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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 I4 MT (Natl)
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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
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 MT X-Runner 15 19 $22,059 $24,045
2WD Access V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $19,097 $20,815
2WD Dbl V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $20,429 $22,540
2WD Dbl LB V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $20,882 $23,040
4WD Reg I4 MT 17 22 $16,890 $18,225
4WD Access I4 MT 17 22 $19,776 $21,555
4WD Access V6 MT 15 18 $21,203 $23,110
4WD Access V6 AT 16 20 $22,008 $23,990
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
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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 Toyota Tacoma covers the basics, at a price that’s lower than full-size trucks.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Small Pickup Truck -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 4 3
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 -
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.6 -
Length, Overall (in) 206.6 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Height, Overall (in) 68.7 65.7
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 -
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 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 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 (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
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
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 -
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 Ratio (:1), Overall 20.4 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 21.75 36.8
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), At Lock - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 17.4
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/75R15 P215/70R15
Spare Tire Size Full-size Full-size
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15 P215/70R15
Rear 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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
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 -
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
Fuel System MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 171 @ 4400 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code QR25 NA
Displacement 2.5L/ 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 152 @ 5200 159 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Engine Oil Cooler - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 20
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Drivetrain Rear wheel drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.64 4.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.08 2.06
Trans Order Code NA NA
Trans PTO Access - - TBD -
Transfer Case Power Take Off - - TBD -
Trans Power Take Off - - TBD -
Transfer Case Model - NA
Summary
Body Style Small Pickup Regular Cab
Vehicle Name Suzuki Equator Toyota Tacoma
Body Code - - TBD -
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear Over slung multi-leaf Leaf Spring
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 -
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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