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Old 05-21-2011, 04:38 PM   #1
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Default Hyundai VeraCruz

Went crossover shopping and this was on our list. On paper it seemed like a great value compared to the Ford Edge and Mazda CX-9.

I must say it was a big suprise. Roomy, good features, decent pickup even in the AWD one and the price can't be beat. But what was amazing is how it drove. It truly felt like a car, had good handling and held corners well. didn't have that huge floaty feeling cars in this class typically do. It's now down to this or a Edge, tough choice as the Edge has tons of bells/whistles and technology.
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Old 05-21-2011, 05:12 PM   #2
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Yea, Hyundai and Kia surprise a lot of browsers, simply because they were lousy for many years, but they have managed to do the right thing and gain a very comfortable market share by providing more (and better) for the buyers hard earned dollar.

I'm trying to talk my wife into trading in her Sedona mini-van on a Kia Borrego - we need a tow vehicle for both my enclosed ATV trailer and a future 25'+ camper purchase.

Good luck with the search, Spidey. Hope you enjoy whatever you end up buying.
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Old 05-21-2011, 06:16 PM   #3
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Hyundai benchmarked the Lexus RX when they built the VeraCruz.

If you need 3-rows of seating its a good choice.

CarAndDriver did rate it last in there 2009 Comparo:

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Old 05-21-2011, 06:52 PM   #4
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hyandai's are great brand new. Just wait a year or 2 and you will see why they are cheaper.
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