• (4.4) 29 reviews
  • MSRP: $5,501$13,493
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 18-19
  • Engine: 260-hp, 3.8-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 7
2008 Hyundai Veracruz

Our Take on the 2008 Hyundai Veracruz

The 2008 Veracruz gains a number of standard features on its highest, Limited, trim level, and a navigation system joins the options list for the first time. Though Hyundai says the Veracruz competes with luxury SUVs like the Lexus RX 350, shoppers will likely compare it to less-expensive offerin... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Mushy brake pedal feel
  • Little cargo room with third row up
  • Finicky steering-wheel adjustment
  • Unrealistic brown faux-wood trim
  • Many options locked in pricey packages

Notable Features

  • 260-hp V-6 engine
  • Six-speed automatic
  • Electronic stability system
  • DVD entertainment system
  • Three rows of seats

2008 Hyundai Veracruz Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in April 2007 about the SE FWD and Limited FWD versions of the 2007 Hyundai Veracruz. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what details are different this year, check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.The number of three-row crossover SUVs has grown dramatically over the past few months, with new model... Read full review for the 2008 Hyundai Veracruz

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 29 reviews

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Great Value

by Empty Nester from Franklin, TN on January 10, 2011

We just purchased our Veracruz in June of '10. We've have been so pleased have already recommended it to others in my age range (53/55) for their next auto purchase. You don't have to climb up or drop... Read Full Review

6 Trim Levels Available

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2008 Hyundai Veracruz Safety Ratings

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NHTSA Ratings

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There are currently 7 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.


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