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SAFETY | 9 out of 10
Good frontal, side, and rear
Five stars frontal and side
“matches or surpasses all mainstream luxury vehicle manufacturers”
The Veracruz achieved a top five-star rating in all of the federal governments frontal and side crash tests, along with the top Good rating in all of the crash test conducted by the insurance industry (IIHS)—including its seat-based rear-impact test, which gauges whiplash protection.
The Washington Post pointed to its standard electronic stability control, side and head airbags, front active head restraints, and anti-lock brakes, among other features, while Kelley Blue Book summarized, “The Veracruz performed well enough in government crash tests to receive ratings equal to those of its best competitors.”
Cars.com noted that while the Veracruz is available with power-adjustable pedals and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, a much appreciated feature for some SUV drivers, isn’t available.
All the major safety equipment that counts is included, and tests have shown that the 2008 Hyundai Veracruz provided a high degree of occupant protection.