When someone goes to buy a pickup truck, their first question is usually not “how fast does it go?” That’s because pickup trucks aren’t known for their speed. The buyer would instead probably ask how much the vehicle can tow or how reliable it is. That’s why companies like Toyota and Nissan typically produce the most popular non-American pickups on the road. Their cars have a historic reputation for reliability, durability, and safety.
But some people just want to go fast, and it doesn’t matter what kind of automobile they do it in. That’s why more and more trucks are being released with optional turbocharged engines and smaller beds to lessen the weight. Sure, you have your Ford F150s (the United States’ most popular car), Dodge Rams, and Chevy Silverados, but in some countries you won’t see those big honking trucks anywhere on the road. They’re made for North American streets, after all. However, in other countries you still might find a Nissan Frontier or Toyota Tundra or Honda Ridgeline.
Let’s be real, the majority of trucks get horrible gas mileage. Still, for many, the capability to lug thousands of pounds behind you – be it to tow your boat or trailer or whatever else – makes the poor gas mileage worth it. If the truck can go fast, even better!
Here are 10 non-American trucks that can go from 0-60 miles per hour in under 10 seconds.
2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner (6.7 seconds)
We must admit that Toyota trucks are pretty dominant on this list, but there’s no magic trick or secret here: Toyota just builds strong, reliable, and fast trucks, much like their cars.
The Tacoma has been around since 1995. It was first classified as a compact pickup until the second generation (which began in 2005) became a mid-size. The second generation pickup mentioned here was also the first new year model to be awarded Motor Trend Magazine’s Truck of the Year award (2005).
The PreRunner was introduced in 1998. It’s on a two-wheel drive system with taller suspension than the 4WD. The PreRunner is a bit faster than the X-Runner or TRD, as can be denoted by its ability to reach 0-60 mph in just 6.7 seconds.