2012 Hyundai Veracruz GLS 3.8L DOHC V6 from North America
Surprisingly good, impressively capable luxury SUV
Factory recall - shop replaced alternator and sealed valve covers due to oil leak.
I got a crazy good deal on this car. It had the big gangster wheels, the leather seats, and all the crazy options like the "Veracruz" logo that lights up in blue on the door sill. Very swank.
After driving it for the past 3 years, I'm impressed: it's a solid running, powerful and capable family hauling SUV. The cargo area is spacious, the third row seat is handy, and the six speed transmission allows it to pull up any hill with ease. The 3.8 liter engine runs beautifully and provides plenty of power. Even with the big gangster wheels, it rides smoothly. The fit and finish are high quality, and it shines up and looks fabulous after wax and polishing.
I do the oil change on this vehicle, and it's the easiest job ever. The filter is a cartridge that fits into a housing that comes off the top of the engine. Just remove the unit, pull the old filter, replace a couple of O rings, insert the cartridge, then screw the filter back on with moderate torque. Easy and no mess. Drain plug is located well, doesn't splash oil all over the frame.
I really like this vehicle, and it's done very well by my family. We hope to keep it for as long as possible.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th September, 2019