Overland Classifieds :: 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser

Let’s be honest, the FJ Cruiser isn’t the first Toyota 4WD that comes to mind when we think about long-term vehicle travel, but it might be one of the coolest. I have a real soft spot for these trucks, and would argue that they’ve aged like a fine wine. Despite being two decades old the FJ still manages to look contemporary and purposeful. We’ve featured a number of adventure-ready examples including this 2007 TRD, 2007 Supercharged, and Basil Lynch’s stunning 2007 Overland Build. If you’d like a better idea of what this platform is capable of then I’d recommend checking out the Colorado 4×4 Adventures YouTube channel and specifically their FJ Cruiser offroad Colorado episode. Today’s 2012 model has covered 144,573 miles, features a long list of premium modifications, and is priced competitively at $29,000.

From the Seller:

Selling my 2012 FJ Cruiser, I’m the second owner and it has been a great rig! I’ve taken it out to Colorado 3 times and out to the Sierras once. I wouldn’t hesitate to jump in it tomorrow and drive to Alaska. The only reason I’m selling it is that I’m restoring an FZJ 80; I’m torn but the FJ Cruiser has to go.”

2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser

The FJ is fitted with a V6 motor that produces 260 horsepower, 271 pound-feet of torque, and returns a combined 18 mpg. Despite its size, the Toyota is surprisingly nimble on-road and will sprint to 60 mph in under 8 seconds. However, it’s when the tarmac ends that this vehicle comes to life thanks to full-time 4WD, coil springs, four-link rear suspension, A-Trac traction control, and rear locking differential. The interior is intentionally utilitarian with oversized controls for use with gloves, washable rubber materials, and a three-gauge cluster with compass, temperature, and inclinometer.

Distinguishing Features

  • Icon Stage 7 suspension
  • Method Racing 701 wheels with Toyo AT3 tires
  • Baja Designs lighting
  • RCI rock rails and skid plates
  • Damello front bumper and Expedition-One Trail Series rear bumper with swing-out and jerry can holder
  • Prinsu roof rack
  • Warn winch

This 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser is listed for $29,000 and is currently located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

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No money in the bank, but gas in the tank. Our resident Bikepacking Editor Jack Mac is an exploration photographer and writer living full-time in his 1986 Vanagon Syncro but spends most days at the garage pondering why he didn’t buy a Land Cruiser Troopy. If he’s not watching the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, he can be found mountaineering for Berghaus, sea kayaking for Prijon, or bikepacking for Surly Bikes. Jack most recently spent two years on various assignments in the Arctic Circle but is now back in the UK preparing for his upcoming expeditions—looking at Land Cruisers. Find him on his website, Instagram, or on Facebook under Bicycle Touring Apocalypse.