The mid-sized Hyundai Veracruz was introduced for the 2007 model year, as Hyundai’s move into the upmarket crossover SUV waters. Room for seven passengers, competitive pricing, and reasonable gas mileage make the Veracruz an interesting alternative to the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot, although the competition’s bound to get tougher in the coming years. Highway gas mileage ratings in the low twenties miles per gallon (MPG) range should be the bottom range for seven-seat SUVs, going forward.
All models of the domestic 2008 Veracruz are fitted with a 3.8 liter V-6 engine that produces a healthy 260 horsepower, mated with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Veracruz is currently Hyundai’s largest SUV.
Hyundai Veracruz Gas Mileage – 2007-2010
|2010||HYUNDAI||VERACRUZ 2WD||6 cylinder||3.8 liter||R||(A6) Auto||17||23|
|2010||HYUNDAI||VERACRUZ 4WD||6 cylinder||3.8 liter||R||(A6) Auto||16||22|
|2009||HYUNDAI||VERACRUZ 2WD||6 cylinder||3.8 liter||R||(L6) Auto||16||23|
|2009||HYUNDAI||VERACRUZ 4WD||6 cylinder||3.8 liter||R||(L6) Auto||15||22|
|2008||HYUNDAI||VERACRUZ 2WD||6 cylinder||3.8 liter||R||(L6) Auto||16||23|
|2008||HYUNDAI||VERACRUZ 4WD||6 cylinder||3.8 liter||R||(L6) Auto||15||22|
|2007||HYUNDAI||VERACRUZ 2WD||6 cylinder||3.8 liter||R||(L6) Auto||18||25|
|2007||HYUNDAI||VERACRUZ 4WD||6 cylinder||3.8 liter||R||(L6) Auto||17||24|
Note: the EPA tweaked their testing procedure, starting with the 2008 model year, with the end result being that the 2008 MPG estimates are now lower than previous years. As always, YMMV.
– by Daniel Gray