Last post on Nov 18, 2012 at 8:15 PM
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#57 of 65 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety "Disclaimer"
Nov 15, 2007 (9:16 am)
The Veracruz has been selected as 1 of 34 new vehicles earning the title of "safest vehicles" by the IIHS. However, there is a disclaimer attached to the Veracruz. It states "built after August 2007". I couldn't find an explanation for this disclaimer. I'm not aware that Hyundai made any changes to the safety equipment as it transitioned from 2007 to 2008 model years. Why would my earlier built Veracruz be any less safe than what is currently rolling off the assembly line? Any feedback?
#60 of 65 Veracruz roof strength / rollover
Aug 20, 2011 (2:39 pm)
No agency in North America, Asia or Europe seems to have tested the Veracruz for roof strength in rollover situations (like the Insurance Institute tests, as opposed to simple likelihood of rollover based on weight, height, etc.). But can anything be determined about this from other Veracruz parameters (like design and materials comparison to other Hyundai products)? I'm considering buying a Veracruz, but often am on sideways-sloped dirt/mountain roads, so rollover strength questions are a bit of a live issue for me. I know that the Santa Fe and Sonata, for example, got increased roof strength in recent years, but as Veracruz seems like a dying product line for Hyundai, I'm wondering if it's an outdated product in terms of this. Thanks much for any insight.
#63 of 65 Re: End of the line [steve_]
Oct 19, 2012 (9:02 pm)
Nice car, but why would I pay a Veracruz price for a Santa Fe?
#64 of 65 Re: End of the line [07cruz]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Oct 20, 2012 (4:58 am)
Soon you won't be able to buy a new one at any price, although there's around 1800 new ones left on the lots around the US. You'd think the fire sales would have started.
#65 of 65 Re: End of the line [steve_]
Nov 18, 2012 (8:15 pm)
No problem. I'll just keep my 07 and save some money. They all look the same anyway.