2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz vs. 2022 Ford Maverick

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz vs. 2022 Ford Maverick
2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz


2022 Ford Maverick
$23,990 MSRP

Starting Price

$19,995 MSRP
3,500 pounds / 5,000 pounds

Towing Capacity (Standard / Maximum)

2,000 pounds / 4,000 pounds
1,753 pounds

Payload Capacity (Standard)

1,500 pounds
Standard Wireless Connectivity

Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™

Requires Cable
Up to 10 Years or 100,000 Miles

Powertrain Warranty Coverage

Up to Five Years or 60,000 Miles

Lane Keeping Assist

Requires Upgrade

2022 is shaping up to be an exciting year for fans of forward-thinking and unconventional pickup trucks. The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz and the 2022 Ford Maverick are both set to make waves in Redlands and San Bernardino, but only one of these small pickup trucks will be just right for you. We think the Maverick is a fine choice for city dwellers who need a little bit of extra room to play around with, but only the Hyundai Santa Cruz is ready for your wildest adventures! Our 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz vs. Ford Maverick matchup has all the details.

Capability: Ford Maverick vs. Hyundai Santa Cruz

The Ford Maverick and the Hyundai Santa Cruz both deliver 191 horsepower, but the Santa Cruz offers more torque: 181 lb-ft vs. 155 lb-ft. We also think the Hyundai truck’s 8-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC® is more fun to work with than the Ford truck’s CVT.

How do the two models compare when your weekend is on the line? The proof of the Santa Cruz pickup’s superiority is in the numbers:

  • Standard Payload Capacity: Up to 1,753 pounds for the Santa Cruz, or up to 1,500 pounds for the Maverick
  • Standard Towing Capacity: Up to 3,500 pounds for the Santa Cruz, or up to 2,000 pounds for the Maverick
  • Maximum Towing Capacity: Up to 5,000 pounds for the Santa Cruz, or up to 4,000 pounds for the Maverick

Both models offer optional tonneau covers to keep your cargo secure, but only the integrated tonneau cover on the Santa Cruz rolls out and retracts with the press of a button. Additional lockable in-bed storage areas ensure that there’s a place for everything when you’re on the road.

Features & Value: Ford Maverick vs. Hyundai Santa Cruz

Any driver who compares the Ford Maverick vs. Hyundai Santa Cruz will note that the Maverick has a lower starting price—but it’s a good idea to ask yourself what the cheaper truck is missing. We’ve highlighted a few of the most important differences right here:

  • Safety & Driver Assistance: Only the Santa Cruz comes standard with Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Following Assist. Both models offer forward collision avoidance assistance, but you’ll need to upgrade to get a feature like Lane Keeping Assist in the Ford.
  • Connectivity: Both models come equipped with an 8-inch touchscreen display, but only the Santa Cruz lets you ditch the wires with standard Wireless Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. The Maverick has Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, but you’ll need to keep your phone plugged in.
  • Warranty Coverage: Don’t forget: the Santa Cruz also includes America’s Best Warranty™, which includes up to ten years of powertrain coverage, compared to a maximum of five years with the Maverick. Learn more about Hyundai Owner’s Assurance program today.

Ready to start customizing your choice? Check out the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz colors today.

Find Your New Pickup Truck at Hyundai Inland Empire

Comparing the Hyundai Santa Cruz vs. Ford Maverick should tell you everything you need to know in order to find the perfect pickup for your needs. When you’re ready to take the next steps, you can dive into our new vehicle inventory from your home in Loma Linda or Highland! While you’re here, take a moment to value your trade-in and find out how much you could save.


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