Hyundai Discontinues Veracruz

By Jennifer Geiger  on July 10, 2012

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Hyundai's largest crossover is getting the ax after model-year 2012. The Veracruz is being discontinued to make room for the long-wheelbase version of Hyundai's new Santa Fe.

The seven-passenger Veracruz was introduced for model-year 2007 and has soldiered on with few changes. Among its strengths are a pleasant interior and affordable pricing, but its fuel economy is a big weakness. It's EPA-rated at 17/22 mpg city/highway, but during one Cars.com test, we averaged only 16 mpg.

"The Hyundai Veracruz will be phased out after production of the long-wheelbase Santa Fe seven-passenger starts. Pricing will be lower for the long-wheelbase Santa Fe compared to the Veracruz," Miles Johnson, senior manager of Hyundai's midwest product public relations, told Cars.com.

The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and seven-passenger Santa Fe should go on sale this fall and next January, respectively.

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Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Geiger is a reviewer, car-seat technician and mom of three. She wears a lot of hats, many of them while driving a minivan.  Email Jennifer


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