New Santa Cruz Model Review

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz at Racine Hyundai

Explore Hyundai's first-ever Sport Adventure Vehicle, the all-new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz.

Offering the modern convenience and space of an SUV, and the open bed of a pickup truck, bringing you unparalleled flexibility and comfort. Unpack everything the new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz has to offer, from its capable performance and modern amenities to its advanced safety features and dynamic cabin. See the new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz compares to the competition below before stopping by Racine Hyundai for a test drive. Whether you are looking for a new or used car, quality service, or competitive auto financing, our experienced and professional team in the Racine, WI area is ready to help.

Starting at $23,990

Santa Cruz Performance Features

The all-new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz offers the perfect balance of power and efficiency, giving you smooth sedan-like handles and truck-ready capabilities. Choose from the impressive standard 191-hp 2.5L GDI-MPI 4-cylinder engine or upgrade to the off-road-ready 281-hp 2.5L Turbocharged GDI-MPI 4-cylinder engine. Additional impressive performance offerings include:

  • Up to 27 highway mpg
  • Up to 281 horsepower
  • Optional HTRAC All-Wheel Drive
  • Up-to 5,000-lb. towing capacity

Santa Cruz Design Features

The exterior of the all-new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz boasts a durable open bed, side and sealed underfloor bins for extra storage, and an array of convenient power outlets. See how the new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz effortlessly adapts to your ever-changing lifestyle demands with its range of storage options. Make a statement with the new Santa Cruz's bold LED lighting, signature grille, and an array of 18 to 20-inch alloy wheel options. Additional impressive design details offered in the all-new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz includes: 

  • Multi-function tailgate and optional open bed functionality
  • Dual-cockpit design and available power driver seat with power lumbar
  • Available heated/ventilated seats and available Bose Premium Audio
  • Available Ambient lighting and leather-trimmed seats

Santa Cruz Advanced Technology

Stay safe and connected to the outside world inside the all-new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz, enjoy a slew of intuitive and immersive technology like wireless Apple CarPlay® and wireless Android Auto™. The all-new Santa Cruz also offers an available Hyundai Digital Key, available Bluelink® Connected Car, and available Dynamic Voice Control. As for available advanced safety features and Hyundai SmartSense technology, the all-new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz offers:

  • Standard Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Standard Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Following Assist
  • Available Surround View Monitor
  • Available Blind-Spot View Monitor and standard Rear Occupant Alert

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Competitive Comparisons

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz vs the 2021 Honda Ridgeline

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Feature Comparison
2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz
Starting Price: $23,990
Blind-Spot View Monitor: Available
10.25-inch touchscreen navigation: Available
Wireless Apple CarPlay®: Standard
Surround View Monitor⁠: Available
2021 Honda Ridgeline
Starting Price: $36,490
Blind-Spot View Monitor: BNot Available
10.25-inch touchscreen navigation: Not Available
Wireless Apple CarPlay®: Not Available
Surround View Monitor⁠: Not Available

You don’t have to break the bank to unlock all the fantastic technology you deserve. Only in the new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz will you find Hyundai SmartSense technology that offers everything from standard Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist and standard Lane Keeping Assist to standard Lane Following Assist and available Surround View Monitor. The impressive advanced technology continues on from safety to entertainment with standard wireless Apple CarPlay® and standard wireless Android Auto™! All features the new Honda Ridgeline lacks!

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz vs te 2021 Toyota Tacoma

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Feature Comparison
2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz
Starting Price: $23,990
Remote-open tailgate: Available
10.25-inch touchscreen navigation: Available
Wireless Apple CarPlay®: Standard
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist: Standard
2021 Toyota Tacoma
Starting Price: $26,400
Remote-open tailgate: Not Available
10.25-inch touchscreen navigation: Not Available
Wireless Apple CarPlay®: Available
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist: Available

When it comes to standard premium amenities, standard safety features, and competitive pricing, the new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz out-classes the new 2021 Toyota Tacoma in just about every category. You’re sure to enjoy the standard 8-inch color touchscreen display and available 10.25-inch touchscreen navigation upgrade, the wireless Apple CarPlay® and wireless Android Auto™ integration, and notice the enhanced peach of mind the standard Hyundai SmartSense offers. That’s not all, the new Hyundai Santa Cruz also offers open bed functionality, smart storage solutions, and more versatile options the new Toyota Tacoma is missing.

Hyundai Santa Trim Options

Santa Cruz SE

Starting at $23,990

  • 23 MPG Combined, 21 City/26 Hwy⁠
  • 191-hp 2.5L GDI-MPI 4-cylinder engine⁠
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Proximity Key with push button start⁠
  • Power driver seat with power lumbar

Santa Cruz SEL

Starting at $27,190

  • 23 MPG Combined, 21 City/26 Hwy⁠ 
  • 191-hp 2.5L GDI-MPI 4-cylinder engine⁠
  • 8-inch color touchscreen display audio⁠
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay® integration for your iPhone®⁠
  • Wireless Android Auto™ integration for your Android phone⁠
  • Open bed functionality

Santa Cruz SEL Premium

Starting at $35,680

  • 22 MPG Combined, 19 City/27 Hwy⁠ 
  • 281-hp 2.5L Turbocharged GDI-MPI 4-cylinder engine⁠
  • HTRAC All Wheel Drive
  • Hyundai Digital Key⁠
  • 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster⁠
  • Paddle shifters

Santa Cruz Limited

Starting at $39,720

  • 22 MPG Combined, 19 City/27 Hwy⁠
  • 281-hp 2.5L Turbocharged GDI-MPI 4-cylinder engine
  • HTRAC All Wheel Drive
  • Blind-Spot View Monitor
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen navigation⁠
  • Surround View Monitor

Hyundai Santa FAQs


The new Santa Cruz SE starts at $23,990.

The new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz produces 23 MPG Combined, 21 City/26 Hwy⁠.

Yes, the new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz has an optional HTRAC All-Wheel Drive.

The new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz offers up to 5,000-lb. towing capacity.

Choose from the impressive standard 191-hp 2.5L GDI-MPI 4-cylinder engine or upgrade to the off-road-ready 281-hp 2.5L Turbocharged GDI-MPI 4-cylinder engine.

The new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz comes equipped with a standard 8-inch color touchscreen display audio⁠ and offers available 10.25-inch touchscreen navigation.

The new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz comes equipped with wireless Apple CarPlay® integration for your iPhone®⁠ and wireless Android Auto™ integration for your Android phone⁠.

Available advanced safety features and Hyundai SmartSense technology offered in the all-new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz includes:

  • Standard Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Standard Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Following Assist
  • Available Surround View Monitor
  • Available Blind-Spot View Monitor and standard Rear Occupant Alert

The dimensions of the new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz are 195.7 ” Length, 75 ” Width, and 66.7 ” Height.

The new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz offers up to 101.8 cu-ft of passenger space.

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