The seven-passenger Veracruz was essentially a stretched and more powerful Santa Fe. The 260-hp, 3.8-liter V6 is mated to a six-speed automatic. The powertrain is smooth and the ride comfortable, but suspension noise is evident. Handling is secure, but not particularly agile. Front-wheel drive was standard, with all-wheel drive available. The third-row seat folds into the floor in 50/50 sections, and the second row split in 60/40 sections. The 2012 version was the last model year for the Veracruz, replaced by the long-wheelbase three-row redesigned Santa Fe.