The regular-issue FJ Cruiser comes standard with the 2-tone paint scheme (color-keyed body and white top), rear-hinged half-doors doors for rear seat access, and 17" black steel wheels. Toyota's Star Safety System is also standard. It includes stability control, traction control, four-wheel ABS, brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution. It also comes with dual-stage front airbags, seat-mounted airbags and side-curtain airbags. Rear parking assist is available as part of the Convenience package.
The interior is tailored for people who don't mind getting muddy for fun. Seats are water resistant and the floor and deck mat are made of rubber. The rear seat folds flat for extra cargo space, and air conditioning is standard for post-trail run comfort. There are four map pockets and backlit analog instruments in the dash. A 6-speaker CD/MP3 stereo is standard, but 8- or 9-speaker systems are available as part of the two upgrade packages.
The Convenience package adds remote keyless entry, cruise control, rear wiper, parking assist, daytime running lights and more. The Upgrade package has alloy wheels, active traction control for 4-wheel drive models, locking rear differential, leather-wrapped steering wheel with integrated audio controls, brushed aluminum interior trim, and either the 8-speaker (Upgrade 1) or 9-speaker with subwoofer (Upgrade 2) sound system. The All-Terrain package swaps in BF Goodrich Rugged Trail tires, off-road 16" alloy wheels, Bilstein shock absorbers, air pre-cleaner and locking rear differential.
The Trail Team Special Edition starts out as a trail-ready FJ Cruiser, but then it gets tweaked by the FJ Trail Teams for better off-road and environmental performance. It's got the same 4.0L V6 as the other trim levels, but it comes in an exclusive Iceberg shade of white. It has everything in the Convenience and All-Terrain packages, plus bumper-mounted auxiliary lights, front and rear skid plates, rock rails, a 115-volt, 400-watt power outlet, all-weather mats and cargo mats, TRD performance exhaust system, matte black 16" TRD powder-coated wheels and Trail Teams badges and shift knob.