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 V-6 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 2009, the SE trim has been dropped, an auxiliary jack and USB port are now standard (without navigation), and the Limited trim receives body-coloured body-side cladding when Black Diamond or Stone White exterior paint colours are chosen.