This edition of JeepNewsNow.com sponsored by:
 
WranglerFJ Cruiser Beats Wrangler for 4x4 of the Year
Posted by mike on 2007/5/10 8:24:17 (4300) reads

The readers of ReviewCars.com recently picked the Toyota FJ Crusier as the 2007 4x4 of the year, over the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser won the hearts of the owners and enthusiasts. ReviewCars.com announced the winners of Top 10 Trucks and SUVs of the Year, and Toyota FJ Cruiser topped the list.

"FJ Cruiser is a surprise winner," said Edward Choi, President and Publisher of ReviewCars.com. "Given its fashionably quirky retro look, FJ Cruiser should have appealed to only a small group of people. But its significant off-road capabilities and everyday urban utilities brought a wide range of buyers to consider FJ Cruiser," said Choi.

Consumers especially liked FJ Cruiser's stocky body, easy to clean interior, exceptional throttle control, off-road capability and comfortable ride. Over half a million consumers' research and ratings behavior indicated that FJ Cruiser's scores were not only good, but also consistently good compared to other trucks and SUVs.

Jeep and Honda scored high as well, and they have multiple vehicles in the Top 10 list.

2007 Top 10 Trucks and SUVs of the Year are:

1. Toyota FJ Cruiser
2. Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
3. Acura MDX
4. Hyundai Santa Fe
5. Honda CR-V
6. Chevrolet Avalanche
7. Mazda CX-7
8. GMC Acadia
9. Jeep Compass
10. Honda Pilot

Reader Reactions

The comments are owned by the poster.
We aren't responsible for their content.
You must login or register to post a comment.

Poster Thread
xjken99
Posted: 2007/5/10 18:15  Updated: 2007/5/10 18:15
Quite a regular
Joined: 2005/9/14
From:
Posts: 58
 Re: FJ Cruiser Beats Wrangler for 4x4 of the Year
Everybody know these list only matter when a Jeep wins.

Poster Thread
Brian_R
Posted: 2007/5/10 12:55  Updated: 2007/5/10 12:55
Quite a regular
Joined: 2005/11/28
From:
Posts: 47
 Re: FJ Cruiser Beats Wrangler for 4x4 of the Year
Guess they didn't actually SIT in the back seat of an FJ... seems like they coin flipped the rankings at the top if they had the same overall score.

Poster Thread
Jeepin
Posted: 2007/5/10 14:22  Updated: 2007/5/10 14:22
Home away from home
Joined: 2005/11/28
From: TX
Posts: 190
 Re: FJ Cruiser Beats Wrangler for 4x4 of the Year
whoops, meant to say the FJ got 4.5 and the JK got 4.4.

Poster Thread
Jeepin
Posted: 2007/5/10 12:22  Updated: 2007/5/10 14:21
Home away from home
Joined: 2005/11/28
From: TX
Posts: 190
 Re: FJ Cruiser Beats Wrangler for 4x4 of the Year
Not that I've ever heard of "ReviewCars.com" before... but I went to their site to see why it was they chose the FJC over the JKL. The FJC scored 4.5 out of 5, and the JKL socred 4.4 out of 5. They both scored the same on the exterior, the JK scored slightly higher on the interior, but the FJC scored better overall on performance.

Considering the FJ's 4.0L boasts 239hp/278ft-lb to the JK's 3.8L @ 202hp/237ft-lb, it's not all that surprising that the FJ scored better in "performance". The #1 complaint I've seen about the JK is that it's underpowered.

Poster Thread
jeepxk
Posted: 2007/5/10 9:26  Updated: 2007/5/10 9:26
Just can't stay away
Joined: 2005/7/13
From: Peoria
Posts: 150
 Re: FJ Cruiser Beats Wrangler for 4x4 of the Year
Oh, what they know. Look at the list. How can you put trucks and SUV's on the same list. And the Compass is #9?? I have a hard time looking at that as a SUV. What is the point of this list and who cares?

Poster Thread
All-ProFJ
Posted: 2007/5/10 16:55  Updated: 2007/5/10 16:55
Just popping in
Joined: 2007/5/10
From:
Posts: 1
 Re: FJ Cruiser Beats Wrangler for 4x4 of the Year
Although I am a totally happy FJ owner since March 27th 06, and 23K miles.. I agree that this list is bogus.

Is this 4X4 of the year or SUV of the year?
Whats Hyundai doing on there anyways?
Main Menu
JeepNewsNow Everywhere
Login
Username:

Password:


Lost Password?

Register now!
Jeep Classifieds
Syndication - RSS
Add Jeep News Headlines to your site for free!

Display the latest Jeep news headlines on your Web site using our RSS 2.0 news feed!

RSS 2.0

Or, if you prefer, an even easier way of putting the headlines on your Web site is to utilize our free, JavaScript-based headlines. Check them out!
Who's Online
13 user(s) are online (4 user(s) are browsing News)

Members: 0
Guests: 13

more...
Advertisements
mike's totally free jeep news now is designed and maintained by AnelloConsulting.com
Copyright © 1998-2010 mike's totally free jeep news now
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Advertising Info