2005 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 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.

2005 Highlights

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

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5 out of 5 stars
10+ Years only ONE maintainence issue
Toni Stark,06/22/2016
LX Rwd 4dr SUV w/ABS (2.7L 6cyl 5A)
They don't make Suzuki anymore :(. Reliable, sturdy great car for making long trips as a hospice nurse. Only one maintainence issue (brake line) in 10+ years!!!! Had to replace the CD player twice both under warranty! Overall excellent reliable easily maintained vehicle! Love! Lots of room and cargo space!!!!!!
4.75 out of 5 stars
Flawless Reliability
studiocraft1,06/24/2011
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!
4.88 out of 5 stars
Great car for family and sports
Max,04/05/2008
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!
4.75 out of 5 stars
Solid Vehicle AND Value
Paul,02/06/2005
EX III 4WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5A)
2003 LX_7 Limited 4x4. Well constructed with thoughtfulness and care in detail execution. Solid in feel, construction, handling and performance. Well appointed and laid out interior. No gizmos: everything you need is there where you need it ... and it all works! Very smooth engine provides steady push rather than neck-snapping, wheel-spinning antics. Smoothest automatic transmission I've ever experienced in a moderately priced vehicle. 2 to 4 wheel drive shift on the fly works impecibly. Best truck-based mid-size SUV road handling in its class. Great road handler as well as city parker. Tremedous cargo and people volume, though more of one means you trade-off on one for the other.

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 2005 Suzuki XL-7 Overview

The Used 2005 Suzuki XL-7 is offered in the following submodels: XL-7 SUV. Available styles include LX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5A), LX Rwd 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5A), LX III 4WD 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), LX Rwd 4dr SUV w/ABS (2.7L 6cyl 5A), LX III Rwd 4dr SUV w/ABS (2.7L 6cyl 5A), EX III Rwd 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5A), EX Rwd 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5A), LX III Rwd 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5A), LX Rwd 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5M), and LX Rwd 4dr SUV w/ABS (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 2005 Suzuki XL-7 comes with four wheel drive, and rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed automatic. The Used 2005 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 2005 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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