On the street, Veracruz offers capable, fuel-efficient performance courtesy of a modern 3.8-liter DOHC V6 engine. It delivers an estimated 260 horsepower and 257 lb-ft. of torque. To maximize torque across the rev range, the engine utilizes Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) on the intake valves and a Variable Intake System which helps cylinders breathe efficiently at both low and high rpm. The engine has an aluminum block and cylinder heads for light weight and thermal efficiency, and features a steel timing chain with no scheduled maintenance.
To reduce vibration, the engine rides on a semi-active engine mounting, which consists of three passive mounts integrated with a controllable element, rpm sensor and solenoid valve. The active mount is vacuum-activated to offset engine vibrations.
To help put the power to use, the engine is mated to an Aisin six-speed gearbox with SHIFTRONIC® manual control, adding to driver control. The transmission also uses an integrated transmission control unit and low noise gears that help reduce friction.
Veracruz achieves an EPA fuel economy estimate of 17 city/22 highway in front wheel drive models and 16 city/21 highway in all wheel drive models. Veracruz also delivers clean air, with a Low Emissions Vehicle (LEV) classification.