2009 Suzuki XL7  -  $26,345

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $26,345
Base Invoice: $25,322
Destination Charge: $750
Options: $0
Trim: FWD 4dr Premium
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 19 | City: 17 | Hwy: 24
Body Style: FWD 4dr Premium
Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission w/manumatic shift
Engine: 3.6L DOHC MPFI 24-valve VVT V6 engine

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 6-speed automatic transmission. The engine 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 7-passenger layouts; all modes provide 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 achieves an EPA fuel economy rating of 17 mpg city, 24 highway. With all-wheel drive, the XL7 gets an EPA fuel economy rating of 16 mpg city, 23 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 4-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. The 2009 XL7 also is equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System which monitors all four tires.

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 6-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.

The 2009 Suzuki XL7 comes with Americas number one warranty. A 7 year/100,000 mile powertrain limited warranty with no deductibles and is fully transferable

Model News

The 2009 Suzuki XL7 upgrades to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Also, the formerly optional third row is standard in the 2009 Suzuki XL7

Value Writeup

The 2009 XL7 is the largest vehicle Suzuki builds, 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, 7-year, fully transferable powertrain warranty.


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

Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
24 MPG

Cruising Range - City
316.20 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
19 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
446.40 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

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.4 qts

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Volume
146.1 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

Third Head Room
38.8 in

Third Leg Room
30.9 in

Third Shoulder Room
50.0 in

Third Hip Room
38.2 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

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
14.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4030 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

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material

Rear 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 )

Disc - Rear (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

6-speed automatic transmission w/manumatic shift

Front wheel drive

Fully independent suspension

Nivomat self-levelizing rear suspension

Pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS) w/brake assist

17" aluminum wheels

P235/60R17 tires

Black roof rails

Auto on/off headlamps

Pwr mirrors

Privacy glass

Intermittent windshield wipers

Rear window wiper/washer

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

Cloth front bucket seats

2nd row 60/40 split bench seat w/fold & tumble feature

3rd row split-folding seat w/fold flat feature

Tilt steering wheel

Driver information center

Pwr windows

Pwr door locks

Security system w/immobilizer

Remote keyless entry w/panic button

Air conditioning w/automatic climate control & Micron air-filtration

Rear air conditioning w/rear HVAC controls

Rear window defroster

(4) 12-volt auxiliary pwr outlets

Overhead console w/reading lamps & storage

Driver/front passenger sun visors w/vanity mirrors

Traction control system (TCS)

Electronic stability program (ESC)

Daytime running lamps

Advanced front airbags w/passenger occupancy sensor

Side curtain airbags for all rows

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH) system

Rear door child safety locks

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)










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