2001 Suzuki XL-7 Reviews - Page 4 of 5

2001 Suzuki XL-7 Touring Edition from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

Good Reliable Basic Transportation

Faults:

I have had only minor things happen to this car. I received it from the dealer out of alignment, but it was corrected under warranty.

Also both of the rear tail lights blew out and had to be replaced at about 50k.

The driver's side door lock became loose and the door did not close correctly. This was just a quick tightening of the hinge located on the body.

One of the fog lights was damaged by a stone, and was insanely expensive to replace.

Somewhere in the front dash there is a rattling sound that I cannot find.

The key-less entry stopped working, and the dealer tried to sell me a whole new module for $325.00, so I installed myself an alarm, remote starter, and key-less entry system with after market parts ($300.00). It is a nice upgrade in the winter.

General Comments:

Overall it has been a very reliable car, considering the purchase price.

This vehicle is based on a truck frame so be careful in the snow.

The OEM Bridgestone tires do nothing to help in the snow, get rid of them immediately.

The interior is tight and the plastic scratches easily. The seats become uncomfortable on a long trip, and lack the correct adjustments to the steering wheel. The door panel is not wide enough to rest your elbow while driving.

I load up my whole family and feel secure we are going to get where ever we are going.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th September, 2004

2001 Suzuki XL-7 Standard 2.7 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.7 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired11600 miles
Most recent distance11800 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Jetta

Summary:

More car for your dollar

Faults:

None.

General Comments:

The 2002 Suzuki XL-7 is one of the best car's I have ever driven. I am a VW driver, but after test driving the XL-7, I no longer want to go back to VW. The XL-7 is great. I feel the torque in the V6 engine. The safety frame and features is outstanding. Suzuki has really turned around.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th July, 2003

27th Jul 2007, 16:58

Me too, man. Went from Rabbit (great) to Golf (okay) to XL-7 and never looked back. Same pep, same handling (I'm on Michelin X-Ones), more seats and oh what a view from the driver's seat, eh? And 4WD in the winter? No comparison.

2001 Suzuki XL-7 xl7 2.7 V6 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.7 V6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired120 kilometres
Most recent distance42000 kilometres
Previous carNissan 720 Pickup

Summary:

A good conventional, reliable and versatile SUV

Faults:

Nothing!

General Comments:

Value for money. Loaded with features.

Roomy, comfortable, controls well laid out and easy to access. Front seats perhaps a tad small - they do however provide excellent body stability although thigh support could be better.

One of the few of this size and class with a full chassis and conventional four wheel drive system with high/low range.

Drives and handles well on the highway, and performance is adequate. Fuel consumption leaves a little to be desired. Stable and secure on gravel roads when driven according to the prevailing conditions and with FWD engaged.

Seven seater. With some handyman skills the rear seat can be removed and flat platform with storage space under can be made and fitted without the need to drill. Makes for a huge cargo compartment.

Overall, a good vehicle at a reasonable price. I'm more than happy with mine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th December, 2002

30th Sep 2006, 20:28

Hi there I am thinking of buying a 2002 XL7 for the same reasons as you like it space, comfort and ladder frame and genuine 4wd ability. I would like some more information if you could on how you removed the back seats, as I would use mine for camping and the size of the thing (without the third row of seats) appealed to me.. any help would be great,

Please email me on ogosh@hotmail.com thanks!

2001 Suzuki XL-7 Limited 2.7 liter V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.7 liter V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired21 miles
Most recent distance36010 miles
Previous carIsuzu Rodeo

Summary:

A great SUV at a discount price

Faults:

No problem at all.

General Comments:

This is a great SUV at a discount price.

It has air-conditioning on the back, day-time running light, automatically turn on the light when it is dark, very good gas mileage for a 7-seater. (21 mile per gallon)

The best part is the 0% interest on car loan.

All new 2002 has 7 year 70,000 miles warranty

A great SUV that I highly recommended.

94% of the parts are made in Japan!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th December, 2002

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 16 reviews