|Also called||Nissan Frontier|
|Class||Mid-size pickup truck|
|Body style(s)||2-door truck|
|Layout||Front engine, rear-wheel drive / four-wheel drive|
|Platform||Nissan F-Alpha platform|
|Wheelbase||125.9 in (3198 mm)|
|Length||Crew Cab: 220.1 in (5591 mm)|
Extended Cab: 206.6 in (5248 mm)
|Width||72.8 in (1849 mm)|
|Height||68.7 in (1745 mm)|
69.7 in (1770 mm)
70.1 in (1781 mm)
The Suzuki Equator is a mid-size pickup truck based on the Nissan Frontier and assembled by Nissan. The Suzuki Equator is first sold in the US for the 2009 model year with MSRP prices starting at $17,220, and was first shown at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show.
The Equator is offered in Extended Cab and Crew Cab styles, the former offering space for four and the latter for five passengers.
Power on base Extended Cab models comes from a 4-cylinder engine. A V6 is optional on Extended Cab models and standard with the Crew Cab. Both engines are supplied by Nissan.
The base 2.5 L Inline-4 produces 152 hp @ 5,200 rpm and 171 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm, and sends its power to the rear wheels only. Except for base trim, which gets a five-speed manual transmission, the 4-cylinder is mated to a five-speed automatic.
The 4.0 L V6 engine develops 261 hp @ 5,600 rpm and 281 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm. It comes standard with a five-speed automatic and is available with all-wheel-drive.
The Equator recently triumphed over the new Dodge Ram 1500, 2009 Ford F150, Hummer H3 Alpha and H3T Adventure, Kia Borrego EX V8, and Toyota Sequoia Platinum in Peterson's 4Wheel & Off-Road's 2009 4x4 of the Year.
- "2009 Suzuki Equator Review". JB car pages. http://www.jbcarpages.com/suzuki/equator/2009/. Retrieved on 2009-01-31.
- "2009 Suzuki Equator Specs". JB car pages. http://www.jbcarpages.com/suzuki/equator/2009/specs/. Retrieved on 2009-01-31.
- Williams, Fred. "2009 4x4 of the Year." Peterson's 4Wheel & Off-Road February 09: 22-39.
Suzuki road vehicle timeline, United States market, 1985–present
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