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2002 Suzuki XL-7 SUV

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Suzuki XL-7 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.7 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 183 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/19 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2002 Suzuki XL-7

  • By offering a third-row seat in a compact SUV, Suzuki answers a question not many people are asking; but if yo're one of them, the XL-7 is worth a look.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Affordable base price, competent on- and off-road handling, stylish design.

  • Cons

    Cramped second- and third-row seating, interior materials don't match otherwise premium package, side airbags not available.

  • What's New for 2002

    For 2002, the XL-7's 2.7-liter V6 engine has been upgraded to produce more power. Inside, all XL-7 models have gained features such as the LATCH child seat system, improved cargo floor design and new upholstery. All Standard and Plus models now offer optional ABS brakes, while the line-topping Limited Edition's interior gains woodgrain trim and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Suzuki offers 24-hour emergency roadside assistance and towing for the duration of the vehicle's warranty to increase customer satisfaction.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Luv my xl-7

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Vehicle: 2002 Suzuki XL-7 Touring 4WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5M)

We bought my XL-7 used it had 60,770 miles on it. My husband wanted to get me a better vehicle for my 40 mile commute. I love it. I never really thought I would like a utility vehicle but this one has surprised me. Corners well easy to handle and I can see out all around. Great little truck. I would highly recommend it to anyone that needs a 4X4 and it sports plenty of room and a third row seat for my grandchildren. My teenage daughter even likes to drive it. Very stylish looking and I would definitely buy another one. Best vehicle I have ever owned and I have had quite a few.




Long-term use report

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Vehicle: 2002 Suzuki XL-7 Touring 4WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5M)

Got my Suzuki XL-7 in 12/01 and still like it today after 53,000 miles. It was the best SUV for the money at the time with its 3rd row seats and REAL part-time 4WD. I commute with it and now after break-in, I’m getting 20 mpg, I only got 17 mpg before. My XL-7 feels heavy but still it is still fun and sporty to drive. It did really well at the off-road course I took last year. The only problem I had was a coolant leak which may be the dealer's fault. I recommend regular trans/diff fluid changes. And the original tires are lousy, mine were bald at 15,000 miles. Go with Yokohamas, mine are still like new after 30,000 miles. I solved my oil filter access problem by cutting a hole at the wheel well and bolted on an aluminum sheet door. The colored weather strips have all faded.




I've seen and driven better

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Vehicle: 2002 Suzuki XL-7 Touring 4WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5M)

Over all the xl-7 is not too bad, but the driver's seat area is too narrrow. Also the floor heat is very bad doesn't hardly work even. And that is not a good thing for living in Central New York. Alot of people are complaining about the access of the oil filter. It is a bit of a pain but oce you get the hag of it it isn't as bad.




Joy to drive

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Vehicle: 2002 Suzuki XL-7 Touring 4WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5M)

I have now had my XL 7 for about 2 months and love the ride. Very comfortable.




Best suv under $30,000

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Vehicle: 2002 Suzuki XL-7 Touring 4WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5M)

The high-performance engine. Good location for the filter. 2 timing chains. Smooth, quiet, and comfortable on driving.




Great suv for the price

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Vehicle: 2002 Suzuki XL-7 Touring 4WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5M)

I searched for months to find an SUV with high safety ratings, comes with many options and a low price. This was it! I compared this SUV with the Toyota RAV-4, Jeep Liberty, & Ford Escape to find this was the best deal and a safe vehicle, unlike some of the above. I have not been dissappointed yet! I love this SUV. It's exactly what I wanted and expected.



Full 2002 Suzuki XL-7 Review

What's New for 2002

For 2002, the XL-7's 2.7-liter V6 engine has been upgraded to produce more power. Inside, all XL-7 models have gained features such as the LATCH child seat system, improved cargo floor design and new upholstery. All Standard and Plus models now offer optional ABS brakes, while the line-topping Limited Edition's interior gains woodgrain trim and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Suzuki offers 24-hour emergency roadside assistance and towing for the duration of the vehicle's warranty to increase customer satisfaction.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 19
  • highway
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