The XL-7 resembles the Grand Vitara, but it is much larger. It comes standard with seating for five, but properly equipped it can seat up to seven-passengers. It has a side-hinged tailgate and 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. It is available with rear- or four-wheel drive. It is powered by a 185 hp 2.7-liter V-6 engine mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. Safety features include a tire-pressure monitor, antilock brakes, and front airbags.For 2006, the Suzuki XL-7 simplifies its model lineup and gets some additional standard features.