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2009 Suzuki Equator

Posted in Suzuki on March 3rd, 2009 by admin – Comments Off
2009 Equator

General

It’s not a secret that Suzuki is a small brand in the U.S. car-market. It is well known for its small, economy cars. But everybody knows Suzuki for its motorcycles, quads and motorboats. Suzuki wants to cover the missing brick inthe suzuki family. If customer has already any Suzuki ATV or Motorbike and he is fully satisfied with it, so why he has to change the brands to tansport their vahicles? Suzuki Equator is that kind of car - its main purpose is to travel with additional gear on the back. Based on the Nissan Frontier, the new truck is intended to help current Suzuki owners of motorcycles, ATV and motorboats to transport their toys to wherever they need to go. So Suzuki has teamed up with Nissan to offer a pickup that can haul and tow its recreational products. Suzuki launched its Equator pickup truck at the Chicago Auto Show in 2008. Take a look at the one of the verions presented during Chcago Show 2008, it’s motorboat edition:
2009 Suzuki Equator

The Engine

Now I want to write about Suzuki Equator Specification. Later We’ll back to Chicago 2008. As I wrote before Equator is based on the Nissan Frontier’s base. I have to tell you something, there are few differences between the Equator and Frontier. Both of them are manufactured side by side in Nissan’s plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. Nissan and Suzuki got two engines to chose - 2.5-liter four or 4.0-liter V-6. Two transmissions - five-speed manual or automatic transmissions. The rest is also similar - two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive with VDC, HDC, and Hill Start Assist; short or long bed; and extended cab or crew cab. All of the dimensions are nearly identical, but the Suzuki is about an inch longer overall. The Equator provides the same towing and payload capacity as the Frontier, you can lug up to 6500 pounds of adventure gear.
2009 Suzuki Equator Engine

interior

Equator’s interior is quite roomy but not fantastically fitted. With base trim, the panel is made of molded matte-black plastic. Front buckets are nice and comfy for long travels. The cab’s rear seat is wide enough to carry three adults. The back compartment can be configured three ways: normal seating, cushion up to clear floor space, or backrest and cushion down to provide an elevated storage area. - just like in the Nissan Frontier. Rear seats are splited and a fold-flat front passenger seat is available as an option.
2009 Suzuki Equator Review

Suspension and Brakes

The 2009 Suzuki Equator shines mainly due to its cargo storage versatility and the performance from its sauspension. Steering is based on an rack-and-pinion setup that is sensitive foer engine speed. That can lent itself to carving corners, and the suspension allowed the Equator to take hisself a fitable setting. Brakes consist of discs on all four wheels, and the front set got the twin pistons on. They’re easy to control at the top of the pedal, with a consistent force in stopping power as you pushing through the pedal.
Review of 2009 Suzuki Equator

Suzuki Equator on Chicago Car Show 2008

On Chicago auto show 2007 Suzuki introduced three house-built custom versions of Equator midsize pickup. This year, the company has repeated that feat with three more tweaked trucks. This time Suzuki has teamed with three most popular offroad magazines to create 3 amazing custom versions of 2009 Suzuki Equator. Take a look what mr.Michael Levine from PickupTrucks.com has to say about those 3 spectacular Chicago 2008 versions:

On chicago Car Show 2008 Suzuki wanted to show something new to its customers. The person who knows everything about the new Suzuki srategy is Gene Brown from Suzuki motors. Kelley Blue Book was spoken to him at Chicago Car Show 2008. Look at the 5 minute Interview with Suzuki spokesman.

Specifications and Prices

Suzuki prices are starting figure will be below $18,000. Loading in a V-6, four-wheel drive, and lots of add-ons will cost about $30,000.

Engine 4.0l V-6
Transmission 4 Speed Automatic
Horsepower 261 hp at 5,600 rpm
Fuel Economy 14 / 19 mpg city/highway
Torque 281 lb-ft. at 4,000
EPA mileage estimates 15 / 19 (city/highway)
Fuel tank capacity 21.1 gal.
Turning radius 21.7 ‘
Wheelbase 125.9 “
Ground clearance 10.1 “
Payload 1,308 lbs.
Maximum towing capacity 6,300 lbs.


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