Last updated 5 years ago
The 2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser is back with minimal changes for the new model year.
This year the FJ cruiser will see a new available color scheme for the Trail Teams Special Edition. Other changes include standard power outside mirrors with illuminated markers and a new Magma Red exterior color.
But the highlight for the new year is the Trail Teams Special Edition Package, which incorporates a standard Off-Road Package and features a new color, Cement Grey, replacing Radiant Red. The exterior gets a sportier look with black bumpers, front grille, and door handles, while the interior gets matching Cement Grey accents on the door trim, steering wheel, and fabric seat inserts.
Under the hood, the FJ Cruiser comes equipped with a cyclone pre-air cleaner designed to trap sand and dirt. Those who opt for the Trail Teams package will have give their FJ Cruiser better chassis performance thanks to trail-tuned Bilstein shock absorbers, a rear differential lock with Active Traction Control system, fuel tank, and transfer cases, skid plates, and rock rails, while the exterior gets 16-inch Toyota Racing Development (TRD) wheels mated to 265/75ZR16 All-Terrain tires from BF Goodrich.
The FJ Cruiser can be configured as 4×2 or 4×4 and will be powered by a 4.0-liter V6 engine able to produce 260-hp and 272 lb-ft of torque. Interior technology includes USB Port, iPod connectivity, and XM Satellite Radio Capability.
The 2013 FJ Cruise also offers a Convenience Package which adds cruise control, daytime running lights, a rear window wiper, and a spare tire cover, plus a rear backup camera--really a necessity if you plan to drive the FJ around town, or parallel-park.
Optional for the FJ Cruiser to increase towing capacity is a Class Four hitch receiver, making the vehicle capable of towing up to 5,000 lbs.
If you are looking to combine trail ability with fresh styling, then go for the Trail Teams Special Edition Package. It includes most of the above named extras plus body color-matched interior highlights, off-road lights, an aluminum shift knob and aluminum scuff plates. Lastly for 2013, the Trail Teams Package is newly offered in Cement Gray.
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