3. A crude addict
It might be silly to expect the FJ to be a smooth luxury cruiser, but there is an excessive jerkiness that occurs when the automatic transmission shifts gears. The 4.0L V6 itself is quite smooth and it pulls hard with a healthy amount of torque, making us wish our test model came equipped with the manual transmission. The five-speed auto also doesn’t help do much for the engine’s already substantial thirst for fuel either. A gasoline addict, the FJ needs its fix regularly.