Compare 2013 Toyota Tacoma vs 2013 Suzuki Equator

2013 Toyota Tacoma
2013 Suzuki Equator
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2WD Reg Cab I4 MT
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 Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 -
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.5 -
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 - -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
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 -
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 -
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.43 -
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 -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/70R15 -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
N/A -
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 -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 -
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 -
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2685 -
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 -
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel -
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 - -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.2 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - -
Engine
Displacement
2.7L/164 -
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 -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 -
Trans Type
5 -
Trans PTO Access
- TBD - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive -
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 -
Summary
Body Style
Regular Cab -
Vehicle Name
Toyota Tacoma -
Body Code
109" WB -
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
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 -
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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