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 |  Aug 29 2011, 9:45 AM

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Toyota has a long history of building rugged off-road trucks, the latest of which is the FJ Cruiser. And if you’re looking to match capability with Jeep’s “Trail Rated” machines there’s no better way to do so than with a more off-road capable Trail Teams Special Edition.

The latest Trail Teams model is available exclusively in a Radian Red paint for 2012 with black painted door handles, bumpers and front grille. Up top a set of off-road lights improve night time visibility, while inside there’s plenty of red accenting to go with the new paint color. Getting dirt into the Trail Teams model is part of the fun and getting it out is easier thanks to water resistant seats, plus a rubber floor and rear deck.

The standard 260-hp 4.0-liter V6 engine get a cyclone pre-air cleaner (another standard FJ goodie) to trap dirt, while off-road capability has been enhanced with an off-road package that includes Bilstein shocks, TRD wheels with BFG All-Terrain tires, rock rails, as well as skid plates for the engine, fuel tank and transfer case. Also standard is a rear differential lock and Toyota’s A-TRAC traction control system.

Other items that come standrad on the special edition model include a multi-information display, remote keyless entry, cruise control, 12V/100W and 115V/400W outlets, a back-up camera integrated into the rear view mirror and the final touch, a Trail Team badge.

GALLERY: Toyota FJ Cruiser Trail Teams Special Edition

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  • Anthony

    Wow, looks great in that color! Almost as good as the 2011 Army Green Trail Teams! Very capable machine.

  • BRAD

    ANYONE HAVE PICTURES OF THE INTERIOR WITH NEW RED ACCENTS???

  • Bev

    When can we buy this …? Not on the market yet.

  • Joel

    I bought the 2011 army green Trading in my black fj special addition

    2011 my better pick up
    Seat much more comfortable
    Handles better
    Better responsiveness
    I owned the black fj and traded up for the green 2011
    Much more responsive
    Better handling
    Better pickup
    Seems to handle difficult situations better

    All in all very pleased with Toyota and the dealership was great also
    No pressure very helpful johnston Toyota Middletown NY
    salesman was drew , great
    Finance person was skip also great
    BTW. I highly recommend getting the paint upgrade, the stock finish Is a little light and does not do well with scratches bird poop etc

  • DetTweety

    I wonder if Toyota will FAIL to stand behind this version as they do with their other version. My FJ has been sitting in Virginia for two weeks because Toyota refuses to repair my transmission while it is still under the factory warranty. Now this is the clincher, they said since I took it off road it voided the warranty. Wake up Toyota you claim it is an off road vehicle so back it up.

  • WAEL

    MESSAGE TO TOYOTA IS BETTER TO COME WITH SUN ROOF

  • diane

    When is the red 2012 new FJ cruiser available?

  • wiley g

    Can’t wait for the 2012 FJ Cruiser TT Edition. Again, not to Toyota, “OFFER A SUNROOF ON THE FY CRUISER”.This option will make thisvehicle even more appealing (if that’s possible).

  • miguel DeOsaba

    I ve had a few land rover discoverys, a g500, suburban and land cruiser and i am so excited for the new 2012 red fj cruiser TT edition that im putting half down as a deposit in november…lol

  • Andreas

    think the 2010 FJ TT looks the best, love the truck, best ever all around truck

  • Bob K

    I absolutely love my 2011 Brick Red FJ. Great vehicle. Fun to drive. Comfortable.

  • Garry

    is it true the warranty is voided if you go off road? do they define off road? is a mining road in Alaska considered off road?

  • Kevin

    I want to buy the Red FJ, how much and when is it availble, like to have a black top instead of a white top though??

  • Wile E Coyote

    Had TRD 2007 all Black TRD badges etc. Nearly bought the farm twice with its hideous blind spots,thankfully the tractor trailers had operating air horns. With its flat windshield i was able to aquire 3 right light camera tickets in a year. Traded for 07 Tundra Crewmax Limited.

  • Shawn

    I have a 2007 TRD. Best 4×4 that I’ve ever owned. only has 44,000 miles on it. Gets me where other 4X4′s can’t!!! I will be trading it in on the 2012 though.

  • Amedeo Masi

    When can I purchase the red 2012 special edition trail teams

  • JT

    Just got my Red 2012 Special Edition TT. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • David

    Just got a 2012 Trail Teams and my wife and kids love it. Brings a smile to everyone’s face who sees it. Drives like a smooth Toyota truck (I had a 2002 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab a few years back), but with nice retro references. Removed the roof rack and gave it to the dealership as a present because the car is 6’7″ with it on and doesn’t fit inside many D.C. garages. This one is going to go on plenty weekend trips to West Virginia.

  • Alan

    Does the 2012 Trail Teams model come with a manual tranny?

  • Al

    When can we get one with a diesel engine??  Any update on that??

  • Jen E

    there’s only one option I want and they never seem to make it available!!!! This vehicle would be PERFECT if they would just put in A SUNROOF!!!!!!!

  • Shauneen High

    Thinking about buying the new FJ and looking to drive mostly in the city. I probably won’t do much 4x4ing.  What do you think the gas mileage is like.  Would it be expensive to keep filling it.  I live in Vancouver Canada so gas prices are different and I live on a modest income. I really like the way it looks.

  • ed

    yes it does

  • John

    David,
    Is you 2012 fj for sale? Looking for one.
    JOhn