With a versatile interior and good off-road performance, especially with the V-6, the 2010 Suzuki Equator appeals to weekend adventurers; those requiring a little more refinement would be wise to check out the Honda Ridgeline.
The Ridgeline has a much better on-road ride and handles almost like a car, but it won't be able to crawl trails as well as the Suzuki.
The Nissan Frontier is nearly identical, though we prefer the Suzuki's nose, cargo system, and warranty.
The Ford Ranger is the economical choice; it's a lot cheaper than the Equator, and cheaper to operate overall, and its safety features have been upgraded for 2010, but it's not as comfortable or spacious inside, and the bed is smaller.
The Tacoma suffers from an even less settled ride in some trims, though.
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|2010 Suzuki EquatorBrowse Used Listings||2010 Ford RangerBrowse Used Listings||2010 Honda RidgelineBrowse Used Listings||2010 Nissan FrontierBrowse Used Listings||2010 Toyota TacomaBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas V6||Gas 4-cyl||Gas I4|
|2WD Small Pickup Truck||N/A||4WD Standard Pickup Truck||N/A||N/A|
|2WD Ext Cab I4 Manual||2WD Reg Cab 112" XL||4WD Crew Cab RT||2WD King Cab I4 Manual XE||2WD Reg I4 MT (Natl)|
|Rear wheel drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Small Pickup||Reg Cab 6' Styleside||4 Door Crew Cab||King Cab||Regular Cab|
|Manual||Manual||Automatic w/OD||Manual||Manual w/OD|
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