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Reviewed by Bengt Halvorson
Deputy Editor, The Car Connection
BASE INVOICE
$26,706
BASE MSRP
$28,145
Quick Take
The 2010 Hyundai Veracruz doesn’t stand as a common-sense bargain like some of the brand’s other vehicles, but it’s spacious and comfortable. Read more »
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“It has a longer, more elegantly sculpted body than the RX350.”

Washington Post »

The curved roofline limits the Veracruz’s rear head room a bit”

MyRide.com »

“Dual chrome exhaust outlets, a rear spoiler and available 18-inch wheels don't impart a sporty appearance as much as they defend against blandness.”

Kelley Blue Book »
Pricing and Specifications by Style
$28,145 $35,895
MSRP $28,145
INVOICE $26,706 Browse used listings in your area
FWD 4-Door GLS
Gas Mileage 17 mpg City/23 mpg Hwy
Engine Gas V6, 3.8L
EPA Class 2WD Sport Utililty
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity 7
Passenger Doors 4
Body Style Sport Utility
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The Basics:

To bring you an expert take that combines firsthand driving impressions with highlights of what other leading sources have to say, TheCarConnection.com has produced this comprehensive review on the 2010 Hyundai Veracruz.

With a conservative, slightly luxurious look that’s undeniably close to that of the Lexus RX 350 or Nissan Murano, the 2010 Hyundai Veracruz aims for those who want to project ‘luxury’ on a much tighter budget.

On the outside, the Veracruz is no longer a particularly noteworthy vehicle, style-wise. While it was surprisingly attention-getting from new, it now looks quite anonymous, albeit sleek and flowing. The exterior style of the Hyundai Veracruz is sleek and flowing, rather than rugged, from a distance; up close Hyundai has taken its own direction with the details, with upscale interior styling and attractive, soft-touch surfaces.

Shoppers for this type of vehicle probably don’t expect a lot of excitement; in following, there’s not much enthusiasm to be found in the Veracruz driving experience. The 260-horsepower, 3.8-liter V-6 engine moves the Veracruz quickly if needed, but the six-speed automatic transmission cancels out any remaining eagerness because of hesitant downshifts and lumpy operation. The Hyundai Veracruz handles safely, but the dull steering feel manages to make it feel heavier and than it is. As with most vehicles of this type, the 2010 Veracruz is offered with front- or all-wheel drive.

With three rows of seating, the 2010 Hyundai Veracruz can seat up to seven, though the third row won’t be an option for many adults; kids will be just find back there, though entry and exit is difficult. The first two rows are comfortable, with enough headroom and legroom for all and plenty of storage spaces for small items; cargo space is sacrifices in the name of form, due to the sloped hatch. The Veracruz might be luxury-caliber in design, but it can’t maintain the exclusive feel up close. Materials and trims are pleasant but not of the sort you’d find in a Lexus or Infiniti.

Nearly every vehicle in this class is a top performer, and the 2010 Veracruz follows that trend. Crash-test results from the federal government and insurance industry-sponsored IIHS are all top-notch, and the standard equipment list includes stability control, anti-lock brakes, front side airbags, and side-curtain bags.

Two models of the Veracruz remain—GLS and Limited—and while Hyundai doesn’t make waves with standard equipment here as they do with some of their other vehicles, they come with a pretty respectable feature list. For those willing to option up a bit, the Veracruz is available with an AC power outlet, a handy cooler box, and 605-watt premium sound.

Likes:

  • Well equipped for its price
  • Pleasant interior styling
  • Standard third-row seating

Dislikes:

  • Uninspired driving feel
  • Not much cargo space with the third row up
  • Bad rearward visibility, and no backup camera
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