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Toyota Sports X

A Sensible Sport Truck

trucks were a big hit in the late Almost every manufacturer a compact pick up and it seemed the youth were taking and fixing them up by installing exhausts, big tires and lowered Well, that craze over time as have the of compact pickups. These only a few manufacturers even compact trucks and you rarely see one is modified. Now everyone is focused on the size trucks. Maybe it was the price of gas in the years past drove people to the full trucks with their V8 With the recent price in gas, it will be interesting to see if the pickup (which has been up in size and weight) makes a Toyota certainly hopes so. are one of the few people that still a compact pickup and the compact still enjoys strong

For 2005, Toyota has introduced an Tacoma. There are actually different Tacoma model Our favorite is the X-Runner, which is the car of the line up. The X-Runner is the replacement to the S-Runner, which featured a 190 hp 3.4 V6 with a standard 5 speed transmission. The 2005 X-Runner its name from the X-Braced frame underneath that enhanced rigidity.

Toyota the X-Runner The Muscletruck Meets Car. That is a pretty way to describe the X. While other trucks such as Dodge’s offer 500 hp V-10 engines, the X is less exotic. The X-Runner is by the 4.0 liter DOHC V6 with valve control that out 245 hp. The exclusive transmission choice in the X is a manual. That combination with a smaller and lighter makes the X-Runner a much usable package over say an 500 hp in a truck results in a truck is a beast that you have to be careful with. On the other with 245 hp and a lighter truck, the becomes a truck that you can hard with ease. says that the X-Runner do 0-60 mph in less than seconds and that sounds right. The motor is smooth all the way to the rpm redline yet can easily come from a stop sign in gear. The 6-speed manual has ratios that are well If you want to go fast, you can use all gears. If you are cruising, you can easily skip and fifth gears and there be no complaints. The one thing that dampens the excitement is the shift There is way too much slop in the and if you try to shift quickly, it either let you or worse it results in gear

noise.

Just as impressive as the acceleration is the Our X-Runner came with Bridgestone Potenza RE050 which are very grippy. The suspension with stiffer and springs results in a harsh that will remind you it is a truck. And if you decide to go fast come turns, better sure that the road is If there are bumps in the middle of the they could upset the and send it into the next However, on a smooth road the X is The X communicates with its driver than some sports You can easily push the X to its limits confidence.

The other complaint the performance aspect of the X that we is regarding the brakes. They spongy and there is very feel. It is so bad that the first few that you come to a stop for a you end up stopping past the point you thought you would stop. An thing these days is the brakes on the rear of all Tacomas.

Inside the X, the world is a great While the interior is not a like of a Lexus, it is by no means cheap There are typical high Toyota materials throughout the and there are even some touches such as audio on the steering wheel and a tilting and steering wheel column. The layout is clear and simple. The seat bottom angle is not and started to get uncomfortable on long


The back seat is a different The X-Runner is only available in the Cab version, which is extended cab to you and me. there are two seat belts there, one cannot imagine an … back there. is not really a seat back either. The seat is more a cushion with the back up at 90 degrees. The back is OK for small pets or luggage but do not think you can get mother in law to crawl back

The X-Runner is a pretty good It has a few negatives that really the driver from having a time but it has many features are wonderful. The best feature is the tag of $23,110 that makes you a lot of small flaws. For $23,000 you get a well equipped truck is a blast to drive and can haul all stuff with its 73.5 bed and still tow 3500 pounds. is an amazing bargain. When we people how much they the truck cost, most in the $30,000 range. And the X-Runner is not by some company you have heard of either. It has the typical quality and resale value so you can be about buying one and it is even right here in California at the plant in Fremont. If more knew about it, Toyota sell millions of these

I am an automotive journalist. I was the Editor in of Speednews magazine from I am also a car nut and love to work on and play with them. I am an in a professional road. View

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