The Equator arguably looks better than the Frontier, with it more aggressively styled snout and some great options in terms of paint colors and wheels to complete the purpose-built appearance. TheCarConnection.com tends to favor the 2010 Equator's styling over that of the Frontier, and some other reviewers agree. Automobile Magazine, for example, thinks that the Suzuki Equator "looks better than the Frontier," thanks to a front end that Cars.com describes as "distinctly Suzuki, with a trapezoidal grille and a high-tech light cluster." Autoblog reviewers also "prefer the looks of the Suzuki [Equator], which definitely has that square-jawed truck look that seems to be popular these days."
Inside, there isn't much of a difference between the 2010 Suzuki Equator and its Nissan cousin; the Equator carries a simple and inoffensive but tough look, though trims won't catch any fickle eyes. ConsumerGuide reviewers mention the "simple, handy layout" as one of its strengths, while also noting that "all controls are within easy reach." Autoblog notes that the "easy-to-read gauge cluster sits behind a familiar Nissan-sped steering wheel and switchgear," and Cars.com reports that "the center storage box, while small, is well-organized and at just the right height for our elbow to rest on it."