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#1 of 19 Veracruz and Santa Fe
Mar 24, 2007 (9:09 am)
I am a little confused. I am a new Santa Fe owner and to be honest, new to Hyundai as well. But I did all my homework before buying and got my facts.
Suddenly I see a truck I didn't notice before, the Veracruz. Is it new as in just came out new? I checked it on the Hyundai site and to me it seems just like a Santa Fe with different headlights and slightly different interior as well as a little more expensive.
What's the deal? Is it supposed to replace the Santa Fe or just be another cross-over truck option? Anyone know?
#2 of 19 Re: Veracruz and Santa Fe [jimirl]
Mar 24, 2007 (9:21 am)
New. Bigger. More luxury. More power. Has the 3.8 that is in the Entourage. My wife and I are considering trading in our Entourage SE for the Veracruz. She does not want to lose the third row. The Sata Fe's third row is a little tight compared to the Entourage. We are hoping the Veracruz's third row is a little bigger.
#3 of 19 Re: Veracruz and Santa Fe [pelican19]
Mar 24, 2007 (9:36 am)
I see, I didn't notice the engine difference and I didn't look at it's size too closely. It is funny though, because they do seem very similar. I am surpised they are making another SUV line. With the Tuscon, Santa Fe and Entourage it seemed they had all the bases covered.
I was at the dealer yesterday to get my title and registration for my vehicle and I didn't notice any Veracruzs around the showroom. Maybe if I saw it in person it would show it's differences more.
Good luck if you do trade into that vehicle I am seeing a lot of families getting away from the mini-van world and getting into sleeker, sportier SUVs. My friend's wife says all her married friends are feeling the same thing and I know they just got rid of their mini.
#4 of 19 Re: Veracruz and Santa Fe [jimirl]
Mar 24, 2007 (10:35 am)
The Veracruz is supposed to be available in spring 07, so it should be hitting the showrooms shortly. Details about it, including pricing is available on Hyundai's web site HyundaiUSA.
It's slightly larger than the Honda Pilot and comes standard with the 3rd row seat, 3.8L Lambda engine, and 6 speed automatic transmission. Inside equipment seems similar to the Santa Fe. It's built in Korea, unlike the Santa Fe's Alabama assembly site.
If you want something larger than the Santa Fe, it seems nice. I find my 2007 Santa Fe to be a perfect size for me. I have the optional 3rd row seats and find them to be well worth the money, even though I rarely use them. The few times I do need them, they're priceless. After 6 months, I still love my Santa Fe. It's my favorite car out of all that I've owned.
2007 Santa Fe AWD Limited with touring and premium packages
Dark Cherry Red with beige leather interior
#5 of 19 Re: Veracruz and Santa Fe [davesuv]
Mar 24, 2007 (12:37 pm)
The Veracruz is available now for the US market.
#6 of 19 Re: Veracruz and Santa Fe [jimirl]
Mar 24, 2007 (12:43 pm)
The Tuscon is a compact CUV, the Santa Fe is midsize CUV, while the Veracruz is on the larger end of the midsize CUVs, and the Entourage is a minivan.
You should check out both the Santa Fe and the Veracruz to see which one would better fit your preferences and needs.
#7 of 19 Veracruz - Luxury Model
Mar 25, 2007 (8:55 am)
Hyundia says the Veracruz competes with the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander and Nissan Murano. Though I read speculation somewhere this morning the Veracruz and the Azera may be the beginning of a Luxury line to compete with Acura, Lexus and BMW. Sorry but I couldn't find the article again.
#8 of 19 Re: Veracruz - Luxury Model [chrisl4]
Mar 25, 2007 (12:38 pm)
That's funny, because I thought the Santa Fe was competing with the Highlander and Murano. I didn't look at the Muranos but I assumed they were close to the Santa Fe in power and size. I know the Santa Fe is stronger than the HIghlander and appears to be the same size. I wonder why they would use the Veracruz against the new 4runner.
I could see why they would be interested in making a luxery line. The azera is a great car with a price to match.
#9 of 19 Re: Veracruz - Luxury Model [jimirl]
Mar 26, 2007 (4:51 am)
It's weird that they made all their SUV's somewhat the smallest in their class. The Tucson is probably the smallest in the compact SUV class, while the Santa Fe is small amongst the mid size class, so it can compete against the bigger models in the compact class. With the Veracruz, it's smaller than most large size SUV's, so it can compete with the bigger models in the mid-size class.
The best thing about Hyundai is every SUV has a much different style and it's not just an enlarged version of the next class size down (i.e. Mazda CX-7/Mazda CX-9).
#10 of 19 Dashboard differences
Mar 26, 2007 (11:45 am)
Anybody notice the difference in the dashboard of the SF and VC? The SF has blue everywhere. The VC has blue but it's not everywhere. The speedometer for instance has a blue ring but the numbers are white. Is this better on the eyes? I've been hearing that the blue is harder to read at night. Is this true?