2001 XL7

Consumer Reviews

2001 Suzuki XL7

$18 - $4,302  MSRP Range
2001 Suzuki XL7

Review Score

4.5 out of 5 stars

4.5

4 Reviews
100% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
3.5 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.2 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.5 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.2 out of 5 stars Performance
4.8 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Very reliable, I love it!!

by Crazy about my SUV from San Antonio, TX on Sat Nov 24 2007

I absolutely love my SUV. I bought it off the showroom in 2001. I have 177,000 miles. I've driven across the U.S, we have taken many long trips with no problems. The only thing they need to improve are the brakes. We've had to replace the brake shoes more often than we wanted. (My husband replaces them, it only cost about $26) I've had no problems, we don't even change the oil as often as we should. It does sit 7 not very comfortable if you go on long trips but it does the job. I still have it and don't want to sell it until it stops working. I love the cargo space when we put the 2nd and 3rd row down. I've carried a washer machine, a futton, exercise equipment, rocks, etc you named it we've hauled it.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Most reliable vehicle I have owned

by Ole reliable from Houston Texas on Fri Aug 05 2016

Bought new in Oct 2001. Just rolled past 300,000 miles. In repair shop once for A/c (500 repair) 2.7 L Suzuki motor is bullet proof still has original plugs just checked and still good Best car I have ever owned

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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3 out of 5 stars

Fun car to drive, with a stick shift that is....

by 3 year Suzuki Owner from Rochester, NY on Wed Feb 28 2007

I've owned my 2001 Suzuki XL7 for the past 3 years and I like it. This is my 2nd Suzuki (being that my past Geo Metro was made by Suzuki). It's the only 7 passenger truck available with a 5 speed manual which was the main reason I bought it. It's 6 cylinder engine has decent "pick up" though it can be sluggish at times. The 5 speed is kind of bulky (hard to shift at times). It took me a while to get used to it coming from a Eagle Talon 5 speed which had smoother shifts. Gas mileage is decent for a truck too (21-22 mpg). The 3rd seat, though cramped, has somehow been used to hold adults. Us college kids don't mind being cramped briefly going to a club etc.. But I would not recommend it on long trips. Besides, there would be no room for luggage. I've had a few major repairs covered under warranty (rear A/C was blowing hot air, oil pan leak, and something involving the fuel injection...oh, and recall work). But overall, it's a solid truck. I like this version over the restyled version but I like the new interior better so I plan to consider purchasing a 2003' which has the best of both worlds (old front end style, improved interior).

3 out of 5 starsComfort
3 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
3 out of 5 starsReliability
3 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

I LOVE IT

by YOANA from VIRGINIA on Mon Jun 14 2010

I HAVE 4 KIDS AND IT AWSOME 4 LONG TRIPS JUST BUY THE STORAGE CONTAINER FOR THE TOP AND THIS IDEAL IF YOU HAVE KIDS I HAVE A 14 7 6MONTH AND A 10 AND 2 ADULT FIT COMFORTLY VERY ECONOMCAL SUV

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 2001 Suzuki XL7

A year ago, when Suzuki introduced its new, bigger, better XL-7 sport utility vehicle to journalists at the Los Angeles Auto Show, it seemed like too much hoopla for a fairly routine truck.

I missed the point. In retrospect and after subjecting the XL-7 to my usual highly scientific battery of road tests, I realize that this SUV is more than just a stretched version of the Grand Vitara.

I also realize that its introduction was an important moment for the small Japanese automaker, better known for its sports motorcycles. This marked the first time Suzuki had a four-wheel vehicle that was not just cute and funky, but a fully capable SUV built for American families, one that could compete against the... Read More