2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz: A Truck Like No Other

September 10th, 2021 by
2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz parked with Mountains in background

Hyundai has never been afraid to make waves, but the new Hyundai Santa Cruz still stands out as a bold new addition to their lineup. Its sculpted, unmistakable frame sets the tone for everything that follows your initial encounter, because this unibody, midsize pickup truck is ready for just about anything you can throw at it.

What Can You Do with the New Hyundai Santa Cruz?

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz comes standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 191 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. If you decide to upgrade, you may receive a turbocharged 4-cylinder setup that churns out 281 horses and 311 lb-ft of torque. That’s more than enough power for any Redlands or San Bernardino driver’s day-to-day.

And that’s not just talk. The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz truck might be a unibody vehicle, and it’s just as comfortable as any mid-range SUV, but it’s also capable of towing up to 5,000 pounds. Here’s what else you should keep in mind:

  • The base-level engine offers a towing capacity of up to 3,500 pounds. To reach the 5,000-pound upper limit, opt for the turbocharged alternative.
  • With 5,000 pounds of towing capacity, you can easily haul ATVs, waterskis, light open trailers, and even some boats and campers!
  • At its most efficient, the 2022 Santa Cruz offers fuel economy of up to 21 mpg city and 27 mpg highway. These figures have been achieved with AWD, so you don’t need to compromise for a more efficient drive.

With these impressive capacities, the Santa Cruz easily wins out against rivals like the Ford Maverick.

What Stands Out in the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Design?

  • Although the new Hyundai truck is based on the Hyundai Tucson, the Santa Cruz features an angular, finely-tuned body that you won’t see on any new Tucson.
  • All Santa Cruz models have been designed with a four-door crew cab, and every model in the lineup features upscale materials. Just for starters, the Santa Cruz interior offers a fully-digital gauge cluster, a lockable tonneau cover for your bed, and a traditional shifter that will please hardworking truck fans everywhere.
  • Other available features include heated/ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a 360-degree surround view camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. An 8.0-inch touchscreen comes standard, and a 10.3-inch touchscreen is available.

In short, the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz offers just about everything you could ask for in a pickup truck—and we think you’ll agree that its cabin quality is a cut above the standard set by its rivals.

What is the Hyundai Santa Cruz Release Date?

Although initial projections had placed the arrival of the new Hyundai truck at some point in July 2021, delays related to the ongoing chip shortage have caused a slight change of plans. Today, the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz is expected to arrive at our Loma Linda dealership either late in 2021 or early in 2022.

What about the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz price? That will depend on your choice of trim:

  • 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz SE: Starting at $23,990 MSRP
  • 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz SEL: Starting at $27,190 MSRP
  • 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz SEL Premium: Starting at $35,680 MSRP
  • 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Limited: Starting at $39,720 MSRP

Reserve Your New Hyundai Santa Cruz at Hyundai Inland Empire

If you’d like to be among the first to take the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz for a test drive in Loma Linda, all you need to do is let us know! We’re here to help! Simply contact us today to tell us that you’d like to reserve a Santa Cruz of your own. Our financing experts will help you value your trade-in and work out all the details.

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