Produced from 1998-2009, the Suzuki XL-7 a mid-sized SUV. The XL-7 (XL7) is longer than the Grand Vitara and allows for an extra row of seats. It was positioned above the Grand Vitara in Suzuki's lineup. However, the XL7 isnít a difficult vehicle to work on, but ensuring you have a Suzuki XL7 repair manual will make sure that you donít encounter any hiccups along the way.
The XL-7 was a Suzuki design; in its first-generation, it had a body-on-frame construction and was virtually a stretched Grand Vitara. The version released in North American had a Suzuki-designed 2.5 or 2.7 L V6 engine, upon an RWD-based platform with an option 4WD. The UK version was also offered with a 2.0 L diesel engine. In the US market, the 5-speed manual XL-7 was available in both five- and seven-seat variants.
In North America, the XL-7 was initially the least expensive SUV available with three-row seating. Selling well in the beginning, sales slowly declined as the vehicle aged poorly in comparison to the competition.
In November 2006, Suzuki announced its partnership with General Motors to build the 2007 model year version, now called XL7. It shared the same unibody platform and multiple components as the Chevrolet Equinox, Pontiac Torrent, Saturn Vue, and Opel Antara but incorporated third-row seating, which was exclusive to the Suzuki. Either way, if youíre taking a gander under the hood of your XL and things arenít making sense, go get yourself a Suzuki XL7 repair manual to help things make more sense.