Compare Toyota FJ Cruiser vs. Toyota Highlander Hybrid vs. Toyota Venza

Compare the Toyota FJ Cruiser against the Toyota Highlander Hybrid and Toyota Venza. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the FJ Cruiser, Highlander Hybrid and Venza stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new FJ Cruiser, Highlander Hybrid and Venza. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2009 Toyota Venza
2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2009 Toyota Venza
RWD 4dr Auto (Natl)
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4WD 4dr (Natl)
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  • 4WD 4dr (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited w/3rd Row (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited w/3rd Row (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited w/3rd Row (SE)
4dr Wgn I4 FWD (Natl)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 FWD (Natl)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 FWD (GS)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 FWD (SE)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 AWD (Natl)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 AWD (GS)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 AWD (SE)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 FWD (Natl)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 FWD (GS)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 FWD (SE)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 AWD (Natl)
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  • 4dr Wgn V6 AWD (SE)


MSRP $23,320 $34,700 $25,975
Invoice $21,453 $31,577 $23,506
Avg. Paid $18,719 $18,443 $14,955

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 9.0 7.8
Critics' Rating 8.3 8.9 8.3
Performance 7.9 8.5 7.7
Interior 7.4 8.0 8.9
Cost to Own 8.5 8.9 9.1
Safety 8.6 8.9 9.4
Reliability 4.5 5.0 2.0

Pros & Cons

  • Off-road brawn
  • Well-made, easy-to-clean interior
  • Bold styling
  • Optional third row for family-friendly capacity
  • Seamless hybrid powertrain
  • Quiet ride, especially for a hybrid
  • Smooth ride
  • Great fuel economy
  • Top reliability score
  • Excellent safety ratings
  • Subpar on-road performance
  • Poor rearward visibility
  • Cramped back seat
  • Some poor-quality interior materials
  • Fuel savings may not justify the premium price
  • Base stereo system is disappointing
  • Boring to drive

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive Front wheel drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 4.0L/241 Gas/Electric V6 3.3L/- TBD - Gas 4-cyl 2.7L/163
MPG 16 City / 20 Hwy 27 City / 25 Hwy 19 City / 26 Hwy



Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 4 Door Wagon


Wheelbase(in) 105.9 109.8 109.3
Length, Overall (in) 183.9 188.4 189.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.6 75.2 75.0
Height, Overall (in) 70.9 68.1 63.4

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4050 4508 3760

Tires & Wheels

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


Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional


Convenience & Comfort

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


Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - 145.4 108
Front Head Room (in) 41.3 40.6 39.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 43.2 40.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 59.7 60.0
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 56.7 56.0
Second Head Room (in) 40.3 39.8 39.3
Second Leg Room (in) 31.3 38.4 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 59.3 59.0
Second Hip Room (in) 51.0 56.3 56.5
Third Leg Room (in)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 66.8 94.1 70.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 27.9 42.3 30.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional Optional Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Optional Optional
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional Standard
Dual Zone A/C Optional Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional Optional


Cloth Seats Standard Standard Optional
Leather Seats Optional
Additional Rear Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional Standard
Power Passenger Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat 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 Standard
Side Air Bag Standard 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
Daytime Running Lights Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Four Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas/Electric V6 Gas 4-cyl
Displacement 4.0L/241 3.3L/- TBD - 2.7L/163
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 239 @ 5200 209 @ 5600 182 @ 5800
Torque (Net @ RPM) 278 @ 3700 212 @ 3600 182 @ 4200
Transmission Automatic w/OD CVT Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 41.8 39.0 39.1


Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 27 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 25 26
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.0 17.2 17.7


Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone MacPherson MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Dual-link Dual-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar Coil Springs


Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans 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.