Used 2008 Hyundai Veracruz

2008 Hyundai Veracruz
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2008 Hyundai Veracruz

Pros

  • Excellent build and materials quality, generous standard features list, top-notch crash test results, long warranty, ample power.

Cons

  • Lifeless steering, not as spacious as some competitors.

Used 2008 Hyundai Veracruz for Sale

Hyundai Veracruz 2008 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 6cyl 6A)
188,280 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Veracruz
Limited
(2)
Stafford Motors
36.8 mi away
List$4,990
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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$137 Below Market
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2008 HYUNDAI VERACRUZ AWD with powerful 3.8L DOHC CVVT 24-valve V6 engine and driven only 188280 miles! Fully loaded and much more! CARFAX CERTIFIED**FINANCING AVAILABLE** Contact our Sales at 703-775-0393
Hyundai Veracruz 2008 GLS 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 6cyl 6A)
144,876 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Veracruz
GLS
Auto Land Inc.
48.1 mi away
List$5,999
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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$165 Below Market
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***3RD ROW SEAT***AWD** SUNROOF***REAR DVD***BACKUP SENSOR**
Hyundai Veracruz 2008 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 6cyl 6A)
124,705 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Veracruz
Limited
Nick Auto Sales
53.9 mi away
List$6,999
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Hyundai Veracruz 2008 Limited 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 6A)
128,545 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Veracruz
Limited
List$9,888
Est.Loan: $202/mo
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Hyundai Veracruz 2008 SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 6cyl 6A)
126,780 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Veracruz
SE
(1)
AutoOne
94.4 mi away
List$8,498
Est.Loan: $174/mo
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Hyundai Veracruz 2008 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 6cyl 6A)
75,702 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Veracruz
Limited
Auto Expo
17 mi away
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Hyundai Veracruz 2008 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 6cyl 6A)
150,623 miles
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Hyundai Veracruz
Limited
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Hyundai Veracruz
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Hyundai Veracruz 2008 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 6cyl 6A)
152,708 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Veracruz
Limited
CarLotz Richmond
96.8 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Whether in base trim or fully loaded, the 2008 Hyundai Veracruz provides tremendous feature content and value combined with a comfortable driving demeanor. In the increasingly crowded seven-passenger crossover segment, the Veracruz deserves to be near the top of any test-drive list.

vehicle overview

The 2008 Veracruz is the largest and most expensive vehicle Hyundai has ever sold in North America -- and it might be its best yet. All-new last year, this seven-passenger crossover goes up against impressive new models like the Toyota Highlander. Perhaps even more surprising, the luxury-trimmed Limited model has enough niceties to legitimately be considered an alternative to models from upscale brands like Acura and Lexus. By adding even more standard equipment for 2008 and including Hyundai's first optional navigation system, the Veracruz is one Hyundai that's not only meeting the bar, it's raising it.

While the Veracruz's exterior styling looks awkward from certain angles, opening up a door to the interior reveals a handsome design and very impressive quality. Rich-looking soft-touch materials are found throughout the cabin, highlighted by tasteful faux wood and metal accents. Cool blue dash lighting and available two-tone leather add a hip touch. In a seven-passenger crossover SUV, comfort and space are of paramount importance, and the Veracruz delivers a lot of both despite not being as big as some others in its class.

Whether you're a value or luxury buyer -- or something in between -- the 2008 Hyundai Veracruz is a very impressive vehicle that does just about everything right. Priced at around $26,000, the well-equipped base GLS trim level is less expensive than practically all of its competition and still offers that lengthy Hyundai warranty. At the same time, the range-topping Limited model matches the feature content and build quality of seven-passenger luxury crossovers that cost thousands more. Its competitors are too good for us to declare the Veracruz the class leader, but it's hard to imagine being disappointed by this biggest and arguably best Hyundai yet.

Trim levels & features

The 2008 Hyundai Veracruz is a seven-passenger large crossover SUV available in three trim levels. The entry-level GLS features 17-inch alloy wheels, full power accessories, cruise control, a tilt-telescoping steering column, cloth upholstery, rear climate controls, a trip computer and a single-CD/MP3 player with satellite radio. The optional GLS Premium package adds a sunroof, an eight-way power driver seat, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and rear parking assist.

The midlevel SE trim is pretty similar to the GLS, with 18-inch wheels, automatic headlights, auto-dimming mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a cooled center console being the major upgrades. The SE Premium & Leather Package includes the GLS Premium package's equipment plus a power tailgate, leather upholstery and an eight-speaker Infinity audio system with in-dash CD changer and satellite radio.

The Limited trim level includes all of the above equipment and adds driver memory settings, a power steering column, adjustable pedals, a power passenger seat, rain-sensing wipers and dual-zone automatic climate control. Available only on the Limited, the Navigation package adds a touchscreen navigation system and a 10-speaker Infinity Logic 7 surround-sound system. A rear-seat entertainment system that also includes the Logic 7 sound system is available on the SE and Limited. Bluetooth is a stand-alone option on all trim levels.

2008 Highlights

An all-new model last year, the Hyundai Veracruz receives previously optional equipment as standard on the Limited model. A power tailgate and a 115-volt outlet are now available on the SE model, while a Hyundai-first navigation system is now an option on the Limited.

Performance & mpg

All 2008 Hyundai Veracruz models are powered by a 3.8-liter V6 that produces 260 horsepower and 257 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic is the standard transmission, while all trim levels can be equipped with either front- or all-wheel drive. In performance testing, the Veracruz went from zero to 60 mph in 8.3 seconds, which is average for vehicles in the class. Fuel economy is also on par, with 16 mpg city and 23 mpg highway EPA estimates for the front-wheel-drive model, while the all-wheel-drive model gets 1 mpg less in both driving conditions.

Safety

Each Veracruz trim level comes with the same excellent menu of safety features. Standard are antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags, three-row side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. In crash testing conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Veracruz performed very well, earning five out of five stars in all frontal and side collision categories. In front-offset crash testing conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Veracruz did equally well, earning the highest score of "Good."

Driving

With Lexus keenly in its sights, Hyundai tuned the Veracruz to be a serene boulevard and highway cruiser. The ride is supple and very quiet, and the handling predictable despite the steering being noticeably inert. Acceleration is about average for vehicles in this class, and the six-speed auto provides smooth gear changes up and down the power band, though, as we've noticed with other V6-powered crossovers, it can be slow to downshift. The brakes perform reasonably well, though in testing we noticed some brake fade after multiple hard stops.

Read our 2008 Hyundai Veracruz Long-Term 20,000-Mile Test

Interior

Despite being one of the value leaders in its class, the 2008 Hyundai Veracruz offers one of the finest interiors -- whether in base trim or the luxury-lined Limited. The overall design is handsome and quality of materials is superb, although the center stack is a little button-heavy. A touchscreen navigation system by LG debuts as an option on the Limited this year, and incorporates some audio controls. When fully loaded, the Veracruz comes tantalizingly close to matching the interior craftsmanship found in the Acura MDX and Lexus RX 350.

Space and comfort are also excellent, with ample passenger room throughout. The third row isn't quite as spacious as that of the Mazda CX-9 or GM's full-size crossover triplets (specifically regarding headroom), but there's still enough room for an average-sized adult on short journeys and you won't need a spine made out of Nerf for entry and exit. Cargo capacity also trails those two competitors, but is still sizable, with 40 cubic feet behind the second row and 86.8 cubic feet with both rows folded flat.


Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 Hyundai Veracruz.

Bought with 3ish now at 120,000 going strong
Deb Cha,11/23/2015
Well you won't find one so you can forget about if. But if you do, what a deal! I purchased my Veracruz for something like 19K around 2010. I've had it for 5 years and put about 90K on it. It has been amazingly good. It was purchased to replace a Murano which I loved but which pretty much imploded at about 100K. It was leaking oil, burning oil and I'd sunk too much money into it. I was looking for practical and that is what I got with the Veracruz. It has been as frugal as I am. I don't know why they stopped making it. I bet it cost more to make than it brought in. I also like driving it because it seems to be surrounded by comfort foam. I can't tell if the engine is on or not because it is just that quiet. You can hear road noise while driving but you won't hear the engine. It is also safe. I drive in an area that gets snow from October through May. The vericruz has had no problems with the snow with all weather tires.
Bought used still smiling 70,000 miles later
carperson13290,08/30/2014
Purchased the Veracruz (1/2011) with 23,000 to replace 03 Murano with 140,000 miles. I needed a heavy safe car capable of carting a lot of people but used primarily to commute approx 800 miles/week often in harsh wintery conditions. The car now has over 100,000. It's much hardier than the Murano (not as fun). It has been relatively problem free. The superior warranty is a huge help-(although less than new). I've had dealer problems-billed for covered repairs and most recently, when problems were due to known recall issue-stood my ground. I've replaced the windshield wiper mechanism-bought used. It is very sturdy safe car with great flexible space-I'd buy it again except they D/C'd it. Why?
50K Miles and still love my car
astralsqual,09/23/2011
Shortly prior to buying this car, I was doing a significant amount of traveling for work and so was renting a lot of cars. I had always been a honda fan, but was really dissapointed with the Accord. It just wasn't comfortable to drive. Then I had a Mazda, VW, Suzuki, and more, but I was most impressed with the Elantra. It had a great set up and was easy to drive. I went down to the dealership to look at Elantras and then I saw the Veracruz. I took a test drive and was blown away - So comfortable, nice set up of the control panel, just a really great vehicle to drive. I can't say enough great things about this car. Third row seat is just wonderful to have for carpooling with kids.
You get what you pay for - no great deal
captainkoz,02/01/2014
I bought a 2008 Veracruz AWD fully loaded except for the nav. At first I loved it. It looks great, rides super quiet unless the road is bumpy, & seemed to be more than it was. Little by little it started falling apart & a lousy service department isnt helping my love for the car. At 17k miles the front rotors warped & (Dis)Advantage Hyundai in Hicksville NY wouldnt honor it. Really? Your going to fight me on rotors at 17k mi? 1st red flag. Then there were 3 recalls which I respect as a good thing, except even with an appointment they took way too long & in summary ended up leaving a cover screw out and cross threading 2 others. When I noticed the missing screw I was accused of leaving it out
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Features & Specs

MPG
16 city / 23 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
260 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
15 city / 22 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
260 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
15 city / 22 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
260 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
15 city / 22 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
260 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

More about the 2008 Hyundai Veracruz
Used 2008 Hyundai Veracruz Overview

The Used 2008 Hyundai Veracruz is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include GLS 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 6A), GLS 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 6cyl 6A), Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 6cyl 6A), SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 6cyl 6A), Limited 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 6A), and SE 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 6A).

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Price comparisons for Used 2008 Hyundai Veracruz trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Hyundai Veracruz Limited is priced between $4,990 and$9,888 with odometer readings between 124705 and188280 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Hyundai Veracruz GLS is priced between $5,999 and$5,999 with odometer readings between 144876 and144876 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Hyundai Veracruz SE is priced between $8,498 and$8,498 with odometer readings between 126780 and126780 miles.

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