Compare 2012 Suzuki Equator vs 2012 Toyota Tacoma

2012 Suzuki Equator
2012 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 $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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2WD Reg Cab I4 MT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab I4 MT 21 25 $16,215 $17,125
2WD Reg Cab I4 AT 19 24 $17,067 $18,025
2WD Access Cab I4 MT 21 25 $18,670 $19,915
2WD Access Cab I4 AT 19 24 $19,513 $20,815
4WD Reg Cab I4 MT 18 20 $19,860 $20,975
2WD Access Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $20,228 $21,575
4WD Reg Cab I4 AT 18 21 $20,929 $22,105
2WD Double Cab I4 AT 19 24 $20,775 $22,425
2WD Access Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $21,571 $23,010
2WD Double Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $21,378 $23,075
4WD Access Cab I4 MT 18 20 $22,266 $23,750
2WD Double Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,706 $24,510
4WD Access Cab I4 AT 18 21 $23,110 $24,650
2WD Double Cab LB V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $23,169 $25,010
4WD Access Cab V6 MT 15 19 $23,723 $25,305
4WD Access Cab V6 AT 16 21 $24,549 $26,185
2WD Access Cab V6 MT X-Runner 16 21 $24,966 $26,630
4WD Double Cab V6 MT 15 19 $24,739 $26,705
4WD Double Cab V6 AT 16 21 $25,555 $27,585
4WD Double Cab LB V6 AT 16 21 $26,019 $28,085
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,278
$16,215
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,999
$17,125
Monthly Payment Estimate
$300 / month
$285 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
6.4
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 Toyota Tacoma's affordable price, fuel-efficiency, and simplicity make it a good, capable alternative for those who don't need a full-size truck.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
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
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
5 3
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
206.6 190.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.6 - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.7 65.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
48.2 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
125.9 109.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.6 - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 72.2
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
31.3 - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 18.0
Cargo Volume (ft³)
27.1 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.4 41.5
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
73.3 73.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
- TBD - 56.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4 Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.7 NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 10.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.7 10.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.1
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15 P215/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
Full-size Full-size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15 P215/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 2685
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1696 1492
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4690 4600
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 2380
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1990 1823
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- TBD - 7500
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 -
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
152 @ 5200 159 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4400 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.44
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA - TBD -
Drivetrain
Rear wheel drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.64 4.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.08 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA - TBD -
Trans Power Take Off
NA - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.95
Summary
Body Style
Pickup Regular Cab
Vehicle Name
Suzuki Equator Toyota Tacoma
Body Code
125.9 109" WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 1.2
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
NA - TBD -
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
- TBD - Leaf-Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Solid - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double-Wishbone
Frame
Frame Type
Box Ladder Ladder
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5 (2011)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-- --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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