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2001 Suzuki XL-7 SUV

 
 

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Suzuki XL-7 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.7 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 170 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/19 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2001 Suzuki XL-7

  • By offering a third-row seat in a compact SUV, Suzuki answers a question not many people are asking.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Base MSRP of under $20,000, functional third-row seating, spacious interior, quiet on-road demeanor, competent off-road performer.

  • Cons

    Second- and third-row seats are not removable, side-impact airbags are not available, V6 needs more power, interior materials don't match otherwise premium package.

  • What's New for 2001

    The Suzuki XL-7 is an all-new midsize SUV based on a stretched Grand Vitara. It is the first in this class to offer third-row seating and…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (46 total reviews)


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Vehicle: 2001 Suzuki XL-7 Plus 4WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)

Had the car from dealer's lot brand new. Few facts about this car: 1) the engine bay has a flex bar across it 2) the frame is liquid filled to reduce vibration 3) came with direct electronic ignition as opposed to plugs and wires. 4) has third row of seat. 5) OEM tires are exact same as Lexus RX300, Dueler HT. The front brake wears out lot quicker than what I'm used to. Amazingly, the rear drum brake has never been changed and it always passes the inspection. It's on 170,000 mile now. Comes with lot of upgrade if you really into it. I installed rear catch net, rear door net storage, window rain deflector. Overall, you can not find any other car like this even today 2013 that is true 4x4




Handles like my sports car!

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Vehicle: 2001 Suzuki XL-7 Plus 4WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)

Bought this based on test drive and 3rd seat. First experience with 4WD. Had the over-size wheel/tire (option?). This XL-7 has been awesome. Dealer repairs VERY expensive. Driver seat back torn out due to years of toddler abuse (LoL). Car still drives like new. Fast steering - handles very similar to my Miata in fact - may give some used to the GM slush boxes some fun in the wind at highway speeds. Only problem was aluminum chips in early production A/C compressors caused a lot of failures in 01 02 XL-7s; and replacement / system flush averaged between $2000 and $2500 at the dealers.




Shotty air conditioner over and

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Vehicle: 2001 Suzuki XL-7 Touring 4WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5M)

I love my car, except that each year the air conditioner goes out. This year I am told the cost is $1,000+ just for the part condenser or compressor?? And it had to have a dual air conditioner. :-( The car is probably not even worth that much. Too bad that the dealer were so bad on fixing this one problem. Other than that, the car has been perfect. Love the fact that the gasoline door is on the passenger side. It's fully loaded and got what I paid for . .no repairs other than regular maintenance-not bad for an 8yr old car. Body and interior in perfect condition still.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 19
  • highway
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Full 2001 Suzuki XL-7 Review

What's New for 2001

The Suzuki XL-7 is an all-new midsize SUV based on a stretched Grand Vitara. It is the first in this class to offer third-row seating and a starting price of under $20,000.

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