2012 Hyundai Veracruz  RealSafeCars69Safety Rating

#52 of 2012 SUVs

#122 of all 2012 vehicles


The Veracruz, a mainstay of Hyundai's lineup since 2007, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 7. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Hyundai offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2012 Hyundai Veracruz is somewhat unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2012 Hyundai Veracruz has a score of 69, implying a 0.057% chance of driver death (5.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Hyundai Veracruz has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0567% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.4748%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0567% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.4748% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Hyundai Veracruz is 18% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2012 Hyundai Veracruz is 35% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

10061Hyundai VeracruzMazda CX-9Nissan MuranoNissan PathfinderToyota FJ CruiserSubaru TribecaJeep Grand CherokeeDodge DurangoHonda PilotFord ExplorerToyota HighlanderToyota 4RunnerComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Hyundai Veracruz with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 61 to 100. The 2012 Hyundai Veracruz is less safe than the 2012 Mazda CX-9, the 2012 Nissan Murano, the 2012 Nissan Pathfinder, the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser, the 2012 Subaru Tribeca, the 2012 Toyota 4Runner, the 2012 Toyota Highlander, the 2012 Ford Explorer, the 2012 Honda Pilot, the 2012 Dodge Durango, and the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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