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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 $17,278 $17,999
2WD Ext Cab I4 Manual Comfort 19 23 $18,670 $19,449
2WD Ext Cab I4 Automatic Premium 17 22 $22,030 $22,949
2WD Crew Cab V6 Automatic Sport 15 20 $24,670 $25,699
4WD Ext Cab V6 Automatic Sport 15 19 $25,390 $26,449
4WD Crew Cab V6 Automatic Long Bed Sport 15 19 $27,694 $28,849
4WD Crew Cab V6 Automatic RMZ-4 15 19 $28,512 $29,700
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD Crew Cab RT 15 21 $26,845 $29,350
4WD Crew Cab Sport 15 21 $27,524 $30,095
4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 21 $29,312 $32,055
4WD Crew Cab RTL 15 21 $31,934 $34,930
4WD Crew Cab w/Navi RTL 15 21 $34,078 $37,280
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,278
$26,845
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,999
$29,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$300 / month
$489 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Suzuki Equator is a great choice for the weekend warrior, with useful and intelligent cargo solutions and solid off-road capability. The 2012 Honda Ridgeline won't satisfy those who need a real full-size truck, but for those who need hauling on occasion, it offers an interesting alternative.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 21 mpg
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
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 5 5
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 112.0
Exterior Dimensions
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) - TBD - -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 206.6 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.6 -
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 68.7 70.3
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 48.2 -
Wheelbase (in) 125.9 122.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.6 -
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 77.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in) 31.3 -
Track Width, Rear (in) - 66.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - NA
Track Width, Front (in) - 67.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 8.2
Length, Overall (in) - 206.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - NA
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume (ft³) 27.1 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 44.4 49.5
Tailgate Width (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 73.3 -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) - TBD - -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - NA
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) 4 Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 0.7 13.1 x 0.4
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x 0.7 12.6 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 22
Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Var Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 42.6
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.38
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 18.5
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) NA -
Front Tire Size P235/75R15 P245/65TR17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear NA -
Spare Tire Size Full-size Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) NA -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front NA -
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15 P245/65TR17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) NA -
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 5000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - TBD - -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1696 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4690 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - TBD - -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1990 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - TBD - -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4504
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
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 -
Maximum Alternator Watts NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 171 @ 4400 247 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/152 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 152 @ 5200 250 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 15
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.07
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA -
Drivetrain Rear wheel drive Four Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.53
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.64 1.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.08 1.60
Trans Order Code NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 2.69
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 4.53
Summary
Body Style Pickup 4 Door Crew Cab
Vehicle Name Suzuki Equator Honda Ridgeline
Body Code 125.9 -
Suspension
Axle Type - Rear Solid -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 0.91
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) NA -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) NA -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear NA -
Axle Type - Front - TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) NA -
Suspension Type - Rear - TBD - Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 1.00
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - NA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - NA
Frame
Frame Type Box Ladder -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.7 11.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 2
Vehicle
EPA Classification - 4WD Standard Pickup Truck
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating
-
 
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