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

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2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser 2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2010 Toyota Highlander
2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser 2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2010 Toyota Highlander
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)
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4WD 4dr (Natl)
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  • 4WD 4dr (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited (SE)
FWD 4dr L4 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr L4 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr L4 Base (GS)
  • FWD 4dr L4 Base (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)


MSRP $24,180 $34,900 $25,855
Invoice $22,244 $31,759 $23,269
Avg. Paid $21,956 $18,962 $14,744

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.9 8.8
Critics' Rating 8.1 8.6 8.2
Performance 7.8 8.4 8.0
Interior 7.3 8.0 8.1
Cost to Own 8.3 8.8 8.9
Safety 8.6 8.9 9.2
Reliability 4.0 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

  • Fantastic off-road performance
  • Great safety scores
  • Rugged, retro-styled exterior
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Roomy cabin
  • Excellent safety ratings
  • Smooth ride
  • Fuel-sipping base four-cylinder engine
  • Versatile interior
  • Subpar on-road performance
  • Cramped back seat
  • Some cheap interior materials
  • Not much fun to drive
  • Four-cylinder is underpowered
  • Minimal cargo space with all seats in use
  • Small third row

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 I4 2.7L/163
MPG 17 City / 22 Hwy 27 City / 25 Hwy 20 City / 27 Hwy



Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 4 Door


Wheelbase(in) 105.9 109.8 109.8
Length, Overall (in) 183.9 188.4 188.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.0 75.2 75.2
Height, Overall (in) 71.3 68.1 68.1
Step Up Height - Front (in)
Step Up Height - Side (in)

Doors & Windows

Third Passenger Door
Power Third Passenger Door
Fourth Passenger Door
Power Fourth Passenger Door
Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Optional Standard Standard
Sliding Rear Window
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Bed Liner
Pickup Bed Tonneau Cover
Stepside Pickup Box
Convertible Hardtop
Convertible Soft Top
Dual Moonroof
Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Panoramic Roof
Fixed Sunroof
Manual Tilt/Sliding Sunroof
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Sunroof Sunshield Optional
Sunroof Wind Deflector
Targa Roof
Running Boards Optional Optional Optional
Power Retractable Running Boards
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4050 4508 3847

Tires & Wheels

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


Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Optional
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)


Convenience & Comfort

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


Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - 145.4 145.7
Front Head Room (in) 41.3 40.6 39.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 43.2 43.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 59.7 59.7
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 56.7 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 40.3 39.8 40.1
Second Leg Room (in) 31.3 38.4 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 59.3 59.5
Second Hip Room (in) 51.0 56.3 56.5
Third Leg Room (in) 29.9
Fourth Leg Room (in)
Fifth Leg Room (in)
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.)
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 66.8 94.1 95.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 27.9 42.3 42.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 10.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (cu. ft.)


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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional Optional
Cell Phone
Cell Phone Hookup


Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats
Premium Synthetic Seats
Vinyl Seats
Additional Rear Seat Optional Optional
Cooled Driver Seat
Cooled Passenger Seat
Cooled Rear Seat
Heated Driver Seat
Heated Passenger Seat
Heated Rear Seat
Driver Lumbar
Passenger Lumbar
Seat Memory
Power Driver Seat Optional Optional
Power Passenger Seat
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat
Split Bench Seat
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard
Quad Bucket Seats



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


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Drum Brakes
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights
Daytime Running Lights Optional Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
Night Vision
Adjustable Pedals
Rollover Protection System
Front Tow Hooks
Rear Tow Hooks
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release
Blind Spot Monitor
Auto-Leveling Headlights
Lane Departure Warning


Engine & Performance

Locking Front Differential
Locking Rear Differential Standard
Four Wheel Drive Standard
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
Dual Rear Wheels
10 Cylinder Engine
12 Cylinder Engine
3 Cylinder Engine
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
5 Cylinder Engine
Flat 6 Cylinder Engine
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
8 Cylinder Engine
Electric Motor
High Output
Rotary engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas/Electric V6 Gas I4
Displacement 4.0L/241 3.3L/- TBD - 2.7L/163
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 259 @ 5600 209 @ 5600 187 @ 5800
Torque (Net @ RPM) 270 @ 4400 212 @ 3600 186 @ 4100
Transmission Automatic w/OD CVT Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 40.7 39.0 38.7


Gasoline/Natural Gas Bi-Fuel
Gasoline/Propane Bi-Fuel
Diesel Fuel
Electric Fuel System
Flex Fuel/Electric Hybrid
Flexible Fuel Capability
Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
Natural Gas Fuel
Plug-In Electric/Flex Fuel
Plug-In Electric/Gas
Propane Fuel
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 27 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 25 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.0 17.2 19.2


Active Suspension System
Air Suspension
Side Stance / Highrider Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone MacPherson Independent
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Dual-link Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front
Suspension Type - Rear


Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode
1-Speed Automatic
3-Speed Automatic
4-Speed Automatic
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
7-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Transmission w/Auto Mode
10-Speed Manual
4-Speed Manual
5-Speed Manual
6-Speed Manual
7-Speed Manual
8-Speed Manual
9-Speed Manual
Transmission Overdrive Switch

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