When heading off road, and into more challenging terrain, you can choose to activate the Rear Differential Lock when 4WD is engaged. This restricts the movement of the differential - and ensures traction is optimized on slippery or uneven surfaces.
Activating this off road mode is quick and easy, thanks to a switch that's conveniently located on your dashboard.
Active Traction Control (A-TRC) is a smart technology that works to provide additional handling and control when tackling off road situations.
Since every environment is different and requires a different driving style. It can be used as an alternative to activating the rear diff lock.
When it comes to handling, the FJ Cruiser's Traction Control goes hand-in-hand with another important piece of on road technology: Vehicle Stability Control (VSC).
This system helps your FJ Cruiser hold its direction when cornering in tricky situations or when a sudden swerve is required.
It does this by automatically adjusting the engine's output and braking force that goes to each wheel in situations of understeer (a front wheel sideways skid) and over steer (a rear wheel sideways skid).
FJ Cruiser is equipped with 5-speed CRAWL Control, which automatically controls the brakes and throttle to maintain the vehicle at a steady speed, so you can give full concentration to steering. The system minimizes wheel spin and wheel lock up, giving you excellent steering control, even on slippery, uneven terrain or steep gradients. It's also very handy driving through water.