The base-level Equator extended cab comes with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, rear-wheel drive, and a 5-speed manual transmission. Everything about those specs can be upgraded, depending on trim level: a 4.0L V6 is available, as is a 4-wheel drivetrain and a 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. The crew cab has only the V6 engine and the automatic transmission, though there is a choice between 2- and 4-wheel drive.
Standard safety features are the same across the board, and include dual-stage front airbags, roof-mounted curtain and rollover airbags and front seat-mounted side-impact airbags. The safety features include anti-lock brakes, electronic brake force distribution and tire pressure monitoring. The Equator also comes standard with a 7-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty with roadside assistance and a courtesy vehicle program.
Like a lot of full-sized pickup trucks, there are a multitude of possible configurations of the Equator, depending on which engine, bed, cab and drivetrain is desired. And along with those configurations comes a list of standard and optional equipment. Some things are common to all Equators, such as fabric seats, rear seats that flip up, a fold-flat passenger seat, two power outlets and storage under the rear seats.
All but the most basic models come with air conditioning, an AM/FM/CD audio system, power windows and doors, remote keyless entry and cruise control. The crew cab models add a rear heater duct, tilt steering wheel and a 6-speaker audio system. The high-end RMZ crew cab model features upgraded, easy-clean fabric seat material and height adjustment for the driver's seat. They also include a 9-speaker stereo, Bluetooth connectivity and audio controls on the steering wheel. All crew cab models can add the optional navigation system.