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2013 Suzuki Equator vs. Its Competition

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Like the Nissan Frontier it's based on, the Suzuki Equator has good performance, a versatile cargo bed, and fine hauling and towing capacity when it's equipped with the V-6.

The competition includes the Frontier itself, which comes in a much wider array of trims; it'll be easier to find one outfitted exactly the way you want.

The Honda Ridgeline's a bigger vehicle with a smaller bed, but it's ultimately far more refined than any of these compact to mid-size trucks, with some clever storage solutions under and in its bed.

The Toyota Tacoma suffers from a dated design, a bouncy ride even in street versions, and unsatisfying powertrains.

2013 Suzuki Equator2013 Suzuki Equator2013 Honda Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RTL Angular Front Exterior View2013 Honda Ridgeline2013 Nissan Frontier2013 Nissan Frontier2013 Toyota Tacoma2013 Toyota Tacoma2011 Honda Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RTL w/Navi Side Exterior View2011 Honda Ridgeline
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Smart cargo solutions and good off-road capability make the 2013 Suzuki Equator a solid choice for weekend warriors.
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The 2013 Nissan Frontier is the best alternative to a full-size pickup: it's maneuverable, manageable, and a bit more conscious of gas mileage.
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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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If you need a better-driving truck that can haul the goods on occasion, the 2011 Honda Ridgeline might be a better choice than a true full-sizer.
MSRP From    
N/ABrowse Used Listings$29,450Browse Used Listings$17,990Browse Used Listings$17,625Browse Used Listings$29,150Browse Used Listings
Gas Mileage    
15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
N/AGas V6Gas i4Gas I4Gas V6
EPA Class    
N/A4WD Standard Pickup TruckN/AN/A4WD Standard Pickup Truck
Style Name    
N/A4WD Crew Cab RT2WD King Cab I4 Manual S2WD Reg Cab I4 MT (GS)4WD Crew Cab RT
N/AFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
N/ACrew Cab PickupExtended Cab PickupRegular Cab4 Door Crew Cab
N/AAutomaticManualManualAutomatic w/OD
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