2008 Suzuki XL7 Sport Utility
Benefits of Driving a 2008 Suzuki XL7 Sport Utility
The 2008 XL7 is the largest Suzuki ever built, according to the automaker. The crossover SUV, oriented for on-road duty and people-moving, is closely related to the Chevrolet Equinox and Pontiac Torrent but fitted with a standard, Suzuki-built overhead-cam V6 across the line. The XL7 is also particularly attractive because of its generous safety features and top five-star safety ratings in both front and side impact crash tests from the federal government. A modest towing capacity of up to 3,500 pounds is enough to tow a small boat or pop-up trailer, and the XL7 is covered by Suzuki's 100,000-mile, seven-year, fully transferable powertrain warranty.
What's new for 2008?
A more affordable base model is added to Suzuki's XL7 line, which had been completely redesigned for 2007. Meanwhile, the standard equipment list for Luxury and Limited models has been expanded. Top-of-the-line Limited models now come with a remote start system. Also for 2008, a rear-vision camera is--with a screen built into the rearview mirror--is available on Limited models.
- Spacious interior
- thoughtful standard features
- strong warranty
- available all-wheel drive.
A 3.6L, 24-valve V6, making 252 horsepower and 243 pound-feet of torque, is standard on the XL7, along with a five-speed automatic. The engine is built by Suzuki in Japan and is designed for long maintenance intervals. It's also especially smooth, due to a double-isolated cradle system.