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  • 2009 Suzuki XL7

    #25 in 2009 Affordable Midsize SUVs

  • 2009 Toyota Highlander

    #3 in 2009 Affordable Midsize SUVs

  • 2009 Mazda CX-9

    #15 in 2009 Affordable Midsize SUVs

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $25,595
    • $27,600
    • $29,820
    • Avg. Paid
    • $6,229
    • $9,898
    • $7,611

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 7.3 /10
    • 9.0 /10
    • 8.2 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 7.0 /10
    • 8.8 /10
    • 9.0 /10
    • Performance
    • 7.0 /10
    • 7.8 /10
    • 8.5 /10
    • Interior
    • 7.3 /10
    • 8.1 /10
    • 8.2 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • 9.3 /10
    • 9.0 /10
    • 9.0 /10
    • Safety
    • 9.1 /10
    • 9.6 /10
    • 8.5 /10
    • Reliability
    • 2.5 /5
    • 5.0 /5
    • 3.0 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Spacious cabin
      • Adult-friendly third row
      • Large cargo area
      • Fuel-efficient base engine
      • Smooth ride
      • Good safety ratings
      • Refined interior
      • Sporty performance
    • Cons
      • Low-quality interior
      • Low safety scores
      • Not much fun to drive
      • Cramped third row
      • Below-average fuel economy
      • Mediocre safety ratings

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Automatic
    • Automatic
    • Drivetrain
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Gas V6 3.6L/217
    • Gas V6 3.5L/- TBD -
    • Gas V6 3.7L/227.4
    • MPG
    • 17 City / 24 Hwy
    • 18 City / 24 Hwy
    • 16 City / 22 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • 4-Door
    • 4 Door
    • 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 112.4
    • 109.8
    • 113.2
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 197.2
    • 188.4
    • 199.8
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 72.2
    • 75.2
    • 76.2
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 68.9
    • 68.1
    • 68.0
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Privacy Glass
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Sun/Moon Roof
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Sun/Moonroof
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Sunroof Sunshield
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Sunroof Wind Deflector
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Running Boards
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Rear Spoiler
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 4030
    • 3979
    • 4334
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front All-Season
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear All-Season
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Compact Spare Tire
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Full Size Spare Tire
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Aluminum Wheels
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Wheel Locks
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    Towing
    • Trailer Hitch Receiver
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW

    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Auxiliary Pwr Outlet
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Back-Up Camera
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Cruise Control
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Interior Cargo Shade
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Luggage Rack
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Rear Parking Aid
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Front Reading Lamps
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Seat Heat Ducts
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Remote Engine Start
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Trip Computer
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Universal Garage Door Opener
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Floor Mats
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electrochromic rearview mirror
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Heated Exterior Driver Mirror
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Heated Mirrors
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Passenger Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 7
    • 7
    • 7
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 146.1
    • 145.7
    • 139.2
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 41.3
    • 39.7
    • 39.6
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 41.2
    • 43.2
    • 40.9
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 55.6
    • 59.7
    • 59.4
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • 52.2
    • 56.7
    • 56.5
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 40.0
    • 40.1
    • 39.0
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 38.8
    • 38.3
    • 39.8
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 55.3
    • 59.5
    • 58.7
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    • 53.1
    • 56.5
    • 56.0
    • Third Leg Room (in.)
    • 30.9
    • 29.9
    • 32.4
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.)
    • 95.2
    • 95.4
    • 100.7
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.)
    • 49.4
    • 42.3
    • 48.4
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)
    • 14.0
    • 10.3
    • 17.2
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • CD Changer
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • CD Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • MP3 Player
    •  
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Satellite Radio
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Premium Sound System
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Entertainment System
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    Heating & Cooling
    • Climate Control
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Dual Zone A/C
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear A/C
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Standard
    Navigation & Communication
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    •  
    • Optional
    • Standard
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Additional Rear Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Heated Front Seats
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Heated Passenger Seat
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Power Driver Seat
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW

    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Safety Features
    • Brake Assist
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auto-On Headlights
    • Standard
    • Optional
    •  
    • Daytime Running Lights
    • Standard
    • Optional
    •  
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW

    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • V6 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Engine Type
    • Gas V6
    • Gas V6
    • Gas V6
    • Displacement
    • 3.6L/217
    • 3.5L/- TBD -
    • 3.7L/227.4
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 252 @ 6400
    • 270 @ 6200
    • 273 @ 6250
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 243 @ 2300
    • 248 @ 4700
    • 270 @ 4250
    • Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Automatic
    • Automatic w/OD
    • Turning diameter
    • 41.8
    • 38.7
    • 37.4
    Fuel
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 17
    • 18
    • 16
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 24
    • 24
    • 22
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 18.6
    • 19.2
    • 20.1
    Suspension
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • MacPherson strut
    • Independent
    • Independent
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Multilink
    • Independent
    • Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    • Nivomat
    •  
    •  
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
    • Self-leveling
    •  
    •  
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • 5-Speed Automatic
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • 6-Speed Automatic
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard

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