It's true that Toyota took some shortcuts when creating the FJ Cruiser, allowing the competition to brag that its vehicles didn't reduce costs. The FJ Cruiser also has a higher towing capacity and is capable of towing up to 5,000 pounds, another major advantage this vehicle has over other SUVs. The FJ Cruiser was ideal for people who wanted a retro-optimized vehicle for off-road and off-road adventures. Other areas where the FJ Cruiser received criticism were the large blind spots, which were the direct result of its design, the smaller than average load capacity, and the rear seats, which didn't offer much space and were difficult to access.
Toyota released a statement saying that the FJ Cruiser “was developed as a basic, capable and affordable all-terrain vehicle aimed specifically at serious off-roaders looking to push the limits. The FJ Cruiser was intended to be Toyota's opportunity to create an off-road vehicle different from the standard fare they were producing at the time. The FJ Cruiser 'Final Edition' will come in a single-tone beige exterior, upholstery and details on the central panel. In addition, the FJ Cruiser is not only renowned for its performance and reliability, but it is also prized among off-road vehicles for its rugged exterior that can withstand harsh conditions.
However, it revealed an electric SUV concept called Compact Cruiser EV that features an FJ-inspired style as a preview of a possible future production vehicle. After enjoying its time during the rush of modern retro off-road SUVs, the Toyota FJ Cruiser is about to become a commodity very soon.