18 reviews
2008 Suzuki XL7
2008 Suzuki XL7
Available Price Range $3,813-$9,685 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 18-19 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2008 Suzuki XL7

Our Take

Suzuki's XL7 is a car-based crossover sport utility vehicle that's available with front- or all-wheel drive and can have up to seven seats. The unibody platform is from General Motors. Competitors include the Honda Pilot, Subaru Tribeca and Toyota Highlander.There are four trim levels: ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Small rear windows limit visibility
  • Headache-inducing new-car smell
  • Second-row seats don't slide fore/aft
  • No power front passenger seat

Notable Features

  • Up to seven seats
  • Standard stability system
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Optional remote starter
  • FWD or AWD


Our Expert Reviews

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Consumer Reviews


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1st 1k miles

by Love my 2008 XL7 from Chicago on March 31, 2010

LOVE IT!! I got mine used; 2008 FWD with the Luxury package that came standard with leather, heated seats, 6 cd changer, and a moon roof!! The leather seats are great!, soooo comfortable, I never woul... Read Full Review


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Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2008 Suzuki XL7.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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