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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 21 $26,845 $29,350
4WD Crew Cab Sport 15 21 $27,524 $30,095
4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 21 $29,312 $32,055
4WD Crew Cab RTL 15 21 $31,934 $34,930
4WD Crew Cab w/Navi RTL 15 21 $34,078 $37,280
2WD Ext Cab I4 Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Ext Cab I4 Manual 19 23 $17,278 $17,999
2WD Ext Cab I4 Manual Comfort 19 23 $18,670 $19,449
2WD Ext Cab I4 Automatic Premium 17 22 $22,030 $22,949
2WD Crew Cab V6 Automatic Sport 15 20 $24,670 $25,699
4WD Ext Cab V6 Automatic Sport 15 19 $25,390 $26,449
4WD Crew Cab V6 Automatic Long Bed Sport 15 19 $27,694 $28,849
4WD Crew Cab V6 Automatic RMZ-4 15 19 $28,512 $29,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,845
$17,278
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,350
$17,999
Monthly Payment Estimate
$489 / month
$300 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Honda Ridgeline won't satisfy those who need a real full-size truck, but for those who need hauling on occasion, it offers an interesting alternative. The 2012 Suzuki Equator is a great choice for the weekend warrior, with useful and intelligent cargo solutions and solid off-road capability.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Standard 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
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 57.6 55.8
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 Volume (ft³) 112.0 -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.2 -
Length, Overall (in) 206.9 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Height, Overall (in) 70.3 68.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in) 66.9 -
Wheelbase (in) 122.0 125.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.8 72.8
Track Width, Front (in) 67.1 -
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 7.6
Cab to Axle (in) - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in) - 31.3
Frame Width, Rear (in) - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) - - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) - 206.6
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - 7.6
Cab to End of Frame (in) - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) - 48.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 49.5 44.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - -
Tailgate Width (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) - 73.3
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) - - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume (ft³) - 27.1
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.1 x 0.4 11.3 x 0.7
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 0.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - 4 Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22 21.1
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location - NA
Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.5 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 42.6 - TBD -
Steering Type Var Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.38 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - - TBD -
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
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4504 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - 1990
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - - TBD -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - - TBD -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - 1696
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 4690
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - - TBD -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.5 9.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 110
Maximum Alternator Watts - NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Engine
Displacement 3.5L/212 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 250 @ 5700 152 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 247 @ 4300 171 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Engine Oil Cooler - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.07 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive Rear wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.53 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.88 3.64
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.60 2.08
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.53 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.69 3.58
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Model - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Trans PTO Access - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Honda Ridgeline Suzuki Equator
Body Style 4 Door Crew Cab Pickup
Body Code - 125.9
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.00 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - NA
Axle Type - Rear - Solid
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - NA
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - NA
Axle Type - Front - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.0 8.7
Frame
Frame Type - Box Ladder
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating -
 
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