Compare 2014 Nissan Frontier vs 2013 Suzuki Equator

2014 Nissan Frontier
2013 Suzuki Equator
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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 $17,252 $17,990
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic S 17 23 $19,662 $20,510
2WD King Cab I4 Manual SV 19 23 $20,894 $21,800
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S S 16 22 $21,611 $22,550
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SV 17 23 $21,899 $22,850
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SV 16 22 $22,463 $23,440
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S S 16 22 $22,616 $23,600
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic Desert Runner 16 22 $23,017 $24,020
2WD King Cab V6 Manual SV 16 22 $23,352 $24,370
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 16 22 $23,438 $24,460
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 16 22 $24,127 $25,180
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S S 16 21 $23,930 $25,250
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Desert Runner 16 22 $24,280 $25,340
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 22 $24,614 $25,690
4WD King Cab Automatic SV 15 21 $24,772 $26,140
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S S 15 21 $24,923 $26,300
4WD King Cab Manual SV 16 21 $25,650 $27,070
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 15 21 $26,020 $27,460
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 15 21 $26,416 $27,880
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 21 $26,899 $28,390
4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 16 21 $28,184 $30,080
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual PRO-4X 16 21 $29,081 $31,040
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 16 22 $29,566 $31,210
4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 15 21 $29,306 $31,280
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 16 22 $30,039 $31,710
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 15 21 $30,064 $32,090
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 15 21 $31,719 $33,860
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 15 21 $32,233 $34,410
2013 Suzuki Equator
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,252
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,990
N/A
Monthly Payment Estimate
$300 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Nissan Frontier is your best bet when looking to downsize from a full-size pickup, balancing maneuverability and size with utility and comfort. Smart cargo solutions and good off-road capability make the 2013 Suzuki Equator a solid choice for weekend warriors.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
23 mpg N/A mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 -
Passenger Capacity
4 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 -
Second Leg Room (in)
25.4 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 -
Second Hip Room (in)
55 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 -
Cab to Axle (in)
32.2 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.6 -
Wheelbase (in)
125.9 -
Height, Overall (in)
68.7 -
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.6 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³)
33.5 -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
73.3 -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
61.4 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
61.4 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.4 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel -
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 -
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.4 -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA -
Rear Tire Size
P235/75TR15 -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA -
Front Tire Size
P235/75TR15 -
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size -
Front Tire Order Code
NA -
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 -
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7976 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4690 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 7 -
Front Wheel Material
Styled Steel -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 7 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size -
Rear Wheel Material
Styled Steel -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
550 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
152 @ 5200 -
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 -
Fuel System
Sequential MPI -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4400 -
Engine Order Code
NA -
Engine Oil Cooler
None -
Displacement
2.5 L/146 -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 -
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA -
Trans PTO Access
No -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.08 -
Trans Order Code
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.64 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 -
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 -
Trans Type
5 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Frontier -
Body Style
King Cab -
Suspension
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
4.08 -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone -
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
4.08 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.6 -
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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