The 2010 Suzuki XL-7 handles competently on and off-road. Ride quality is commendable for a truck-based SUV. The 2010 2010 Suzuki Xl 7’s closest competitors include the Buick Rendezvous, the Kia Sorento, and the Toyota RAV4. Upon introduction, both trims are equipped with a standard 2.7-liter, V6, 185-horsepower engine that achieves 17-mpg in the city and 22-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard on the LX 2WD, and a 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional.
A 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on the EX III 4WD. The 2010 2010 XL-7 is freshened for 2010. The Touring and Limited models have been renamed EX III and LX III. The front-passenger airbags are now multistage, and there’s a new panic button on the keyless remote.
2010 Suzuki Xl 7’s all models are equipped with a 2.7-liter V6 engine that produces 185 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. LX models are available with a five-speed manual or a new five-speed automatic transmission, while EX models are available only with the automatic.
Fuel economy ratings are 17-18 mpg for city driving and 20 mpg on the highway — about average for a truck-based compact SUV. Towing capacity is a respectable 3,000 pounds. Buyers have a choice between two-wheel drive and a part-time four-wheel-drive system with a dual-range transfer case.
The XL-7 comes standard with antilock brakes, but side airbags aren’t available. In 40-mph frontal offset crash testing conducted by the IIHS, the XL-7 earned a “Good” score. The NHTSA hasn’t tested the XL-7, though the Grand Vitara upon which the XL-7 is based earned four stars for driver and front-passenger protection in frontal impacts.