2010 Suzuki Equator  -  $18,315


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $18,315
Base Invoice: $17,614
Destination Charge: $795
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

Cab and engine size options make it configurable; affordable full-sized truck; available 4-wheel drive


Model Highlights

The base-level Equator extended cab comes with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, rear-wheel drive, and a 5-speed manual transmission. Everything about those specs can be upgraded, depending on trim level: a 4-liter V6 is available, as is a 4-wheel drivetrain and a 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. The crew cab has only the V6 engine and the automatic transmission, though there is a choice between 2- and 4-wheel drive.

Standard safety features are the same across the board, and include dual-stage front airbags, roof-mounted curtain and rollover airbags and front seat-mounted side-impact airbags. The safety system has anti-lock brakes, electronic brake force distribution and tire pressure monitoring. The Equator also comes standard with a 7-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty with roadside assistance and a courtesy vehicle program.

Like a lot of full-sized pickup trucks, there are a multitude of possible configurations of the Equator, depending on which engine, bed, cab and drivetrain is desired. And along with those configurations comes a list of standard and optional equipment. Some things are common to all Equators, such as fabric seats, rear seats that flip up, a fold-flat passenger seat, two power outlets and storage under the rear seats.

All but the most basic models come with air conditioning, an AM/FM/CD audio system, power windows and doors, remote keyless entry and cruise control. The crew cab models add a rear heater duct, tilt steering wheel and a 6-speaker audio system. The high-end RMZ crew cab models have upgraded, easy-clean fabric seat material and adjustable height for the driver's seat. They also include a 9-speaker stereo, Bluetooth connectivity and audio controls on the steering wheel. All crew cab models can add the optional navigation system.


Model News

Since the Equator was a brand-new model for 2009, very little has changed for 2010.


Value Writeup

The Equator is closely related to the Nissan Frontier, with a few interior differences and a redesigned face. The base-level extended cab model begins well under $20,000, while the top-of-the-line crew cab goes just over $30,000. There's a lot of variation between those two price points, with a configuration for almost every budget and need, including 4-wheel drive, two bed sizes (five or six feet) and two engine choices -- 4-cylinder or V6.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9

EPA Classification
2WD Small Pickup Truck

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/-TBD-

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

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
5

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 .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V213000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 12, 2010

Component
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM

Potential Number of Units Affected
582

Summary
SUZUKI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 EQUATOR PICKUP TRUCKS MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 20, 2009 THROUGH MARCH 3, 2010. THE LOWER CONTROL LINK BUSHING COLLARS, LOCATED IN THE FRONT SUSPENSION, MAY CONTAIN WELDS THAT DO NOT MEET STRENGTH SPECIFICATIONS. IF A COLLAR WELD SEPARATES, IT MAY CHANGE THE WHEEL ALIGNMENT, POTENTIALLY ALLOWING THE VEHICLE HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS TO DETERIORATE.

Consequence
THIS COULD CAUSE THE DRIVER TO HAVE DIFFICULTY CONTROLLING THE VEHICLE WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT, AND IF NECESSARY REPLACE, ONE OR BOTH LOWER CONTROL LINKS ON THE VEHICLE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE MAY 24, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUZUKI AT 1-800-934-0934.

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 .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V118000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 23, 2010

Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

Potential Number of Units Affected
15

Summary
SUZUKI HAS NOTIFIED NHTSA OF A DEFECT IN CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 EQUATOR TRUCKS MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 22, 2010 TO MARCH 13, 2010. THE FASTENERS SECURING THE PASSENGER FRONT AIR BAG MODULE, AND ALSO THE FASTENERS SECURING THE STEERING SHAFT POSITIONING BRACKET MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TIGHTENED TO THE PROPER TORQUE SPECIFICATION.

Consequence
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE PASSENGER FRONT AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT TRAJECTORY MIGHT BE AFFECTED. THE FASTENERS COULD POSSIBLY COME OUT OF THE STEERING COLUMN POSITIONING BRACKET INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE STEERING COLUMN AND THE PASSENGER FRONT AIR BAG FASTENERS AND ANY MISSING FASTENERS WILL BE REPLACED AND ALL LOOSE FASTENERS WILL BE RETIGHTENED TO THE PROPER TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUZUKI AT 1-800-934-0934.

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

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

Engine speed-sensitive 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

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

Tilt steering wheel

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/rear 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
$0

 
GRANITE GREY METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
GRAPHITE, CLOTH SEATS
$0

 
DESERT, CLOTH SEATS
$0

 
FRONT/REAR FLOOR MATS
$125


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