2008 Hyundai Veracruz Review

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Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director
May 12, 2008

Hyundai’s most expensive model may not quite be a Lexus, but it’s impressive in its own right.

TheCarConnection.com’s car experts read all the competitive reviews on the new Hyundai Veracruz crossover to produce this conclusive review, and to give enthusiastic approval of the new Veracruz. TheCarConnection.com also drove the car to be able to give you an expert opinion on the car, and to help you figure out the truth where other car reviews might differ.

The seven-passenger Veracruz was introduced last year as an all-new crossover utility vehicle that comes with a 260-horsepower, 3.8-liter V-6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission, with a choice of front- or all-wheel drive.

The Veracruz offers a driving experience that’s in the middle of the pack, with respect to the especially crowded pack of mid-size crossover competitors, but what makes it noteworthy is its flair; it borrows styling, design attributes, and features from luxury-brand crossovers in a class above while keeping prices more affordable. The more curvaceous design sacrifices interior space only slightly, Hyundai’s impressive quality is a strong point, and it’s among the safest vehicles in its class.

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