(4.3) 7 reviews
MSRP: $2,573$7,957
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

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.