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2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz

Hyundai took a twist on the pickup truck when they introduced the new 2022 Santa Cruz, a brand new ‘Sport Adventure Vehicle’ — a small, city-friendly vehicle that has enough practicality for light work and weekend adventures.

Hyundai bets that customers will be drawn to the small size and everyday usability and will appeal to crossover buyers who want the extra utility of a bed without having to opt for a bigger, body-on-frame truck.

The Santa Cruz comes with two powertrain options. The standard setup is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that should make more than 190 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. The upgraded engine is a turbocharged 2.5-liter four with more than 275 horses and 310 pound-feet. Both mate to eight-speed automatics, but the turbo option partners with the dual-clutch variety. All-wheel drive is also offered with both four-cylinders.

The system features a rear bias whenever the vehicle’s Sport mode is activated. Hyundai quotes 3,500 pounds of towing for the naturally aspirated engine and 5,000 for the turbo.

Inside, there is a contemporary infotainment system in the form of a standard 8.0-inch or an available 10.0-inch touchscreen. Along with wireless charging, the Santa Cruz offers wireless pairing for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Those who want an upgraded stereo can opt for the eight-speaker Bose sound system.  Hyundai’s Digital Key system allows vehicle functions to be controlled by an app, letting you lock and unlock the doors, monitor the vehicle’s status, and even start the engine all from your phone.

The Santa Cruz features lockable in-bed storage space and there is also an integrated locking tonneau cover to keep items in the bed out of sight. The rear bumper has integrated side steps so climbing up to reach items inside is easier. There are plenty of storage cubbies, including under the rear seats. One interesting element is the design of the headlights. Each headlight cluster is made up of multiple smaller units integrated with the grille. 

The Santa Cruz offers an array of driver-assistance technology, including a standard driver-attention warning and optional adaptive cruise control. Key safety features include: Standard forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking, Standard lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist, and Available blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert.

 

To learn more about the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz, visit Capitol Hyundai in San Jose or Team Hyundai in Vallejo.

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