2007 Suzuki XL7 Limited Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2007 Suzuki XL7 - Road Test Specs

2007 Suzuki XL7 SUV

(3.6L V6 5-speed Automatic)


Model year2007
StyleLimited 4dr SUV w/Platinum Touring Package (3.6L 6cyl 5A)
Base MSRP$30,784
As-tested MSRP$30,784


Drive typeFront-wheel drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3564cc (217 cu-in)
Valvetraindouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.2
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)252 @ 6,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)243 @ 2,300
Transmission type5-speed automatic


Suspension, frontIndependent, MacPherson struts, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent, multilink, pneumatic springs and stabilizer bar
Steering typePower steering
Tire brandBridgestone
Tire modelDueler H/T
Tire typeall season
Tire size, frontP235/60R17
Tire size, rearP235/60R17
Wheel size17 X 7.0
Wheel materialchrome alloy
Brakes, frontFront ventilated disc - Rear disc
Brakes, reardisc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)5.3
0-60 mph (sec.)8.2
0-75 mph (sec.)12.1
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.3 @ 86.9
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)37
60-0 mph (ft.)150
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)61.6
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.69
Sound level @ idle (dB)44.6
@ Full throttle (dB)75.9
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)67.2

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsWith traction control off, the XL7 spins the front tires off the line. Upshifts are fairly quick but resulting engine noise isn't pleasant.
Braking ratingPoor
Braking commentsRadar gun operator flinched - it looks like the XL7 continues for quite some time after the brakes are fully engaged. Pedal feel is squishy.
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsHandling is competent all around. The XL7 feels stable and predictable, transitions are confident. Overall, an impressive performance for the class.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1121
Temperature (°F)62.9
Wind (mph, direction)2.5

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)18 city/24 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)16.4
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.6

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,886 (4,048 as tested)
Length (in.)197.2
Width (in.)72.2
Height (in.)68.9
Wheelbase (in.)112.4
Track, front (in.)61.6
Track, rear (in.)61.8
Turning circle (ft.)41.8
Legroom, front (in.)41.2
Legroom, rear (in.)38.8
Legroom, 3rd row (in.)30.9
Headroom, front (in.)41.3
Headroom, rear (in.)40.0
Headroom, 3rd row (in.)38.8
Shoulder room, front (in.)55.6
Shoulder room, rear (in.)55.3
Shoulder room, 3rd row (in.)50.0
Seating capacity7
Cargo volume (cu-ft)14.0
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)95.2


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain7 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion3 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsNot available
Head airbagsStandard front, rear and third row
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemtire pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driver4 stars
NHTSA crash test, passenger5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side front4 stars
NHTSA crash test, side rear5 stars
NHTSA rollover resistance4 stars

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