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2012 Suzuki Equator 2012 Nissan Frontier 2013 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 Crew Cab V6 Auto Sport
  • 4WD Ext Cab V6 Auto Sport
  • 4WD Crew Cab V6 Auto Sport Long Bed
  • 4WD Crew Cab V6 Auto RMZ-4
4WD Crew Cab LWB Auto SL
  • 2WD King Cab I4 Manual S
  • 2WD King Cab I4 Auto S
  • 2WD King Cab I4 Manual SV
  • 2WD King Cab V6 Manual SV
  • 2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S
  • 2WD King Cab I4 Auto SV
  • 2WD King Cab V6 Auto SV
  • 2WD Crew Cab SWB Auto S
  • 2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV
  • 2WD Crew Cab SWB Auto SV
  • 4WD King Cab Manual SV
  • 2WD Crew Cab LWB Auto SV
  • 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S
  • 4WD King Cab Auto SV
  • 4WD Crew Cab SWB Auto S
  • 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV
  • 4WD Crew Cab SWB Auto SV
  • 4WD Crew Cab LWB Auto SV
  • 4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X
  • 2WD Crew Cab SWB Auto SL
  • 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual PRO-4X
  • 4WD King Cab Auto PRO-4X
  • 2WD Crew Cab LWB Auto SL
  • 4WD Crew Cab SWB Auto PRO-4X
  • 4WD Crew Cab SWB Auto SL
  • 4WD Crew Cab LWB Auto SL
2WD Regular Cab Standard Bed I4 Manual (Natl)
  • 2WD Regular Cab Standard Bed I4 Manual (Natl)
  • 2WD Regular Cab Standard Bed I4 Automatic (Natl)
  • 2WD Access Cab Standard Bed I4 Manual (Natl)
  • 2WD Access Cab Standard Bed I4 Automatic (Natl)
  • 4WD Regular Cab Standard Bed I4 Manual (Natl)
  • 2WD Access Cab Standard Bed I4 Automatic PreRunner (Natl)
  • 2WD Double Cab Short Bed I4 Automatic (Natl)
  • 4WD Regular Cab Standard Bed I4 Automatic (Natl)
  • 2WD Double Cab Short Bed I4 Automatic 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 I4 Automatic (Natl)
  • 4WD Access Cab Standard Bed V6 Manual (Natl)
  • 4WD Access Cab Standard Bed V6 Automatic (Natl)
  • 2WD Access Cab Standard Bed V6 Manual X-Runner (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 $17,999 $32,990 $17,625
Invoice $17,279 $30,560 $16,688
Avg. Paid $10,980 $24,195 $16,287

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.5 8.3 8.1
Critics' Rating 8.5 8.9 9.3
Performance 7.3 8.4 7.8
Interior 6.9 7.0 7.8
Operating Cost 7.6 7.6 7.8
Safety 9.3 9.3 8.1
Reliability 2.5 4.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Powerful available V6
  • Nimble handling for a truck
  • Strong acceleration with available V6
  • Agile handling for the class
  • Helpful available Utili-Track tie-down system in bed
  • Good fuel economy for the class
  • Better cabin quality than rivals
  • Tacoma Double Cab’s spacious rear seats
Cons
  • Low-quality interior materials
  • Cramped rear seats in either cab style
  • Low reliability rating
  • Small rear seats in King and Crew cabs
  • Low fuel economy for the class
  • Mushy brake pedal feel

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Rear wheel drive Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.5L/152 Gas V6 4.0L/241 Gas I4 2.7L/164
MPG 19 City / 23 Hwy 14 City / 19 Hwy 21 City / 25 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Pickup Crew Cab Regular Cab

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 125.9 139.9 109.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 72.8 72.2
Height, Overall (in) 68.7 73.9 65.7

Doors & Windows

Third Passenger Door Standard
Fourth Passenger Door Standard
Rear Defrost Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard
Sliding Rear Window Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard

Exterior Features

Bed Liner Standard Optional
Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Running Boards Standard Optional

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
Aluminum Wheels Standard
Steel Wheels Standard Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Luggage Rack Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard
Power Door Locks Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 3
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 40.0 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 55.6 53.6
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 38.7
Second Leg Room (in) 25.4 33.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 58.3
Second Hip Room (in) 55.0 58.0
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 27.1 33.5 - TBD -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - 38.8 - TBD -

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard
Premium Sound System Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Standard
Leather Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard 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 Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard Standard
Four Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6 Gas I4
Displacement 2.5L/152 4.0L/241 2.7L/164
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 152 @ 5200 261 @ 5600 159 @ 5200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 171 @ 4400 281 @ 4000 180 @ 3800
Transmission Manual Automatic Manual
Turning diameter - TBD - 47.5 36.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 14 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 19 25
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 21.1 21.1

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear - TBD - Multi-Leaf Leaf-Spring

Transmission

Automatic Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard