• (5.0) 3 reviews
  • MSRP: $8,564$14,744
  • Body Style: Truck
  • Combined MPG: 17-21
  • Engine: 261-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Towing Capacity: 6,300 lbs.
2009 Suzuki Equator

Our Take on the 2009 Suzuki Equator

The 2009 Equator is Suzuki's venture into the compact pickup market. The truck is built by Nissan and features mostly Frontier hardware, but Suzuki had plenty of input in its styling. The fully-loaded Equator isn't a luxurious model, but it does come in the RMZ-4 offroad package. The RM... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • No six-speed manual transmission for offroad package or V-6 engine option
  • No 4x4 extended cab
  • Tow package should be standard on RMZ-4
  • No auxiliary jack for MP3 players in base audio systems

Notable Features

  • First compact pickup offered by Suzuki
  • Based on Nissan Frontier platform
  • Front hood, fenders, grille and bumpers different from Frontier

2009 Suzuki Equator Reviews

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The 2009 Suzuki Equator is a simple-looking compact pickup truck. There aren't a lot of buttons, gadgets or thingamajigs. My test Equator was equipped with the RMZ-4 offroad package, but the truck was all about the basics. I'm on the fence as to whether I adore basic. A five-carat princess-cut diamond solitaire ring is basic and classy with its clean lines and simple elegance, but the... Read full review for the 2009 Suzuki Equator

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All the truck most really need

by Multi-tasker from Trenton, Tn on April 5, 2012

Got 2009 Crew Cab new, now has 64665 miles. Had full size 4 x 4 in past. Needed better mileage but still have hauling capability. This truck fits me. 22-25mpg with reasonably smooth ride and motor is ... Read Full Review

9 Trim Levels Available

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2009 Suzuki Equator Safety Ratings

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There is currently 1 recall for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.


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