2009 Suzuki XL7

At a Glance

Pricing $25,595 - $29,680
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 3.6l V6
Transmissions A6
Fuel Economy 16-17 (city), 23-24 (highway)

Suzuki's first-generation XL7 was simply too small and underpowered for the US market. The second generation features a larger body and a 250-bhp 3.6L V-6, built under license from GM. The V-6 is available with a 5-speed automatic in FWD or on-demand AWD configurations. With an all-independent suspension, the new GM Theta platform-based XL7 rides better than the previous generation vehicle, which had a solid axle and body-on-frame structure. Seven passenger XL7 models get self-leveling shock absorbers to handle heavy loads. Towing capacity is a relatively minimal 3,500 lbs., so the XL7 is best suited for light-duty hauling. Safety features include ESP (Electronic Stability Program), which incorporates rollover sensing capability, and front and side-curtain airbags.

What Changed:

A new standard six speed automatic increases fuel economy.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
XL7 Premium 3.6l V6 (252-bhp) A6 FWD $25,595
XL7 Premium 3.6l V6 (252-bhp) A6 AWD $27,245
XL7 Luxury 3.6l V6 (252-bhp) A6 FWD $27,149
XL7 Luxury 3.6l V6 (252-bhp) A6 AWD $28,829
XL7 Limited 3.6l V6 (252-bhp) A6 FWD $28,030
XL7 Limited 3.6l V6 (252-bhp) A6 AWD $29,680