Toyota halted production of the FJ Cruiser when sales plummeted. The recession was the main cause of the drop in sales. Complaints about poor side grip performance, limited load capacity, visibility problems and poor rear seat comfort may also have led to the suspension of the FJ Cruiser. The FJ Cruiser was ideal for people who wanted a retro-optimized vehicle for off-road and off-road adventures.
Over the past decade, we were forced to say goodbye to several of the favorites, such as the Toyota Acura TL, the BMW Z8, the Chevy SS, the Chevy Volt, the Chrysler's Town and Country and the Ford Focus. At that time, Toyota decided to start marketing its TRD Pro Series and its classic 4Runners with similar appeal and capacity. Toyota tried to correct these problems by offering a reversing camera and changing the hinge mechanisms on the front seats to facilitate entry and exit from the rear. 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.
That said, Toyota made the mistake of reducing cabin costs, allowing the competition to gain an advantage. Unlike many brands, Toyotas tend to maintain their value as they age and their reputation due to the long life and quality of their vehicles, the demand for this reliable machine has only grown in the last decade. Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) dealers continue to receive orders for new units, even including them on their website, although increased demand and increased limited supply have ensured a significant increase in prices. Compared to other off-road SUVs in its class, the FJ Cruiser ranked high in terms of body style, stability in adverse conditions, and gauge and instrument design.
Unfortunately, after selling the FJ Cruiser for eight years in North America, Toyota chose to stop selling the SUV in the United States. Since the start of its presentation at international motor shows in 2003, Toyota announced that the FJ Cruiser would be produced as a one-generation model. 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. The FJ Cruiser had few original sales, but the demand for off-road vehicles has led to used FJ Cruisers being in high demand.
Many of the vehicle designs and parts were inspired by or adapted to the Tacoma and 4Runner, other popular Toyota vehicles. 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. 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.