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Selected Style 2WD Ext Cab I4 Manual
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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
2WD Reg Cab 112" XL
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 112" XL 21 26 $13,731 $14,490
2WD Reg Cab 112" XLT 21 26 $15,178 $16,240
2WD Reg Cab 112" Sport 16 22 $15,669 $16,780
2WD Reg Cab 118" XL 21 26 $14,913 $15,775
2WD Reg Cab 118" XLT 21 26 $16,211 $17,375
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XL 21 26 $15,107 $15,985
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 21 26 $16,466 $17,655
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 22 $17,190 $18,450
2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 16 22 $17,804 $19,125
2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 22 $18,346 $19,720
4WD Reg Cab 112" XL 15 20 $17,309 $18,380
4WD Reg Cab 112" XLT 15 20 $18,482 $19,870
4WD Reg Cab 112" Sport 15 20 $18,892 $20,320
4WD Reg Cab 118" XL 15 20 $18,336 $19,495
4WD Reg Cab 118" XLT 15 20 $19,514 $21,005
4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XL 15 19 $18,712 $19,905
4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 15 19 $19,400 $20,880
4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 19 $19,992 $21,530
4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" FX4 Off-Rd 15 19 $21,402 $23,080
4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 15 19 $20,557 $22,150
4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 19 $21,148 $22,800
4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" FX4 Off-Rd 15 19 $22,559 $24,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,531
$13,731
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,220
$14,490
Monthly Payment Estimate
$287 / month
$242 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line 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. The 2008 Ford Ranger’s best, highest use is as an inexpensive work truck or off-road play toy. Anything else exposes the flaws in its seating, its fuel economy, its available features and in its performance.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Small Pickup Truck -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 -
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8 52.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.7 -
Second Leg Room (in) 25.4 -
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 39.2
Second Hip Room (in) 55.0 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 54.5
Passenger Capacity 4 3
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 -
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Height, Overall (in) 68.7 66.2
Liftover Height (in) NA -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 -
Wheelbase (in) 125.9 111.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 69.3
Track Width, Front (in) 61.8 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.6 -
Length, Overall (in) 206.6 -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 29.7
Overhang, Front (in) - 34.0
Frame Width, Rear (in) - 33.0
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) - 107.6
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) - 189.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - 7.9
Cab to End of Frame (in) - 78.5
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - NA
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) - 44.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in) - 37.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 44.4 40.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) NA -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) NA 16.5
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 -
Tailgate Width (in) - 52.0
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) - 72.7
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) - 54.4
Cargo Volume (ft³) - 37.4
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - 54.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x .7 NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.00 x 1.75
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x .7 11.28 x 0.39
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 17
Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location - NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 21.75 37.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.55 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA 39.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 20.4 -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 22.0
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - NA
Tires
Spare Tire Size Full-size Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15 P225/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/75R15 P225/70R15
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1594
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - 765
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1594
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1984
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - 765
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 158
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 158
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1580
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1580
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3686 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 4800
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - 1757
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 4380
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 2550
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - 1273
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 2000
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.3 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 540
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - 1650
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 171 @ 4400 154 @ 3750
Engine Order Code QR25 99D
Displacement 2.5L/ 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 152 @ 5200 143 @ 5250
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
Engine Oil Cooler - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.72
Clutch Size (in) NA 9.0
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.50
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear wheel drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.64 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.08 2.20
Trans Order Code NA 44R
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.08 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Transfer Case Model - NA
Trans PTO Access - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Suzuki Equator Ford Ranger
Body Style Small Pickup Reg Cab 6' Styleside
Body Code - 111.5" WB
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA 35
Suspension Type - Front Independent SLA w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA 35
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Over slung multi-leaf 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 3.73
Axle Type - Front - Independent SLA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - 2400
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 2550
Axle Type - Rear - Ford Semi-Floating
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 2750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - 2000
Frame
Frame Type - Ladder
 
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