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2009 Suzuki Equator Crew Cab
GENERAL INFORMATION
Body Style / Driveline Crew Cab, Longitudinally front engine with 2WD, 4WD compact-size pickup with short-bed
Assembly Plant Smyrna, Tennessee plant
Introduction Date 2008
EPA Vehicle Class Compact Truck
Construction Body on frame
Drivetrain Rear wheel drive
Engine V6
Engine code VQ40
Production code ZV7
Engine 4.0-liter DOHC V6
Number of cylinders Six
Valve per cylinder Four
Maximum output hp 261 @ 5,600 rpm
Maximum torque lb.-ft. 281 @ 4,000 rpm
Configuration Longitudinally - Mounted
Cylinder block Aluminum
Cylinder head Aluminum
Spark plugs Platinum tipped
Maximum engine RPM 6000 rpm
Valvetrain type Silent chain, two-stage
Engine mounts Standard (no fluid-filled)
Emission calibration LEV2 ULEV
Exhaust emission standards Federal: Tier 2 BIN 5
Exhaust system configuration Single exit/main
TRANSMISSION AND DRIVE SYSTEM
Transmission type Five-speed automatic w/overdrive
Gear ratios (:1) 3.842
1st 2.353
2nd 1.529
3rd 1.000
4th 0.839
5th 2.764
  2WD 4WD
Final drive ratio 3.133 (Base)
3.133(Premium)
3.357(sport)
3.357(RMZ)
Rear axle C200 Dana 44; Standard on RZM
Transfer case - Rotary switch for part-time 4WD
Transfer case ratio Four-wheel drive low - Sport: 2.625
RMZ: 2.625
Crawl ratio 1st gear - Sport: 33.86
RMZ: 33.86
Electric rear locking differential - RMZ Model only
Chassis
Type Body on frame (ladder type) - Fully boxed frame
Primary materials Corrosion resistant, high strength steel
Steering
Type Rack-and-pinion
Power assisted Engine speed sensitive
Overall ratio 20.4:1
Turns (lock to lock) 3.55 turns
  2WD 4WD
Turning radius (curb to curb) ft. 21.75/6.64 21.67/6.60
Turning circle (curb to curb) ft. 43.58/13.3 43.33/13.2
Suspension
Front Independent, Stabilizer bar Standard (Bilstein high performance shocks standard on RMZ)
Rear Overslung multi-Leaf (Bilstein high performance shocks standard on RMZ)
Brakes & Tires
Front Two piston calipers, 296 x 28 mm Vented discs
Rear Single piston calipers, 286 x 18 mm Vented discs
Pitch Circle Diameter (PCD) 6 in. x 4.5 in. (6 in. x 114.3 mm)
Tires P265/70R16 BFG Long Trail (OWL)
P265/65R17 BFG Long Trail (OWL)
P265/75R16 BFG Rugged Trail (OWL)
Electrical
Ignition system Electronic (direct ignition)
Starter 12 volt
Alternator 12 volts 110 amps
Battery GR24F-550


2009 Suzuki Equator Crew Cab
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Overall length in. ft. (mm):
With Short bed 2WD: 206.6 (5,258)
4WD: 206.6 (5,258)
With Long bed 2WD: 220.1 (5,612)
4WD: 220.1 (5,612)
Overall width 72.8 (1,850)
Overall height 70.1 (1,780)
Wheelbase in. ft. (mm):
With Short bed 125.9 (3,200) / RMZ: 125.9 (3,200)
With Long bed 2WD: 139.9 (3,554)
4WD: 139.9 (3,554)
Ground clearance ft. (mm):
At rear differential Base: 9.8 (248.4)
2WD Sport: 9.8 (248.4)
4WD Sport: 10.1 (257.4)
RMZ: 10.1 (257.4)
At front differential 4WD Sport: 8.9 (226.1)
4WD RMZ:8.9 (226.1)
Minimum running 2WD Base: 8.6 (218.2)
2WD Sport: 8.6 (218.2)
4WD Sport: 8.9 (226.1)
4WD RMZ: 8.9 (226.1)
Overhang in. (mm) F/R 31.3 (795)
48.2 (1,225)
Track width in. (mm) F/R 61.8 (1,570)
61.8 (1,570)
Approach angle degrees 2WD Base: 30.5
2WD Sport: 30.5
4WD Sport: 31.5
4WD RMZ: 32.6
Departure angle degrees 2WD Base: 22.1
2WD Sport: 22.1
4WD Sport: 22.6
4WD RMZ: 23.3
Break over angle degrees 2WD Base: 19.8
2WD Sport: 19.8
4WD Sport: 20.6
4WD RMZ: 20.5
Bed length ft. (mm):
Short bed 2WD Base: 59.5 (1,511.3)
2WD Sport: 59.5 (1,511.3)
4WD RMZ: 59.5 (1,511.3)
Long bed 2WD Sport: 73.3 (1,861.3)
4WD Sport: 20.6
Bed width At tailgate: 58.8 (1,494)
At C-channel: 61.4 (1,560)
Between wheel wells: 44.4 (1,130)
Bed depth 18.0 (457.3)
Bed cargo volume (Short bed ) 2WD Base: 27.1
2WD Sport: 27.1
4WD RMZ: 27.1
Bed cargo volume (Long bed ) 2WD Sport: 33.5
4WD Sport: 33.5
Step-in height ft. (mm):
First row 19.8 (504.1)
Second row 20.6 (523.6)
Hip point to outer sill (first row) 16.8 (426)
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS ft. (mm):
First row in. ft. (mm):
Head room 40.0 (1,016.7)
Shoulder room 58.3 (1,480.5)
Hip room 55.6 (1,411.6)
Leg room 42.4 (1,076.4)
Second row in. ft. (mm):
Head room 38.7 (982.5)
Shoulder room 58.3 (1,480.8)
Hip room 58.0 (1,472.8)
Leg room 33.6 (854)
Interior volume cu. ft.:
First row 57.2
Second row 38.8
Total volume 101.1
CAPACITIES
Fuel tank L/gal 80/21.1
Engine oil L/qt V6: 5.08/5.37
Engine coolant L/qt V6: 10.2/10.8
Washer fluid L/qt 4.5/4.7
FUEL CONSUMPTION
A/T City/highway mpg V6: 15/20
WEIGHTS
Base curb weight lbs (kg): Base Sport Sport RMZ
MT - - - -
AT 4,248 (1,927) 4,248 (1,927) 4,430 (2,010) 4,491 (2,38)
AT long bed 4,303 (1,952) 4,303 (1,952) 4,518 (2,050) -
Weight distribution (front/rear) %
MT - - - -
AT 55/45 55/45 57/43 57/43
AT long bed 54/46 54/46 56/44 -
GAWR lbs (kg)
front 3,296 (1,495)
rear 3,330 (1,511)
GCWR lbs (kg) 11,133 (5,050)
GVWR lbs (kg)
MT - - - -
AT 5,730 (2,599) 5,730 (2,599) 5,816 (2,638) 5,600 (2,540)
Max payload lbs (kg)
MT - - - -
AT 1,471 (669) 1,471 (669) 1,382 (628) 1,105 (502)
AT long bed 1,423 (647) 1,423 (647) 1,293 (588)
Load rating 200 (91)
TOWING lbs (kg)
Maximum capacity 6,300 (2,858) 6,300 (2,858) 6,100 (2,767) 6,100 (2,767)
Tongue load 630 (295) 630 (295) 610 (277) 610 (277)

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