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The 2011 Hyundai Veracruz makes ordering easy, since it's only offered with one powertrain and a choice of front- or all-wheel drive.
However, that doesn't give buyers much choice when it comes to selecting a more fuel-efficient crossover. The EPA rates the front-drive Veracruz at 17/22 mpg; opting for all-wheel drive lowers the numbers to 16 mpg city, 21 mpg highway.Those ratings put the Veracruz in the lower half of the seven-seat crossover pack. Vehicles like the four-cylinder Toyota Highlander can get up to 20/25 mpg, or as a hybrid, 28/28 mpg; Ford's new 2011 Explorer is rated at 17/25 mpg. It's still better than the Acura MDX and the Volvo XC90, though.
Fuel economy is bringing up the middle of the pack, and the 2011 Hyundai Veracruz doesn't offer much choice in drivetrains.