Terri O. N., Wall, N.J.

The Suzuki XL-7, a three-row/seven-seat SUV last sold in the 2009 model year, cast a pretty substantial shadow with a body that was 197.2 inches long, 72.2 inches wide and 68.9 inches tall.


Among today's comparably sized SUVs are models such as the Chevrolet Traverse, Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander. All come with three rows of seats and can carry at least seven people (the Traverse and Pilot can haul up to eight).

You can see how these four 2013 SUVs measure up against each other in dimensions and features with the Cars.com Compare feature, here, which lets you compare up to four models in detail.

At 197.1 inches bumper to bumper, the Explorer virtually matches the XL-7 in length and is an inch and a half taller. The Traverse is about 6 inches longer, the Pilot is about 6 inches shorter and the Highlander is nearly 9 inches shorter than the Explorer. The Traverse, Explorer and Pilot are around 78 inches wide, and the Highlander is 75 inches wide, so all should provide at least a little more hip and shoulder room than the XL-7.

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Answered by Rick Popely on March 21, 2013 in Suzuki , What Car Should I Buy? | Permalink

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