We bought our Veracruz because we wanted the 7 passenger seating but desperately wanted to get rid of the minivan. This has given us the best of both worlds. Most of the time we use it as a 5 passenger vehicle with the back seats folded down, but it is so nice to be able to load up the car with kids when we need too. The ride is very smooth and quiet. The car handles well. It is an extremely comfortable ride for 5, not as much so for 7 because of the legroom - but in my book that is to be expected. I highly recommend this vehicle and am so glad that we bought it.
Favorite features are the third row seats, the USB port and all of the safety features.
Gas mileage is ok, but not great, typically around 18 mpg. I would love to see this in a hybrid one day. Additional USB plugs in the backseat would make those long trips easier for the kids.
So far I absolutely love my Veracruz!I took a leap of faith on this purchase. I was always biased against Hyundai until they came with the Genesis sedan. My last 3 vehicles have been Merc. M Class, VW Passat, and Infiniti G35. I was tired of premium fuel, quirky problems, and high repair costs. I knew I wanted crossover with power, bang for buck, and reliability. Co-worker of mine has a Veracruz and once I saw the interior I went to test drive vs. Pilot, Highlander LTD, and Traverse. Once i test drove i loved it above all. The ride is smooth as silk, the interior is class leading for the price, it is very, very quiet, and i like it much better than my previous vehicles in regard to comfort.
V6 engine, smooth transmission and ride, quiet cabin, interior styling, dual zone climate control, Bang for Buck, warranty, mood lighting, reclining second row seats, 7 passenger seating (for adults), dual exhaust look great, fog lights standard, nothing matches for the GLS price. Undercover Classy!
More storage compartments inside, lack of inventory at dealerships to get what you desire, need upgrade wheel package for GLS (they don't have anymore? since they dropped the SE), one touch turn signals would be nice. I had that on VW and Benz.
Good build quality. Not bad looking. Nice interior space. Great third row seat - adult size. Fuel economy OK - just as advertised. Seats are a little too firm. Blue digital display not easy to view. Smooth ride. Shifts too early in first, so no acceleration off the mark without flooring it. Tailgate release on key fob almost useless.
Space. Third row. Climate controls throughout all rows.
Change blue display. Angle center console towards drive. Arm rests for front seats. Change first/second gear shift. Redesign front end.
Only had it for one week & less than 500 miles, but enjoy the quiet ride and luxury touches. Plenty of room, power is decent, mileage is better than posted on sticker, very comfortable. Had some rear end noise...fixed that with a $5 can of undercoat. Paint, interior 7 exterior joints are good...seems to be built well. Never thought that I would buy a Hyundai after owning 3 Highlanders, pleasantly surprised!
Large rear area, seat comfort and room in all rows, quiet interior, luxury touches in base GLS model, XM radio,lighting - puddle lamps, mirror mounted turn signals, dash lights.
Make Homelink standard, provide full (has partial) undercoating, keep improving brand to increase resale/residual value. Offer MEMORY seats on GLS.