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2006 NY Auto Show

2006 New York International Auto Show
Suzuki XL-7

With its available third-row seating and strong 2.7-liter, six-cylinder, 24-valve, DOHC engine, available four-wheel drive with low-range gears and rugged body-on-frame construction, the XL-7 is built to tackle just about any type of family adventure – on-road or off.

The XL-7’s all-aluminum V6 engine provides 185 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque, and has a tow rating of 3,000 pounds.

The standard five-speed automatic transmission provides good acceleration and fuel economy. The transmission has two operating modes: “normal” mode helps maximize fuel economy, while "power” mode optimizes the transmission shift points to minimize gear hunting while climbing hills or towing. Finally, the optional “DriveSelect" push-button four-wheel-drive system allows easy on-the-fly engagement of the four-wheel-drive system, including low-range gearing.

Ride quality and control go hand in hand with the XL-7's independent MacPherson strut front suspension, which combines long wheel travel for rugged trail conditions along with ample steering lock for tight maneuvers. In back, a rugged solid live axle is located by a five-link system to provide the strength needed for serious off-road excursions and still provides a smooth ride on the pavement.

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