2008 Suzuki XL7 Review
Big utility at a smaller price.
The Suzuki XL7 is ideal for those who need the roominess and smoothness of a minivan but want the look and feel of a SUV coupled with decent performance and reasonable fuel economy. Although the XL7 is offered with AWD it's worth noting that it is not as capable off-road as the smaller Suzuki Grand Vitara. An added bonus is Suzuki's generous 100,000-mile, seven-year, fully transferable, zero-deductible powertrain limited warranty.
NewCarTestDrive.com correspondent John Rettie test drove the Suzuki XL7 near San Diego.
Model Line Overview
|Model Lineup:||Suzuki XL7 ($21,349); Premium ($23,249); XL7 Luxury ($24,949); Limited ($27,299)|
|Engines:||3.6-liter DOHC 24-valve V6|
|Safety Equipment (standard):||electronic stability control, ABS, EBD, traction control, frontal airbags, curtain side airbags, tire pressure monitoring system|
|Safety Equipment (optional):||all-wheel drive|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Assembled In:||Ontario, Canada|
Specifications As Tested
|Model Tested (MSRP):||Suzuki XL7 Limited ($27,299)|
|Standard Equipment:||automatic air conditioning, power windows, power locks, power door mirrors, seven-passenger leather seating, power-driver seat, premium radio, keyless entry, remote starter, 17-inch alloy wheels, Nivomat load-leveling rear suspension|
|Options As Tested (MSRP):||none|
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|Price as tested (MSRP)||27949|
|Horsepower (hp @ rpm):||252 @ 6500|
|Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):||243 @ 2300|
|EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:||16/22|
|Head/hip/leg room, f:||41.3/52.2/41.2|
|Head/hip/leg room, m:||40.0/53.1/38.8|
|Head/hip/leg room, r:||38.8/38.2/30.9|
|Suspension, f:||independent, MacPherson struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar|
|Suspension, r:||independent, multi-link with coil springs, stabilizer bar|
|Brakes, f/r:||disc/disc with ABS, EBD|
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