A major redesign for the Suzuki XL7 transformed it into a sleek-looking, fully modern mid-sized crossover with available seven-passenger seating. In 2008, there are few styling changes, and most reviewers agree its appearance is attractive.
Kelley Blue Book says "with a styling combination of SUV and station wagon, the sleek 2008 Suzuki XL7 has a balanced exterior with triangular headlamps among its most noticeable features." Autoblog opines that the exterior design of the XL7 is "striving toward distinctive, recognizable styling." Offering their usual pithy and off-the-cuff observations, reviewers at Mother Proof simply note that the Suzuki XL7 "looks great...the sporty front grille promises a fun ride, while the sleek lines of the body hint at luxuries within."
The interior is another story. While the Suzuki XL7 has "plenty of interior lights" according to The Auto Channel, other reviewers are less impressed with the overall Suzuki 2008 decor. Car and Driver reports that the Suzuki XL7 interior "is available with faux wood or satin nickel trim"; to the reviewer at Autoblog, "the plastic that comprises the lower portion of the dashboard and the door panels looks like a remnant from some 1970s house of funk, and overall there are more textures and finishes in the interior than there should be."