Compare 2012 Nissan Frontier vs 2012 Suzuki Equator

2012 Nissan Frontier
2012 Suzuki Equator
Add Vehicle
Select style
2WD King Cab I4 Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD King Cab I4 Manual S 19 23 $18,264 $19,260
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic S 17 22 $19,258 $20,310
2WD King Cab I4 Manual SV 19 23 $21,376 $22,550
2WD King Cab V6 Manual SV 16 20 $21,934 $23,140
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 16 20 $22,086 $23,300
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SV 17 22 $22,369 $23,600
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SV 15 20 $22,927 $24,190
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 15 20 $23,079 $24,350
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 20 $23,116 $24,390
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 15 20 $24,109 $25,440
4WD King Cab Manual SV 15 20 $24,218 $25,840
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 15 20 $24,506 $25,860
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 15 20 $24,367 $26,000
4WD King Cab Automatic SV 14 19 $25,200 $26,890
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 14 19 $25,349 $27,050
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 15 20 $25,387 $27,090
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 14 19 $26,369 $28,140
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 14 19 $26,761 $28,560
4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 15 20 $26,898 $29,030
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 15 20 $27,912 $29,790
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual PRO-4X 15 20 $27,720 $29,920
4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $28,008 $30,230
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 15 20 $28,380 $30,290
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $28,691 $30,970
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 14 19 $30,051 $32,440
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 14 19 $30,560 $32,990
Select style
2WD Ext Cab I4 Manual
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
$18,264
$17,278
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,260
$17,999
Monthly Payment Estimate
$321 / month
$300 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
You may not need to go full-size--the 2012 Nissan Frontier pickup truck can cover a lot of the same ground a bigger pickup can. The 2012 Suzuki Equator is a great choice for the weekend warrior, with useful and intelligent cargo solutions and solid off-road capability.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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 -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.1
Fuel Tank Location
NA Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20.4 - TBD -
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 -
Tires
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
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
Trailering
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
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
Weight Information
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
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7936 - TBD -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2531 - TBD -
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.8 9.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA 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
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.81
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear wheel drive
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Frontier Suzuki Equator
Body Code
125.9 WB 125.9
Body Style
King Cab Pickup
Suspension
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
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
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Box Ladder
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4
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

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Select a vehicle below
Please choose a make.
Please choose a model.
Please choose a year.
Continue