Suzuki's largest sport-ute carries as many as seven passengers on
three rows of seats in a cabin that stretches about a foot longer
than the Grand Vitara. Trim designations for 2003 include the base XL-
7, a well-equipped version for five riders and available in 2WD and
4WD formats. A second XL-7 model, dubbed "3rd Row Option", increases
cabin capacity to seven with the third bench installed. A Limited
model comes with either two or three rows, while an ultimate Limited
model marked "Loaded" adds rear air conditioning and running boards.
Power for all models comes from a 2.7-liter V-6 that generates 183
hp. Inside, there's a new dashboard faced with wood-grain finish and
chrome accents. Air conditioning and a keyless remote entry system
are standard items, along with a new seven-speaker sound package and
in-dash CD player.