2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Model Review in Sherman, TX

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz

Maybe you’ve heard rumors that Hyundai is cooking up a special surprise for the 2022 model year phase. We’re here to tell you that the rumors are true. Introducing, the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz, Hyundai’s first-ever pickup truck. This new pickup is a crossroads of style and capability that is sure to turn heads wherever you venture. To learn about all that this brand-new truck has to offer, check out our full review below.

Trim Options for the 2022 Santa Cruz

For its first-ever model year in production, the 2022 Santa Cruz has four different trim options. Anyone looking for capability on a budget will love the affordable SE base trim. However, even the top-level Limited trim is relatively affordable, with an MSRP under 40k. While the SE trim comes with impressive base features, to unlock the full potential of the Santa Cruz with an engine upgrade, you must go for an SEL Premium or Limited trim. That being said, the bottom line is, whatever your budget, there’s a perfect Hyundai Santa Cruz model for you.

Performance and Capability

If you’re looking to purchase a pickup truck, performance and capability is important. In addition to having a small truck bed, the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz has both towing and off-road capability. For its first year in production, the Hyundai Santa Cruz has two engine options. The standard motor you’ll find under the hood is a 191 horsepower 2.5L GDI-MPI four-cylinder engine. It gets an EPA estimated 23 MPG combined and can tow a respectable 3,500 pounds. The other engine offered for the 2022 Santa Cruz is a 281 horsepower 2.5L turbocharged 2.5L GDI-MPI four-cylinder engine. To unlock this engine, you’ll have to purchase either the SEL Premium or the Limited trim, but it is well worth it. While this engine gets just 1 MPG less than the base model, it boosts Santa Cruz’s overall towing capability to 5,000 pounds.

The 2022 Santa Cruz is also a capable off-road vehicle. Thanks to the HTRAC All-Wheel Drive system that comes with the turbocharged engine upgrade, this truck blurs the lines between SUV and pickup, and can easily transport you to even the most remote of destinations.

Exterior and Interior Features

The Hyundai Santa Cruz has interior space for up to five across standard cloth seats. Upgrade to the top-tier Limited trim for comfy leather seating and improved technology.

The most notable exterior feature is the Santa Cruz’s truck bed. It is incredibly versatile and includes locks, a drain for water, and even power outlets.

Safety & Technology

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz has some great technology offerings, even on the base trim. Standard technology features include an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, steering-wheel-mounted media controls, USB outlets, and Bluetooth capability. While the standard offerings are great, there are plenty of ways to upgrade by advancing through Santa Cruz’s trim options. Hyundai’s standard safety features are inclusive, with standard features like forward collision avoidance but can also be upgraded through trim selection.

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