Looking to topple the Ford Ranger off the leader spot for small size truck, the 09 Suzuki Equater rolls like a Frontier. The 09 Equater is a small truck setting on a Nissan frame and suspension components. Other than badging and a few small differences, if you’ve driven a Nissan Frontier, you’ve driven a Suzuki Equator.
Nothing really to get excited about here, other than for the Suzuki ATV fanboys that want to pull their gear coordinated haulers. The idea is that the customer base that buys all of Suzuki’s motorcycles, ATV’s, etc will want to pull those toys with a Suzuki branded truck as well. So enters the Suzuki Equator.
In an economy that is struggling to sell new full size pick up trucks for $10,000, the entry level package for the Equator has me confused. Atlthough there is plenty of standard equipment to keep buyers happy, the $33,000+ basic 09 Equator is a little intimmidating. I think I’ll pass and spend my money on their toys, rather than their pickups.