2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser

Matt Tierney

I don't have access to a worthy rock trail to truly test the prowess of this Trail Teams package, but there's no denying the option group changes the visual character of the FJ from a cute retro-character to a badass off-road crawler. Those beadlock-look rims are pretty neat looking, as are the powder-coated rock rails, the blacked-out grille trim and hood, and the lack of the cheesy white roof.

I'm told that production of the Trail Teams model is limited, but if Toyota sells out of this batch, there's some good news for FJ enthusiasts: apart from the cosmetic touches, you're still able to build a clone. Simply order an FJ Cruiser with the off-road package, and you instantly have the Trail Team's locking rear diff, A-TRAC traction control, and enhanced suspension thrown into the mix. Dive into the TRD parts catalog, and you can find similar wheels, rock rails, and myriad other off-road goodies.

I'd caution against adding those features if you plan on spending more time on-road than off, though. The increased ride height and larger tires are great for four-wheeling, but the extra road noise and body roll aren't enjoyable if you're relegating the FJ Cruiser to tarmac duty.
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