(4.3) 7 reviews
MSRP: $2,597$7,929
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 19-20
Engine: 185-hp, 2.7-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Seats: 5-7
2006 Suzuki XL7

Our Take on the 2006 Suzuki XL7

Our Take

Launched during the 2001 model year and initially named Grand Vitara XL-7, Suzuki's largest sport utility vehicle later adopted only the XL-7 designation to differentiate it from the automaker's smaller Grand Vitara. The XL-7 name denotes the vehicle's ability to hold seven people;... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Rear-seat space
  • Rear visibility
  • Uncertain reliability record
  • Engine and road noise
  • Fair resale value

Notable Features

  • Five- or seven-passenger seating
  • 185-hp V-6
  • Five-speed automatic
  • Newly standard ABS
  • Available DriveSelect 4WD


Our Expert Reviews

If you have a big family, you probably need a vehicle that can seat up to seven people. But to get that, you don't have to buy an expensive, gas-guzzling behemoth SUV, or even one of those mom-mobile minivans.For your benefit, Suzuki offers the quite nice XL-7, one of the most-affordable SUVs on the market, and the least expensive model that also offers a third seat so you can take the who... Read full review for the 2006 Suzuki XL 7

Consumer Reviews


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Enjoying so far...

by Arkansas Hillbilly from Arkansas on March 31, 2008

I have owned a 06 XL7 for 6 months now. It has been a great vehicle so far. The only complaints I would have would be the fuel mileage (of course), was told when I bought it that I would get 22-24 hwy... Read Full Review

4 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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