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Selected Style 2WD King Cab I4 Manual S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 14 19 $30,560 $32,990
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 14 19 $26,761 $28,560
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 14 19 $30,051 $32,440
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $28,691 $30,970
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual PRO-4X 15 20 $27,720 $29,920
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 14 19 $26,369 $28,140
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 15 20 $25,387 $27,090
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 14 19 $25,349 $27,050
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 15 20 $24,367 $26,000
4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $28,008 $30,230
4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 15 20 $26,898 $29,030
4WD King Cab Automatic SV 14 19 $25,200 $26,890
4WD King Cab Manual SV 15 20 $24,218 $25,840
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 15 20 $28,380 $30,290
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 15 20 $24,506 $25,860
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 15 20 $27,912 $29,790
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 15 20 $24,109 $25,440
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 20 $23,116 $24,390
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 15 20 $23,079 $24,350
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 16 20 $22,086 $23,300
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SV 15 20 $22,927 $24,190
2WD King Cab V6 Manual SV 16 20 $21,934 $23,140
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 I4 Automatic SV 17 22 $22,369 $23,600
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
$18,264
$17,278
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,260
$17,999
Monthly Payment Estimate
$321 / month
$300 / month
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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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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 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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 48.2 48.2
Wheelbase (in) 125.9 125.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Volume (ft³) 33.5 27.1
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 61.4 - TBD -
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location NA Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 21.1
Steering
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 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size P235/75R15 Full-size
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 3500
Weight Information
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 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1658 1696
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 15 x - TBD -
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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 152 @ 5200 152 @ 5200
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
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Frontier Suzuki Equator
Body Code 125.9 WB 125.9
Body Style King Cab Pickup
Suspension
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
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 4.08 NA
Axle Type - Front NA - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Box Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.7 8.7
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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