2007 Suzuki XL7 SUV Luxury 4dr SUV w/3rd Row, DVD (3.6L 6cyl 5A)
My little engine that could has 184k and is still purring. I purchased it with 20k miles and all I've ever done was change the oil, tires, and brakes. It's a GREAT engine and has plenty of interior space for two labs, a child, camping gear, and two adults, not to mention enough power to pull a small boat! Safety features are great, cabin noise is low, mpg is bad, entertainment system is great, back seat is comfortable for kids, handles like a car but roomy like an SUV.
Believe every bad review you read they are all True. I bought the XL7 with 115,000 miles on it, drove it for 2 months and its been in the shop for 7 months. Just found out it needs a new engine, and the cost will be $4300. I loved the look and the room, but this car is a money pit.
Was a great mid suv for the price , loved it , until 60 mile then $7000 in repairs later and might as well have bought a Toyota . Note.. a lot of the parts are cheveys not Suzuki !!!!!
So in order of problems starter motor, fuel cap caused lots of error codes, timing chain had to be replaced, both catalytic converters, water pump. all from 60 mile to 100 miles ... now at 118 miles heater is sometimes working !!! and the list keeps growing . Stuck with it till dies now .
These vehicles are nothing but money pits!! Just got rid of mine finally ('07 with 97k) white paint started peeling at 50k and found out it's a paint defect Suzuki will not fix. Then the turn signal stalk quit turning off and the speedo would show you going 140 mph when your only going 60 mph. Then the check engine light came on and found out the timing belt was needing replaced...3k later and about 8 months it came back on again same issue. Turns out it's a common issue in this engine along with sludge build up resulting in a need for a new engine....even though changed oil every 3000 miles. Again it's a design flaw that's common. STAY AWAY!!!! At all cost!!!
Space behind the seats was plentiful.....that's all
They need to take everyone they built and crush them!
2007 Suzuki XL7 SUV 4dr SUV AWD w/3rd Row (3.6L 6cyl 5A)
I bought this car used with about 40K miles on it. I did my home work and noted the P008 engine code frequency in user reviews. Well this car was in great shape to I figured I'd give it a chance. Interior is great, roomy and comfortable. Rear climate controls are great for the second & third row passengers. Car is really stable in the snow. Brakes have a hard time hauling down this heavy car. Gas mileage is nothing to write home about. I get about 16 combined. Fuel fillter cap started misbehaving at about 45k miles. Transmisison developed a very slow leak. Good luck finding the dipstick/filler! Then the engine failed! P0008 engine code. (along with 8 others related to it)
Good room, good seating.
Solid acceleration but you have
to really put your foot into it.
I like the way it looks too.
Decent winter handling.
Gas mileage should be better.
Timing chain needs to be made MUCH stronger.
This engine is not suitable at all.
Check the internet and believe what you read!
Pay no attention to the stupid oil change assistant!
Change the oil every 3,000 miles!
ATF dipstick is hidden away and bolted down.
They want you to take it to the shop.
Mine is 75 miles away, so no thanks!
I like to keep an eye on such things even though the owner' manual says it shouldn't need any attention.
I can see how Suzuki needed to declare bankruptcy.