Suzuki Equator

The Suzuki Equator is a mid-size pickup truck based on the Nissan Frontier and assembled by Nissan. It was first sold in the US for the 2009 model year with prices starting at $17,220, and made its debut at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show.

The Equator is offered as either a four seat Extended Cab or a five seat Crew Cab. In the Canadian market, the Equator is only offered in the Crew Cab configuration, in a single trim level.

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 (113 kW) at 5,200 rpm and 171 lb·ft (232 N·m) at 4,400 rpm, and is a rear-wheel-drive. It comes with a either a five-speed manual transmission or a five-speed automatic.

The 4.0 L V6 engine develops 261 hp (195 kW) at 5,600 rpm and 281 lb·ft (381 N·m) at 4,000 rpm. It comes standard with a five-speed automatic and is available with four-wheel-drive.

The Equator 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.

Sales of the Suzuki Equator since 2009 have been 5,808 overall, and it rarely sells over 200 units per month.

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