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.
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|15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy|
|N/A||Gas V6||Gas i4||Gas I4||Gas V6|
|N/A||4WD Standard Pickup Truck||N/A||N/A||4WD Standard Pickup Truck|
|N/A||4WD Crew Cab RT||2WD King Cab I4 Manual S||2WD Reg Cab I4 MT (GS)||4WD Crew Cab RT|
|N/A||Four Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive|
|N/A||Crew Cab Pickup||Extended Cab Pickup||Regular Cab||4 Door Crew Cab|