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2010 Nissan Frontier

2009 Suzuki Equator

  2010 Nissan Frontier 2009 Suzuki Equator
MSRP
$17,540
$17,220
Invoice $16,638 $16,531
MPG
City/Highway
14/23 15/23
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2010 Nissan Frontier clearly isn't as large or capable as full-size trucks, but it offers enough toughness for personal use along with an especially good feature list. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Rugged, handsome styling
  • Strong V-6 performance
  • Impressive towing capacity
  • Roomy four-door Crew Cab

Dislikes:

  • Interior trim feels cheap
  • Busy ride
  • No true long-bed version

Likes:

  • Unique styling that's both purposeful and tough
  • Good visibility
  • Optional 4WD system with VDC, HDC, and HSA make Equator unstoppable
  • Substantial feel
  • Innovative, attractive bed cargo system is extremely flexible

Dislikes:

  • Thirsty engines
  • Hefty curb weight
  • Ponderous handling at the limit
  • Live axle can be crude over bumps and road irregularities
  • Somewhat narrow cabin
  • Inhospitable rear seats in Extended Cab (base) model
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