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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
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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
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TCC Rating
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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 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
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Small Pickup Truck 4WD Pickup Trucks
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 62.6
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 22
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 20.4 18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 21.75 42.6
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 -
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/75R15 P245/65SR17
Spare Tire Size Full-size Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15 P245/65SR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 5000
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3686 4500
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
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
Fuel System MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 171 @ 4400 245 @ 4500
Engine Order Code QR25 J35A91
Displacement 2.5L/ 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 152 @ 5200 247 @ 5750
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 15
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style Small Pickup 4 Door Crew Cab
Vehicle Name Suzuki Equator Honda Ridgeline
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA .91
Suspension Type - Rear Over slung multi-leaf Multi-Link
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 -
 
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