2006 Suzuki XL-7 Consumer Review: Quite good SUV

2006 Suzuki XL-7 - Consumer Review

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Base 4dr SUV (2.7L V6 5-speed Automatic)

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Quite good SUV
By frank fiore on


2006 Suzuki XL-7 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5A)


Vehicle mostly used for short trips averaging under 10 miles (averaging 20 mpg) but around 26 mpg on the long range 65 mph or faster trips. The car has excellent fit and finish, nice interior, decent sound system (car is intermediate (not premium) trim package but cloth seats are fairly comfortable. We have had no (none, nada!) maintenance problems. Car was a rental for the first year of its life so we have been pleasantly surprised at its reliability since we bought it at 30000 miles. Excellent paint job, rubber door trim and doors close with a nice solid thump! V-6 engine very quiet once warmed up.

Best Features

Really love the 7 seats. Rear door windows go all the way down! Nice wood look trim. True (not AWD) 4WD! Good highway fuel mileage. Easy to park- fairly short turning radius. Quite good at hauling utility trailers with hefty loads. Stability way better than our previous '95 Chevy Blazer. Solid!

Worst Features

Light switch on turn signal unlit-hard to see in dark. Too easy to accidentally lock yourself out of the car. Rear Engine revs very high on start-up. Deck and spare tire tends to collect dust. I wish the fold down seats folded flatter and lower. A built in child seat would have been nice.
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