Compare 2011 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2011 Suzuki Equator

2011 Chevrolet Colorado
2011 Suzuki Equator
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2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 18 25 $16,459 $17,145
2WD Reg Cab 111.2" LT w/1LT 18 25 $17,356 $18,270
2WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 15 20 $18,566 $19,340
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 18 25 $18,614 $19,390
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 18 24 $19,824 $20,650
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1LT 18 25 $19,802 $20,845
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" LT w/1LT 18 24 $20,686 $21,775
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 18 24 $21,782 $22,690
4WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 16 21 $21,883 $22,795
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/1LT 18 25 $22,747 $23,945
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1LT 18 24 $22,747 $23,945
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/2LT 17 23 $23,925 $25,185
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/3LT 14 20 $25,056 $26,375
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/2LT 17 23 $25,189 $26,515
4WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/1LT 16 21 $26,177 $27,555
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/3LT 14 20 $26,319 $27,705
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/2LT 17 23 $26,823 $28,235
4WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/2LT 16 21 $27,621 $29,075
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2WD Ext Cab I4 Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Ext Cab I4 Manual 19 23 $16,891 $17,595
2WD Ext Cab I4 Manual Comfort 19 23 $18,238 $18,999
2WD Ext Cab I4 Automatic Premium 17 22 $21,483 $22,379
2WD Crew Cab V6 Automatic Sport 15 20 $24,075 $25,079
4WD Ext Cab V6 Automatic Sport 15 20 $24,747 $25,779
4WD Crew Cab V6 Automatic Long Bed Sport 15 19 $26,955 $28,079
4WD Crew Cab V6 Automatic RMZ-4 15 19 $27,792 $28,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,459
$16,891
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,145
$17,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$286 / month
$293 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Suzuki Equator is a good match for weekend active types and busy hobbyists, thanks to its innovative cargo solutions and tough off-road ability.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 58.3
Passenger Capacity
3 5
Front Leg Room (in)
44.0 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 55.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.7
Second Leg Room (in)
- 25.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- 55.0
Second Head Room (in)
- 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.9
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.7 7.6
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
64.9 68.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - 48.2
Wheelbase (in)
111.3 125.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.7 7.6
Cab to Axle (in)
34.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.6 72.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
33.0 - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
33.9 31.3
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
110.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
192.4 206.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume (ft³)
44.0 27.1
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.6 44.4
Tailgate Width (in)
52.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
72.8 73.3
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
57.2 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.6 x 2.5 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x 1.6 11.1 x 0.7
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.3 x 0.7
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4 Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 21.1
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame Rail Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.31 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.4 - TBD -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1452 NA
Rear Tire Order Code
QRD NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1452 NA
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA NA
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-size
Front Tire Order Code
QRD NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1452 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZCY NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P235/75R15
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
240 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
360 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 3500
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6000 - TBD -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2896 - TBD -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1478 1696
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4850 4690
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2633 - TBD -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1888 1990
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 550
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA NA
Engine
Fuel System
SFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 2800 171 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LLV NA
Displacement
2.9L/177 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5600 152 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.75 3.58
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.64
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.26 2.08
Trans Order Code
MA5 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Summary
Body Code
E63 125.9
Body Style
Regular Cab Pickup
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Colorado Suzuki Equator
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 NA
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Solid
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 NA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 NA
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2633 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 NA
Axle Type - Front
Independent - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 NA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2633 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Box Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 8.9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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