Compare 2013 Suzuki Equator vs 2013 Toyota Tacoma

2013 Suzuki Equator
2013 Toyota Tacoma
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2013 Suzuki Equator
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2WD Reg Cab I4 MT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab I4 MT 21 25 $16,688 $17,625
2WD Reg Cab I4 AT 19 24 $17,540 $18,525
2WD Access Cab I4 MT 21 25 $19,138 $20,415
2WD Access Cab I4 AT 19 24 $19,982 $21,315
4WD Reg Cab I4 MT 18 20 $20,334 $21,475
2WD Access Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $20,697 $22,075
2WD Double Cab I4 AT 19 24 $20,868 $22,525
4WD Reg Cab I4 AT 18 21 $21,402 $22,605
2WD Double Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $21,471 $23,175
2WD Access Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,040 $23,510
4WD Access Cab I4 MT 18 20 $22,735 $24,250
2WD Double Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,798 $24,610
2WD Double Cab LB V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $23,261 $25,110
4WD Access Cab I4 AT 18 21 $23,579 $25,150
4WD Access Cab V6 MT 15 19 $24,192 $25,805
4WD Access Cab V6 AT 16 21 $25,018 $26,685
2WD Access Cab V6 MT X-Runner 16 21 $25,103 $26,775
4WD Double Cab V6 MT 15 19 $24,832 $26,805
4WD Double Cab V6 AT 16 21 $25,648 $27,685
4WD Double Cab LB V6 AT 16 21 $26,111 $28,185
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$16,688
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$17,625
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$294 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Smart cargo solutions and good off-road capability make the 2013 Suzuki Equator a solid choice for weekend warriors. If you don't truly need a full-size truck, the Toyota Tacoma's price and simplicity could make it a viable alternative--but it can get expensive, and its ride and gas mileage will have you reconsidering your motives.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 21 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 58.1
Passenger Capacity
- 3
Front Leg Room (in)
- 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.6
Front Head Room (in)
- 40.0
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
- 65.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
- 109.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in)
- - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 41.5
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 Box (Area) Height (in)
- 18.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 10.83 x - TBD -
Brake Type
- Pwr-Assisted
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- NA
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- 10.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 21.1
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 36.8
Steering Type
- Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 3.43
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 17.4
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- N/A
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- N/A
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- N/A
Front Tire Size
- P215/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- N/A
Spare Tire Size
- Full-size
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- N/A
Rear Tire Size
- P215/70R15
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 3500
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 7500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 2685
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 1492
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 4650
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 2380
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 1823
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
- Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
- Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 9.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts
- - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
- Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
- NA
Displacement
- 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 159 @ 5200
Engine Type
- Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 21
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.95
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Clutch Size (in)
- - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.44
Trans Type
- 5
Trans PTO Access
- - TBD -
Drivetrain
- Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 4.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.06
Trans Order Code
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- - TBD -
Trans Power Take Off
- - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
- Manual
Summary
Body Style
- Regular Cab
Vehicle Name
- Toyota Tacoma
Body Code
- 109" WB
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- 1.18
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- - TBD -
Axle Type - Front
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
- Leaf-Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
- Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5 (2011)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 8.5
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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