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2010 Suzuki Equator Review

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Reviewed by Automotive on

In a Nutshell
The 2010 Suzuki Equator is a midsize four-door pickup truck ideal for light duty or work uses. The Suzuki Equator comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine in the lower-trim extended-cab models, or a 4.0-liter V6 engine is available for crew cabs and four-wheel drive variants. The four-cylinder engine is paired to either a standard five-speed manual transmission or an optional five-speed automatic transmission, while the V6 engine is equipped with the five-speed automatic transmission only.

Ideal for heavy hauling, Suzuki Equator with the V-6 engine tows 6,100 pounds, and all Equators have a maximum payload of 1,100 pounds. Crew and Extended cabs as well as five- and six-foot truck beds are available. The Equator is equally at home on the highway or off road. The Sport RMZ-4 is a powerful truck, hosting high-low range four-wheel drive, BF Goodrich tires, skid plates, a locking Dana 44 rear axle, and Bilstein shocks. With good safety scores, the Equator is equipped with reliable safety systems and scores 19 mpg city / 23 mpg highway in fuel efficiency ratings.

New for 2010

There were no significant changes for the 2010 Suzuki Equator. However, a portable Garmin navigation unit has been made available on all RMZ models, while all V-6-powered Equators received standard stability control.


Engines: 2.5L I-4, 4.0L V-6
Transmissions: 5-speed manual, 5-speed automatic
Body Style: 4-door pickup truck
Trims: Base Extended Cab Pickup, Comfort Extended Cab Pickup, Premium Extended Cab Pickup, Sport Long Bed Crew Cab Pickup, Sport Short Bed Crew Cab Pickup, RMZ-4 Short Bed Crew Cab Pickup

On the Outside

The Suzuki Equator boasts a muscular, chrome-trimmed front end and aggressive fender flares, making it look like it can take anything that comes in its way.

From the Inside

The Suzuki Equator's cabin is functional, and despite plenty of plastic and an outdated stereo, there's plenty of room and storage inside, including the rear seat passengers in the Crew Cab.

Driving Performance

While the four-cylinder base engine is good for light-duty use, the V-6 engine provides impressive power for heavier work and off-road excursions, albeit with less fuel efficiency and more noise. The Suzuki Equator's turning radius is enormous, but the truck still rides comfortably.

Safety Equipment

Standard safety systems on the Suzuki Equator include front, side-curtain, side, and rollover supplemental airbags. In addition, Equator V-6 trims include standard traction control.

Gas Mileage

Extended Cab, Extended Cab Comfort: 19 mpg city/23 mpg highway
Extended Cab Premium: 17 mpg city/22 mpg highway
Cab Sport, Extended Cab Sport 4WD, Crew Cab Sport, Crew Cab Sport Long Bed: 15 mpg city/20 mpg highway
Crew Cab Sport Long Bed 4WD, Crew Cab RMZ 4WD, Crew Cab RMZ Sport 4WD: 15 mpg city/19 mpg highway


  • Enormous utility
  • Sporty looks
  • Energetic V-6 engine


  • Spartan interior
  • Lack of amenities
  • Noisy V-6 engine


Truck for all reasons

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