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Though Hyundai likes to compare the Veracruz crossover to luxury models like the Lexus RX 350, shoppers will likely size it against less expensive offerings such as the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander. The Veracruz seats seven in three rows and has numerous standard safety features. The base GLS and upper-crust Limited are the two trim levels offered, and a 3.8-liter V-6 is standard. All-wheel drive is optional.
New for 2011
Other than changes to the base model’s Premium Package of options, there are no significant changes.
Swooping curves and two-tone bodywork define the Veracruz, which emulates styling themes set by Hyundai's other crossovers, like the Santa Fe. Exterior features include:
The Veracruz's seating arrangement includes front bucket seats, a three-person second-row bench seat and a two-person third row. GLS models have fabric seats, but the uplevel Limited trim gets leather upholstery. Blue backlighting illuminates the instruments, dashboard controls and cupholders. Interior features include:
Under the Hood
The Veracruz's 3.8-liter V-6 sees duty in a number of Hyundais, including the Azera full-size sedan. EPA fuel-economy estimates for the front-wheel-drive Veracruz are 17/23 mpg city/highway and all-wheel-drive models are rated at 16/22 mpg. Mechanical features include:
Standard safety features include: