The Car Geek: Review: 2007 Suzuki XL7

The Car Geek

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Review: 2007 Suzuki XL7

You’re not mistaken, Suzuki is not fooling around here, we’re just going to have a simple review over this vehicle. If you’re looking for best and unique appearance that somewhat can compete against one coming with the Saturn body kit, shorter than SUV but a bit taller than a wagon, the 2007 Suzuki XL7 will fit into you.

Some said that the 2007 XL7 is better in every aspect compared from the previous vehicle of the same brand. To those fanatics of mid-sized cars, no need to worry because the 2007 Suzuki XL7 remains to be of the same kind. It can handle almost seven passengers and at first glance you will be captivated by its contemporary and fashionable appeal.

If the previous XL7 has a body-on-frame truck that is based on the Grand Vitara and comes with a rear- or dual-range four-wheel drive and a solid rear axle powered by 2.7-liter, 185-horsepower V6; the new model XL7 is a unibody crossover vehicle with a fully-independent suspension, an in front- or part-time all-wheel drive form and is powered by V6 engine with 252 horsepower. Of course, it is important to note that this vehicle also comes with such features without compromising fuel economy.

Aside from that, when we say comfort and alteration levels, no one can question that the vehicle has been modified far greater than before. No wonder why some consider this as one of the most fashionable four-wheeled Suzuki units ever offered that is intended to meet the taste of American buyers.

Other features that are absolutely appealing are its four doors and a tailgate for easy access, and the lift over height is not much greater than into a sedan's trunk. It has bright diamond-shaped unique headlights, silvery "skid plates" front and rear, fender flares, and standard roof rack with crossbars.

When it comes to comfort and entertainment, you’ll never get bored since there is no shortage of space, well-equipped with leather seating, heated front seats, a power driver's seat and power windows, mirrors with close resemblance to Saturn mirrors, and locks, and a leather-rimmed tilt steering wheel with cruise and auxiliary audio controls, with an easy-to-read instrumentation, climate control system, standard audio system, with AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3CD and auxiliary jack modes.

Safety also has been prioritized by this model - it has safety cage that surrounds occupants, four-wheel antilock disc brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and traction, along with the ESP electronic stability control system, front and side airbags and a rollover protection system.

Other specifications are as follows:

  • Engine Type: twin overhead cam, 24-valve, aluminum alloy V6
  • Engine Size: 3.6 liters / 217 cu. in.
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic with manual-shift mode
  • Wheelbase / Length: 112.4 in. / 197.2 in
  • Curb Weigh: 3886 lbs
  • Fuel Capacity: 18.6 gal
  • Fuel Requirement: 87 octane unleaded regular gasoline
  • Tires: P235/60 SR17 Bridgestone Dueler H/T
  • Brakes, front/rear: vented disc / solid disc, ABS, traction control and ESP stability control standard
  • Suspension, front/rear: independent MacPherson strut / independent multilink
  • Drive train: transverse front engine, front-wheel drive
  • EPA Fuel Economy - miles per gallon city / highway / observed: 18 / 24 / 17
  • 0 to 60 mph: 7.7 sec
  • Towing capability: 3500 lbs