Why Buy a Hyundai Santa Cruz?
The Hyundai Santa Cruz is an interesting small pickup truck that combines the utility of a truck with the comfort and convenience of an SUV, all wrapped up in a body that features a distinctive style. Here’s why you should consider it.
A very practical choice
The 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz is a very practical vehicle due to its 4.3-foot bed that can accommodate any sort of items you might need to carry, such as bikes, flowers, light construction material, firewood… Since the bed is protected by a heavy-duty bed liner, you can put dirty items in it without having to worry about stains or odors, which is an important advantage of the Santa Cruz over an SUV. If you need to carry valuables, the standard roll-up cargo cover is very useful since it can easily secure and conceal the contents of the bed. This cover is built with an aluminum structure and it is connected to the central-locking system of the tailgate. For an even greater level of protection, a concealed storage compartment under the bed floor can be locked independently of the rest of the doors. This compartment is also waterproof and fitted with a drain, meaning it can be used to store wet or dirty items.
The comfort of a crossover
The 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz is based on the current generation of the Tucson compact crossover, which means that it is more comfortable than most other pickup trucks in its category. This is also why the Santa Cruz shares the same dashboard as the Tucson and along with it, its standard 10.25-inch infotainment screen with Apple Car Play and Android Auto, and its available 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster. Standard driver assistance features are also more generous than in most other small pickups since they include forward collision warning, lane keeping assist, safe-exit assist, and rear cross-traffic alert, among others.
A powerful engine
The 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz is offered with only one engine, which is one of the most powerful in the small pickup segment. This turbocharged 2,5L four-cylinder engine delivers 281 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels via an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission and the standard H-Trac AWD system.