2011 Hyundai Veracruz

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$28,345

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2011 Hyundai Veracruz
2011 Hyundai Veracruz

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Smooth highway ride
  • Quiet cabin
  • Interior materials quality
  • Tight turning circle
  • Impressive warranty

The bad:

  • Mushy brake-pedal feel
  • Little cargo room with third row up
  • Finicky manual steering-wheel adjustment
  • Unrealistic brown-colored faux wood trim

2 trims

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Notable features

  • 260-hp V-6
  • Six-speed automatic
  • Seats seven
  • Standard stability system
  • Optional backseat entertainment system

2011 Hyundai Veracruz review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

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.

Exterior
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:

  • Standard 17-inch wheels
  • Chrome window and grille surrounds
  • Standard heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals
  • Standard rear parking sensors
  • Optional moonroof
  • Optional power liftgate
  • Optional 18-inch wheels

Interior
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:

  • Second row can slide forward to ease access to the third row
  • Third-row seat folds into the floor
  • Air-conditioning controls for rear passengers
  • Optional power tilt/telescoping steering column (manual tilt/telescoping standard)
  • Optional household power outlet
  • Optional backseat entertainment system

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:

  • 260 horsepower, 257 pounds-feet of torque
  • V-6 runs on regular gas
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with manual control
  • Optional all-wheel-drive system includes lock mode that splits torque 50:50, front to rear, at low speeds

Safety
Standard safety features include:

  • Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for front seats
  • Side curtain airbags for all three rows
  • Active front head restraints

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Favorite Call Owned

I have driven this suv since July of 2011. I have almost 160,000 miles. It is the best car I have ever owned and will drive it until it dies. I hate that it is no longer made. I have never had a moments trouble with it. Only replaced tires❤️

5.0

Great SUV Super Reliable

This SUV was made well by Hyundai it's never giving me problems and runs and still looks great I love my car and it can last for a very long time I seen them running good with over 350K miles

4.6

Great condition, one owner low miles

Great condition one owner. Dependable car with low miles. Dealer maintained. Service records available. Full of Hyundai options, with 3rd row seating this AWD SUV has room for the family .

See all 12 consumer reviews

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