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About the Hyundai Veracruz

Vehicle Summary

When the crossover SUV market began to take off in the late 2000s, the American market saw an explosion of crossover offerings. Many manufacturers began offering their own crossover models, including Hyundai's Veracruz. This midsize luxury-oriented midsize crossover offers seating for seven passengers, and seats can be folded down to maximize cargo space at up to 87 cubic feet. Meanwhile, its standard 3.8L V6 engine offers plenty of power when you need it, and standard features on its 2012 model include rear parking sensors, heated front seats, and a six-speaker sound system.

Produced from 2007-2012 before being replaced by the Hyundai Santa Fe, the Veracruz offers a smooth and enjoyable ride in a sleek package. This SUV can be an excellent choice for growing families who need extra space but don't want to sacrifice style or indulgent features in the process.

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Q: When was the Hyundai Veracruz discontinued?

A: The Hyundai Veracruz was discontinued following the 2012 model year.

Q: What replaced the Hyundai Veracruz?

A: The Hyundai Santa Fe replaced the Veracruz beginning with the 2013 model year. The Santa Fe and Veracruz had been in simultaneous production since 2007. The Veracruz, however, was slightly larger and marketed more as a luxury model until Hyundai decided to absorb the Veracruz into the Santa Fe model for 2013.

Q: How many passengers can fit in the Hyundai Veracruz?

A: The Hyundai Veracruz is a five-passenger crossover SUV.

Q: Which is bigger, the Hyundai Veracruz or the Santa Fe?

A: The Veracruz is a larger vehicle. For example, the 2012 Veracruz measures 190.6 inches long and 76.6 inches wide, compared to 181.4 inches long and 74.4 inches wide for the 2012 Santa Fe. The 2012 Veracruz also has a longer wheelbase at 110.4 inches versus 106.3 inches on the 2012 Santa Fe.

Hyundai Veracruz Trim Configurations

For each year the Veracruz was produced, a 3.8L V6 engine at 260 hp is standard, as is a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is optional.

From 2007-2008, a mid-tier SE trim was offered. However, this trim was discontinued in 2009, leaving two well-appointed trim options: the GLS and Limited. The following trim features are based specifically on the 2012 model year.

Veracruz GLS (2007-2012)

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Rear-seat climate control

Veracruz Limited (2007-2012)

  • Larger 18-inch wheels
  • Leather upholstery
  • Sunroof
  • Heated front and second-row seats
  • Upgraded eight-speaker Infinity audio system

An Alpine Navigation package is also optional on the 2012 Limited trim; this package adds such equipment as a 10-speaker surround-sound system, Bluetooth® connectivity, built-in navigation system, and HD radio.

Reliability Research

Above Average

RepairPal gave the Hyundai Veracruz an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks the Hyundai Veracruz 4th out of 26 among midsize SUVs.

  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Hyundai Veracruz is $524, compared to an average of $622 for midsize SUVs and $719 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, Hyundai Veracruz owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.5 times per year, compared to an average of 0.4 times for midsize SUVs and 0.5 times for all the vehicle models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 9% for the Hyundai Veracruz, compared to an average of 13% for midsize SUVs and 13% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2010-2019 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features.

*RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 12/31/2018. Learn more.


Reviews for Hyundai Veracruz

Overall Rating

4.7 out of 5(46 reviews)

Great car at a excellent price!

It has everything I wanted plus extras and it was right in my price range. No major hiccups so far and a wonderful smooth ride. I'm very happy with this car and my decision to purchase it!

- Jessica H, 2008 Hyundai Veracruz

Great Family Car/ SUV

It's a great size SUV for a family of 6 or 7, Feels comfortable and safe in every seat. The 3rd row is amazing.

- Reggie, 2009 Hyundai Veracruz

Lot of Room

has a ton of room and drives great

- Angel E., 2011 Hyundai Veracruz

This price does not include tax, title, and tags. Additional fees may also apply depending on the state of purchase.