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2010 Hyundai Veracruz

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2010 Hyundai Veracruz Review

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While Hyundai is quick to point out that its three-row crossover has more cargo room than a Mercedes-Benz GL and is as quiet on the highway as a Lexus RX 350, actual competitors for the Veracruz are more mainstream people-movers like the Honda Pilot and Mazda CX-9. Still, in years past the premium-like Veracruz stood up very well to the RX350 in back-to-back test drives organized, admittedly, by the Hyundai folks. Some have suggested that Hyundai may have been a little too optimistic, even, in its reliance upon the RX 350 as a source of inspiration. But we remember hearing similar criticisms when Lexus introduced its flagship LS sedan, in which some saw too many hints of Mercedes' S-Class – and that seemed to work out okay for Lexus.

You'll Like This Car If...

The 2010 Hyundai Veracruz distinguishes itself from three-row competitors like the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander with premium-like accommodations, a less rugged shape and feature-based value.

You May Not Like This Car If...

Traveling with a car full of people and their luggage may be rather tight, as cargo room behind the third-row seat is under seven cubic feet. That's nearly four cubic feet less than the Toyota Highlander and nine cubic feet less than the Honda Pilot.

What's New for 2010

For 2010, the GLS trim receives the bulk of the updates, including a power driver's seat, roof rack side rails, a backup warning system, automatic headlights, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob and fog lights. New optional equipment for the GLS includes navigation and a 605-watt Infinity Logic 7 audio system. Heated seats are now standard on all-wheel drive models.

Driving the Veracruz
Driving Impressions

With its car-like unibody construction and four-wheel independent suspension, the Veracruz combines smooth, stable and exceptionally quiet highway cruising with as much around-town agility as is fair to expect or...

... require from such a vehicle. The Veracruz is also among the most nimble three-row vehicles in any parking lot, thanks to a turning circle and an overall length similar to a typical mid-size sedan's. In merging and passing situations the refined six-speed transmission can be a little reluctant to kick down into a lower gear, but keep squeezing the accelerator pedal and the Veracruz rewards with enough power to get the job done. Our time in the Veracruz included everything from short commutes to interstate road trips, and it never failed to impress us as effortless and comfortable.

Proximity Key
The Hyundai's remote-sensing unlock and start feature allows you to get in and go without ever touching the key that remains in your pocket or purse.

Power Liftgate
A feature that seemed like such an indulgence only a couple years ago – and one we wouldn't have expected on a Hyundai – has become one of the features we miss the most when driving any vehicle with a liftgate that is not powered.

2010 Hyundai Veracruz Details
2010 Hyundai Veracruz photo Interior

While Hyundai claims the interior of the Veracruz was inspired by boutique hotels, it's obvious the Lexus RX 350 was also a source of inspiration. That the Veracruz has more interior cargo volume than the Mercedes-Benz GL says more about the Mercedes than it does about the Hyundai, which offers a touch less room than the Honda Pilot. The third-row seat is about as accommodating as others in the category – best for kids, doable for adults – but when the third row is occupied by people the Veracruz offers little remaining room for cargo. Premium-like touches include soft-lined bins and consoles and ambient spotlighting. An air-conditioned center console keeps food and drinks chilled.

Exterior
2010 Hyundai Veracruz photo

The 2010 Hyundai Veracruz is roughly the same size as the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot but doesn't share those models' more traditional SUV proportions. Dual chrome exhaust outlets, a rear spoiler and available 18-inch wheels don't impart a sporty appearance as much as they defend against blandness. Side mirrors with integrated turn indicators and puddle lights are a nice touch. The Veracruz performed well enough in government crash tests to receive ratings equal to those of its best competitors.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The standard equipment list of a 2010 Hyundai Veracruz GLS includes a six-speaker AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 audio system with USB/iPod auxiliary inputs, power driver's seat, fog lights, automatic headlamps, cooling center console storage, air conditioning, rear-seat climate controls, steering wheel audio and cruise controls, power windows/locks/heated mirrors and remote keyless entry. The Limited adds remote-sensing unlock and start, 314-watt Infinity audio with CD changer, power passenger seat, heated front seats, tilt down in reverse side mirrors, power tilt/telescopic steering wheel, power sunroof, 115-volt outlet, windshield wiper de-icer and memory settings for the driver's seat, exterior mirrors and steering wheel. Standard safety equipment includes front, front-side and three-row side curtain airbags plus electronic stability control and a sophisticated braking system.

Optional Equipment

The 2010 Hyundai Veracruz GLS offers a Premium Package that adds LG navigation, 605-watt Infinity Logic 7 audio system, memory for seat and mirrors, power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, power sunroof and a power tailgate. The Limited has only two options: The LG navigation package which includes DVD navigation and a 605-watt Infinity Logic 7 audio system, and a rear seat DVD entertainment unit.

Under the Hood

Hyundai's sophisticated powertrain comprises an all-aluminum V6 with continuously variable valve timing, vibration-reducing electronically controlled engine mounts and a six-speed automatic transmission (the Honda Pilot and the Toyota Highlander have five-speed transmissions). The Veracruz is offered with either front- or all-wheel drive.

3.8-liter V6
260 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
257 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4500 rpm
EPA estimated fuel economy: 17/23 (FWD), 16/22 (AWD)

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2010 Hyundai Veracruz Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.0
Out of 10

Based on 170 Ratings for the 2007 - 2012 models.

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  • Value
    9.2/10
    Quality
    9.1/10
  • Reliability
    9.3/10
    Performance
    9.1/10
  • Comfort
    9.3/10
    Styling
    9.2/10

Great car for the money

By on Monday, July 18, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 145,045

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Great ride for the price!"

Cons: "With 3rd row seating, little room for cargo."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have had this car since 2008 and have had virtually no engine or electrical problems. it drives great with plenty of power. I have taken it up to Mammoth Lakes camping and to Zion National Park more than a couple of times without any worries of car troubles and plenty of room for passengers and/or cargo. this car carries quit a bit of cargo with all of the back seats down as i have an Estate Sales Business that requires a lot of moving of household furnishings. I am so pleased with the makers of this car I plan to purchase another HYUNDAI as I know know first hand the quality what they produce. as far as I am concerned this vehicle is between an 8 to 9 out of ten in an over all category."

I LOVE MY VERACRUZ!

By on Sunday, June 12, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 95,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"When out and run into someone that owns a Veracruz they always ask me if I love mine and what year is mine. They too are very happy with their Veracruz. We are all shocked and saddened that they stopped making them. One very great car!"

No issues with this car

By on Monday, May 23, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 98,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Good Size, Comforts of a luxury SUV,"

Cons: "Not great gas mileage 17-20mpg,"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"This has been one of the better SUV's I have owned and very limited shop time other than maintaining it. not very good gas mileage and I don't like front wheel drive. needs more cup holders in back seat area. Paint not that great of quality but a nice looking SUV and looks like the Lexus SUV inside and out."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Great Vehicle!!!

By on Friday, April 8, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 108,236

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Reliable and safe"

Cons: "Nothing bad to say"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have owned this vehicle for two years now and have had absolutely no problems with it. It is easy to drive and maneuver and can easily carry five passengers (in addition to the driver). I have had comments from riders who compared it to an Audi or BMW. My family and I are very pleased with our purchase."

Great performing minivan alternative.

By on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 71,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great power and handling for it's size"

Cons: "3rd row seats not for grown-ups!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This car can put Lexus and BMW SUV's to shame. Many times our passengers remark that it's one of the nicest cars they have ridden in. After driving the Honda pilot (under-powered, poor handling), and a few other alternatives, we purchased this car used a few years ago. Just drove it 1200 miles on family vacation through the mountains, plenty of power and surefooted going up and down the twisties! Very reliable, just watch the dome lights; both the kids pushing buttons, and moving car-seats in and out have kicked on the lights and ran the battery down a couple times."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

very solid and reliable family car

By on Wednesday, August 5, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 43,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "great value, reliable and practical."

Cons: "none really"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"the third row leather seats was handy for our soccer kids :). very reliable car for momma. costco runs, kids sports, etc. excellent. easy to drive and no problems."

6 people out of 12 found this review helpful

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