Compare 2012 Toyota Tacoma vs 2012 Suzuki Equator

2012 Toyota Tacoma
2012 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 $16,215 $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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,215
$17,278
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,125
$17,999
Monthly Payment Estimate
$285 / month
$300 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2012 Suzuki Equator is a great choice for the weekend warrior, with useful and intelligent cargo solutions and solid off-road capability.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 58.3
Passenger Capacity
3 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.6 55.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- 55.0
Second Head Room (in)
- 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
- 25.4
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- TBD - 7.6
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.7 68.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - 48.2
Wheelbase (in)
109.4 125.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - 7.6
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 72.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - 31.3
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
190.4 206.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 27.1
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.5 44.4
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
73.5 73.3
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
56.7 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 11.1 x 0.7
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.3 x 0.7
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4 Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.1
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.4 - TBD -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P215/70R15 P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Size
Full-size Full-size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R15 P235/75R15
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA
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)
350 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7500 - TBD -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2685 - TBD -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1492 1696
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4600 4690
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2380 - TBD -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1823 1990
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 9.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - NA
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 3800 171 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.7L/164 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
159 @ 5200 152 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Transmission
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)
3.95 3.58
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
- TBD - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.81
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear wheel drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.22 3.64
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.08
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- TBD - NA
Trans Power Take Off
- TBD - NA
Summary
Body Code
109" WB 125.9
Body Style
Regular Cab Pickup
Vehicle Name
Toyota Tacoma Suzuki Equator
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- TBD - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - Solid
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.2 NA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- TBD - NA
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf-Spring - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Box Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 (2011) 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 8.7
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
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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