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in 2010 Affordable Midsize SUVs

Avg. Price Paid: $14,218 - $18,335
Original MSRP: $28,145 - $35,895
MPG: 17 City / 23 Hwy
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2010 Hyundai Veracruz Interior

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Reviewers praised the luxurious feel and look of the 2010 Hyundai Veracruz's cabin, which most found surprising for the brand. Another major plus is its lack of road noise -- a highlight pointed out by almost every reviewer.

  • "Despite being one of the value leaders in its class, the 2010 Hyundai Veracruz offers one of the finest interiors -- whether in base trim or the luxury-lined Limited. The overall design is handsome and the quality of materials is superb. Controls are relatively well marked and easy to use." -- Edmunds
  • "Rivals many premium SUVs for hushed travel. Engine makes a classy growl while accelerating but is nearly silent while cruising." -- Consumer Guide
  • "All of the Veracruz's interior surfaces equal or exceed the finish of those in the Pilot or Highlander, apart from the cheesy 'brushed aluminum' plastic on the steering-wheel spokes and center console." -- Car and Driver
  • "The interior has a quality look, with good workmanship on the panels and upholstery. In all three rows, the seats, though flat, offer decent comfort and support." -- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Seating

Reviewers found the Veracruz's three rows of seats comfortable enough. Though they thought the third row was a bit cramped, that's par for the course in the midsize SUV class. Still, more comfortable third rows do exist -- consider the Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia or Saturn Outlook if third-row comfort is especially important to you.

  • "Though legroom exceeds that in the Santa Fe, the 31 inches for the third row feels better suited to children." -- Car Gurus
  • "[The third row is] still a sometimes-seat for midsize kids and shouldn't be offered to the in-laws unless you're punishing them." -- Edmunds
  • "Leg space in the third-row seats, as always, is tight, barely 30 inches. But it's far easier to get into the Veracruz's third row than it is in most SUVs." -- BusinessWeek
  • "The front seats are firm and multi-hour comfortable, although the cushions could use more bolstering." -- Car and Driver
  • "The [front] seats could use slightly more lateral support but remain comfortable on long trips." -- Consumer Guide

Interior Features

One of the Veracruz's strengths is that it's very well-equipped. Reviewers especially liked the standard conversation mirror, a convex rearview mirror that provides a glimpse of the entire cabin behind the driver -- a handy feature for families. A rear-seat entertainment system is available on Limited models.

  • "Standard features are plentiful, with even the base model equipped with niceties like rear parking sensors, heated seats, satellite radio and an iPod interface. Desirable upgrades like a power tailgate, navigation, leather upholstery and a rear-seat entertainment system are more inexpensive on the Veracruz than they are on competing models." -- Edmunds
  • "The Veracruz's center stack is a model of logic. Each portion of it is dedicated to its respective function: HVAC, audio, etc. The knobs and buttons are easy to understand and do what you want them to in an intuitive way." -- Motor Trend
  • "Easy-to-read gauges and large, handy controls have classy blue backlighting at night." -- Consumer Guide

Cargo

Reviewers were disappointed with the cargo space with all three rows of seats in place. Cargo volume with all seats in use measures 13.4 cubic feet, which expands to 40 and 86.8 cubic feet when the second and third rows are folded down. By contrast, the Honda Pilot provides more space (18 cubic feet) with all seats in use.

  • "Cargo room with all seats up is a paltry 6.5 cubic feet, good for groceries but not much else. With both rows down, that expands to 87 cubic feet." -- Car Gurus
  • "If you were taking a family trip with several kids, you would probably have to buy a roof rack for your luggage." -- BusinessWeek
  • "Cargo space doesn't match that of the Pilot, Highlander, and Tribeca when all the seats are in place. Fold the seats down, however, and the Veracruz moves ahead in ultimate cargo capacity." -- New Car Test Drive
  • "Grocery bag room behind 3rd-row seat, but it folds flat in one motion to create a larger cargo hold." -- Consumer Guide
  • "An available air-conditioned center console keeps food and drinks chilled." -- Kelley Blue Book

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