2004 Suzuki XL-7 Consumer Review: Alternative to Explorer & High

2004 Suzuki XL-7 - Consumer Review

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EX III 4dr SUV (2.7L V6 4x4 5-speed Automatic)

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Alternative to Explorer & Highlander
By beanezuelan on


2004 Suzuki XL-7 EX III 4WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5A)


This is a great car for young families
(w/kids 0 to five) that, for whatever
reason, do not want to buy a minivan.
I honestly believe that if you
want/can compromise on a few features,
it's a great value. When doing my
research I was comparing this vehicle
with Ford Explorer and Toyota
Highlander. When you throw in all
the features included in the XL-7's EX
III package and compare with these
other two, you are getting a lot more
for your money. One item people asked
me a lot about was engine hp, I find
the 185 hp V6 engine is adequate. You
have to realize that this car is about
650 lbs lighter than a Ford Explorer
Eddie Bauer, which comes w/std. 210 hp

Best Features

The 3rd row seat, where u can fit two car seats (unlike Highlander, XL-7 has safety latches for 3rd row) to leave 2nd row for uncles/grandparents during long trips. Other favorites are car-like ride, easy parking, and std pwr sunroof, rear a/c, leather, & side step running brds.

Worst Features

If Suzuki could make this car slightly wider, give it a little more power - while keeping/improving mpg - and a larger fuel tank, they would be in serious business. The XL-7 would give any midSUV a good run for their money as is, and if you are willing to compromise you will save big.
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