2008 Hyundai Veracruz  -  $27,795


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $27,795
Base Invoice: $26,422
Destination Charge: $750
Options: $0
Trim: FWD 4dr GLS
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 16 | Hwy: 23
Body Style: FWD 4dr GLS
Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission w/OD, Shiftronic, manual shift control, lock-up torque converter
Engine: 3.8L DOHC CVVT 24-valve V6 engine

Model Highlights

Hyundai's entire 2008 Veracruz line is powered by a 260-horsepower, 3.8L aluminum-block V6 and six-speed automatic transmission with Shiftronic function, which allows the driver to manually select gearshifts. An electronic all-wheel drive system normally sends the majority of engine torque to the rear wheels but can send more to the back before actual wheel slippage. It also includes an AWD Lock mode, which locks the split 50/50 front/back at low speeds--especially of use in mud, sand, or deep snow.

The engine has continuously variable intake valve timing and a variable intake system for a combination of low-rev responsiveness and high-rev power, and its steel timing chain has no scheduled maintenance. Furthermore, it has a semi-active mounting system to help reduce vibration.

The Veracruz rides on a smooth four-wheel independent suspension oriented toward comfort and handling. In front there are MacPherson struts, while a multi-link setup rounds out the rear. Stabilizer bars are used front and back for tight handling.

A long list of safety features are standard on the Veracruz, including electronic stability control, four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock, electronic brakeforce distribution, and brake assist, along with active front head restraints and front side air bags and roof-mounted side air bags. Second and third row seats have adjustable head restraints.

There are three Veracruz models--GLS, SE, and Limited--and while each has the same engine and mechanical underpinnings they span a wide range in terms of equipment. The GLS comes in at a temptingly low base price, while the SE takes on a sportier flavor and the Limited packs on the traditional luxury features along with some modern high-tech conveniences.

Inside, there's seating for seven, including a standard hideaway third seat that folds down for a completely flat cargo area. All models also have second-row seats that slide forward for easy access.

The GLS model comes with air conditioning, heated power side mirrors, power windows and locks, cruise control, remote keyless entry, a tilt/telescopic steering wheel, and a 172-watt CD/MP3 audio system with steering wheel-mounted audio controls, among other features. The SE includes larger 18-inch alloy wheels, along with a power driver's seat, a roof rack, automatic headlights, fog lamps, and a center console with cooling box, auto-dimming outside mirrors. At the top of the range, the Limited adds leather upholstery with heated seats in front, automatic climate control, a power sunroof, power-adjustable pedals, a power-adjustable steering wheel, blue-backlit scuff plates, an AC power outlet, a proximity key fob, rain-sensing wipers, and a 315-watt Infinity sound system with CD changer. Major options on the Limited include a new LG navigation system and a 605-watt Logic 7 sound system.


Model News

A newly available navigation system, designed by LG, is the big news for the 2008 Hyundai Veracruz, which was introduced last model year. Additionally, a long list of equipment previously optional on the Veracruz Limited--including adjustable pedals, memory settings, a proximity key fob, rain sensing wipers, lighted scuff plates, and an AC power outlet--are now standard on the uplevel trim. The mid-range SE model also adds a power tailgate and an AC outlet as standard equipment.


Pros

Lengthy list of standard features; seating for seven; comfortable ride; spacious interior; surprising maneuverability and fuel efficiency relative to other seven-seat competitors.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Hyundai Veracruz is a mid-size crossover sport-utility vehicle that competes with the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander, yet offers more standard luxury features for a similar price and a nicely styled interior for seven. It also stands out for its smooth ride and sharp, carlike handling. Hyundai also says that the Veracruz's fuel economy estimates are higher than those of the Honda Pilot, at up to 16 city, 23 highway for the front-wheel drive model.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
23 MPG

Cruising Range - City
329.60 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
473.80 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.8L/231

Fuel System
MPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
257 @ 4500

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.20

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130

Total Cooling System Capacity
11.1 qts

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utililty

Passenger Capacity
7

Passenger Volume
150.6 ft³

Front Head Room
40.3 in

Front Leg Room
42.6 in

Front Shoulder Room
60.6 in

Front Hip Room
57.5 in

Second Head Room
39.9 in

Second Leg Room
38.4 in

Second Shoulder Room
60.2 in

Second Hip Room
57.4 in

Third Head Room
36.1 in

Third Leg Room
31.5 in

Third Shoulder Room
56.1 in

Third Hip Room
45.6 in

Wheelbase
110.4 in

Length, Overall
190.6 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
76.6 in

Height, Overall
68.9 in

Track Width, Front
65.7 in

Track Width, Rear
65.7 in

Min Ground Clearance
8.1 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
86.8 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
40.0 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
6.5 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4266 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.06 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.67 in

Front Tire Size
P245/65R17

Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.7 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.64 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.76 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
20.6 gal

Basic Years
5

Basic Miles/km
60,000

Drivetrain Years
10

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
7

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
11V472000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 08, 2011

Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Potential Number of Units Affected
205,233

Summary
HYUNDAI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2008 HYUNDAI VERACRUZ VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM DECEMBER 26, 2006, THROUGH MARCH 21, 2008, AND MODEL YEAR 2007-2008 HYUNDAI SANTA FE VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 19, 2006 THROUGH MARCH 20, 2008. THE CLOCK SPRING CONTACT ASSEMBLY FOR THE DRIVER'S AIR BAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS) MAY BECOME DAMAGED THROUGH USAGE OVER TIME. THE DRIVER'S AIR BAG ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT WILL EXPERIENCE A HIGH RESISTANCE CONDITION, POTENTIALLY CAUSING THE DRIVER'S AIR BAG TO NOT DEPLOY.

Consequence
IF THE CLOCK SPRING DEVELOPS HIGH RESISTANCE, IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE DRIVERS AIR BAG WILL NOT DEPLOY AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PROPERLY PROTECT THE DRIVER, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURIES.

HYUNDAI DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE VEHICLE'S DRIVER'S AIR BAG CLOCK SPRING CONTACT ASSEMBLY AS NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI CUSTOMER CONNECT CENTER AT 1-800-633-5151.

HYUNDAI'S SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 103, OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08E016000

Mfg's Report Date
JAN 31, 2008

Component
TRAILER HITCHES

Potential Number of Units Affected
3387

Summary
HYUNDAI IS RECALLING 3,387 TRAILER HITCH WIRING HARNESSES EITHER INCLUDED WITH A TRAILER HITCH OR SOLD AS A SERVICE PART MANUFACTURED BY THULE TOWING SYSTEMS AND DISTRIBUTED BY HYUNDAI FOR INSTALLATION ON MY 2007-2008 SANTA FE AND VERACRUZ VEHICLES. THE ACCESSORY TRAILER HITCH WIRING HARNESS CONVERTER MODULE IS MOUNTED TO THE TOP SURFACE OF THE REAR BUMPER REINFORCEMENT. HIGH CURRENT LEAKAGE OR A SHORT CIRCUIT OF CAPACITOR C1 COULD CAUSE HEAT RELATED DAMAGE TO THE WIRING HARNESS CONVERTER MODULE.

Consequence
EXCESSIVE HEAT MAY CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE REAR BUMPER AREA AND MAY POTENTIALLY RESULT IN A FIRE.

HYUNDAI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND WILL REPLACE THE TRAILER HITCH WIRING HARNESS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI AT 1-800-633-5151.

HYUNDAI RECALL NUMBER 082. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09V122000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 14, 2009

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT

Potential Number of Units Affected
531894

Summary
HYUNDAI IS RECALLING 531,894 MY 2006-2007 ACCENT, ENTOURAGE, SONATA, MY 2007 AZERA, ELANTRA AND SANTA FE, MY 2005-2007 TUCSON AND MY 2007-2008 VERACRUZ VEHICLES. THE STOP LAMP SWITCH IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES MAY MALFUNCTION. A MALFUNCTIONING STOP LAMP SWITCH MAY CAUSE THE BRAKE LIGHTS TO NOT ILLUMINATE WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED OR MAY CAUSE THE BRAKE LIGHTS TO REMAIN ILLUMINATED WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS RELEASED. A STOP LAMP SWITCH MALFUNCTION MAY AFFECT THE OPERATION OF THE BRAKE-TRANSMISSION SHIFT INTERLOCK FEATURE SO THE TRANSMISSION SHIFTER WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO BE SHIFTED OUT OF PARK POSITION. IT MAY ALSO CAUSE THE ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC) MALFUNCTION LIGHT TO ILLUMINATE, AND IT MAY NOT DEACTIVATE THE CRUISE CONTROL WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED.

Consequence
THESE MALFUNCTIONS MY LEAD TO A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE STOP LAMP SWITCH FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-633-5151.

HYUNDAI RECALL NO. 092. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08E055000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 22, 2008

Component
TRAILER HITCHES

Potential Number of Units Affected
3387

Summary
HYUNDAI IS RECALLING 3,387 TRAILER HITCH WIRING HARNESSES EITHER INCLUDED WITH A TRAILER HITCH OR SOLD AS A SERVICE PART MANUFACTURED BY THULE TOWING SYSTEMS AND DISTRIBUTED BY HYUNDAI FOR INSTALLATION ON MY 2007-2008 SANTA FE AND VERACRUZ VEHICLES. THE ACCESSORY TRAILER HITCH WIRING HARNESS CONVERTER MODULE IS MOUNTED TO THE TOP SURFACE OF THE REAR BUMPER REINFORCEMENT. SOME CIRCUIT BOARD COMPONENTS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN THOROUGHLY SEALED TO PREVENT MOISTURE CONTACT. THE MOISTURE MAY RESULT IN CIRCUIT BOARD CORROSION POSSIBLY CAUSING A SHORT CIRCUIT.

Consequence
A SHORT CIRCUIT CAUSES OVERHEATING AND DAMAGE TO THE CONVERTER MODULE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A FIRE.

THIS RECALL SUPERSEDES A PREVIOUS RECALL CONDUCTED BY HYUNDAI AFFECTING THE SAME TRAILER HITCH WIRING COMPONENTS CONCERNING HIGH CURRENT LEAKAGE OR A SHORT CIRCUIT OF CAPACITOR C1. (PLEASE SEE 08E016). OWNERS WHO HAVE ALREADY HAD THEIR TRAILER HITCH REPAIRED UNDER THE INITIAL CAMPAIGN WILL RECEIVE A SECOND NOTICE FROM HYUNDAI TO HAVE THE NEWLY DESIGNED HARNESS INSTALLED. HYUNDAI WILL NOTIFY ALL OWNERS AND WILL REPAIR THE AFFECTED HARNESSES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI CUSTOMER ASSISTANT CENTER AT 1-800-633-5151.

HYUNDAI'S RECALL NO. 082. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V113000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 01, 2013

Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING , SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected
1,059,824

Summary
Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 Accent and Tucson, model year 2007-2010 Elantra, model year 2007-2011 Santa Fe, model year 2008-2009 Veracruz, model year 2010-2011 Genesis Coupe, and model year 2011 Sonata vehicles. The stop lamp switch in the affected vehicles may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature, preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and cause the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.

Consequence
Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of Park without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. The safety recall began on April 22, 2013. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's recall campaign number is 110.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V415000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 08, 2014

Potential Number of Units Affected
61,122

Summary
Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2007-2012 Veracruz vehicles manufactured from December 26, 2006, through July 24, 2012. The affected vehicles may experience an oil leak from the front cylinder bank valve cover gasket. If there is a sufficient amount of oil dropped onto the alternator, the alternator will be damaged causing the charging system to become inoperative.

Consequence
If the alternator is damaged, the charging system warning lamp in the instrument cluster will illuminate, and the engine will lose power and the vehicle will eventually stop operating while being driven. An unexpected failure of motive power while driving increases the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect/repair or replace the alternator and the front valve cover gasket, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by the end of September 2014. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 121.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

3.8L DOHC CVVT 24-valve V6 engine

6-speed automatic transmission w/OD, Shiftronic, manual shift control, lock-up torque converter

Shift interlock system

Traction control system (TCS) w/electronic stability control (ESC)

Front wheel drive

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension w/coil springs, gas shocks

Independent multi-link rear suspension w/coil springs, gas shocks

Front/rear stabilizer bars

P245/65R17 tires

17" x 7" 5-split-spoke alloy wheels

Compact spare tire

Engine-speed-sensing pwr rack & pinion steering

Ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) w/electronic brake force distribution (EBD), brake assist

Dual exhaust

Body-color bumpers w/dark gray accents

Rear spoiler

Dark gray body-side moldings

Body-color pwr heated mirrors w/approach lights, side repeater lights

Tinted windshield w/sunshade band

Front solar glass

Rear privacy glass

2-speed variable intermittent wipers

Rear window wiper w/washer

Body-color door handles

Cloth seat trim

Multi-adjustable front bucket seats w/manual driver lumbar

2nd row 60/40 split-bench seats w/fold-flat driver side, flip-fold flat-fold passenger side

3rd row 50/50 split fold-into-floor seats

Front center console w/dual-level covered storage-inc: (2) cupholders

2nd row center console w/(2) cupholders

3rd row seat cupholder

Full floor carpeting

Tilt/telescopic steering wheel-inc: audio controls

Instrumentation-inc: tachometer, coolant temp, dual trip odometers

Warnings-inc: oil pressure, battery, door ajar, brake, check engine

Digital clock

Trip computer

Pwr windows w/driver auto-down, lockout

Pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry system w/alarm

Cruise control

Outside temperature display

Tire pressure monitoring system (TMPS)

AM/FM/XM stereo w/CD/MP3 player-inc: (6) speakers, 3-month XM subscription, 172-watt

Air conditioning-inc: rear controls

Rear window defroster

Locking glovebox

(3) 12-volt pwr outlets-inc: front console, rear, cargo area

Simulated leather door trim

Overhead console w/sunglass holder

(3) assist grips

Lighting-inc: map, 2nd row reading, glovebox, ashtray, dome, ignition, cargo area

Rear seat coat hangers

4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) w/electronic brake force distribution (EBD), brake assist

Dual front advanced airbags

Front seat-mounted side-impact airbags

Roof-mounted side-impact airbags for all rows

Occupant classification system (OCS)

3-point seatbelts for all positions

Front height adjustable seatbelts w/pretensioners & force limiters

Pwr window lock-out button

Rear door child safety locks

2nd row lower anvhors & tethers for children (LATCH) system

Traction control system (TCS) w/electronic stability control (ESC)

Shift interlock system

Energy-absorbing steering column

Body-side reinforcements

Hood buckling creases/safety stops

 
STANDARD EQUIPMENT PKG 1
$0

 
PREMIUM PKG 2
$1,950

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
CARPETED FLOOR MATS
$125

 
COMPOSITE CARGO TRAY
$100

 
SUNROOF WIND DEFLECTOR
$85

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$50

 
AUXILIARY AUDIO JACK
$95

 
TOW HITCH
$350

 
FIRST AID KIT
$20

 
BLUETOOTH
$325

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