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Suzuki Equator

A pickup truck for your Suzuki toys.

Suzuki hoped that a mid-size pickup would appeal to its wide base of motorcycle, ATV, and marine customers, but the Equator has barely registered a blip on the sales charts since its debut for 2009. Without the resources to conceive and create a truck of its own, Suzuki picked a solid donor in the Nissan Frontier. Like the Frontier, the Equator offers a choice of four- and six-cylinder engines, but the Suzuki is covered by a longer factory warranty (seven years/100,000 miles). Unfortunately, our favorite Frontier powertrain — the V-6 with a six-speed manual transmission — isn’t available in the Equator. In fact, the only stick shift is a five-speed bolted to the 2.5-liter four-cylinder, an engine offered exclusively in extended-cab models — which, by the way, feature old-school flip-up jump seats that are best suited for people built like female gymnasts. Equator crew cabs come with practical back seats and the powerful V-6, and optional features include heated leather front seats, a sunroof, and a roof rack. Japanese-badged versions of American-branded or -built pickups haven’t fared all that well in recent years, and so far, it appears that few of Suzuki’s loyal power-sports customers have taken the plunge on an Equator. With the recent demise of the Ram Dakota and the Ford Ranger, however, the Equator might get a new lease on life.

COMPETITORS

Chevrolet Colorado

Honda Ridgeline

Nissan Frontier

Toyota Tacoma

new for 2013

Zilch. Nada. Nothing.

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

Front, front side, and side curtain air bags; ABS; traction and stability control; and tire-pressure monitors are standard.

MPG

CITY 14–19

HWY 19–23

PRO

Based on the Nissan Frontier

Better warranty than the Frontier’s

CON

4WD models are pricey

A basic truck

Base Price Range: $20,000–$31,000 (est.)

SPECIFICATIONS

DRIVE: Rear-wheel, 4-wheel

TRIM LEVELS: Equator, Premium, Sport V-6, RMZ-4

BODY STYLE: Pickup, 4- or 5-passenger

ENGINES: 2.5L I-4, 152 hp, 171 lb-ft

4.0L V-6, 261 hp, 281 lb-ft

TRANSMISSIONS: 5-speed manual, 5-speed automatic

PASSENGER VOLUME: (extended cab/crew cab) 87.7/101.1 cu ft

CAPACITIES: Towing 3500–6300 lb; payload 883–1471 lb

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