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Selected Style 4WD Crew Cab RT
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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
2WD Ext Cab I4 Manual
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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
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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
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Standard Pickup Truck 2WD Small Pickup Truck
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 62.6 54.9
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
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 207.0 206.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA NA
Height, Overall (in) 70.3 68.7
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 49.5 44.4
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
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 42.6 21.75
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
Tires
Front Tire Size P245/65TR17 P235/75R15
Spare Tire Size Compact Full-size
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/65TR17 P235/75R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4504 3686
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
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
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI MPFI
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.53 4.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Crew Cab Small Pickup
Vehicle Name Honda Ridgeline Suzuki Equator
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .91 NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Over slung multi-leaf
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 -
 
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