Compare 2009 Suzuki Equator vs 2008 Toyota Tacoma

2009 Suzuki Equator
2008 Toyota Tacoma
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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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2WD Reg I4 MT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg I4 MT 20 25 $13,233 $14,280
2WD Reg I4 MT PreRunner 20 25 $14,040 $15,150
2WD Reg I4 AT 19 25 $14,067 $15,180
2WD Access I4 MT 20 25 $16,257 $17,720
4WD Reg I4 MT 17 22 $16,890 $18,225
2WD Access I4 MT PreRunner 20 25 $16,953 $18,480
2WD Access I4 AT 19 25 $17,083 $18,620
2WD Access V6 MT PreRunner 15 19 $18,289 $19,935
2WD Access V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $19,097 $20,815
4WD Access I4 MT 17 22 $19,776 $21,555
2WD Dbl V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $20,429 $22,540
2WD Dbl LB V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $20,882 $23,040
4WD Access V6 MT 15 18 $21,203 $23,110
4WD Access V6 AT 16 20 $22,008 $23,990
2WD Access V6 MT X-Runner 15 19 $22,059 $24,045
4WD Dbl V6 MT 15 18 $22,418 $24,735
4WD Dbl V6 AT 16 20 $23,217 $25,615
4WD Dbl LB V6 AT 16 20 $23,670 $26,115
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,531
$13,233
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,220
$14,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$287 / month
$238 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.4
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 Toyota Tacoma covers the basics, at a price that’s lower than full-size trucks.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Small Pickup Truck -
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 53.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.7 -
Second Leg Room (in)
25.4 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
55.0 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 58.1
Passenger Capacity
4 3
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
NA -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 -
Wheelbase (in)
125.9 109.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.6 -
Length, Overall (in)
206.6 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Height, Overall (in)
68.7 65.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- - TBD -
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in)
- - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
- - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
- 190.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 18.0
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 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.4 41.5
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Tailgate Width (in)
- 52.9
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
- 73.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
- 56.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x .7 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 10 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x .7 10.8 x - TBD -
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 21.0
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.55 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
20.4 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
21.75 36.8
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 17.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15 P215/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15 P215/70R15
Spare Tire Size
Full-size Full-size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3686 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 2685
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 1440
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 2380
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 7500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 1760
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 4550
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.3 9.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/ 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
152 @ 5200 159 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4400 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
QR25 NA
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.44
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear wheel drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.64 4.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.08 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.08 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.95
Trans PTO Access
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- - TBD -
Trans Power Take Off
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Suzuki Equator Toyota Tacoma
Body Style
Small Pickup Regular Cab
Body Code
- - TBD -
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Over slung multi-leaf Leaf Spring
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
- - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- - TBD -
Axle Type - Front
- - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
- Ladder

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