Compare 2011 Nissan Frontier vs 2011 Suzuki Equator

2011 Nissan Frontier
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2WD King Cab I4 Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD King Cab I4 Manual S 19 23 $17,262 $18,200
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic S 17 22 $18,255 $19,250
2WD King Cab I4 Manual SV 19 23 $20,269 $21,380
2WD King Cab V6 Manual SV 16 20 $20,827 $21,970
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 16 20 $21,055 $22,210
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SV 17 22 $21,262 $22,430
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SV 15 20 $21,820 $23,020
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 20 $22,009 $23,220
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 15 20 $22,048 $23,260
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 15 20 $23,002 $24,270
4WD King Cab Manual SV 15 20 $23,123 $24,670
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 15 20 $23,399 $24,690
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 15 20 $23,347 $24,910
4WD King Cab Automatic SV 14 19 $24,105 $25,720
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 15 20 $24,292 $25,920
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 14 19 $24,330 $25,960
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic PRO-4X 15 20 $24,947 $26,620
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 14 19 $25,274 $26,970
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 15 20 $25,639 $27,360
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 14 19 $25,667 $27,390
4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 15 20 $26,056 $28,120
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 15 20 $27,061 $28,880
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual PRO-4X 15 20 $26,879 $29,010
4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $27,165 $29,320
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 15 20 $27,528 $29,380
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $27,850 $30,060
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 14 19 $29,210 $31,530
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 14 19 $29,719 $32,080
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2WD Ext Cab I4 Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Ext Cab I4 Manual 19 23 $16,891 $17,595
2WD Ext Cab I4 Manual Comfort 19 23 $18,238 $18,999
2WD Ext Cab I4 Automatic Premium 17 22 $21,483 $22,379
2WD Crew Cab V6 Automatic Sport 15 20 $24,075 $25,079
4WD Ext Cab V6 Automatic Sport 15 20 $24,747 $25,779
4WD Crew Cab V6 Automatic Long Bed Sport 15 19 $26,955 $28,079
4WD Crew Cab V6 Automatic RMZ-4 15 19 $27,792 $28,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,262
$16,891
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,200
$17,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$303 / month
$293 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
With enough toughness for personal use, as well as a good feature list, the 2011 Nissan Frontier shows that you might not need to go full-size. The 2011 Suzuki Equator is a good match for weekend active types and busy hobbyists, thanks to its innovative cargo solutions and tough off-road ability.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55.0 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 58.3
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 54.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 55.8
Second Leg Room (in)
25.4 25.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 39.7
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
31.3 31.3
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
205.5 206.6
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.7 7.6
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.7 68.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
48.2 48.2
Wheelbase (in)
125.9 125.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.7 7.6
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 72.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
30.9 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
61.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume (ft³)
33.5 27.1
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
61.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.4 44.4
Tailgate Width (in)
58.8 - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
73.3 73.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.7 11.1 x 0.7
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.7 11.3 x 0.7
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4 Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.1
Fuel Tank Location
NA Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.4 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20.4 - TBD -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA NA
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15 P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA NA
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R15 Full-size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15 P235/75R15
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7936 - TBD -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2531 - TBD -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1658 1696
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4690 4690
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2531 - TBD -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2027 1990
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.8 9.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 550
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - NA
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4400 171 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/- TBD - 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
152 @ 5200 152 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas 4-cyl Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
NA 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 - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.63 3.64
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.07 2.08
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Summary
Body Style
King Cab Pickup
Vehicle Name
Nissan Frontier Suzuki Equator
Body Code
125.9 WB 125.9
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Axle Type - Rear
C200 Solid
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 NA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
4.08 NA
Axle Type - Front
NA - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Leaf - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Box Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 8.9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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