MPG: 17 city/22 highway/19 combined
Suzuki decided a couple of years ago that the owners of its motorcycles and ATVs needed a Suzuki pickup truck to round out their Suzuki experience. A deal was struck with Nissan, and the Equator was born. Essentially the same under the skin, the Nissan and Suzuki on this list have the same estimated fuel economy.
The most expensive pickup on our list, the rear-wheel-drive Equator Extended Cab can haul 883 pounds of goods and people while towing up to 3,500 pounds. A 6-foot cargo box is standard on Extended Cab versions.
A 152-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine sends its power to the rear wheels by way of a five-speed automatic transmission. A five-speed manual tranny is only available on the bare-bones base Equator.
Equator's cabin is similar to that of the Frontier, which means it's well-assembled.
We chose the Premium trim because the base Equator doesn't have air conditioning or a radio. With the Premium trim you get full power accessories, air conditioning, remote keyless entry, cruise control, sliding rear window and a four-speaker audio system with CD player.