The Hyundai fans who feel that the Santa Fe is a bit small can now go well with 7 passenger Hyundai Veracruz crossover,most of the features on the Santa Fe have been retained on the Hyundai Veracruz. The front-wheel drive option is better for most of drivers on all weather conditions, although you can choose the all-wheel-drive. It is suitable for those looking for a car-like family hauler with three-row seats and elevated driving position.

Hyundai Veracruz Interior

The interior is detailed and fitted with a flowing dashboard that has soft-touch plastics. The 7 Passenger Hyundai Veracruz is as competitive with the Toyota Highlander as regards the trims. The instruments on the dashboard are also well-lit.

The 7 Passenger Hyundai Veracruz has elevated driving seat and thus good for those looking for a commanding driving position. The front seats also provide good comfort for long hauls. The front seats of the Limited (one of the 2012 model trims) can be heated. The second-row seats will offer enough space for adults while the third-row seats do not have adequate space for adult passengers. Those in need of better cargo space will find the 40 cubic feet good after stowing the third row of seats. In deed, families with more needs for cargo space can fold the second row of seats to create a 86.8 cubic feet cargo space. More space for smaller items is also available in front of the first and second-row seats. The 7 Passenger Hyundai Veracruz is fitted with six airbags and comes with a four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes for safety reasons. It has standard-tech features such as the iPod/USB and Bluetooth connectivity, and a 7-inch touchscreen navigation system on the Limited trim level. The Limited trim level comes with a dual-zone automatic control and power tailgate.

Those looking for entertainment features in the 7 Passenger Hyundai Veracruz will notice the 6-CD changer that comes together with 314-watt Infinity audio system (available for the Limited trim level). The entry trim level is the GLS and comes with a trip computer and a cruise control system. The GLS also has a six-speaker audio system and manual air-conditioning system. We should state that most of the features available on the Limited trim level are optional with the GLS trim level.

Hyundai Veracruz Engine

The 7 Passenger Hyundai Veracruz is powered with a 3.8-liter V-6 engine rated at 260 horsepower and coupled with a six-speed transmission system. Most drivers will find the front-wheel drive comfortable to drive through any weather, but there is an option of the all-wheel-drive. The crossover has a EPA rating of 17 mpg city/22 mpg highway in the front-wheel drive mode and with the all-wheel-drive mode, the EPA rating is 16/21 mpg. The Veracruz affords a confident acceleration and does so quietly. The vehicle has a minimum noise level in the cabin. In conclusion, the Veracruz is a bigger car-like family hauler for those who consider the Santa Fe smaller. It will attract those looking for a crossover with three-row seats and elevated driving position. It achieves a confident acceleration and the interior is quieter when driving on highways.