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Toyota FJ Cruiser



  • sahmsahm Posts: 7
    my warranty has looong been over with toyota. i did not buy an extended warranty because i dont believe in them. through all the oil changes and maintainance that i have had done at TOYOTA over the last three years that i have owned it, i have never had anyone tell me that my car is in anything else but still perfect condition. sooo. if you feel better by buying the premium gas and can afford it, by all means do what you need to do to make yourself feel more comfortable.
  • Since the Prado is the platform the FJ was built off of - if they add this engine it would be AWESOME for off roading and for highway driving!!! Please Toyota wake up - once we leave Iraq and civil war breaks out we will see $5 one will buy this "Cash for Clunker" vehicle. Add a diesel and see your market share increase.

    First appearing in 2000, the 1KD-FTV is one of the newest engines built by Toyota.

    Hilux with D4D Engine:

    The 1KD-FTV is a 3.0L (2982cc) straight-4 common rail diesel engine with a variable geometry turbocharger and Intercooler. It has 16 valves and a DOHC (double overhead camshaft) design. Bore is 96 mm and stroke is 103 mm. It generates 170 hp (125 kW) at 3400 rpm, and 260 lbf·ft (352 N·m) of torque at 1800-3400 rpm. Redline of this engine is at 4200 RPM. Compression ratio is 17.9:1.

    This engine uses Toyota's D-4D Common Rail fuel injection technology operating at ultra high pressures of up to 135 mpa (1350 bar or about 19,580psig) which is about 8 times more than the pressure of conventional fuel injection systems within a "common rail" that feeds the injectors on all four cylinders (older diesel engines have a separate line leading from the injection pump to each injector). This is combined with a 32-bit ECU which controls fuel quantity, valve-timing, and boost pressure at different engine parameters resulting in best fuel economy and also full utilization of power during acceleration. Pilot injection is also utilized by the common rail fuel system to smooth engine operation. Small amounts of fuel are introduced into the combustion chamber prior to the main injection event, reducing lag time and promoting more continuous and complete combustion. Exterior and interior engine noise is also reduced.

    The 1KD engine produces 17% more horsepower with 11% less fuel consumption than its predecessor, the 1KZ engine. Fuel consumption is also 12% more efficient than Toyota's Hybrid synergy drive.

    This engine was first used in Toyota Land Cruiser Prado and now used in the Toyota Fortuner, Hiace and Toyota Hilux.
  • Just did the Imperial MPG conversions for the US MPG's using the following data on the D4D installed in UK Toyota Landcruiser weighing 4806 pounds.

    Urban (City) 24.6 Imperial MPG or 20.5 US MPG
    Extra Urban (Highway) 37.7 Imperial MPG or 31.4 US MPG
    Combined (Combined) 41.4 Imperial MPG or 26.1 US MPG ( or 9 MPG better than the US FJ using Super Unleaded Gas)

    0-62 MPH was 11.2 Sec
    Top Speed was 109 MPH

    Why don't we have these in the USA? 597 Miles per 19 gallon tank of diesel verses 291 with Super Unleaded (hwy)... WTH Toyota???
  • 54000+ miles and it does very well. Continues with funky gas fill which local dealers in Bend/Eugene/Salem Oregon areas don't know anything??? Radio went through a phase with a very interesting light pattern on the screen or volume which didn't work which cleared either by turning the radio off and then on or a complete reset when turning the ignition off and on again-see the Toyota response above for this. Lasted awhile then resolved. Good service with the exception the dealership in Bend OR where they cross threaded the mount for the screw on oil filter. I had a maintenance contract so this could be tracked and the last place was Bend where I bought this. Dealership (Lithia) in Springfield OR tried to contact them but NO response so they picked up the tab and did it after the OD turned over 50,000. Kudos to the service department. Great vehicle in snow or the opposite but the local dealers will either cripple or make this company thrive. Good thing the cars are so reliable vs. the competitors such as Nissan/Datsun.
  • I finally purchased my 2010 ARMY GREEN FJ about 4 months ago and really wished I had bought this vehicle sooner! I was talked out of it by my girlfriend a year ago(never again). This is the best vehicle that I have had in a long time. Mileage is averaging about 18-19 with mainly suburban driving. I'll finally be taking it to the rock quarry for Geological studies this week and just can't wait. Toyota got this one right. I just hope that they will still be made for a few more years! Happy FJ'ing...
  • jofjjofj Posts: 1
    Octane make a difference when you need performance such as off-roading.

    Does any one know where I can get that optional Toyota pop up navigation system? The dealers are still asking $900.
  • What is the fair price for FJ 2013 especially 2014 is coming up in few days. Thank you
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 120,318
    We have an FJ Cruiser Prices Paid Forum, right over here:


    Did you get a good deal? Be sure to come back and share!

    Edmunds Moderator

  • gagricegagrice Pahrump, NevadaPosts: 31,432

  • steverstever Posts: 52,462

    That'll make your day. Life's a beach....

  • gagricegagrice Pahrump, NevadaPosts: 31,432

    What was he thinking? People are crazy.

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