Long-term Suzuki Equator: Switching for Switchbacks made Simple

By KBB.com Editors on March 6, 2009 6:50 AM
Back in the stone ages, if you wanted to off-road and had part-time four-wheel drive, you had to get out of the truck and lock the hubs manually. Technology has thankfully progressed and equipment that was once only found on high-end trucks and SUVs can now be found on reasonably-priced offerings like our long-term Suzuki Equator. To the right of the driver's knee there lies a simple knob that allows you to go from two-wheel drive to four-wheel drive without ever stepping foot outside. Plus you can choose between four-high, designed for snow or moderate off-roading, and four-low, which is used at low speeds for rock crawling and difficult terrain. So whether we are driving to the grocery store, going to the mountains to ski, or planning on taking a closer look at Crystal Lake than the road allows, we are all set.