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The Karin BeeJay XL is a four-door midsize SUV in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.


Grand Theft Auto V

The car features a retro utilitarian design theme, which seems to be inspired by the Japanese styling found on the Toyota FJ Cruiser, but with a flatter, less aggressive appearance and regular second-row doors (as opposed to suicide doors). The rear bumper and fascia bears some resemblance to the first generation Toyota RAV4, while the grille resembles that of a Hummer H2.

The front end of the BeeJay XL is very bulky, mostly due to the large bumper with a chromed line on the bottom, turning lights and a "KARIN" marking on the front intake. The front area of the vehicle is represented as a large grey bar with four circular headlights and the grille between these. The hood features a grey vent for the engine and has a rounded body, matching the car's front end. The sides of the SUV lack extra formations and has angled mudguards, with small stepsides between them. The window channels are in a black finish and are easily diffferentiated from the car's pillars, where the primary color takes place. The rear end of the vehicle is practically dominated by the read compartment door and features two sets of circular LED lights, with the outer ones placed in the car's main body and the inner ones in the rear compartment door, along with reversing lights located between those lights. From the rear wheel fenders to the rear end, a concave line surrounds the rear section of the vehicle. The rear bumper is, like the front one, depicted with chromed details on the sides and rear, also containing the two circular exhausts at the bottom.

The BeeJay XL comes in a two-tone paintjob, with the primary one surrounding the entire vehicle and the secondary one on the roof.

Current Design Gallery


Grand Theft Auto V

The BeeJay XL has a good top speed, however it leaves much to be desired from acceleration. Due to its heavy weight, some oversteer is noticeable, and because of this, caution must be taken when cornering at high speeds. It is also shown that it can sustain heavy amounts of damage. In terms of pick up and go, the Beejay XL is sub par in acceleration for an SUV but maintains the same level of speed from its competition such as the Gresley and the Granger. When traveling at high speeds there is a notable amount of traction loss compared to its counterparts, yet it seems to have stiffer suspension allowing the vehicle to grab a little more air than the rest.

The BeeJay XL is powered by a V8 engine, as suggested by the engine cover, which is coupled to a 5-speed gearbox in a front engine, all wheel drive (60% front and 40% rear) layout. Like its real life counterpart, it has a large loud sounding engine.

GTA V Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
N/A 81 / 130 5 N/A AWD
60% FWD
40% RWD
2400 / 5291 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
Observed / First-Person Speedometer (Enhanced version)
9.2 Seconds 80 / 129 5 F4 V8 (Cover) AWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Grand Theft Auto V

Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (Online)
Armor Armor Upgrade 20% $1,250 $5,250
Armor Upgrade 40% $3,125 $8,750
Armor Upgrade 60% $5,000 $14,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $8,750 $24,500
Armor Upgrade 100% $12,500 $35,000
Brakes Street Brakes $5,000 $10,000
Sport Brakes $6,750 $13,500
Race Brakes $8,750 $17,500
Bumpers Off-Road Bumper $1,250 $2,500
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $2,250 $4,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $3,125 $6,250
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $4,500 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $8,375 $16,750
Lights Xenon Lights $1,000 $5,000
- -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $3,375
Respray - -
Crew Emblem N/A $25,000
Roof Roof Rack $350 $700
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $2,700
Skirts Side Steps $1,500 $3,000
Suspension Lowered Suspension $500 $1,000
Street Suspension $1,000 $2,000
Sport Suspension $1,700 $3,400
Competition Suspension $2,200 $4,400
Transmission Street Transmission $7,375 $14,750
Sports Transmission $8,125 $16,250
Race Transmission $10,000 $20,000
Turbo Turbo Tuning $6,250 $35,000
Wheels - -
Windows Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000


Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

Enhanced version
  • Can be requested by a VIP (and any bodyguards of the organisation) for free from the Interaction Menu > VIP Vehicles. It will always spawn in matte black and will spawn near the player where there is enough space.

Notable Owners

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  • The word "BeeJay" is a double entendre. In one hand, it is a clear pun on its real-life equivalent, the Toyota FJ Cruiser (in the past, the BJ was the diesel-engined model of the original Toyota FJ). On the other hand, it references a blowjob.
    • "BeeJay" may also be a reference to the name of the real-life Hummer midsize SUV.
  • The car's ability to sustain heavy damage may be inspired from real-life Toyota Land Cruiser's (especially the original FJ) exceptional reliability, longevity, and toughness.
  • The default radio stations for the BeeJay XL are FlyLo FM or Soulwax FM.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Originally, the BeeJay only had the basic modifications available, but a few body modifications were added in an update.
  • In the mission Complications, for some reason, when the player arrives to the destination where Michael tells Franklin to crash the SUV, Jimmy's BeeJay XL makes a more louder and aggressive sound. This is most likely done to dramatize the following sequence.
  • In the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game, the player cannot keep Jimmy's BeeJay XL after Complications, as it will eventually despawn. This was identified as a bug, and fixed in the enhanced versions of the game.
  • If the player has bought the Offroad Bumper and the front of the car is deformed enough, part of the bumper will remain in its original place and simply "float" in front of the car.


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