2008 Hyundai Veracruz


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$6,190 - $8,216
$27,045 - $35,895

Pros & Cons

  • Upscale interior with lots of standard features
  • Extremely quiet cabin
  • Excellent crash test scores and safety equipment
  • Longer powertrain warranty than most competitors
  • Numb steering and sub-par handling
  • Meager cargo space with all rows of seats in use

Research & Ratings

Currently, the Hyundai Veracruz's overall score is not available, though its Critics' Rating, Performance score, and Interior score are based on our evaluation of 52 pieces of research and data.

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Critics' Rating:
This model has never been fully tested for critics' rating. As a result, it doesn't have an overall score and cannot be ranked against other midsize suvs.
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Performance:
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Interior:
This model has never been fully tested for interior. As a result, it doesn't have an overall score and cannot be ranked against other midsize suvs.
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Safety:
This model has never been fully tested for safety. As a result, it doesn't have an overall score and cannot be ranked against other midsize suvs.
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Reliability:
This model has never been fully tested for reliability. As a result, it doesn't have an overall score and cannot be ranked against other midsize suvs.
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2008 Hyundai Veracruz Overview

The young SUV's high-quality interior is largely modeled after the luxurious Lexus RX 350 and gains plenty of praise. USA Today proclaims the Veracruz is "worthy of a shopper's -- even a luxury shopper's -- short list." The seven-passenger SUV may be Hyundai's highest-priced model ever, but most still see it as a great value. Most of the price advantage is due to the fact that the new crossover is better-equipped than its competition. The Veracruz is available in three trims -- the GLS, SE and Limited -- in either front- or all-wheel drive.

  • "Equip the Veracruz properly, and it has the mojo to compete with the higher-priced vehicle. It doesn't yet match the Lexus's overall levels of polish, but it's darn close, which makes it very nice indeed, measured against most other offerings." -- Motor Trend
  • "The Veracruz fails to close the luxury gap in the crossover market in the same way the 2006 Azera did in the sedan sector. That car feels luxurious at a modest price. The Veracruz is just a photocopy of a photocopy." -- Detroit News
  • "If you want a loaded-up, smooth-riding midsize family SUV, it's hard to find one at a better price than the Veracruz." -- BusinessWeek
  • "As a sport/utility and minivan alternative in the large-crossover segment, the Hyundai Veracruz is better executed than many of its American and Japanese competitors. It's not groundbreaking and it has no cutting-edge engineering technology, but it's worth a serious look." -- Truck Trend
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