2008 Hyundai Veracruz vs. Its Competition

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Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

Although the Veracruz was designed to rival the RX 350, it really takes on more modest, mainstream competition such as the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot.

Compared to those models, the Veracruz has a different style that’s not quite as simple and stark.

And although it’s closer in appearance to the Edge and CX-9, those two models are sportier than the comfortable, feature-oriented Veracruz.

2008 Hyundai Veracruz image2008 Hyundai Veracruz
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Quick Specs
Hyundai’s most expensive model may not quite be a Lexus, but it’s impressive in its own right.
The 2009 Honda Pilot looks more SUV-like in its second edition, but it has the room of a minivan, along with some notable styling miscues and expensive choices to make from the options list.
If you don't require a third-row seat, the 2008 Ford Edge is a fashionable, satisfying alternative in the crowded pack of mid-size crossovers.
The 2008 Mazda CX-9 may be the best-driving full-size seven-passenger crossover out there. It is certainly one of the best looking and appointed.
The 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid offers the same room and amenities that the nonhybrid Highlander does, only with better fuel economy and the badge of honor that comes with driving something that's trying to be green.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class    
2WD Sport Utililty2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
FWD 4-Door GLS2WD 4-Door LX4-Door SE FWDFWD 4-Door SportFWD 4-Door Base (GS)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
4 Door Sport Utility4 Door4 Door SUV4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle4 Door
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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