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2007 Suzuki XL7

navigator89navigator89 Posts: 1,080
edited September 13 in Suzuki
The Suzuki XL7 gets a total makeover for 2007, as it loses its aging exterior and cheap interior for a more stylish and attractive design. It also gets more power, a 3.6L V6 putting out 250 horsepower. There are tons of nice options available, notably DVD entertainment, a navigation system and leather.

I really like the edgy design and the package as a whole and I doubt Suzuki will have any trouble selling this. This is a perfect competitor to the crossover SUVs on the market, and it's low price makes it even better.

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  • 5greyhounds5greyhounds Posts: 338
    If it did not have only 18K and had only 6 payments left I would really condsider the new one. Looks good, however, I think I will go a year or so with no payments. I really hope it does well.
  • slinky1slinky1 Posts: 42
    Has anyone heard what the Canadian price range will be??
    looks great!!!!!!!!!!
  • allcarsrcoolallcarsrcool Posts: 113
    Though the new 2007 XL7 does look good... i cant help but notice that it looks a little too much like the chevy equinox with its roofline and windows and tail lights. Also sort of like the Honda CR-V with its headlights and front grill. I'd just wish that they had come up with something totoally origonal instead of copying other automakers designs.
  • autoboy16autoboy16 Posts: 992
    IMO it looks too much like a tahoe from the rear and a sleepy drunk.
  • navigator89navigator89 Posts: 1,080
    In my opinion.
  • autoboy16autoboy16 Posts: 992
    in the front the sleepy thing... And i did 4get the imo thing... oops :blush: !!

    Any 1 surprised at the fact that "gm" finally offers a vehicle with fold flat 3rd row without having an extended wheel base. Looks like now you can take you, your spouse, benny, sally, betty, and bob on that road trip without removing the seats (or like toyota, fold them to the sidewalls) and still go on that shopping spree! :P :)
  • slinky1slinky1 Posts: 42
    There were 12 new xl7's travelling to nova scotia from Ingersoll ont. (where they are to be built), they looked really cool on the road!!!!!!!
  • navigator89navigator89 Posts: 1,080
    Prices

    Lol, honestly I thought there would be more discussion on this thread. It's been pretty empty here.

    In any case, now that we know the price of the XL7, I think it will stack up very well to the others in it's class like the Santa Fe, Outlander, and RAV4. It's engine already beats the output of the Santa Fe and Outlander. Plus the interior is really nice.
  • aa0526aa0526 Posts: 27
    I am considering this or the Outlander 2007.
    I think the Outlander has more features though ... but I like the overall exterior design on this one.
    I need to fit a 1-booster and 2 car seats in the 2nd row so I can keep the 3rd row vacant for stuff.
    So far- the Oulander has more 2nd row shoulder room but the XL7 has 2 inches more of hip room.

    Does this have a timing chain or belt?
    Also - how is the reliability on the Chevy Equinox -- the sister car?

    Thanks.
  • slinky1slinky1 Posts: 42
    Although they are both on the Theta platform, keep in mind it is difficult to compare the reliability with Equinox as the engine ,Tranny and suspension are completely different, the equinox will be getting the 3.6L later on in '07, but is now using GM's 3.4, the suspension is set up alot stronger on the suzuki as it will be carrying 7 people.
    But, you'll find the Equinox to be very "average" as far as quality goes..................
    Slink
  • XL7 is very roomy, and the new 3.6L V6 gets peak torque at only 2300 RPM -- awesome. All for $23,000 for a base model. Definitely a good buy, maybe the best buy out there.
  • mm9351mm9351 Posts: 72
    Picked up my platinum packaged limited XL7 yesterday and needless to say I'm loving it. It replaced an 04 EX XL7. First impressions: PLUSH compared to the 04; comfy seats, smooth, quiet and controlled ride, navigation system is awesome (has the 3-D view) and the audio system is simply outstanding. XM Radio is standard along with the mp3 input, rear heat & AC controls, and what's this? A desk / writing surface on the back of the passenger seat for your laptop? Wow, Suzuki thought of everything. I don't think you can find another vehicle in this class for this price. The deal breaker? The chrome wheels peg the 'wow' meter, and believe me this car is a head-turner. Suzuki has out-done themselves; this car is a winner. Let me know if there's anything I left out.
  • Has anyone heard what the Canadian price range will be??
    looks great!!!!!!!!!!


    Good luck finding a dealer! Aside from Toronto, Brantford and a few other places, there aren't many Suzuki dealers around.
  • Actualy, my home city (london ON) just got a brand new one thats huge!! , and Ingersoll has one as well.....
    Canadian prices are far better than i thought they would be!!
    http://www.ultimatesuzuki.ca/
  • 'got last weekend this new suzuki xl-7 with 7 passenger... wow! i love it. i'm just waiting for the accessories to come before it makes my year complete :)
  • guxuguxu Posts: 32
    Driving a XL7 (Limited Platinum package) for two days, the whole family like it.

    Our local dealer sold most of their XL7s, and we will get their last Limited with DVD. They have no hassle price ($22,000 for base 7-passenger, $25,2xx for Limited, $27,xxx for Limited Platinum package), plus Suzuki's great financing program. What else can we expected? :)
  • guxuguxu Posts: 32
    XL7 performed very well. :)

    I was sitting on the back seat for about 3 hours, playing the rear AC, watching DVD... The leg room is excellent, and the it is roomy for 2 people. :D
  • skyuskyu Posts: 1
    Could you please provide the details of your local dealer's contact information? Probably, I would like to buy a XL7-2007 from your area. Also, you could send the information to skyu101@yahoo.com. Many Thanks. Happy New Year! :blush:
  • guxuguxu Posts: 32
    I am located in North Alabama. Our local Suzuki dealer claims they are nation's #1 Suzuki dealer. Nation's top 4 or 5 salesmen are all in this dealership. They started from a small dealer selling used car on internet. Now, besides the original used car, they have 5 locations selling Suzuki in surrounding area and they just bought a Hyundai dealer (another cheap brand :P ) and a Toyota dealer.

    They have sold most of their XL7 for now, and seems they raised the price a little (not sure).

    They have fixed price on all Suzuki, and the sales people are salaried (not commission) employees. But they still have refer program. So if you like, I can refer you and we can split the refer fee. My email address is guxu(a)yahoo.com. Thanks and Happy New Year!
  • guxuguxu Posts: 32
    During the whole trip, the gas mileage is consistent. At 50-60 mph speed, it has the best gas mileage, above 24 mpg. The overall gas mileage is about the same as my 2001 CRV, which is much smaller with a weak engine. (We had a 1,600-mile trip with that CRV two months ago.)

    While I am not sure about the road noise, the wind noise is definitely much better than my CRV. While XL7's build quality is good, I have to admit that Honda still has the best build quality. XL7's front door trims are not very tight so when you close the door, you may hear the plastic trim knocking on the metal door frame. I also found small paint problem on both front door frames (inside). As far as I can tell, the problem was due to the poor design or missing certain procedure, so you may want to check your XL7, and apply some touch-up.

    Other than that, I do not have anything to complain. XL7 was well designed to provide lots of functions and comfort. But some of the features were not documented. e.g. the over-head console has a place to store the garage door opener. And you can operate the opener by pressing the console cover by using the provided "legos". I did not see that mentioned in manual.
  • 45auto45auto Posts: 16
    Hello from Belmont Mississippi. Greetings to all on this post. And for what its worth we, too have been looking at the honda crv, But I know the dealerships of which guxu speaks, and with the distance my wife and I dtive to work, Gas mileage is a big concern. That being said. Motorweek on the speed channel will be doing a piece on the xl-7 @ 9PM central time on jan 4th. Check your listings as I am sure it is on several more times this week. HAPPY NEW YEAR to all.
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,267
    Welcome to the Suzuki side of town 45auto - I used to know Tishomingo County a little bit. They hadn't even extended the Trace that way last time I spent any time cruising around there though. :shades:

    You need to set up your CarSpace page and post some scenery shots for us!

    Moderator
    Minivan fan. Feel free to message or email me - stever@edmunds.com.

  • kc5ytikc5yti Posts: 38
    Welcome to the family. I have purchase our own 2007 XL-7. We have been with Suzuki since 2002 when we purchase an 02 XL-7. I love them both. My 02 is ROCK solid.

    Regards,

    Kc5yti
  • ViperggVipergg Posts: 24
    How is Suzuki's long term quality? Debating a new 2007 model ,local dealer around here is selling the FWD version for $19995 which i consider pretty good . I am just a somewhat leary of Suzuki's quality for the term and don't want to be in the shop all the time even with a good warranty . Looks like a nice vehicle Like the Dark Cranberry one . A lot of the switchgear and radio inside looks like stock GM stuff , is this correct ? I knwo these are brand new but does anyone have any early opinions on this new model , they say it is a lot better than Chevy's Equinox or the Torrent ?
  • arkainzeyearkainzeye pittsburgh paPosts: 473
    i was wondering if anyone has a 2002 xl-7 here. i found one used and i am seriously thinking about getting it. is there any problem years to watch out for. what i mean is i have a 1999 chevy tracker, and i found out that 1999 was a bad year for the A/C units. well 2 years after i bought it the a/c completely failed. $$$$ and alot of others with a 1999 had the same problem. i was wondering if there are years like this for the xl7? and what kind of MPG are you getting with the 2.7 xl-7? basically i dont want to go through another case where i find out after i buy it that (xxxx) yr was a bad year to buy..
  • kc5ytikc5yti Posts: 38
    Mine rocks. Just try to get to the dealer and try to listen it start up from an overnight or long period of being unused. Listen carefully for any bicycle chain like rattle sound coming from the lower front of the engine. The 2002 and previous had issues with timing chain tensioner #1 not adjusting properly after some time. Mine had a warranty replacement for this in 2005 after 45K miles. I use only mobile1 5W30 in my truck. Also, look at the manufacture date. Trucks sold after August 2002 have the 7y/100K mile. warranty. Mine is one of them. I have had very few issues with my truck. She gets from 16 in the winter to 20-21 on the highway all year round. I average around 18mpg city/highway.

    Regards,

    Ivan, kc5yti
    2002 XL-7+
  • kc5ytikc5yti Posts: 38
    We just bought the dark cranberry one. Very nice. I can't say for sure how well this XL-7 will treat us. It is a joint venture with GM. A blend of torrent, I dare not mention Equinox, with a touch of the SRX. She is about 35% japan parts, so the sticker says, so that makes me feel a bit better. I have had Suzukis since 2002. Not one major issue, except fot the tensioner issue that my XL-7 had after 45K miles. I have not been a fan of GM since my dreadfull run in with a 2000 Astro, traded for my XL-7 in 2002. The Astro spent almost as much time in the shop as our 1995 Neon. Both, lemons. Suzuki has never let me down, however, we are going down a new path here. We will see. I have heard that the 3.6l powerplant is a very good engine. Suzuki has licensed that engine and is producing it in Japan. The tranny is an Aisin unit that many of the Asian automakers use. So not many concerns there. We will see. As for Suzuki, I would recommend them to my friends. I will by another Zuk someday soon. :)

    Regards,

    Ivan, kc5yti
    2002 XL-7
    2007 XL7
  • guxuguxu Posts: 32
    The reviewer does not know how to access the 3rd-row seats, so he said it was "nearly inaccessible" :sick:

    Business Week Review
  • kc5ytikc5yti Posts: 38
    Wow, no kidding. The reviewer needs to learn how to read a manual. My kids know to operate the middle seats. The 2007 XL7 third row is easy to get in compared to the 2002 XL-7 that I have. however, I can get my fat but in each. The 2007 is far more roomy back there. The seat is slightly more narrow, but the leg room is improved. I do wish they could have left much of the GM influence on the table, but it did show up in the console, engine, and body. Only small things that bother me, but all in all, the SUV is nice. I can't call it a truck anymore.

    Regards,

    Ivan, kc5yti
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