The Veracruz has instruments that are illuminated with a crisp blue backlighting, cupholders that are ringed with glowing blue light, and cubbies that are lined with a soft, velvety material. All Veracruz models will seat seven, with a third row that tumbles flat into the floor. It is powered by the 3.8-liter V6 with advanced systems like continuously variable valve timing and a variable intake system. This engine delivers 260-hp and 257 pound-feet of torque and is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission. The Veracruz is available in front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive configurations.
For 2010, GLS models now come equipped with a power driver seat, backup warning system, temperature controlled center console, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, automatic headlights, roof rack side rails and fog lights. Navigation is now available on GLS models. Power adjustable pedals are no longer available.