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2009 Suzuki Equator 2009 Nissan Frontier 2009 Toyota Tacoma
     
2WD Ext Cab I4 Man
  • 2WD Ext Cab I4 Man
  • 2WD Ext Cab I4 Man Comfort
  • 2WD Ext Cab I4 Auto Premium
  • 2WD Ext Cab V6 Auto Sport
  • 2WD Crew Cab V6 Auto
  • 2WD Crew Cab V6 Auto Sport
  • 2WD Crew Cab V6 Auto Sport Long Bed
  • 4WD Ext Cab V6 Auto Sport
  • 4WD Crew Cab V6 Auto Sport Long Bed
  • 4WD Crew Cab V6 Auto RMZ-4
  • 4WD Crew Cab V6 Auto RMZ-4 Sport
2WD King Cab Long Bed I4 Manual XE
  • 2WD King Cab Long Bed I4 Manual XE
  • 2WD King Cab Long Bed I4 Manual SE
  • 2WD King Cab Long Bed V6 Manual SE
  • 2WD King Cab Long Bed I4 Automatic SE
  • 2WD King Cab Long Bed V6 Automatic SE
  • 2WD Crew Cab Short Bed Manual SE
  • 2WD Crew Cab Long Bed Manual SE
  • 4WD King Cab Long Bed Manual SE
  • 2WD Crew Cab Short Bed Automatic SE
  • 2WD Crew Cab Long Bed Automatic SE
  • 4WD King Cab Long Bed Automatic SE
  • 2WD King Cab Long Bed V6 Automatic LE
  • 4WD Crew Cab Short Bed Manual SE
  • 2WD King Cab Long Bed V6 Automatic PRO-4X
  • 4WD Crew Cab Long Bed Manual SE
  • 4WD Crew Cab Short Bed Automatic SE
  • 2WD Crew Cab Short Bed Automatic PRO-4X
  • 2WD Crew Cab Short Bed Automatic LE
  • 4WD King Cab Long Bed Manual PRO-4X
  • 4WD Crew Cab Long Bed Automatic SE
  • 2WD Crew Cab Long Bed Automatic LE
  • 4WD King Cab Long Bed Automatic LE
  • 4WD King Cab Long Bed Automatic PRO-4X
  • 4WD Crew Cab Short Bed Automatic PRO-4X
  • 4WD Crew Cab Short Bed Automatic LE
  • 4WD Crew Cab Long Bed Automatic LE
2WD Regular Cab Standard Bed I4 Manual (Natl)
  • 2WD Regular Cab Standard Bed I4 Manual (Natl)
  • 2WD Regular Cab Standard Bed I4 Manual PreRunner (Natl)
  • 2WD Regular Cab Standard Bed I4 Automatic (Natl)
  • 4WD Regular Cab Standard Bed I4 Manual (Natl)
  • 2WD Access Cab Standard Bed I4 Manual (Natl)
  • 2WD Access Cab Standard Bed I4 Manual PreRunner (Natl)
  • 2WD Access Cab Standard Bed I4 Automatic (Natl)
  • 2WD Access Cab Standard Bed V6 Manual PreRunner (Natl)
  • 2WD Access Cab Standard Bed V6 Automatic PreRunner (Natl)
  • 4WD Access Cab Standard Bed I4 Manual (Natl)
  • 2WD Double Cab Short Bed V6 Automatic PreRunner (Natl)
  • 2WD Double Cab Long Bed V6 Automatic PreRunner (Natl)
  • 4WD Access Cab Standard Bed V6 Manual (Natl)
  • 2WD Access Cab Standard Bed V6 Manual X-Runner (Natl)
  • 4WD Access Cab Standard Bed V6 Automatic (Natl)
  • 4WD Double Cab Short Bed V6 Manual (Natl)
  • 4WD Double Cab Short Bed V6 Automatic (Natl)
  • 4WD Double Cab Long Bed V6 Automatic (Natl)

Prices

MSRP $17,220 $17,460 $15,170
Invoice $16,531 $16,562 $14,210
Avg. Paid $7,705 $10,577 $10,507

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.3 8.7 8.4
Critics' Rating 7.9 9.3 9.5
Performance 7.3 8.8 8.5
Interior 7.3 7.9 8.3
Operating Cost 7.7 7.6 7.8
Safety 8.4 7.8 9.4
Reliability 2.5 5.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Refined handling
  • Great off-road capability
  • Refined ride
  • Strong off-road ability
  • Exceptional reliability score
  • Fuel-efficient base engine
  • High-quality interior
Cons
  • Poor reliability score
  • Lackluster fuel economy

 

  • Some cheap interior materials
  • Low front seating position

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear wheel drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.5L/ Gas 4-cyl 2.5L/- TBD - Gas I4 2.7L/164
MPG 19 City / 23 Hwy 19 City / 23 Hwy 20 City / 26 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Small Pickup King Cab Regular Cab

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 125.9 125.9 109.4
Length, Overall (in) 206.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 72.8 72.2
Height, Overall (in) 68.7 68.7 65.7

Doors & Windows

Third Passenger Door Standard
Fourth Passenger Door Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard
Sliding Rear Window Optional

Exterior Features

Bed Liner Optional Optional
Running Boards Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3686

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Optional
Rear Floor Mats Optional Optional
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 4 3
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 87.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 39.7 40.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.4 41.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 58.3 58.1
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8 55.8 53.6
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 38.3
Second Leg Room (in) 25.4 25.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 54.9
Second Hip Room (in) 55.0 55.0
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 33.5 - TBD -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 30.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.)
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.)
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Optional Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Optional Standard
MP3 Player Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Optional Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Optional Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Optional Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Optional Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard
Daytime Running Lights Optional
Traction Control Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 4-cyl Gas I4
Displacement 2.5L/ 2.5L/- TBD - 2.7L/164
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 152 @ 5200 152 @ 5200 159 @ 5200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 171 @ 4400 171 @ 4400 180 @ 3800
Transmission Manual Manual Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 21.75 - TBD - 36.8

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Optional
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 23 26
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 21.1 21.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Over slung multi-leaf
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Leaf Leaf-Spring

Transmission

Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard Standard