2008 Suzuki XL7

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

2008 Suzuki XL7 4-door SUV

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2008-09 models

Tested vehicle: 2008 Suzuki XL7 Limited 4-door 4wd

The Suzuki XL7 was redesigned for the 2007 model year. Beginning with 2008 models, design changes were made to the driver frontal airbag and seat belt to improve occupant protection in frontal crashes.

Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of frontal crash test verification. The XL7 is built in a GM plant in Canada; the tested vehicle was a 2007 model incorporating the airbag and seat belt changes for 2008 models.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Side

Rating applies to 2007-09 models

Tested vehicle: 2008 Suzuki XL7 Luxury 4-door 4wd with standard head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats

The Suzuki XL7 was redesigned for the 2007 model year. During the crash, welds within the B-pillar separated and the inner portion of the pillar intruded excessively into the occupant compartment, resulting in a rating of Poor for the structure.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbag and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2007-09 models

Seat type: Manual-power leather seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry