Capable, flexible and designed for the modern lifestyle, the Hyundai Santa Cruz offers the very best of SUV and compact pick-up in one.
Dubbed a Sport Adventure Vehicle by the team at Hyundai, the vehicle is a blend of my favorite features in the Tucson with a functional trunk bed. It has real interior space. Think leg room for passengers, cargo holds for all of your gear, cups and devices and enough charging ports that you don’t have to share.
Who will love this one?
Made for the active lifestyle, but not designed as a heavy duty hauler, the Santa Cruz is designed to meet the needs of the active urbanite that wants the use of an open air bed for bikes, boards, tailgate treasure or the goods for your next DIY project.
At first glance, the lines of the Santa Cruz are striking and bold, but look closer and the modern eye-catcher is adorned with functional details that bring an extra element of fun, security and flexibility to the compact truck space.
Comfortably seating 4, but with belts for 5, the interior is open and feels like a full-size SUV, comparable to the Tucson, with generous leg space, easy access to LATCH anchors and smart placement of cupholders and tech connections. Parents of people, dog lovers, gardeners, people with light gear to carry and those that want the use of truck bed , but the versality of a SUV.
Features to Note
Built in Montgomery, Alabama, the Santa Cruz combines customer favorite features of pickup trucks and SUV in one convenient package. Expect an efficient 2.5L Turbo Powertrain with optional AWD, upgraded tech, smart connectivity, comfortable, flexible space make the Santa Cruz a vehicle that is ready for the demands of modern life. The flexible bed has a retractable cover that keeps your goodies safe and concealed or gives you the freedom to open things up and throw your gear inside.
Equipped across trim levels standard with active and passive safety features like Forward Collision-Avoidance with the super handy Pedestrian Detection, Rear Occupant Alert, Brake assist with Anti-Lock Brakes and an electronic vehicle stability management system to give you the extra blanket of security and to ensure deft handling and proper support as you go through the routines of life. For more information about Hyundai’s innovative ‘Technology for All’ initiative visit here.
Available in a handful of configurations and trims with the option of the FWD or AWD, the Santa Cruz bases at $23,990 and tops out with at just under $40,000. You can find your desired makeup here.
Come take a peek inside…
Award-winning in its own right, the 2022 Santa Cruz fills a void in the between the SUV and compact pick-up space with a comfortably, smooth drive and the flexibility to go wherever the road takes you. We tried it on-road and off at the 2021 Texas Truck Rodeo, and it is smart, capable and efficient. It’s a smart choice for small families or singles that want the freedom to do life — connected and flexibly.