2009 Suzuki Equator  -  $17,995


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $17,995
Base Invoice: $17,306
Destination Charge: $775
Options: $0
Trim: 2WD Ext Cab I4 Man
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 19 | Hwy: 23
Body Style: 2WD Ext Cab I4 Man
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission
Engine: 2.5L DOHC 16-valve I4 engine

Pros

Off-road capability; low entry price; powerful engine selection; warranty


Model Highlights

The Equator is Suzuki's first foray into the compact pickup truck market. Available in both extended cab and crew-cab models, as well as both 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive configurations, Suzuki has a trim/drivetrain combination for almost any pickup buyer.

The base engine is a 2.5L 4-cylinder, which develops 152 hp and 171 lb-feet of torque. It's mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.

The base trim is fairly utilitarian, but still includes as standard equipment: anti-lock disc brakes, a full-size spare tire and a tire pressure monitor. With a starting price just over $17,000, it's an excellent value for those seeking a basic work truck.

Most will opt for the Comfort trim, however. At only $1,200 more, it comes with more commonly found amenities, such as air conditioning and a CD player. To get an automatic transmission though, requires the Premium trim, which also adds power mirrors, power door locks and windows as well as remote keyless entry.

The V6, standard on the Sport and RMZ-4 trims, is a 4.0L powerplant that makes 261 hp and 281 lb-feet of torque. It's available with only one transmission, a 5-speed automatic. The Sport trim includes 17" alloy wheels, power mirrors, power windows and locks, remote keyless entry and an AM/FM/CD stereo with six speakers.

The Crew cab model, which adds separate rear doors for second-row passengers, is only available with the V6 engine and automatic transmission. The rear seat is a 60/40-split affair, and features a flip-up seat with cubbies underneath for storage.

The RMZ-4 trim is top of the line, adding true off-road features such as an electronic locking rear differential, skid plates to protect the oil pan, transfer case and fuel tank and Bilstein off-road shocks all around. The RMZ-4 also features 9 inches of ground clearance and beefy BFGoodrich Rugged Trail tires as well. Leather-wrapped steering wheel and traction control are also standard.

The Equator comes with a full complement of air bags, including side curtain and side-impact airbags.


Model News

The Suzuki Equator is a brand-new vehicle for 2009.


Value Writeup

The Suzuki brand is known for their value-leading vehicles. Suzuki specializes in low-cost yet high-quality cars and SUVs. The Equator is Suzuki's entry into the compact pickup market, but the truck's clever design, real off-road prowess and powerful engine lineup mean it is another highly appealing vehicle from the maker of some of the most value-conscious cars in the world. Suzuki's 7-year, 100,000-mile warranty is also one of the most generous available in the U.S.


Drivetrain
Rear wheel drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
23 MPG

Cruising Range - City
400.90 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
19 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
485.30 mi

Engine Order Code
QR25

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.5L/

Fuel System
MPFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
152 @ 5200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4400

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.08

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.64

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.08

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110

Total Cooling System Capacity
9.3 qts

EPA Classification
2WD Small Pickup Truck

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
87.7 ft³

Front Head Room
39.7 in

Front Leg Room
42.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.3 in

Front Hip Room
55.8 in

Second Head Room
38.3 in

Second Leg Room
25.4 in

Second Shoulder Room
54.9 in

Second Hip Room
55.0 in

Wheelbase
125.9 in

Length, Overall
206.6 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.8 in

Height, Overall
68.7 in

Track Width, Front
61.8 in

Track Width, Rear
61.8 in

Min Ground Clearance
7.6 in

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
44.4 in

Base Curb Weight
3686 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Over slung multi-leaf

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar

Front Tire Size
P235/75R15

Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15

Spare Tire Size
Full-size

Front Wheel Size
15 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
15 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
20.4

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.55

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
21.75 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4 Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.1 x .7 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.3 x .7 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
21.1 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
7

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
3

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V392000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 01, 2010

Component
EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected
20692

Summary
SUZUKI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 THROUGH 2010 SX4, 2010 GRAND VITARA, AND 2009 THROUGH 2010 EQUATOR VEHICLES THAT WERE EQUIPPED WITH A GARMIN NUVI MODEL 750, 760, AND 765 NAVIGATION SYSTEM. THE BATTERIES CONTAINED IN THE AFFECTED GPS UNITS CAN OVERHEAT.

Consequence
SUZUKI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND THE REPAIRS WILL BE PERFORMED BY GARMIN TECHNICIANS BY REPLACING THE BATTERY AND INSERTING A SPACER ON TOP OF THE BATTERY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GARMIN DIRECTLY AT 1-866-957-1981 OR SUZUKI AT 1-887-697-8985. OWNERS MAY ALSO VISIT GARMIN'S WEBSITE AT WWW.GARMIN.COM/NUVIBATTERYPCBRECALL.

SUZUKI'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS SJ. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver
Not Rated

Side Rear Passenger
Not Rated

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.5L DOHC 16-valve I4 engine

Self-adjusting timing chain

5-speed manual transmission

Rear wheel drive

6 foot bed w/integrated rope hooks

Front independent double wishbone suspension

Rear multi-leaf overslung solid axle suspension

Front stabilizer bar

Pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel anti-lock ventilated disc brakes w/electronic brake force distribution (EBD), brake assist (BA)

15" steel wheels

P235/75R15 General Grabber tires

Full size spare tire

Manual folding mirrors

Rear & back window privacy glass

Variable intermittent wipers

Detachable tailgate w/lock

Front bucket seats -inc: fold flat passenger seat, seat slide, active headrests

Rear seat w/flip up cushion, underseat storage

Front center console -inc: storage, pwr outlet

Instrumentation -inc: digital gear position, tachometer, coolant temp, oil pressure, volt meter, dual trip odometers

Pwr accessory delay

Rear removable underseat storage w/lid

Driver side seatback pocket

12V aux pwr outlet

(2) front/(2) rear cupholders

Side-door guard beam

Front crumple zone

Dual advanced front airbags w/passenger occupancy sensor

Front seat-mounted side impact airbags

Front/rear side curtain airbags

Front seatbelt force limiters & pretensioners

Tire pressure monitoring system

Energy absorbing steering column

 
GLACIER WHITE
$0

 
LIQUID METAL METALLIC
$0

 
GUNPOWDER BLACK
$0

 
RED RIVER METALLIC
$0

 
GRANITE GREY METALLIC
$0

 
MARINE BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
GRAPHITE, CLOTH SEATS
$0

 
DESERT, CLOTH SEATS
$0

 
FRONT/REAR FLOOR MATS
$119

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