Compare 2009 Suzuki Equator vs 2008 Honda Ridgeline

2009 Suzuki Equator
2008 Honda Ridgeline
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2WD Ext Cab I4 Manual
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
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4WD Crew Cab RT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD Crew Cab RT 15 20 $25,376 $28,000
4WD Crew Cab RTX 15 20 $25,828 $29,500
4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 20 $27,568 $30,425
4WD Crew Cab w/Lthr RTL 15 20 $29,976 $33,090
4WD Crew Cab w/Lthr & Navi RTL 15 20 $31,783 $35,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,531
$25,376
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,220
$28,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$287 / month
$467 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.6
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 Honda Ridgeline is a flexible light-duty truck with a plush feel, but it can't tackle all the tasks a full-size truck does well.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Small Pickup Truck 4WD Pickup Trucks
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 40.8
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 57.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.7 112.0
Second Leg Room (in)
25.4 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 40.7
Second Hip Room (in)
55.0 57.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 63.2
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 62.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 66.9
Wheelbase (in)
125.9 122.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 76.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 67.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.6 8.2
Length, Overall (in)
206.6 206.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA NA
Height, Overall (in)
68.7 70.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.4 49.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x .7 13.1 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x .7 12.6 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 22
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Var Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.55 3.38
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
20.4 18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
21.75 42.6
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15 P245/65SR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15 P245/65SR17
Spare Tire Size
Full-size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3686 4500
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.3 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/ 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
152 @ 5200 247 @ 5750
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4400 245 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
QR25 J35A91
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 15
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.02
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.53
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear wheel drive Four Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.64 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.08 1.57
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.08 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.73
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 2.69
Summary
Vehicle Name
Suzuki Equator Honda Ridgeline
Body Style
Small Pickup 4 Door Crew Cab
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar w/Trailing Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 1.0
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA .91
Suspension Type - Rear
Over slung multi-leaf Multi-Link

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