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Suzuki XL7 is all about practicality

Published:Sunday | June 4, 2023 | 12:51 AMKareem LaTouche - Gleaner Writer
2022 Suzuki XL7.
2022 Suzuki XL7.
The knobs have a soft-touch rubber.
The knobs have a soft-touch rubber.
The 1.5-litre engine gave sufficient power to move around.
The 1.5-litre engine gave sufficient power to move around.
I was pleasantly surprised to know that there was a spare tyre.
I was pleasantly surprised to know that there was a spare tyre.
It pushes out 103 horsepower.
It pushes out 103 horsepower.
The cupholder in the center console has air vents.
The cupholder in the center console has air vents.
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If you are looking for a spacious and practical car that can accommodate up to seven people, you may want to check out the 2022 Suzuki XL7. This multipurpose vehicle (MPV) is a versatile and economical option for families and groups that need a lot of room and comfort.

It has a sleek and modern design that is still in keeping with the Vitara line and tries its best to stand out from other MPVs. It has a bold front grille, LED headlights and taillights, roof rails, and 16-inch alloy wheels. It also comes in six different colours, ranging from white to black.

The interior is equally impressive. It has a spacious cabin with three rows of seats that can be folded and adjusted to fit different needs and can carry up to 199 litres of luggage The seats are covered with fabric and have a leather-like finish. The dashboard has a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It also has a digital instrument cluster, a multifunction steering wheel, and a rearview camera.

The 2022 Suzuki XL7 is powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 103 horsepower and 138 Nm of torque. It is paired with a four-speed automatic transmission that delivers smooth and responsive performance. For fuel consumption, I got 9 litres/ km, which is quite efficient for an MPV.

It also has a lot of safety features to ensure the protection of its passengers. It has dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, stability control, hill-hold control, and ISOFIX child seat anchors. In addition, the company has added guarded rear and front bumpers for extra protection and toughness and ultrasonic sensors in the rear bumper to detect obstacles when reversing. It also has a keyless entry system and an immobiliser to prevent theft.

The 2022 Suzuki XL7 is a great choice for anyone who needs a large and reliable car that can move around persons easily. It has a stylish and functional design, a roomy and comfortable interior, a powerful and efficient engine, and a lot of safety features.

Price of tested model: $5,490,000 mil

Engine: 1.5 litre

Horsepower: 103HP

Torque: 138 nm@ 4,400 rpm

Transmission: four-speed automatic transmission, FWD

Fuel tank: 45 litre

Body Type: Compact Crossover Multipurpose Vehicle

Competition: Kia Carens, Honda BR-V, Mitsubishi XPANDER cross

Available at: Stewart’s Auto Sales Ltd, 49-53 South Camp Road. Tel (876) 968-0930,

(876) 968-0931, www.suzukijamaica.com