A crossover SUV with seating for seven, the 2012 Hyundai Veracruz is powered by a 3.8-liter V6 engine that produces 260 hp and 257 lb-ft of torque. FWD and AWD drivetrains are both paired to the same 6-speed automatic transmission. Fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated range of 16 mpg city to 22 mpg highway, depending on drivetrain selection. Features include a power-tilt-and-slide sunroof, power tailgate, LED brake lights, automatic temperature control , automatic temperature control, steering-wheel mounted audio controls, 10-speaker sound system, navigation system, iPod/USB input jacks, heated front/rear seats, and leather seating. Safety is comprised of electronic stability control, traction control, anti-lock braking, electronic brake distribution, brake assist, vehicle stability management, tire pressure monitoring, and advanced airbags. The Veracruz is backed by a 5-year/60,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
For 2012, Hyundai's largest crossover utility vehicle, the Veracruz, gets new standard heated second-row seats in the Limited trim, as well as a newly available Alpine navigation system. All models get a more imposing grille design, plus new 18-inch 'hypersilver' wheels.
Quiet, comfortable interior; third-row seat; smooth powertrain; versatile layout
The Hyundai Veracruz takes on the Lexus RX 350 and Nissan Murano, yet offers a feature not ordinarily seen in luxury crossovers this size: a third-row seat. On the flip side, compared to minivans and more mainstream crossover utility vehicles like the Toyota Highlander or Honda Pilot, the Veracruz is smoother and sleeker in design and driving demeanor.