The truck is narrow, agile handling,
quick off the line making it great for
tight spots in crowded places, yet long
enough to give plenty of inside room.
Not suitable as a long distance
cruiser. Seats are too small for long
drives, wind noise high at speeds over
65. Fuel tank range limited to 300
miles per fillup.
Dual a/c, really fast from stop (only
up to 30mph), great handling for a
truck, good visibility, 3rd row seats.
2002 Suzuki XL-7 Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
We bought this vehicle for the express
purpose of using it to tour the U.S.
(and be able to go anyway) when we
retired, and knowing the third seat
will be down 99% of the time. Have had
the vehicle 18 months now, with only
required maintenance done on it and
regularly get 20-21 mpg. This is one
vehicle I have no problem recommeding
Great turning radius; gas mileage;
heated seats (yes, even in Florida);
and outstanding styling.
Power front seats - at least driver's;
additonal power outlets; built in
2002 Suzuki XL-7 Limited 2WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
This SUV is an excellent, exciting
alternative to a minivan for morning
carpool, especially with elementary
schoolers. Second-graders are able to
work the 7-passenger seating mechanisms
fine, and fight over doing so! Seating
is exceptionally comfortable for 4
adults, and it works fine for 5-child
transport... all behind the front row.
So far I've enjoyed this vehicle as
much as or more than as any that I've
owned, including several Toyotas, a
BMW, a Nissan, an Isuzu, Chevys, a
couple of Fords and our current Honda
Panoramic front seat view. Safety
ratings exceed BMW and Mercedes. Body-
on-frame design gives a very exciting,
sporty ride unlike unibody designs.
Leather interior, sunroof, running
boards, daytime running lights,
front/rear air, and standard CD are
The only improvement that I can suggest
is on cosmetic durability, especially
with the interior plastic. It
scratches easily. I understand that
this problem has been addressed with
the 2003 models.
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.
Fold down 3rd seat, makes large amt of
cargo room-great for my 2 large dogs!
Heated side mirrors are wonderful.
Side arm rests are great! Love the
rear tinted glass too.
Moldings between various exterior
panels lose paint quickly.