IMPRESS SEVEN ON THE INSIDE. EVERYONE ON THE OUTSIDE
The three-beam projector-style halogen headlights and sculpted hoodline set the tone for the modern exterior. Wide-stance 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels (18-inch Hypersilver alloy on LIMITED), convenient roof rack side rails, and heated power side mirrors with turn-signal indicators and approach lights complement an exterior design that’s as stylish as it is functional. A modern 4-spoke steering wheel, indulgent woodgrain interior accents, 2nd-row climate control and an Alpine® navigation system (available later this year) : These are just a few of the amenities that make the Veracruz one of the best-value premium CUVs.
Open the driver’s door; thanks to low door sills, expanded head room, and larger doors, getting in and out is easy. In fact, the Veracruz has over 150 cubic feet of total interior volume—more than the Mercedes GL—yet its total length is ten inches shorter. That tidier length helps give the Veracruz a smaller than normal turning diameter: a mere 36.7 feet. The convenience of this quickly becomes apparent when sighting a free parking spot on the other side of the street.
SEATING FOR SEVEN. SAFETY FOR ALL
The Veracruz continues Hyundai’s tradition of keeping you safe with a host of highly innovative standard active and passive safety features, such as the front seat active head restraints for extra protection from whiplash that may occur in rear-end collisions. This isn’t just a premium crossover vehicle, it’s a safe haven.
The front suspension is an independent MacPherson Strut design that employs coil springs, gas-charged shocks and a beefy 27-millimeter stabilizer bar. The rear suspension features an independent multi-link design. Coupled with a rigid unibody frame, road imperfections are absorbed with ease, and excessive rolling that can afflict lesser suspensions is nonexistent.Good handling is not the suspension’s only role. Along with the whisper-quiet cabin, it contributes to an all-encompassing feeling of luxury, confidence and security, which may not appear on the window sticker, but is not at all that difficult to miss.
The full-time All Wheel Drive (AWD) offers high levels of traction and accurate control in all driving conditions. While the engine-speed-sensing power steering provides more assistance at slower speeds or while parallel parking, and less at highway speeds.