2004 Suzuki XL-7 Review

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Edmunds' Expert Review

  • Affordable base price, competent on- and off-road handling, available seven-passenger seating.
  • Cramped second- and third-row seating, dated cabin design, low-grade interior plastics, side airbags not available.

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

2004 Highlights

The XL-7 receives minor updates to the exterior and equipment list. The Touring and Limited models have been renamed EX III and LX III. The front grille and bumper have been reworked, and the foglights, taillights and headlights all have a new look. The front-passenger airbags are now multistage, and there's a new panic button on the keyless remote. Lastly, the V6 engine gets two additional horsepower for a total of 185, and the automatic transmission is now a five-speed unit.

Consumer reviews

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4 out of 5 stars
Good Little Car
Suzuki XL-7 4DR,11/05/2007
EX Rwd 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5A)
I test drove almost every SUV made including the Navigator, Escalade, and Lexus. The XL-7 doesn't have the luxury of these SUVs but for the money, it surpassed all the others that we tried. It handles well and rides fairly comfortably, although the gas mileage could be better. Blind spots where the backseat headrests and the spare tire cover are can cause problems at times. All in all I've no problems with performance AND I've gotten quite a few compliments on the body style also. This would be a great business vehicle!
4.88 out of 5 stars
perfect
andy dubitsky,06/08/2004
LX III 4WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5A)
We have 4 children, ages 2-10 with one on the way.. My wife doesnt want to drive a tank, I dont want to pay for one... Our solution??? THE XL-7.. The interior is perfect for our family. It seats all of us comfortably without making us feel like we should be paid $0.36 a mile and be home on weekends. It came with all the features we wanted, 4 wheel drive, pwr windows, locks, mirrors, and numerous cupholders. The engine pulls strongly all the way to the redline..
5 out of 5 stars
Awesome value!
xl7is4me,10/11/2004
EX III 4WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5A)
My wife and I bought a brand new 04 XL7 EX3 fully loaded to haul our 2 kids around. All I can say is that I'm surprised that it offered the same things as the Honda Pilot! Plus, the interior design is nicer, there's standard wood trim, and the leather is softer too. 185HP isn't a lot in the midsize class, but if you need basic transportation and don't need to tow you're absolutely fine. We recently took a 200 mile trip with our kids and a crowded trunk with luggage on the rooftop and I can safely say this car never ran out of breath. I'm glad I found Suzuki!
3.88 out of 5 stars
Seeing problem at 34000 miles
Al,12/12/2008
LX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5M)
Loved the car but starting to have problems oil leaks around timing chain. And fuel leaks drealer fixxed with no problem. They also replace drive leather set covering. 4 years old and problems started. I've pruchase qite a few new cars in my 60 yrs. I usually keep them for 6 yrs with usualy no motor leaks till the 6 year.

Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2004 Suzuki XL-7 Overview

The Used 2004 Suzuki XL-7 is offered in the following submodels: XL-7 SUV. Available styles include LX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5A), LX III 4WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5A), LX Rwd 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5A), EX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5A), EX III 4WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5A), LX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5M), EX III Rwd 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5A), LX III Rwd 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5A), EX Rwd 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5A), and LX Rwd 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5M). Pre-owned Suzuki XL-7 models are available with a 2.7 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 185 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2004 Suzuki XL-7 comes with four wheel drive, and rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed automatic. The Used 2004 Suzuki XL-7 comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 7 yr./ 100000 mi. powertrain warranty.

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Should I lease or buy a 2004 Suzuki XL-7?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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