9 Years agoNews
|Verdict: 2009 Suzuki Equator RMZ-4 Sport|
|Over the last few years, there have been a lot of changes and improvements to heavy-duty 3/4- and one-ton trucks, as well as to half-tons. What has been the quieter story is that compact trucks have gotten bigger and more capable, too, and many of them are now as big as half-tons used to be, with comparable towing and payload capacities. (This Equator, as equipped, does have a payload of more than 1000 pounds, the reason trucks were originally called "half-tons.")|
Why did Suzuki get into the compact-truck market? It manufactures motorcycles, ATVs, and motors for boats and had to watch as other automakers' trucks served as tow vehicles. It made sense for Suzuki to get a pickup, and partnering...