2012 Hyundai Veracruz

Change year or car

Change year or car

$28,345

starting MSRP

2012 Hyundai Veracruz
2012 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

2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2012 Hyundai Veracruz trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

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

2012 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 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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.3
  • Reliability 4.3

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

My first new used car

I love this vehicle. I used to own a car. This vehicle make you feel like you are above everyone and I live the way it drive. The vehicle drive so smooth yet it feels like I'm driving in a beefy vehicle.

2.1

Defective car, forever on recall

Oil leaks on alternator . U will have to replace battery and alternator time after time. Car is made defective . Your car will be on recall forever !!!!

5.0

Bought one year ago

Bought one year ago, so far very happy and satisfy good on gas has 7 passengers for the grand kids and luggages. love the memory seat, and both front electric seats

See all 27 consumer reviews

Compare the competitors

2002

Mitsubishi Montero

$31,787

starting MSRP

2010

Mitsubishi Endeavor

$29,999

starting MSRP

2008

Mitsubishi Outlander

$19,990

starting MSRP