Compare 2013 Toyota Tacoma vs 2013 Suzuki Equator

2013 Toyota Tacoma
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2WD Reg Cab I4 MT (GS)
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
2013 Suzuki Equator
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,688
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,625
N/A
Monthly Payment Estimate
$294 / month
$0 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
7.6
TCC’s 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. Smart cargo solutions and good off-road capability make the 2013 Suzuki Equator a solid choice for weekend warriors.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
25 mpg N/A mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1
Passenger Capacity
3
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.5
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1
Fuel Tank Location
Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.43
Tires
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
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
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1492
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4650
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2380
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1823
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2685
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
159 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA
Displacement
2.7L/164
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Tacoma
Body Code
109" WB
Body Style
Regular Cab
Suspension
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 -
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 -
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 (2011)
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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