• (4.3) 8 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,589$8,489
  • 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 Trim Levels Available

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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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