2008 Suzuki XL7  -  $22,294

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $22,294
Base Invoice: $22,078
Destination Charge: $695
Options: $0
Trim: FWD 4dr
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 16 | Hwy: 22
Body Style: FWD 4dr
Transmission: 5-speed automatic transmission w/manumatic shift
Engine: 3.6L DOHC MPFI 24-valve VVT V6 engine

Model News

A more affordable base model is added to Suzuki's XL7 line, which had been completely redesigned for 2007. Meanwhile, the standard equipment list for Luxury and Limited models has been expanded. Top-of-the-line Limited models now come with a remote start system. Also for 2008, a rear-vision camera is--with a screen built into the rearview mirror--is available on Limited models.


Spacious interior; safety; thoughtful standard features; strong warranty; available all-wheel drive.

Model Highlights

A 3.6L, 24-valve V6, making 252 horsepower and 243 pound-feet of torque, is standard on the XL7, along with a five-speed automatic. The engine is built by Suzuki in Japan and is designed for long maintenance intervals. It's also especially smooth, due to a double-isolated cradle system.

The XL7 comes in four different trim levels: base, Premium, Luxury, and Limited. All but the base model are offered with five-passenger or seven-passenger layouts; the latter adds a 50/50-split folding third-row seat. The base model comes only with front-wheel drive, but all other models are available with a choice of front- or all-wheel drive. The all-wheel drive system uses a rear differential module to help send up to 50 percent of engine power to the rear wheels only when needed after front wheel slippage. With front-wheel drive, the XL7 has an EPA fuel economy rating of 16 mpg city, 22 highway.

Anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) are standard across the line, along with an electronic stability control system, which helps prevent the loss of control in a sudden evasive maneuver or on an especially slippery roadway. Rollover-sensing side curtain air bags and seat-mounted side air bags are also included. A four-wheel independent suspension also helps provide a smooth ride and very carlike handling. Seven-passenger models get Nivomat load-leveling shocks to maintain comfort and safety.

Due to the independent rear suspension, the XL7 has an unusually low, flat load floor, which also allows a more spacious third row than is typical for a vehicle this size. A 60/40-split reclining second-row seat tumbles forward and folds, while the available 50/50-split third-row seat can be folded flat into the floor. The front passenger seat also folds flat to allow especially long items such as surfboards or kayaks. All seven-passenger models also get underfloor storage and an auxiliary rear air conditioning system with separate fan controls.

Standard features on the base model include remote keyless entry, tilt steering, cruise control, roof rails, alloy wheels, automatic climate control, power windows, locks, and mirrors, and a six-speaker CD sound system. The Premium adds floor mats, a wood-trim appliqué, and larger 17-inch alloys, while the Luxury gets leather upholstery, a power driver's seat, heated front seats, a sunroof, six-disc changer, and leather steering wheel with integrated audio controls.

At the top of the line, the Limited brings chrome-finished wheels, fog lamps, silver-colored roof rack rails, a rear spoiler, remote engine start, and a Pioneer premium sound system with seven speakers. The remote start system that's now standard on the Limited not only turns on the engine from up to 60 yards away but also turns on the climate-control system and, when temperatures are below 41 degrees Fahrenheit, turns on the seat heater. A touch-screen navigation system and DVD entertainment systems are among the few options.

Value Writeup

The 2008 XL7 is the largest Suzuki ever built, according to the automaker. The crossover SUV, oriented for on-road duty and people-moving, is closely related to the Chevrolet Equinox and Pontiac Torrent but fitted with a standard, Suzuki-built overhead-cam V6 across the line. The XL7 is also particularly attractive because of its generous safety features and top five-star safety ratings in both front and side impact crash tests from the federal government. A modest towing capacity of up to 3,500 pounds is enough to tow a small boat or pop-up trailer, and the XL7 is covered by Suzuki's 100,000-mile, seven-year, fully transferable powertrain warranty.

Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
22 MPG

Cruising Range - City
297.60 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
409.20 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6


Fuel System

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
252 @ 6400

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
243 @ 2300

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont. Again

First Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.4 qts

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Volume
103.5 ft³

Front Head Room
41.3 in

Front Leg Room
41.2 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.6 in

Front Hip Room
52.2 in

Second Head Room
40.0 in

Second Leg Room
38.8 in

Second Shoulder Room
55.3 in

Second Hip Room
53.1 in

112.4 in

Length, Overall
197.2 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.2 in

Height, Overall
68.9 in

Track Width, Front
61.6 in

Track Width, Rear
61.8 in

Min Ground Clearance
7.9 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
95.2 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
49.4 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3886 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
3500 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Spare Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Spare Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material

Steering Type

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
41.8 ft

Brake Type

Brake ABS System

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.6 gal

Basic Years

Basic Miles/km

Drivetrain Years

Drivetrain Miles/km

Corrosion Years

Corrosion Miles/km

Roadside Assistance Years

Roadside Assistance Miles/km

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

3.6L DOHC MPFI 24-valve VVT V6 engine

5-speed automatic transmission w/manumatic shift

Traction control system (TCS)

Electronic stability program (ESC)

Front wheel drive

Unibody frame w/full length under-body rails

16" aluminum wheels

Front/rear all-season tires

Pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS) w/electronic brake force distribution, (EBD), brake assist

Black roof rails

Multi-reflector headlamps

Daytime running lamps

Pwr mirrors

Privacy glass

Intermittent windshield wipers

Rear window wiper/washer

Cloth front bucket seats

2nd row 60/40 split bench seat

Tilt steering wheel

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Pwr windows

Pwr door locks

Cruise control

Security system w/immobilizer

Remote keyless entry w/panic button

AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: (6) speakers-inc: auxiliary audio input jack

Air conditioning w/automatic climate control

Rear window defroster

(4) 12-volt auxiliary pwr outlets

Overhead console w/reading lamps & storage

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS) w/electronic brake force distribution (EBD), brake assist

Advanced front airbags w/passenger occupancy sensor

Side curtain airbags

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH) system

Rear door child safety locks

Traction control system (TCS)

Electronic stability program (ESC)

Daytime running lamps



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