So we got a Toyota FJ Cruiser
Okay, this is getting ridiculous. We just picked up a brand new Toyota FJ Cruiser, and after the Mini, Hummer and Corvette, this is our fourth yellow car in a row. Yellow! Never have we seen so much yellow! Yellow fever aside, the FJ really is the Japanese answer to the Hummer. We found its back-to-basics off-road equipment to be adequate, while its power leaves the seriously-slow H3 in the dust. Both are rated at around 240 hp, but the FJ has more torque and is somewhat lighter, with an extra speed in the auto gearbox.
So the FJ offers head-turning style, perceived Japanese reliability, a stronger engine, the looks of a two-door with the utility of a four-door, and a lower base price than the Hummer H3. I am guessing the brief domination of the H3 as the ultimate lifestyle 4WD is coming to an end.