Toyota FJ Cruiser Maintenance: How much does it cost to own one?

Updated Nov 16, 2021 | Same topic: Handy Maintenance Tips

Check this guide if you’re considering to get an FJ Cruiser.

The Toyota FJ Cruiser was first introduced in the local market by Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) in 2013. With its retro and aggressive SUV styling, the FJ Cruiser instantly became a dream among many Filipino car buyers in the early days.

Unfortunately, sales declined over the years most likely due to the Toyota FJ Cruiser price being too high at Php 2,098,000 and lack of updates in recent years. Some markets decided to stop selling the Toyota FJ Cruiser but this vehicle is still offered in the Philippines with one variant only that uses a 4.0-liter V6 gasoline engine.

Toyota FJ Cruiser front view

One of the most recognizable vehicles on the road, the Toyota FJ Cruiser

If you’re planning to get a Toyota FJ Cruiser, it is best to know how much would it cost to own one. For that reason, we have listed down the estimates in maintaining an FJ Cruiser. Do note that the prices can vary without prior notice and can still depend on your chosen dealership. As such, the following estimates are just for ballpark figures.

Maintenance costs for Parts and Labor

Despite the Toyota FJ Cruiser’s proportions and large engine, the preventive maintenance service (PMS) costs of this unit are relatively affordable as compared to other Toyota vehicles such as the Fortuner and the Hilux. However, the FJ Cruiser comes with one of the most expensive PMS costs after reaching the 80,000-km mileage, or around three to five years of ownership, with an estimated price of Php 18,000.

Fortunately, the first year of ownership will be relatively light for your pocket. The first 1,000-km and 5,000-km mileages are priced Php 1,800 each. You can expect that TMP will only service your Toyota FJ Cruiser’s oil system at the said mileages.

Toyota FJ Cruiser rear view

A capable vehicle for the city and off-roads

The 10,000-km mileage comes with a price that ranges from Php 3,100 to Php 4,900, depending on the condition of your unit. Both the 15,000-km and 25,000-km mileages will costs you from Php 3,100 to Php 5,700. TMP will inspect which parts need to be replaced so prices can vary.

But in between those mileages, the most expensive PMS costs for your first year of ownership is at the 20,000-km mileage which is priced at Php 8,400 to Php 9,800. Overall, you can expect to pay Php 21,300 to Php 29,700 during the first year of ownership if you drive the FJ Cruiser on a daily basis. The price will get higher as the years pass by as more major parts must be replaced.

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Overall Summary

Mileage (KM)
1k
5k
10k
15k
20k
25k
Cost (Php)
1,800
1,800
3,100-4,900
3,100-5,700
8,400-9,800
3,100-5,700

 

Mileage (KM)
30k
35k
40k
45k
50k
60k
70k
Cost (Php)
3,100-4,900
3,100-5,700
13,600
3,100-5,700
3,100-4,900
8,400-9,800
3,100-4,900

 

Mileage (KM)
80k
100k
120k
140k
160k
200k
240k
Cost (Php)
18,000
8,400-9,800
13,600
8,400-9,800
18,000
13,600
18,000

**NOTE: Prices are inclusive of 12 percent VAT. The said prices only include labor and parts and not materials, consumables, etc.

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Know more about Toyota FJ Cruiser 2022

Toyota FJ Cruiser

After recognizing its demand, the country's leading carmaker Toyota Motor Philippines brought the FJ Cruiser in the country in 2013. The 2021 - 2022 Toyota FJ Cruiser maintained its predecessor’s aesthetic principles – tough, intimidating, and boxy with rounded corners. At the same time, it received modern technological updates. Locally, the FJ Cruise only has one variant, and it is priced at Php 2,098,000.

Under the hood of the Toyota FJ Cruiser Philippines is a 4.0-liter 24-valve DOCH Dual VVT-I V6 power plant that produces 268 hp and 380 Nm of torque. It is paired with a 5-speed automatic transmission. It then uses a 4x4 drivetrain. Size-wise, the FJ Cruiser measures 4,670mm long, 1,905mm wide, and 1830mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,690mm, and a aground clearance of 244mm. 

In the local market, the FJ Cruiser competes against the likes of the Jeep Wrangler and the Land Rover Defender. And technically, it also belongs in the same niche as the Suzuki Jimny.

 

₱ 2,218,000

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