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 239 @ 5200 236 @ 5200 210 @ 5200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 278 @ 3700 266 @ 4000 235 @ 4000
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 41.8 37.4 37.1


Diesel Fuel Optional
Flexible Fuel Capability Optional
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 16 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 21 21
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.0 23.0 21.1


Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone Independent SLA independent
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link 4-Link Live Axle
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar Double wishbone w/Stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar Coil spring w/Stabilizer bar


Automatic Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.