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2008 Suzuki XL-7 Overview

Although it's not as big a player in the midsize SUV market as many of its more-popular competitors, the 2008 Suzuki XL-7's long-term transferable warranty and budget pricing appeal to families. The '08 XL-7 is Suzuki's largest crossover SUV, available in either front-wheel or on-demand all-wheel drive, with either two or three rows of seating. After a major overhaul last year, this year's version receives minor changes, most notably a less-expensive Base model and standard remote start (which also starts the climate control and heated seats), as well as a navigation system in the Limited and a standard sunroof in the Luxury trim.

Four trims are available for the 2008 Suzuki XL-7. The Base trim is nicely equipped with power features and a CD player, but comes only in two-row, five-passenger form and only in front-wheel drive. Mid-range Premium and Luxury trims add rear climate control, heated power seats, and leather upholstery, and are available with either two or three rows. The top-of-the-line Limited adds a navigation system, foglights, larger wheels, and a rear spoiler. It is only offered in the three-row, seven-passenger configuration. A new option this year for the Limited is a rearview camera. All trims earn five stars in crash tests and are outfitted with four-wheel ABS brakes, traction and stability control, rollover sensors, and dual front and side curtain airbags for each row. There is only one engine choice รข?? a 3.6-liter, 252-hp V6 with variable valve timing. It's matched to a five-speed shiftable automatic transmission.

The XL-7's second row split-folds and tumbles 60/40, and in seven-passenger models the third row splits 50/50 and folds flat. With both rows down, the '08 XL-7 holds 95 cubic feet. The third row drastically cuts down on cargo space when up, from 49 cubic feet in the 5-passenger model to only 14 cubic feet. Another nice feature is a flat-folding front passenger seat, if you need to fit long objects. A roof rack is standard, and the midsize SUV is rated to tow 3,500 pounds. A decent price and a long list of convenience features makes the 2008 XL-7 attractive to families on a budget. Owners say the engine is powerful and smooth, though it can be noisy. No off-road capability, a cramped third row, and blind spots are downsides.

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    Lacrecia Smith
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    2008 Suzuki Xl7

    I go to turn the key and start car. It won't start and I let go of key and it continues to crank over for about 10 additional seconds before stopping. What could cause that?

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    Lacrecia Smith
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    08 Suzuki Xl7 Awd Luxury Edition, Code P0335

    My car will not start. Was getting the code P0335 for the crankshaft position sensor, I have had a tune up (spark plugs changed), new fuel pump installed, and new crankshaft sensor installed. Stil...

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    Rebeckah619
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    No Audible Click When Using Turn Signal

    I have a 2008 Suzuki XL-7 that just had a new stereo put in by the used car dealer that I just bought it from. Prior to the installation, the turn signals would make the clicking noise but would n...

    27 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)
    Mariblanca
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    Engine

    I have a Suzuki xl7 2008 when I put gas in my car and I turn on the car it feels like the starter sticks and the motor is overworking itself I have to shut it of and back on three time for it to st...

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    Is There A Button To Open Tailgate On A 2008 Suzuki Xl7

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