The last child from a troubled marriageby Bengt Halvorson
Suzuki XL7 – 2007 Review: Suzuki’s motorcycle heritage is something to be proud of, and the company wants you to think that its various non-motorcycle vehicles have the same DNA. In the case of the 2007 Suzuki XL7 crossover, don’t believe the hype. The product of an ultimately failed relationship between Suzuki and General Motors, the XL7 is a reskinned and stretched Chevrolet Equinox. The result is a mixed bag of old and new GM thinking and Suzuki’s best efforts to make a silk purse out of, well, you know. For example, the strong engine is too noisy, and the comfortable interior suffers from numerous quality issues. At more than $30,000 it’s also ridiculously overpriced, even with a class-leading warranty.