2008 Suzuki XL-7 User Reviews

2008 Suzuki XL-7 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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"power" 6 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"space" 3 reviews
"awd" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews

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2008 Suzuki XL-7 Limited AWD w/ DVD Review
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5

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Excellent interior space, versatile, good towing behavior, outstanding handling on snow and ice (solid, surefooted, and prudent), reasonably comfortable ride, excellent A/C and heating, very reliable engine and drivetrain, neither ugly nor beautiful appearance, tows trailers firmly and reliably. Will definitely get you to where you want to go (but not especially fun to drive--it's a stylized box with wheels).  Very good at everything (but not great at anything).  Dual-personality acceleration (accelerates like a truck or like a sports car depending on how aggressively the accelerator is used).  Used XL7s have excellent utility, features, and reliability for the price.

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Cheap plastic interior (scratches easily, high vibration/bad road environments create plastic-on-plastic rattles, but with some additions the interior can be improved to a nicer standard),, large D-pillars (rear visibility restricted), intentionally unexciting driving behavior (solid, surefooted, and prudent), large turning radius, a few cheap parts in the air control requiring high-labor premature replacement, neither ugly nor beautiful appearance, gasoline mileage is typical for this type of vehicle (careful driving gets about 18 MPG on average).  Not especially fun to drive--it's a stylized box with wheels (but will definitely get you to where you want to go).  Not great at anything (but very good at everything).  Polycarbonate headlight lenses don't fade, but do scratch easily.   Small main battery plus high parasitic loads cause battery drains requiring occasional boosting with a charger or power supply.  Carlike build, dual-personality acceleration (accelerates like a truck or like a sports car depending on how aggressively the accelerator is used).

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After Driving The Xl7 For Four Years, I Still Really Like It. — I bought the XL7 for it's versatility, solid driving behavior, and price. After four years behind the wheel and giving it excellent care, the XL7 has continued to be the highly versatile, highly serviceable, and cost-effective vehicle I needed. After four years, its still solid, dependable, comfortable, and is simply very good at everything. Excellent in ice and snow handling for the AWD transmission and engine. And with dual A/C heating and a pretty good suspension it is comfortable in all weather. The design and drivetrain lend themselves to reliabillity, over highly spirited driving--the XL7 by design personality does not zip around anywhere and will resist spirited driving (sometimes saying so on it's display). For my uses, this car has been and continues to be a excellent.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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TonytheWoodsman writes:
2008 Suzuki XL-7 Luxury Review
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Smooth operating, good all around car for the money.

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Visibility not great for backing up, have to use the mirrors more.

TonytheWoodsman
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Good Car For The Money — The wheel alignment on rear wheels was not right, out of the factory. I felt comfortable with the car during the test drive, I had just driven a 2009 Sorrento, and it seemed way better than the Sorreto. The XL7 has been flawless in snow storms, and DEEP snow. The fuel mileage averages 20mpg in summer, and 17.5 mpg in winter. Suzuki has a great website to get low cost repair info, at :https://suzukipitstopplus.com/Default.aspx I use Mobil One Extended Performance engine oil for a long lasting engine.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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carworldsuzuki writes:
2008 Suzuki XL-7 Review
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Gas Mileage, Ride

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Ground clearance

carworldsuzuki
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Best Suv Ever Owned — Love the gas mileage, much better than my kia! Ride quality is Lincoln like and the third row seat is handy, the engine power is good and sips gas, 24 MPG for this size SUV is awesome, leather seats are comfy and the steering wheel controls are very handy to have.

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Albert493 writes:
2008 Suzuki XL-7 Premium Review
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Good Valur for the Money.

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Albert493
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Fun Car To Drive, It Does All And Offers A Lot More For The Money. — For the money you can't beat this car for value, comfort (many options). Very good value for the money. Excellent acceleration, breaks, handling, ride, very comfortable seating for seven (7). And, great appearance inside and out, easy to maintain. And fun to drive. We just Love our Suz XL7. Silver 2008 XL7 Albert

Primary Use: Family transportation

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NYBOY writes:
2008 Suzuki XL-7 Luxury Review
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3rd row seat is a bit small

NYBOY
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I Am Glad I Bought It, I Will Be Shopping For A New One When This One Grows Old. — I own a 2008 Suzuki XL7, it is a very nice SUV-Crossover. It comes in handy when you have a family of 5 and not so much money to spend on gas. My mom owns a 2004 Cadillac DeVille and I have to say... it's a bit nicer than her car. Heated leather seats for Winter and a nice big sunroof for Summer.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Edward932 writes:
2008 Suzuki XL-7 Premium Review
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Good engine, comfortable, drives well, quiet interior, lots of cargo/people space, AWD.

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Cheapish interior (improvable), MPG is SUV-ish, definitely not a sports car.

Edward932
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2008 Xl7 — Like: good engine power, outstanding cargo capacity, reasonably quiet interior, drives very well (feels kinda "heavy", wind doesn't blow it around much), nice amenities, comfortable, AWD, ESC, traction control, monitorable tire pressure, tows 3500lbs, lots of Suzuki accessories, high liftgate, lots of power jacks. Dislike: cheapish-seeming interior (trim-level and accessory improvable), SUV-ish MPG, rear-visibility limited (rear camera helps). In sum: Very nice car/SUV.

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marcusschrock writes:
2008 Suzuki XL-7 Luxury AWD Review
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Awesome car I love the heated seats and the cheap luxury

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Not the best on gas around 20 mpg

marcusschrock
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Great Car — I liked everything about my car. It's a smooth ride. I drive it every day to work about 300 miles a week and never had any issues with it. Recommend this car for anyone who needs a reliable car. Love it

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shasta writes:
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Good looking SUV with lots of cargo space and 3 row seating. Lots of power with 6 speed auto/manual trans. Tan leather power seats, AM/FM/CD

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Some road and engine noise in cabin

shasta
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Car Has Performed Well, No Mechanical Issues — Bought this car for use at a vacation home in Colorado. Have decided that AWD is required for that climate and road conditions. The car is also covered by extended warranty with 3 years and 44k miles remaining. Mileage is 17 city and 21 hwy.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2008 Suzuki XL-7 Base AWD Review
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it is all wheel drive

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Has been nothing but trouble.  Hubs replaced twice before Suzuki quit business in US.  Now ignition is acting up.  Back door latch is a well known problem.

Southerner
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Avoid — Has been nothing but trouble. Hubs replaced twice before Suzuki quit business in US. Now ignition is acting up. Service/repair manual is not readily. No Suzuki dealers to repair. Frequently needs repair. Not easy to work on. Back door latch is a well known problem.

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Reviews From Other Years

2007 Suzuki XL-7 Reviews

7 Years With No Problems....then Elusive Problems Arrived. By Dawn1991

It was really hard to diagnose, otherwise reliable. We went 7 years with no problems.... also disappointed Suzuki (auto) dealerships no longer exist in the US. If you take care of it it should las... Read More

Good Except In Resale Value By galexand07

this car has been good overall. great cargo space, comfortable ride, to much road noise, great in snow with awd system. fuel economy is ok for a car this size and awd features. lack of local suzuk... Read More

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2006 Suzuki XL-7 Reviews

Xl-7 By Carlos

Everything. no regrets! even if its a V6. the 2 AC are a plus the 3 rows of seats are great, the cargo capacity rocks.. power Oh man itss got tons of it.. blows some other SUV's off the road...great ... Read More

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2005 Suzuki XL-7 Reviews

My Suzuki Xl-7 By Phil

V6 with 4 wheel drive makes it great with off road... plus it seats 8... its fast... i've hit 110 mph with its intake it get great performance plus good gas milage... about 20-25 mpg.. overall its a g... Read More

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2004 Suzuki XL-7 Reviews

My Xl-7 By Martin

I love how smoothly it runs as well as the gas mileage for an SUV. I've had to have work done on the brakes twice but I bought it with 32k miles on it so minor repairs were expected. If I had to recom... Read More

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2003 Suzuki XL-7 Reviews

Old Faithful By bgblakely

I bought this car in 2006 and have only had trouble with the gas cap door. It has been very reliable. Over the last year or two an Check Engine light has come on which the error code meant some emissi... Read More

Little Workhorse. By tech13158

Love the way this drives and handles. Great reliable vehicle for work. Rear A/c went out at 120k miles but bypassed it and front a/c is working great. This was a bargain new in 2003 and wish they stil... Read More

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