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FEATURES | 7 out of 10
“made for a downright comfy spot even as the miles piled on”
“rear door openings are large and access to the third row is fairly easy.”
“There’s a whole cubby for your iPod, with a jack and plug for charging”
The 2010 Veracruz is offered in two different trims—GLS and Limited—and while Hyundai doesn’t make waves with standard equipment here as they do with some of their other vehicles, they both come with a pretty respectable feature list.
And for 2010 the base GLS gets several things that were previously optional, including the backup warning system, leather steering-wheel and shift-knob trim, fog lamps, a power driver seat, and roof rack rails.
The Washington Post gushes about the Veracruz feature list, saying that it “has more standard equipment—including some that is usually optional, such as third-row seating—than the RX350.” Popular Mechanics also gives a nod to the lower-priced models, advising that “you can skip some features and still have one of the best seven-passenger crossovers on the market.”
An LG-brand nav system is now available. And for those willing to option up a bit, the Veracruz is available with an AC power outlet, backseat DVD entertainment, and 605-watt premium sound.
The now-standard cooler box is a subject of many positive comments. "No more melted chocolate bars for the kiddies,” Popular Mechanics notes, “and the perforated leather seats keep mommies and daddies cool, too." Autoblog reports that "chilled air from the A/C system is ducted through the center console compartment to keep drinks cool."
Kelley Blue Book points out the optional power liftgate as one of the Veracruz’s most appreciated features, along with the Proximity Key remote-sensing feature (standard on the Limited) that automatically locks and unlocks the vehicle as you walk toward or away from the vehicle,
Only a couple of reviewers comment that the Veracruz’s price, totaling more than $38,000 for a loaded Limited model, is too high for Hyundai. That's actually higher than a base Lexus RX 350.
The Veracruz comes loaded with features, but unlike some of Hyundai's other vehicles it's no bargain.