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Used 2009 Suzuki Equator Extended Cab

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Combined Fuel Economy
21 MPG
Horsepower
152 HP
KBB Consumer Rating
4.9 
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Pros

The 2009 Suzuki Equator is every bit as capable, comfortable and solidly built as the Nissan Frontier we like so much. If you like the Frontier – and plan on keeping your next pickup for a long time – you'd be wise to consider the Equator and its longer warranty.

Cons

If you have so many Suzuki off-road machines that you need V8 power to pull them all, the Equator won't meet your needs.

What's New For 2009

Suzuki has modest sales expectations for their truck but hopes enough Suzuki motorcycle fans want a Suzuki-branded truck to make it worth their while. Helping to bolster the case for the Equator, buyers also enjoy a seven-year, 100,000-mile warranty and reduced purchase prices compared to the nearly identical Nissan Frontier.

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Used 2009 Suzuki Equator Extended Cab Expert Review

Considering Suzuki's long history of selling capable yet affordable off-road vehicles, its new mid-size Equator pickup truck seems like a logical addition to the brand's lineup. Interestingly, the decision to sell the Equator was driven largely by the needs of Suzuki's motorcycle and ATV riders and not pent-up demand by automotive buyers. From Suzuki's perspective, fans of the company's dirt bikes and ATVs should get to haul their toys with a Suzuki-branded truck. Rather than building one from the ground up, Suzuki achieved its goal by partnering with experienced truck builder Nissan. The end result is the Suzuki Equator, a clone of the Nissan Frontier sporting a lightly revised exterior, expanded warranty, lower purchase price and those all-important Suzuki badges.

Driving the Used 2009 Suzuki Equator Extended Cab

Like most trucks, the 2009 Suzuki Equator compromises precise handling in the name of functionality. The body leans in the corners, the steering ratio is slow and the brakes feel a bit soft, shortcomings that are easily forgiven when towing up to 6,500 pounds or making use of the Equator's nearly 10 inches of ground clearance while traveling off-road. And while it's not as comfortable as a car, the Equator actually proves quite livable on long freeway journeys where other less refined pickups require more tolerance from passengers. The Suzuki Equator offers the raised seating position expected of a pickup truck, providing a good view of the road ahead. When that road ends, the available four-wheel drive system can be engaged without bringing the vehicle to a stop. Off-road the Suzuki Equator impresses, doubly so in RMZ-4 guise, crawling over rocks, fording streams and deftly climbing up and over daunting hills.

Favorite Features

RMZ-4 Trim
Suzuki borrows the RMZ-4 moniker from its range of off-road motorcycles for this highly capable four-wheeler. Skid plates, off-road tires, Bilstein shocks, and an electric locking rear differential make the RMZ-4 an impressively competent off-roader.

Adjustable Tie-down System
Anyone who has ever tried loading a motorcycle into the bed of a pickup truck will appreciate the adjustable tie-down points included on Crew Cab and Sport Extended Cab models. Rather than struggling to reach fixed anchor points, channels built into the Equator's bed let you slide the anchor points to right where they are needed.

Used 2009 Suzuki Equator Extended Cab Interior

Favoring function over luxury, the interior of the Suzuki Equator offers a simplified dash layout, big buttons and knobs and a wealth of storage nooks. Interior surfaces are largely composed of hard plastic but soft material in the right places makes the Equator's cabin feel adequately inviting. Those in the front seats enjoy plenty of room to stretch out, but back seat passengers may complain about the nearly vertical seatback found in the five-passenger Crew Cab or the extremely tight quarters of the rear jump seats found in the four-passenger Extended Cab.

Used 2009 Suzuki Equator Extended Cab Exterior

Stylistically speaking, the 2009 Suzuki Equator hits all the right notes for a mid-size pickup truck. Big flared fenders, recessed side glass, a towering grille and a solid stance give the Equator a suitably masculine appearance. The Suzuki Equator is offered in two cab styles and two bed lengths. The Equator Extended Cab features rear hinged mini-doors for access to the rear jump seats, while the Crew Cab offers four conventional doors. A five-foot bed is standard with a six-foot bed available exclusively for Crew Cab Sport trims.

Used 2009 Suzuki Equator Extended Cab Standard Features

The least-expensive 2009 Suzuki Equator Extended Cab comes modestly equipped with fabric seating, a pair of 12-volt power outlets and not much else. The larger Equator Crew Cab is similarly sparse in base form but includes essentials like air conditioning, a CD audio system and tilt steering wheel. Buyers who opt for the Extended Cab Premium or Crew Cab Sport are treated to such 20th-century advancements as power windows, mirrors and door locks, cruise control and remote keyless entry. Standard safety features found on all Equator trims include anti-lock brakes, a tire pressure monitoring system and six airbags.

Used 2009 Suzuki Equator Extended Cab Options

There are only a few optional features available for the Suzuki Equator, many of which are tied to specific trims. A power sunroof, Bluetooth phone connectivity, steering wheel audio controls and stability control are offered exclusively for the RMZ-4 trim while a six-foot bed is available only for the Crew Cab Sport. A Class-3 tow hitch is also offered for all Crew Cab trims and the Extended Cab Sport trims. Also available is a navigation system featuring real-time traffic, weather, movie times and more, but only for Crew Cab Equators.

Used 2009 Suzuki Equator Extended Cab Engine

There are two engines available for the 2009 Suzuki Equator; a 152-horsepower four-cylinder (included only in Extended Cab base and Premium trims) and a 261-horsepower V6. All trims feature a five-speed automatic transmission with the exception of the base Equator Extended Cab, which comes equipped with a five-speed manual transmission. Shift-on-the-fly four-wheel drive is also offered on the Crew Cab Sport (optional) and on the top-of-the-line RMZ-4 trim (standard).

2.5-liter in-line 4
152 horsepower @ 5200 rpm
171 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/23 (manual), 17/22 (automatic)

4.0-liter V6
261 horsepower @ 5600 rpm
281 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 15/20 (2WD), 15/19 (4WD)

How Much Does the Used 2009 Suzuki Equator Extended Cab Cost?

The base 2009 Suzuki Equator Extended Cab 4x2 with manual transmission has a starting price of right around $18,000, while the base Crew Cab 4X2 with V6 and automatic transmission checks in at nearly $24,000. At the top of the line is the Equator Crew Cab RMZ-4 which, when equipped with the Sport Package, brings the price just above $31,000 and includes niceties like a sunroof, auxiliary input jack and Hill Decent Control. To compare the actual transaction prices for the Suzuki Equator, be sure to check the Fair Purchase Price. The Suzuki brand generally suffers from lower-than-average resale values, but the Equator's competitive purchase prices and limited sales numbers should help it hold residual values closer to those of its Nissan Frontier twin.

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Used 2009 Suzuki Equator Extended Cab Consumer Reviews

4.9 

Overall Rating

Based on 24 reviews

5 star

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4 star

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Value
4.8 
Performance
4.8 
Quality
4.8 
Comfort
4.7 
Reliability
5 
Styling
4.7 

LittleJohnny
10/30/2018
2011 Suzuki Equator Extended Cab

"Awesome truck in a midsize package"

Fun to drive,lots of compliments on the looks.
Typical fuel mileage for a 4x4 truck.
I’ve had this truck since it was brand new and it’s been totally reliable and a hard working pickup. It pulls my 12’ landscape trailer all mowing season long and has never given me a bit of trouble.
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Maddog Marty
11/23/2017
2011 Suzuki Equator Crew Cab

"Great truck, looks great, turns heads, reliable"

Great bodywork looks, very reliable, fun to drive,
Mileage is not great, but its a 4x4!
This truck has not had one single problem with it. It looks brand new even though it is bright red and is outside 24/7/365 the paint has not faded at all. I like the styling a lot better than the Nissan Frontier which it is under the skin (the Suzuki Equator is a Nissan Frontier with different bodywork...most people like it better). The truck is comfortable and powerful and completely reliable. I wish Suzuki still sold them as I would be another one!
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deadhead
10/29/2017
2010 Suzuki Equator Crew Cab

"best pick up ever. third one for me"

this truck has everything and more and priced well
wish gas mil. was better. 18-20
I would buy this truck again in a heartbeat. 93000 miles and only one repair (pass side window) and it was repaired under warrenty. one battery, three sets of front pads and two rear, on second set of tires and still have plenty, lots of power and towing and more comfortable than any vehicle i have owned. Why they stopped making them is a mystery. Wish they would come back.
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2009 Suzuki Equator Extended Cab Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Radio
  • CD Player

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front Air Conditioning

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 19 mpg
  • EPA Class - Small Pickup Trucks
  • EPA Hwy - 23 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 21 mpg

Performance

  • Horsepower - 152 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 5200 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.94 inches
  • Torque - 171 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 4400 rpm

Interior

  • Cup Holder
  • Power Outlet

Exterior

  • Conventional Spare
  • Number of Doors - 2 doors
  • Privacy Glass
  • Spare Tire Type - Conventional
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P235/75R15

Warranty

  • Basic Miles - 36000 miles
  • Basic Years - 3 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 100000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 7 years
  • Roadside Assistance Miles - 36000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance Years - 3 years

Mechanical

  • Alternator Amps - 110 amps
  • Axle Ratio - 4.08
  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - F&R Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - 2WD
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Power Steering
  • Tachometer
  • Transmission Type - Manual
  • Cylinders - 4 cylinders
  • Displacement - 2.5 liter
  • Bore - 3.50 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 9.5
  • Fuel Induction - Sequential Fuel Injection
  • Total no. valves - 16 valves
  • Valve Train - Dual Overhead Cam
  • Engine Configuration - Inline
  • Max Engine Speed - 6000 rpm
  • # of Speeds - 5 speed
  • CCAs (Cold Cranking Amps) - 550 amps
  • Recommended Fuel - Regular
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Anti-Lock Brakes

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 3686 pounds
  • EPA Total Interior - 87.7 cubic feet
  • Fuel Capacity - 21.1 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 39.7 inches
  • Head Room: Rear - 38.3 inches
  • Height - 68.7 inches
  • Leg Room: Front - 42.4 inches
  • Leg Room: Rear - 25.4 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 4
  • Minimum Ground Clearance - 8.7 inches
  • Overall Length - 206.6 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 58.3 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Rear - 54.9 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 4 passenger
  • Towing Capacity, Maximum - 3500 pounds
  • Turning Diameter - 21.8 feet
  • Wheel Base - 125.9 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 72.8 inches
  • Payload Capacity - 986 pounds
  • GVWR - 4690 pounds
  • Truck Bed Volume - 33 cubic feet
  • Bed Length - 6.00 feet
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2009 Suzuki Equator Extended Cab Safety

Driver Front
4 
Passenger Front
5 
Front Side
Not Available
Rear Side
Not Available
Rollover Rating
3 
Provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
2009 Suzuki Equator Extended Cab Safety Technology
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Front Head Curtain Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Rear Head Curtain Airbag

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2009 Suzuki Equator Extended Cab Rankings

Horsepower
152 HP
MPG Combined
21 MPG
Consumer Ratings
4.9 Rating
Rank
Vehicle
HP
#3
2009 Suzuki Equator Extended Cab
152 HP

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