in 2012 Affordable Midsize SUVs

Avg. Price Paid: $17,703 - $22,778
Original MSRP: $28,345 - $36,195
MPG: 17 City / 22 Hwy
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2012 Hyundai Veracruz Interior

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Reviewers highly praise the luxurious feel and look of the 2012 Hyundai Veracruz's cabin, which most find surprisingly nice for the brand. Another major plus is its lack of road noise, which is a highlight pointed out by almost every reviewer.

  • "This midsize SUV rivals many premium SUVs for hushed travel.” -- Consumer Guide
  • "And although its exterior styling is rather generic, the Veracruz does boast an upscale interior, with great build quality and nice touches like wood trim and an available two-tone color scheme to provide visual panache.” -- Edmunds


The 2012 Hyundai Veracruz can seat up to seven. Reviewers find the Veracruz's three rows of seats comfortable enough. Though they find the third row very cramped for adults, that's par for the course in the midsize SUV class. Consider the Chevrolet Traverse or GMC Acadia if third-row comfort is especially important to you. Just know that both have higher starting prices than the Veracruz.

  • "Space and comfort are also high points, although the third row is significantly less spacious than those of the Chevy Traverse, Ford Flex and Mazda CX-9.” -- Edmunds
  • "(Front seat) Headroom is good, but inadequate rearward seat travel will cramp tall occupants. … The seats could use slightly more lateral support but remain comfortable on long trips.” -- Consumer Guide
  • "The third-row seat is about as accommodating as others in the category - best for kids, doable for adults - but when the third row is occupied by people the Veracruz offers little remaining room for cargo.” -- Kelley Blue Book

Interior Features

The Hyundai Veracruz comes fairly well-equipped for the class, with features including a six-speaker stereo system with USB and auxiliary audio input jacks, a leather-wrapped shifter and tilt and telescoping steering wheel with audio and cruise controls. Reviewers especially like the optional conversation mirror, a convex rearview mirror that provides a glimpse of the entire cabin behind the driver. It’s a handy feature for families with frequent back-seat passengers. Other optional features include heated front seats, an auto-dimming inside rearview mirror and a Homelink garage door opener.

  • "Easy-to-read gauges and large, handy controls have a classy blue back light at night.” -- Consumer Guide
  • "Controls are relatively well marked and easy to use.” -- Edmunds


Reviewers are disappointed with the cargo space in the 2012 Hyundai Veracruz with all three rows of seats in place. Cargo volume with all seats in use measures 13.4 cubic feet, which expands to 40 cubic feet with the third row of seats folded and then 86.8 cubic feet with both rear rows stowed. Most midsize SUVs have more space behind the third row than the Veracruz does.

  • "There is only grocery-bag room behind the 3rd-row seat, but it folds flat in one motion to create a larger cargo hold. The 2nd-row seat also folds easily but isn't quite flush with the floor.” -- Consumer Guide
  • "Maximum cargo capacity is similarly on the low side compared to the CX-9 and Traverse, though its 87 cubic feet will be plenty for most consumers.” -- Edmunds
  • "Traveling with a car full of people and their luggage may be rather tight, as cargo room behind the third-row seat is less than seven cubic feet. That's nearly four cubic feet less than the Toyota Highlander and nine cubic feet less than the Honda Pilot.” -- Kelley Blue Book

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