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Lots Of Space And A Good Value
2004 Suzuki XL7 4WD EX III
By Alain Gayot


In short: A capable luxury entry SUV

Leave it to Suzuki to package a car loaded with a bunch of features, a peppy V6 engine and covered by an excellent warranty. It does not get the best gas mileage out there but you'll pack in up to seven passengers in luxury, or safely transport precious goods—you get 75.1 cubic feet of cargo space.

Should you plan to go off road, push a simple button to engage the two-range four-wheel drive. This mode may also prove necessary should you run into an unexpected road condition. We particularly appreciate the automatic climate control air conditioning system with micron-air filtration and the convenience of the in-dash 6 Disc CD/AM/FM audio system.

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Warranty/Service: 100,000 Mile/ 7 Year Transferable Powertrain Limited Warranty, 24/7/365 Roadside Assistance, Warranty Repair Courtesy.


QUICK SHEET
Price as tested: $27,749

Technical Specifications

Performance Data

Engine: - 2.7-L V6 24-Valve DOHC, 185 HP @ 6,000 RPM

Transmission: Five-Speed Electronically Controlled Automatic Transmission with "Power" Mode Selector Switch

Safety: Driver and Front Passenger Dual-Stage Air Bag Supplemental Restraint System, 3-Point Driver and Passenger Safety Belts with Pretensioners, Front and Rear Side Impact Door Beams

Top Speed: n/a

Acceleration: n/a

Braking:
3-Channel Antilock Brake System with Electronic Brake Force Distribution

Fuel Economy: 17 city,
22 highway


Handling:
Independent MacPherson Strut-type Front and Five Link Coil Spring Rear Suspension, Drive Select Push Button 4WD, 16-inch Alloy Wheels

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(Updated: 07/26/08 HC)


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