• (4.4) 15 reviews
  • Available Prices: $8,743–$19,207
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 18-19
  • Engine: 260-hp, 3.8-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 7
2012 Hyundai Veracruz

Our Take on the Latest Model 2012 Hyundai Veracruz

What We Don't Like

  • Mushy brake-pedal feel
  • Little cargo room with third row up
  • Finicky manual steering-wheel adjustment

Notable Features

  • 260-hp V-6
  • Six-speed automatic
  • Seats seven
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

2012 Hyundai Veracruz Reviews

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 like the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander. The Veracruz seats seven in three rows and has numerous standard safety features. Base GLS and upper-crust Limited trims are offered, and a 3.8-liter V-6 is standard. All-wheel drive is optional.

New for 2012
The Veracruz gets a new grille and updated 18-inch alloy wheels, which are available. The Limited trim adds heated second-row seats and can be equipped with an Alpine navigation system.

Exterior
Swooping curves and two-tone bodywork define the Veracruz, which emulates styling themes set by Hyundai's Santa Fe crossover. Exterior features include:

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


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 aid 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


Under the Hood
The Veracruz is powered by a 260-horsepower, 3.8-liter V-6. Mechanical features include:

  • V-6 runs on regular gas
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with manual control
  • Optional all-wheel-drive system includes a 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

(4.4)

Average based on 15 reviews

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Very Good Mid-Size Family Car

by ChuckBlade2015 from Waxhaw on December 4, 2017

We traded from a large SUV to the Veracruz last month. Overall it's a very nice ride with extra interior options that are surprisingly more intuitive than most cars I've owned. Some of the options lik... Read Full Review

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2012 Hyundai Veracruz Safety Ratings

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Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

60mo/60,000mi

Powertrain

120mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/unlimited

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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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