Compare 2009 Honda Ridgeline vs 2009 Suzuki Equator

2009 Honda Ridgeline
2009 Suzuki Equator
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4WD Crew Cab RT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD Crew Cab RT 15 20 $25,557 $28,200
4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 20 $28,363 $31,305
4WD Crew Cab RTL 15 20 $30,961 $34,180
4WD Crew Cab w/Navi RTL 15 20 $33,084 $36,530
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2WD Ext Cab I4 Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Ext Cab I4 Manual 19 23 $16,531 $17,220
2WD Ext Cab I4 Manual Comfort 19 23 $17,688 $18,425
2WD Ext Cab I4 Automatic Premium 17 22 $20,808 $21,675
2WD Ext Cab V6 Automatic Sport 15 20 $21,979 $22,895
2WD Crew Cab V6 Automatic 15 20 $22,281 $23,210
2WD Crew Cab V6 Automatic Sport 15 20 $23,400 $24,375
2WD Crew Cab V6 Automatic Long Bed Sport 15 20 $23,736 $24,725
4WD Ext Cab V6 Automatic Sport 15 20 $24,475 $25,495
4WD Crew Cab V6 Automatic Long Bed Sport 15 19 $26,227 $27,320
4WD Crew Cab V6 Automatic RMZ-4 15 19 $27,408 $28,550
4WD Crew Cab V6 Automatic RMZ-4 Sport 15 19 $29,376 $30,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,557
$16,531
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,200
$17,220
Monthly Payment Estimate
$470 / month
$287 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Honda Ridgeline doesn't drive like any other pickup model, and for most people who commute daily and haul sometimes, that's a good thing. The 2009 Suzuki Equator is capable, versatile, and rugged for towing and off-roading, but it's not the best choice for day-to-day on-road use.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Standard Pickup Truck 2WD Small Pickup Truck
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
57.6 55.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
112.0 87.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 25.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
57.2 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.2 58.3
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
62.6 54.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.9 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
122.0 125.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.8 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
67.1 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 7.6
Length, Overall (in)
207.0 206.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA NA
Height, Overall (in)
70.3 68.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.5 44.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 x 0.4 11.3 x .7
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.1 11.1 x .7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Var Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.38 3.55
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5 20.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.6 21.75
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/65TR17 P235/75R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/65TR17 P235/75R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4504 3686
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.5 9.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
247 @ 4300 171 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA QR25
Displacement
3.5L/212 2.5L/
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5700 152 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI MPFI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 3.58
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Rear wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.54 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 3.64
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.08
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 4.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Ridgeline Suzuki Equator
Body Style
4 Door Crew Cab Small Pickup
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Trailing Arm w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.0 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
.91 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Over slung multi-leaf
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -

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