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Pros: automatic everything
Cons: gas mileage
Advice: research before purchase, check options that come standardShifts smoothly handles great very practical and comfortable responsive great options
Pros: 6DISC CD
Cons: NO TRUNK SPACE FOR WHEN YOU GO ON VACATION
Advice: ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU PAY FOR WHAT YOUI GETTHIS IS THE FIRST SUZUKI I HAVE PURCHEASED AND I LOVE IT, MY CHILDREN LOVE THE FACT THAT IT HAS THE THIRD ROW SO THEY CAN HAVE SPACE, MOST OF ALL WE CAN ALL GO OFF IN ONE CAR INSTEAD OF DRIVING TWO. I REALLY ENJOY YHE SUNROOF THAT CAME IN THE ONE I HAVE PURCHASED OVERALL I THINK IT IS A GREAT SUV AND WORTH THE MONEY, IT IS VERY SPORTY AND ROOMY FOR ME AND MY FAMILY AND THE PRICE WAS RIGHT. I CAN SAY I AM READJUSTING TO THE GAS SITUATION. BEFORE I PURCHASED THIS I WAS DRIVING A 4CYC. ME AND MY FAMILY REALLY ENJOY THIS XL7
Pros: overall body style and price compared to other's in it's class
Cons: The leather seats have little tiny pinholes in it and when something is spilled it goes in those holes and clogs them up. Makes seats look nasty. Also the seating capasity is small. When they advertise 7 adults they should include the word 'small'.
Advice: Beaware of the seating compasity. Maybe 7 'small' adults. No leg room at all. Not recommended for large families. The trunk area has plenty of storage space, but the front and back seat area is tight, especially if you have children's car seats.The Suzuki XL-7 drives really great. It drives and rides real smooth. I've rode in Tahoe's,Rodeo's and Toyota's and it rides a lot better than those. It is easy to handle and easy to get in and out of small spaces. Overall, it is a good riding vehicle.
Pros: The ride
Cons: The tire problem
Advice: Be careful and check out the high performance tires that come with the vehicleIt drives great. However we are experiencing a problem with tires. We are now on the 4th set and still having problems. We are waiting to hear from the district rep. We are told you have to have the expensive tires. Please do your homework. The front end is not aligned correctly on this vehicle. They thought they had it fixed and here we are again needing new tires in less than a year.
Pros: third row seating
Cons: difficulty in getting to third row
Advice: Great for large families, but reduces storage space with travelingRather large vehicle for me, easy to handle, take off could be a little faster, smooth ride
Pros: Love the radio control on the steering wheel (6 CD in dash), Appreciate the availability of 4x4, and the 3rd row seating (plus 7yr/100,000 warranty)
Cons: Lack of High RPM Torque. Once you're up to speed say 65 mph getting to the next level takes time. The Low end Torque is OK.
Advice: Use all that extra cash you saved for your homeThe dealer we dealt with was excited not pushy. The car was surprisingly appealing with Wood trim, leather, 6 CD in Dash, heated seats. The sizing felt RIGHT, not too big and not too small. On the road it handled well, the driving position is nice. Just enough of everything you that you look for, with the storage, cupholders and 12-volt plugs. My wife has'nt driven my G20 since we purchased the XL-7. And she never drove our Mazda MPV so its not the size or driving position. I was surprised by it initially upon our first look but it well worth the look, we went back to the dealer ready to buy and did. We've been stopped and asked questions, How do we like it, looks nice, Wow it does blah, blah, blah.
Pros: Audio controls on steering wheel.
Cons: My right knee rubs against the center console; but I am 6'3'.
Advice: The third row looks small from the outside, make sure you actually crawl back there and sit like you would if you were riding there. Plenty of room.We were fortunate enough to test drive in a storm and the XL-7 performed beautifully. This was after the dry run, which also went well. Handling is quick and responsive. You can hardly feel the potholes in the road, and noise is minimal.