The 2010 Hyundai Veracruz is a full-size SUV that has 3 rows of seating. This allows the Veracruz to seat seven passengers. Power is delivered via a 3.8L V6 engine that generates 260 hp and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The Veracruz is offered with FWD or AWD. Two trims are available, the GLS and the Limited, and both come well-equipped with great standard amenities and safety features.Read more Read less
Several features formerly optional on the Veracruz are now standard on it for 2010. Among those are a power driver's seat, backup warning system, roof rack rails, fog lamps, automatic headlamps, and leather-trimmed shift knob and steering wheel. Every all-wheel-drive Veracruz now includes heated front seats. Important new options on the Veracruz include an LG navigation system and Infinity Logic 7 premium audio system. Also, six new colors join the lineup: Black Noir Pearl, Blue Titanium Mist, Carbon Steal Mist, Driftwood Metallic, Sahara Bronze and Ultra Silver.
Smooth ride; refined, quiet interior; safety features; very generous standard-features list
Hyundai targeted the Lexus RX when originally developing the Veracruz, and it shows; the Hyundai crossover offers a higher standard of smoothness, refinement and noise suppression than most shoppers will anticipate. The Veracruz also stands out for its long features list; looking purely at features for the money, the Veracruz is a better deal than most other crossovers. And now with a premium audio system and navigation system available, it's truly competitive with the feature sets of entry luxury vehicles. Safety-wise, the Veracruz is also a standout, with top scores in all U.S. crash tests.