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2013 Toyota Tacoma

2013 Suzuki Equator

  2013 Toyota Tacoma 2013 Suzuki Equator
Invoice $16,688 N/A
15/25 N/A
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Bottom Line 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. Read Full Review Smart cargo solutions and good off-road capability make the 2013 Suzuki Equator a solid choice for weekend warriors. Read Full Review
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  • Base versions are quite affordable
  • Still offers a four-cylinder engine
  • Neatly organized controls
  • Good resale value
  • Reliability is part of its street cred


  • Ride gets jittery, even in base versions
  • Seats are thinly padded
  • Street handling is poor
  • Gets very expensive in specialty, V-6 versions


  • Distinctive looks
  • Built well
  • Clever cargo accessories
  • Off-roading gets e-help


  • Ride can get choppy
  • Four-wheel-drive handling is rough
  • Cabin feels tight
  • Extended Cab jump seats aren't useful
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