Hyundai Santa Cruz Wins 2022 Best Performing Truck award from The Fast Lane Truck  

Hyundai proudly unveils the 2022 Santa Cruz for the first time on a global marketplace. Marketed as a Sport Adventure Vehicle, this all-new model was named the "2022 Best Performing Truck" by the expert reviewers at the Fast Lane Truck publication.

Highlights of the Award-Winning 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz

Under the hood, the all-new Santa Cruz has a 2.5-L engine block that whips out 191 hp per SAE guidelines. Exploiting gasoline direct injection, the four-cylinder powertrain produces 181 lb-ft of peak torque. This light-duty Sport Adventure Vehicle has a standard towing rating of 3,500 pounds based on SAE J2807 metrics. Trailer brakes improve the towing capacity by 1,500 lb. Running on the proprietary HTRAC All-Wheel Drive, this versatile SAV also has phenomenal all-terrain handling. Delivering variable torque to the wheels, the signature SHIFTRONIC automatic transmission system works in concert with the AWD. Choose the turbocharged 2.5-L engine for this all-new SAV if you crave more powerful capabilities. Compressing fuel at 10.5:1, the turbo powerplant yields 281 net hp. When the crankshaft revolves between 1,700 and 4,000 RPM, it unleashes 311 lb-ft of torque. A dual-clutch transmission is exclusively paired with the turbo powerhouse, making eight gear speeds. For its lightweight architecture, this Hyundai model has a reasonable payload of slightly more than 1,400 lb. Based on EPA projections, the 2022 Santa Cruz gets up to 27 mpg on the highway. When navigating cities, this SAV gets up to 23 mpg. When filled with 17.7 gallons of regular unleaded gasoline, this adventurous model offers an estimated driving range of about 480 miles.

Besides having efficient and powerful capabilities, this Hyundai SAV boasts some of the most convenient utilities in its class. You could unlock the multifunction tailgate with a programmed key fob. You could hop on the rear bumper step when loading or unloading certain items. A tonneau cover protects all items on the bed from any inclement weather. You could also lock a storage compartment that's integrated into the bed. Cardo-style D-rings provide convenient options for a variety of other attachments. Track rails and cleats come in handy for organizing and storing cargo on the versatile bed. Integrated into the sidewall storage area, a 115-volt AC outlet charges tools and appliances for recreational trips and tailgating parties. Additionally, this compact Hyundai SAV has roof rails for holding anything that won't fit on the sheet-molded composite bed.

Contact our Hyundai car dealership to learn more about the 2022 Santa Cruz Sport Adventure Vehicle.