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2005 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 185 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/20 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2005 Suzuki XL-7

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

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Affordable base price, competent on- and off-road handling, available seven-passenger seating.

  • Cons

    Cramped second- and third-row seating, dated design, low-grade interior plastics, side airbags not available.

  • What's New for 2005

    The XL-7 gets a tire-pressure monitoring system and a chrome "S" badge on the spare tire cover.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (36 total reviews)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Flawless reliability

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Vehicle: 2005 Suzuki XL-7 EX III 4WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5A)

Bought this car w/25000 miles on it, it has been perfect. I have Ex III model, all options ever made for this chassis. 4x4 is awesome, having the LOW range makes it a tru truck, that is why it rides a bit rough, don't care. I get 20mpg in the city and about 23hiway. How is that pooe mileage? It does weigh 3700 lbs, I can tow my boat and quad, have no issue w/engine power, it is quick and responsive. Leather is nice, a bit cramped sometimes. Now 78k, nothing done but tires, not even brakes!



1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Worst car to buy

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Vehicle: 2005 Suzuki XL-7 LX Rwd 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5A)

I bought this car used with around 17,000 miles on it. It was basically new, it was the worst purchase of my life almost. So many little things go wrong with it. the most recent thing is the cable to pop the hood has broken. AGAIN. this is the second time ive been unable to open the hood. also one of the door ajar sensors is malfunctioning so everytime u hit a bump the interior lights flash on and it dings. gas mileage goes is awful. its' a "compact" SUV. its smaller than a mini van and gets worse gas than my truck. for a vehicle that size with a V6 and such little horsepower it should get way better gas mileage. the tire inflation sensor malfunctions too.




Great car for family and

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Vehicle: 2005 Suzuki XL-7 EX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5A)

In 2005 we decided to buy the XL7 used, 6000 miles on it looking new and for a great price, way lower than a new one would've cost. It was a dealer's test drive car. Since we've got it nothing wrong happened. I have done the brakes on it at 30000 and costed $70.00 It gives average 18 to 22 MPG combined HWY and City. Regular gas is just fine. Very resistent, reliable and confortable.4WD is wonderfull when needed. Long trips are nice and smoth. The features from manufacture are great. My wife gets complements from all her friends, her car looks Young...they say. Very good car for the price. Low cost to keep mechanicaly. Looks better and runs better now that is paid for!



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

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  • 15
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  • 20
  • highway
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Full 2005 Suzuki XL-7 Review

What's New for 2005

The XL-7 gets a tire-pressure monitoring system and a chrome "S" badge on the spare tire cover.

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