In 2007 Suzuki introduced two timely new vehicles, including the
crossover XL7, and celebrated a marked increase in sales. The current fluctuation in fuel costs and slow down in big
SUV sales actually bodes well for Suzuki, as many Americans are looking to move to smaller, more fuel-efficient versions of their big SUVs.
Crossover utility vehicles (CUVs) like the 2009 XL7 are built on car-like unibodies and have some attributes of both
minivans and SUVs. The sleek XL7 joins the crossover segment as a modern, style-conscious seven-passenger vehicle with optional all-wheel drive and excellent fuel economy. There are three trim levels: Premium, Luxury and Limited.
The largest and most powerful vehicle Suzuki has ever sold, the XL7 has borrowed its predecessor's name but is new from the frame up. On sale in September, Suzuki claims it will be the most affordable all-wheel-drive vehicle on the market.
Cons: "expensive parts when something does go wrong"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3
"its comfortable for long trips and the level ride system helps on the gas. It is/was a great car. loved the color and the overall proformance on the road.
Only problem is the parts are expensive if/when they need replaced and the labor is extremely extensive."
"I have 22,500 miles on my '07 and it is just as nice a car as it was when I purchased it. I like the sound system and the a/c is great. The mileage is good as I am mostly on the highway to and from work. The ride and handling is supurb and it is very quiet inside. The price was outstanding compared to other cars with this kind of trim, luxury, etc. I would recommend this car to anyone as I am an engineer and believe these guys "outdid" theirselves on this one. GREAT CAR!!!!!!!!!!!"
"We have two vehicles but my husband and I are in a constant tug-of-war to drive it. VERY fun to drive, very reliable, good gas mileage. We even off-road it with no problems. It is NOT babied at all but it's never been in the shop for more than routine maintenance. Wish I could afford to own two! I highly recommend it."