2007 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner Is A Fun Little Pickup From The Past

Go back 15 years or so and you might be surprised to find quite a few sporty pickup truck models available for U.S. buyers. You had the RAM SRT-10, the Ford F-150 Lightning, the Chevy Silverado SS and.. this: the Toyota Tacoma X-Runner.

The truck in question here is up for grabs on Bring a Trailer and, aside from its flashy Radiant Red exterior, it also comes with a 4.0-liter V6 feeding the rear wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox.

While this Tacoma isn’t exactly all show and zero go, it’s still not what you’d call a rational purchase, seen as how it doesn’t have the ground clearance most pickup truck buyers require, nor the off-road prowess.

Also read: New Tacoma Is As Tough As Chuck Norris In Toyota Ad

What it does have is a factory body kit comprised of custom bumpers, side skirts and a hood scoop, plus a set of five-spoke 18-inch wheels. It also features reverse-hinged Access Cab doors, facilitating entry into the rear portion of the cabin.

Speaking of the interior, that’s where you’ll find bucket seats out front, upholstered in gray cloth. Other goodies include the stock stereo system, power windows, mirrors and locks, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

As for its 4.0-liter V6 VVT-i engine, it’s rated at 236 HP and has been in commission for 39,000 miles (62,764 km). It also packs 266 lb-ft (360 Nm) of torque, which doesn’t sound like a lot, but the manual gearbox/rear-wheel drive combo should make up for that.

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  • Honda NSX-R

    It’d be cool to have a new Tacoma X-Runner again

  • Ben

    I was just browsing for one of these bad boys on Auto trader, yesterday! I was also looking at the Baja TRD edition too. Not sure what I really was looking for. However, the major caveat when searching for a Taco of this era is RUST! You can find an absolute gem, but underneath she’s got more holes than my socks.

  • Matt

    Yikes those are some nasty styling additions. Looks like an oversized matchbox car.

    • Ben

      Exactly! Ain’t she purdy!?

  • Jason Miller

    This truck was benchmarked against the 350Z during development. If you need a normal truck, this isn’t for you.

    • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

      I came in here to say just that.

      I remember these being really cool…

  • Zandit75

    Nice looking ute, but damn that is crying out for some bigger wheels!!

    • RDS Alphard

      That issue happen on a LOT of Toyota, lol

  • RDS Alphard

    I never like these thing due to those bodykit, but consider this is just a Tacoma, maybe I can easily replace them with regular pieces & made it looks like just a lowered regular Tacoma.

  • I am not a Tundra fan. But I like that.

  • WalthamDan

    Looking at that side body sculpting on the rear, now I see what influenced the 2020 Highlander

  • Kyle Newberry

    One of the only pickups I would want to buy. Too bad I couldn’t afford one and had to settle for a Corolla XRS.

  • KAG25

    Wonder if they have a TRD supercharger kit for it

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