Bought this car new at the end of the model year and have been pleased with it in nearly every respect. The engine is fast revving and powerful, a real surprise the first time I hit passing gear, zips 15 - 20 mph quickly when passing from 65 or 70. I get 17 mpg in city and have averaged 24 - 28 mpg on the highway @ 75 mph. Turning radius is as good or better than other SUV I have owned.
Gas mileage, peppy engine, AWD, auto temp control. The car almost drives itself, responsive steering and road holding. I have owned around forty different vehicles including some which were quite pricey; my XL7 is one of the most satisfying. Customer service has been great.
Road noise deadening. Rear seats need to fold down securely and provide a flat cargo space; the current system was an apparent after thought and is the poorest I've seen. Forget the pickup truck and release an improved version of the XL7. The P/U market is glutted. The smaller SUV is too small.
I this car for three year. I don't like the window controls because they are on the middle. Is very confusing and uncomfortable when you can't to open or close them. my dashboard cluster went dead the dealer did not covered it. the engine broke and the dealer did not cover the expense because I did not had the receipts for the oil change. I told them that I always had it changed when the computer signal that it was time to change it. I had to spend 3000 dollars to get it fixed out of the dealer. they wanted $6700.00 just for the engine, so they just call me to get it towed out of the dealer. I wouldn't recommended to any one this car. I still have 3 more years on the contract.
I love the 3rd row seat for the kids. the sporty style.
the visor mirror covers both broke. the information cluster goes out. the engine oil change message does not help.
2007 Suzuki XL7 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 5A)
Bought this vehicle after considering the Highlander, Pilot and decided to take a chance with Suzuki (and save $9K) Knew going in the resale would not hold up well but intended to drive it until the wheels fell off. Have been very satisfied with no problems in the first 48K miles. Recently had a rear window modulator go bad and the window dropped down, took it in to our favorite service tech and we found out that aftermarket parts are not available for Suzukis after 2006 and Suzuki is making bank selling parts. Total cost is $1100 to replace modulator and parts ($750) are only available from the dealers. Still love the vehicle and will drive it till the wheels fall off but worry about it.
Remote starter (will look for this on all future purchases) Heated seats, ability to listen to radio while kids watch movie (priceless)
Poor access to third row seat. Turns like an aircraft carrier. Have yet to have a good experience with Suzuki Dealer either purchasing or service (get service elsewhere)
i got this car brand new. loved it then problems came. i had to have the transmission replaced before i hit 25,000 miles driving home form work and the car stops moving on the expressway in the first and second gear. sutton replace it. now the car jumps when you change from drive to reverse. they told me they couldnt do anything about that. now when you are slowing down and the car or suv gets to first it acts like you have a manual and you shifted down. still they dont know whats wrong and cant fix it. so i have soured on this car waiting dont really know what to do with it.
Purchased at 34,000 miles and it runs and looks great! No problems at all, decent gas mileage for a mid-size crossover SUV and I love the interior design. The V6 has surprising power and tight steering.