5. Climb in, literally
A purpose-built truck understandably makes a few compromises, but every passenger that jumps in, and out of the FJ Cruiser, can’t help but comment on how high up it is. If a ladder isn’t handy, amateur rock climbers will find the roof rack (a $649 option) something to hold onto as they, quite literally, climb into the truck.
If you’re in search of an adventure vehicle and you’re not a giant, spend the $575 for the optional Rock Rails to use as a side step – though considering the height of the FJ they really should be standard.