Source: MSN Autos
...Four-wheel-drive trims are now equipped with heated door mirrors, and all trims have the new LATCH child-seat system with upper and lower anchors and tethers. After all, the XL-7 is a family vehicle that partly is meant to be an alternative for a minivan, which carries a "soccer mom" image some people dislike. It's also an alternative to bigger, less nimble and more fuel-thirsty sport utes. A 5-speed manual gearbox is available, but seems out of place in such a family vehicle. Fuel economy is just average: in the mid- to high teens in the city and in the low 20s on highways with either manual...
...The middle seat and split rear seat both fold down but are not removable. Five-passenger models lack the third-row seat. Under the Hood Equipped with either rear-drive or four-wheel drive, the XL-7 carries a 2.7-liter V-6 engine that now produces 183 hp, up from 170 hp in previous models. A four-speed-automatic and five-speed-manual transmission are available. Antilock brakes are standard. Driving Impressions Performance is eager enough, though not startling, and Suzuki?s automatic transmission yields quick, crisp shifts. The XL-7 maneuvers easily through corners and curves, and it exhibits a...
...All trims have 4 doors and seat either 5 or 7, depending on the variation you choose.Gas mileage generally comes out to 17 mpg in the city and 20 on the highway. Towing capacity maxes out at 3000 lbs. If you need extra room to hold your cargo, fold down the second and third rows and you'll get up to 73 cubic feet of space. Finally, the XL-7 gives you your choice of 4 speed automatic or 5 speed manual transmission, depending on the trim you choose.If you need an inexpensive SUV with decent handling, drivers agree that the '02 XL-7 does the job. However, a less-than-spacious interior and lower...
...The Standard model is equipped with power door locks, mirrors and windows; remote keyless entry; cruise control; air conditioning (with micron air filter); daytime running lights; adjustable armrests for both front seats; a first aid kit; and tinted privacy glass. The XL-7 Plus adds rear air conditioning vents and a fan speed dial, a stereo with an in-dash CD player and 16-inch aluminum wheels. Touring models come standard with four-wheel ABS, an automatic transmission, a CD/cassette player combination, a sunroof and a rear spoiler. And if you do splurge on a Limited model, you'll get all of...