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2012 Hyundai Veracruz Limited SUV

2012 Hyundai Veracruz Review

(0 Stars)  Hyundai's biggest dog is going gray.

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Overview
Twenty years from now, the Veracruz might be regarded as a watershed product for Hyundai, the vehicle that sprang the Korean manufacturer onto even ground with the likes of Honda and Toyota -- and even Acura and Lexus. Indeed, Hyundai's lineup is now filled with world-class cars that compete on many levels, not just on the merits of superlow pricing and an excellent warranty. The Veracruz, which first hit the streets in 2007 and isn't aging all that well, can easily be spec'd out to a Lexus RX350-like $39,000 (although a Lexus at that price wouldn't have as many features as this Hyundai). Your family might not love the strange front-end styling, but everyone will probably adore the car's oceans of space, numerous standard amenities, very nice interior, and respectable towing rating. Rear-seat DVD entertainment is no longer available, but a navigation system is paired with a 605-watt Infinity sound system, Pandora internet radio, and a rearview camera. Classy illuminated doorsill scuff plates, leather upholstery, heated first- and second-row seats, dual automatic climate control, a power sunroof, a power liftgate, and eighteen-inch wheels are standard equipment on Limited models. All-wheel drive can be added to either model for less than $2000. A six-speed automatic, an XM- and MP3-ready stereo, rear parking sensors, and seven-passenger seating are standard. For all its positive aspects, though, the Veracruz isn't a very strong seller because it's overshadowed by many rivals that have been launched or redesigned more recently, most notably the Ford Explorer.

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2012 Veracruz Limited Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.8L Lambda V 6 DOHC and variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 17 MPG city, 22 MPG highway, 19 MPG combined and 391 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
20.6gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 260 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 257 ft lb of torque @ 4,500 rpm

'12 Hyundai Limited SUV Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
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Rear Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Compass
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Memory
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
  Exterior  
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Moonroof
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Privacy Glass
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Rear Spoiler
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Roof Rail
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Auto Dimming Mirrors
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Auto Tilt Down Mirrors
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Memory Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Dual Power Seats
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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Front Seats
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Heated Rear Seats
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
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Third row seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc Changer
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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iPod Connector
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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