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2010 Suzuki Equator 2010 Nissan Frontier 2010 Dodge Dakota
     
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 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 I4 Manual XE
  • 2WD King Cab I4 Manual XE
  • 2WD King Cab I4 Auto XE
  • 2WD King Cab I4 Manual SE
  • 2WD King Cab V6 Manual SE
  • 2WD King Cab I4 Auto SE
  • 2WD King Cab V6 Auto SE
  • 2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE
  • 2WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE
  • 4WD King Cab Manual SE
  • 2WD Crew Cab SWB Auto SE
  • 2WD Crew Cab LWB Auto SE
  • 4WD King Cab Auto SE
  • 2WD King Cab V6 Auto LE
  • 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE
  • 2WD King Cab V6 Auto PRO-4X
  • 4WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE
  • 4WD Crew Cab SWB Auto SE
  • 2WD Crew Cab SWB Auto PRO-4X
  • 2WD Crew Cab SWB Auto LE
  • 4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X
  • 4WD Crew Cab LWB Auto SE
  • 2WD Crew Cab LWB Auto LE
  • 4WD King Cab Auto LE
  • 4WD King Cab Auto PRO-4X
  • 4WD Crew Cab SWB Auto PRO-4X
  • 4WD Crew Cab SWB Auto LE
  • 4WD Crew Cab LWB Auto LE
2WD Ext Cab ST
  • 2WD Ext Cab ST
  • 2WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar
  • 2WD Crew Cab ST
  • 2WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar
  • 4WD Ext Cab ST
  • 4WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar
  • 4WD Crew Cab ST
  • 4WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar
  • 2WD Crew Cab Laramie
  • 4WD Crew Cab TRX
  • 4WD Crew Cab Laramie

Prices

MSRP $17,520 $17,540 $22,755
Invoice $16,819 $16,638 $21,678
Avg. Paid $8,558 $12,218 $11,992

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.2 8.5 8.2
Critics' Rating 7.9 9.2 7.8
Performance 7.4 8.9 7.7
Interior 7.0 7.9 7.2
Operating Cost 7.6 7.5 7.4
Safety 8.2 8.6 8.7
Reliability 2.5 4.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Refined handling
  • Strong available V6
  • Good reliability score
  • Impressive off-road ability
  • Pleasant on-road ride
  • High towing capacity
  • Outstanding reliability score
Cons
  • Poor reliability score
  • Some cheap interior materials
  • Cheap interior materials
  • Underwhelming base V6

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Rear wheel drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.5L/- TBD - Gas 4-cyl 2.5L/- TBD - Gas V6 3.7L/226
MPG 19 City / 23 Hwy 19 City / 23 Hwy 15 City / 20 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Small Pickup King Cab Extended Cab 6'6" Bed

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 125.9 125.9 131.3
Length, Overall (in) 206.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 72.8 71.7
Height, Overall (in) 68.7 68.7 68.7

Doors & Windows

Third Passenger Door Standard
Fourth Passenger Door Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Bed Liner Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3686

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front On/Off Road Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear On/Off Road Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Optional
Fog Lamps Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Optional
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 4 4
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 87.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 39.7 39.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.4 41.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 58.3 57.7
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8 55.8 54.9
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 38.3 36.5
Second Leg Room (in) 25.4 25.4 32.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 54.9 57.4
Second Hip Room (in) 55.0 55.0 56.9
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 33.5 46.6
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 30.9 30.0
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 Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Optional
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Optional
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Optional

Brakes

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

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Daytime Running Lights Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Optional
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 4-cyl Gas V6
Displacement 2.5L/- TBD - 2.5L/- TBD - 3.7L/226
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 152 @ 5200 152 @ 5200 210 @ 5200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 171 @ 4400 171 @ 4400 235 @ 4000
Transmission Manual Manual Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 21.75 - TBD - 44.0

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 19 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 23 20
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 21.1 22.0

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 Independent Coil
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Leaf Multi-Leaf

Transmission

Automatic Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard
5-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.