Suzuki's Not-So-Super XL7

The XL7 is Suzuki's biggest and fanciest SUV everbut in this competitive sector, is this where you want to put your $30,000?

Editor's Rating:

The Good: Rebates, improved interior, bigger engine, great warranty

The Bad: Small dealer network, nearly inaccessible third-row seats, hard-to-use controls

The Bottom Line: A much improved small SUV, but still a tough sell

Up Front

Would you pay more than thirty grand for a Suzuki? The newly redesigned Suzuki XL7 sport utility vehicle tops out at $32,384, in the top-of-the-line all-wheel drive Limited trim level with the Platinum Touring options package, the version of the vehicle I recently test-drove. Going that far upscale is quite a demographic shift for the Japanese company, until now known as a budget carmaker.

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