Vehicles Axed in 2013

Vehicles Axed in 2013

Toyota FJ Cruiser

Similar to Acura’s TSX, the off-road-ready Toyota FJ Cruiser is about to give up the ghost. This retro-styled brute has forded its last creek and climbed its last logging trail. Initially a strong seller, the FJ fell off shoppers’ lists in the years after its introduction. Poor fuel economy from its 260 HP 4.0-liter V6 engine was a major strike against it, as were its truck-like on-road dynamics.

  • MistyGreen

    Wait a sec, the Tribeca came out as a 2013 model and is now out as a 2014.

  • Zack

    A simple list with descriptions and pictures is nice. I hate these slideshows you have to wait to load…

  • Verge Godemiché

    Regarding the Audi TT-RS, the article complains that 5-cylinder engines are not enjoyable and “go against physics.” Then it says the motor was fantastic in the TT-RS. Is your author schizophrenic?

    I seem to remember some awesome Audi Quattro 20-valve 5-cylinder rallye cars back in the 80’s. This motor is a VW-Audi staple. If I remember correctly Audi first employed the 5-cylinder engine in the 1976 Audi 100. Bullsh*t about “moaning like a camel.” I think they’ve got it working like a champ over the last 38 years.

  • ColumWood

    I believe Craig was complaining about the regular 2.5L 5-cyl used in the Golf and other cars. The Audi’s TT-RS’s 2.5T is amazing. We’re big fans!