2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz MPG Ratings

May 16th, 2022 by

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz parked with Mountains in background

In its most efficient configuration, the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz mpg ratings top out at 21 mpg city, 27 mpg highway, and 23 mpg in combined city/highway settings. These are great ratings for a pickup truck—and they give the Santa Cruz a clear edge over rivals like the Nissan Frontier—but if you really want to understand what sets the Santa Cruz apart, you’ll need to take a more holistic look at its performance specs and capabilities. You’ll find everything you need to know in this in-depth guide!



Breaking Down the Santa Cruz Fuel Economy Specs

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz is available with two powertrains: a standard inline 4-cylinder engine, and a more powerful, turbocharged version of the same setup. Configurations with the standard powertrain also offer a choice between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. Builds with the turbocharger always include AWD.

Trying to decide on the perfect build for your Highland and San Bernardino drives? Compare Hyundai Santa Cruz mpg ratings across the lineup right here:

  • Santa Cruz mpg with 2.5L i4 and Front-Wheel Drive: 21 mpg city / 26 mpg highway / 23 mpg combined
  • Santa Cruz mpg with 2.5L i4 and All-Wheel Drive: 21 mpg city / 27 mpg highway / 23 mpg combined
  • Santa Cruz mpg with Turbocharged 2.5L i4 and All-Wheel Drive: 19 mpg city / 27 mpg highway / 22 mpg combined

If you want to drive home with the most efficient Santa Cruz available, choose a model with the base engine and all-wheel drive.

What Else Should You Know About the Performance of the Santa Cruz?

Fuel economy is an important consideration, but if you’re anything like most of the Redlands-area drivers we know, it probably isn’t the only thing you’re looking for in a pickup like the new Santa Cruz. Take a look at its other specs before you settle on the perfect model:

  • The base engine churns out 191 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque.
  • The turbocharged upgrade delivers much more power: 281 hp and 311 lb-ft of torque.
  • Even the entry-level Santa Cruz can tow up to 3,500 pounds. But if you want to tow up to 5,000 pounds, you’ll need to choose the turbocharged engine.

Find Your New Hyundai Santa Cruz at Hyundai Inland Empire!

Whether you’re still doing research or you’re ready to lease a new Hyundai Santa Cruz today, we’re here to help! Find out how the Santa Cruz compares to the new Ford Maverick, or start exploring our current special offers from home. When you’re ready to get behind the wheel, just let us know!


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