The 2009 Hyundai Veracruz, a four-door seven-passenger crossover, is available with two trims. The GLS and Limited both come with a 3.8-liter V6 that produces 260 hp from a 6-speed automatic transmission. EPA-estimated fuel economy is rated at 15 city/22 highway for the GLS and slightly higher for the Limited at 16 city/23 highway. Front, side and curtain airbags, backup warning system and a USB port are just some of the many standard features.Read more Read less
The SE trim has been dropped for 2009. In its place, the GLS offers optional Preferred and Premium packages. The Preferred package includes a power sunroof, power driver seat, heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, reverse sonar, 115-volt power outlet, automatic headlights, fog lamps, temperature-controlled center console storage. The Premium package offers all the contents of the Preferred package, but adds leather seat trim, power tailgate, auto-dimming rearview mirror, HomeLink universal garage door opener, compass and 18" alloy wheels.
Smooth ride; refined, quiet interior; safety features; very generous standard-features list
When designing the Veracruz, Hyundai used the popular Lexus RX luxury SUV as a target. As a result, the Hyundai crossover offers a higher standard of smoothness, refinement and noise suppression than most shoppers will expect. The Veracruz also stands out for its long features list; from features-for-the-money point of view, the Veracruz is an excellent deal compared to most other crossovers. And with a premium audio system and navigation system available, it's truly competitive with the feature sets of entry luxury vehicles.