2nd Generation (2007—2009) XL7 Problems

This generations ranks 14th out of 14 Suzuki generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (29%), electrical (15%), and the steering (12%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Timing Chain Stretched Prematurely 6 complaints at an average of 76,330 miles in the 2008 Suzuki XL7.
  2. Power Steering Unit Failure 2 complaints at an average of 76,200 miles in the 2007 Suzuki XL7.
  3. Cutting Out While Driving 3 complaints at an average of 78,000 miles in the 2007 Suzuki XL7.

What XL7 Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Suzuki model years.

Watch out for the 2008 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2009 2 0 48 0.32
2008 39 0 55 12.58
2007 23 2 49 10.03

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