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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 $16,819 $17,520
2WD Ext Cab I4 Manual Comfort 19 23 $18,072 $18,825
2WD Ext Cab I4 Automatic Premium 17 22 $21,192 $22,075
2WD Ext Cab V6 Automatic Sport 15 20 $22,315 $23,245
2WD Crew Cab V6 Automatic Sport 15 20 $23,784 $24,775
2WD Crew Cab V6 Automatic Long Bed Sport 15 20 $24,120 $25,125
4WD Ext Cab V6 Automatic Sport 15 20 $24,619 $25,645
4WD Crew Cab V6 Automatic Long Bed Sport 15 19 $26,712 $27,825
4WD Crew Cab V6 Automatic RMZ-4 15 19 $27,696 $28,850
4WD Crew Cab V6 Automatic RMZ-4 Sport 15 19 $29,664 $30,900
2WD Reg I4 MT (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg I4 MT 20 26 $14,373 $15,345
2WD Reg I4 MT PreRunner 20 26 $15,203 $16,230
2WD Reg I4 AT 19 25 $15,216 $16,245
2WD Access I4 MT 20 26 $17,973 $19,380
2WD Access I4 MT PreRunner 20 26 $18,678 $20,140
2WD Access I4 AT 19 25 $18,808 $20,280
2WD Access V6 MT PreRunner 15 18 $20,027 $21,595
2WD Access V6 MT X-Runner 15 18 $23,613 $25,460
2WD Access V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $20,844 $22,475
2WD Double V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $21,694 $23,675
2WD Double LB V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,152 $24,175
4WD Reg I4 MT 17 22 $18,085 $19,305
4WD Access I4 MT 17 22 $21,531 $23,215
4WD Access V6 MT 14 18 $22,973 $24,770
4WD Access V6 AT 16 20 $23,790 $25,650
4WD Double V6 MT 14 18 $23,706 $25,870
4WD Double V6 AT 16 20 $24,513 $26,750
4WD Double LB V6 AT 16 20 $24,971 $27,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,819
$14,373
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,520
$15,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$292 / month
$256 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line With some innovative cargo solutions and tough off-road ability, the 2010 Suzuki Equator is a good match for weekend active types and busy hobbyists. The Tacoma is a workhorse truck that gives a little more space and capability than a true compact, yet offers decent fuel efficiency and a low price.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Small Pickup Truck -
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 55.0 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 58.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.7 -
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 -
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.3
Passenger Capacity 4 3
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8 53.6
Second Leg Room (in) 25.4 -
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 40.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
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
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) NA -
Tailgate Width (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) - 73.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) - - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) - 56.7
Cargo Volume (ft³) - - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - - TBD -
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
Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location - NA
Steering
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 Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.55 -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 17.4
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - - TBD -
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15 P215/70R15
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - - 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 Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 4550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 2380
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - 1760
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 7500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 2685
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - 1440
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.3 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Engine
Displacement 2.5L/- TBD - 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 152 @ 5200 159 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System - TBD - EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 171 @ 4400 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code QR25 NA
Engine Oil Cooler - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 22
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Transfer Case Power Take Off - - TBD -
Trans Power Take Off - - TBD -
Transfer Case Model - NA
Trans PTO Access - - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name Suzuki Equator Toyota Tacoma
Body Style Small Pickup Regular Cab
Body Code - - TBD -
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
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 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - - TBD -
Axle Type - Front - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - - 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 -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 6
Frame
Frame Type - Ladder
 
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