2011 Hyundai Veracruz
Overview: The 2011 Hyundai Veracruz nicely represents its manufacturer’s reputation for value and upscale design. The Veracruz offers a large number of luxury features at a non-luxury price. Ride quality is good and the 260 horsepower 3.8 liter V6 does not lack for power. Low levels of road and wind noise add serenity to an already upscale cabin design. Wood trim and a two-tone color scheme help create that luxury aesthetic. The exterior is not terribly creative, but with a long warranty and good reliability, the lag in a refreshed design can be forgiven. The Veracruz is one of the older models in its class and the Dodge Durango and Ford Explorer have it beat slightly in terms of design and available high-tech features. Roominess is somewhat of a concern as well. Larger midsize crossovers such as the Chevy Traverse, Toyota Highlander and Mazda CX9 have it beat in cargo and rear seat room. Although the 2011 Hyundai Veracruz may not win awards in every category, it is difficult to contest its low price, generous warranty and ample list of features. Budget minded car buyers looking to get more for less should definitely put the Veracruz on their list.
- Great value
- Good balance of ride and handling
- Long warranty
- Less spacious than competing models
- Numb steering
- Noticeably less smooth on rough roads
What is the fuel economy/gas mileage? 17 city / 22 hwy mpg
How much does it cost? $28,345-$34,395
How many passengers does it accommodate? Seats 7 comfortably, though third row seating is less spacious.
Does it have any eco-friendly features? no
Does it have bucket seats? it has front bucket seats.
Is it suitable for off road use? AWD is suitable for very light off road use.