Compare 2010 Nissan Frontier vs 2009 Suzuki Equator

2010 Nissan Frontier
2009 Suzuki Equator
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2WD King Cab I4 Manual XE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD King Cab I4 Manual XE 19 23 $16,638 $17,540
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic XE 19 23 $17,631 $18,590
2WD King Cab I4 Manual SE 19 23 $18,624 $19,640
2WD King Cab V6 Manual SE 16 20 $19,380 $20,440
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SE 17 22 $19,617 $20,690
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SE 15 20 $20,373 $21,490
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE 16 20 $21,130 $22,290
2WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE 16 20 $21,886 $23,090
4WD King Cab Manual SE 15 19 $21,692 $23,140
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SE 15 20 $22,124 $23,340
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SE 15 20 $22,880 $24,140
4WD King Cab Automatic SE 14 19 $22,675 $24,190
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic LE 15 20 $23,357 $24,920
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE 15 19 $23,422 $24,990
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic PRO-4X 15 20 $23,442 $25,010
4WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE 15 19 $24,170 $25,790
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SE 14 19 $24,405 $26,040
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 15 20 $24,704 $26,360
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic LE 15 20 $24,947 $26,620
4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 15 19 $24,706 $26,660
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SE 14 19 $25,153 $26,840
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE 15 20 $25,414 $27,120
4WD King Cab Automatic LE 14 19 $25,594 $27,620
4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $25,677 $27,710
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $26,926 $29,060
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic LE 14 19 $27,120 $29,270
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE 14 19 $27,629 $29,820
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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
$16,638
$16,531
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,540
$17,220
Monthly Payment Estimate
$292 / month
$287 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
TCC’s 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. 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
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 55.8
Second Leg Room (in)
25.4 25.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
55.0 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 58.3
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 54.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 87.7
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
48.2 -
Wheelbase (in)
125.9 125.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.7 -
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 72.8
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)
205.5 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.7 -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
68.7 68.7
Liftover Height (in)
- NA
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 61.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- NA
Track Width, Front (in)
- 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.6
Length, Overall (in)
- 206.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.4 44.4
Tailgate Width (in)
58.8 -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
73.3 -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
30.9 -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
61.4 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18.0 NA
Cargo Volume (ft³)
33.5 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.7 11.3 x .7
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4 Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.7 11.1 x .7
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20.4 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 21.75
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.55 -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.55
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 20.4
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA -
Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15 P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA -
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15 P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA -
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R15 Full-size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4690 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2531 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1981 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7936 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2531 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1687 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3686
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.4 9.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 550
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
152 @ 5200 152 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas 4-cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
NA MPFI
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4400 171 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
TR2 QR25
Displacement
2.5L/- TBD - 2.5L/
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.64 3.64
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.08 2.08
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.58
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.81
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear wheel drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.08
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Frontier Suzuki Equator
Body Code
125.9 WB -
Body Style
King Cab Small Pickup
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
4.08 -
Axle Type - Front
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Leaf Over slung multi-leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA
Axle Type - Rear
NA -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Stabilizer bar
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Type -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- 2WD Small Pickup Truck

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