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

Compare the Toyota FJ Cruiser against the Toyota Venza and Toyota Highlander Hybrid. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the FJ Cruiser, Venza and Highlander Hybrid 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, Venza and Highlander Hybrid. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser 2010 Toyota Venza 2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser 2010 Toyota Venza 2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
RWD 4dr Auto (Natl)
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  • 4WD 4dr Man (Natl)
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4dr Wgn I4 FWD (Natl)
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  • 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)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 AWD (GS)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 AWD (SE)
4WD 4dr (Natl)
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  • 4WD 4dr Limited (Natl)
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MSRP $24,180 $26,275 $34,900
Invoice $22,244 $23,777 $31,759
Avg. Paid $21,239 $16,410 $21,536

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 9.0 8.1
Critics' Rating 8.1 8.5 8.6
Performance 7.8 7.5 8.4
Interior 7.3 8.7 8.0
Cost to Own 8.3 9.0 8.8
Safety 8.6 9.4 8.9
Reliability 4.0 5.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

  • Fantastic off-road performance
  • Great safety and reliability scores
  • Rugged, retro-styled exterior
  • Lots of standard features
  • Roomy cabin
  • Smooth, comfortable ride
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Outstanding reliability rating
  • Roomy cabin
  • Subpar on-road performance
  • Cramped back seat
  • Some cheap interior materials
  • Not exciting to drive
  • Not much fun to drive

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 4.0L/241 Gas I4 2.7L/163 Gas/Electric V6 3.3L/- TBD -
MPG 17 City / 22 Hwy 21 City / 29 Hwy 27 City / 25 Hwy



Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Wagon 4 Door


Wheelbase(in) 105.9 109.3 109.8
Length, Overall (in) 183.9 189.0 188.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.0 75.0 75.2
Height, Overall (in) 71.3 63.4 68.1

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 3760 4508

Tires & Wheels

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


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


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional Optional Optional
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 Standard Optional
Dual Zone A/C Standard Optional
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 Optional Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Additional Rear Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Optional
Power Passenger Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard 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 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 I4 Gas/Electric V6
Displacement 4.0L/241 2.7L/163 3.3L/- TBD -
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 259 @ 5600 182 @ 5800 209 @ 5600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 270 @ 4400 182 @ 4200 212 @ 3600
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic CVT Automatic
Turning diameter 40.7 39.1 39.0


Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 21 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 29 25
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.0 17.7 17.2


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