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2022 Hyundai SANTA CRUZ Release Date, Price, Specs

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz release date

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The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz release date is an event in two parts. The first debut has taken place, and certain trims have arrived at dealerships like ours. The second sees an extra dose of value and efficiency, and we can’t wait for the full Santa Cruz lineup to arrive. But what is the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz in the first place?

In essence, it’s the best parts of both SUVs and pickup trucks rolled up into a futuristic package. It’s made in America, and it’s the world’s first Sport-Adventure Vehicle. When you step inside one, you can’t mistake it for anything but the latest in vehicular, technological, and practical innovation. Read on to get a taste of the full story behind the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz release date.

The 2022 Hyundai SANTA CRUZ Specs

Small but mighty has never applied so beautifully to a vehicle. Starting with the dimensions, you’ll find a 118.3-inch long wheelbase, a length of 195.7 inches, a width of 75 inches, and a height of 66.7 inches. As well, curb weight ranges from 3,704 to 4,123 lbs. So what does this mean? It’s smaller and lighter than what our Hyundai Palisade lease deals offer, yet has the same capabilities.

What the Santa Cruz also offers is, of course, a pickup bed. It measures 52.1 inches long (4′ 3″ in truck terms), 53.9 inches wide, and fits up to 27 cubic feet of cargo. We’ll get into the unique benefits of this bed in a bit, but another spec to note is that the Santa Cruz offers up to 8.6 inches of ground clearance for easy all-terrain fun. Top it off with a spacious passenger volume of up to 101.8 cubic feet, and the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz release date only gets more exciting.

The 2022 Hyundai SANTA CRUZ Performance

Where small but mighty holds even truer is in the performance. Off the bat, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine comes standard making 191 horsepower. Available for more fun and stronger capabilities is a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 281 horsepower. Front-wheel drive (FWD) comes standard, and available HTRAC all-wheel drive (AWD) gives all-terrain, all-weather precision.

Transmission choices include a standard eight-speed automatic or an available eight-speed dual-clutch automatic. Depending on the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz configurations you look at, fuel economy varies. But as an example, a non-turbocharged HTRAC AWD-equipped Santa Cruz will deliver an EPA-estimated 21 mpg city / 27 mpg highway.1 With a standard 17.7-gallon fuel tank, your adventures can go on all day long.

Bring along whatever your heart desires, as functionality is enhanced by tech such as self-leveling suspension. It can accommodate a hefty payload of up to 1,753 lbs when properly equipped. But, what’s truly impressive is that the Santa Cruz has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 lbs when properly equipped, and in comparison, the release of the 2022 Hyundai Palisade brings that same towing capacity, but a larger vehicle size.

The 2022 Hyundai SANTA CRUZ Interior & Exterior Features

That’s all impressive, but the innovative features are even more so. It starts with a premium feel to every interior surface and a spacious modern design with seats for five inside. As well, a class-exclusive available 10.25-inch digital instrument display and a standard 8-inch or available 10.25-inch touch-screen infotainment system give all the connectivity (like standard Apple CarPlay®), at-a-glance info, and fun that you crave.

With many driver assists like available Smart Cruise Control, available features like wireless smartphone charging, heated and ventilated front seats, and much more, the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz interior is as cutting-edge, confidence-inspiring, and comfortable as it gets.

Pickup practicality gets a boost with standard features like a lockable trunk underneath the bed, with a drain plug to use it as a drinks cooler. The practical tricks continue with standard integrated rear bumper steps for easy bed access, a power-assisted tailgate for easy cargo-loading, and an available locking tonneau cover to keep it all secure. From the multifunction tailgate to power outlets in the bed, the 2022 Santa Cruz is ready for it all.

The 2022 Hyundai SANTA CRUZ Colors & Trims

Your exclusive and attractive choices for 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz colors include:

  • Phantom Black
  • Hampton Gray
  • Ice White
  • Mojave Sand
  • Blue Stone
  • Sage Gray

Whether function-forward or feature-packed, your trim choices include:

  • 2022 Santa Cruz SE
  • 2022 Santa Cruz SEL
  • 2022 Santa Cruz SEL Premium
  • 2022 Santa Cruz Limited

The 2022 Hyundai SANTA CRUZ Price

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz price strikes a competitive point no matter where you look. For currently available trims, the pricing is as follows:

  • 2022 Santa Cruz SE: Starting price of $23,990 MSRP2
  • 2022 Santa Cruz SEL: Starting price of $27,190 MSRP2
  • 2022 Santa Cruz SEL Premium: Starting price of $35,680 MSRP2
  • 2022 Santa Cruz Limited: Starting price of $39,720 MSRP2

We currently have several of these trims in stock. Contact us today, or use our online tool, and we can help you explore your 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz lease and finance options.

The 2022 Hyundai SANTA CRUZ Release Date

For SE, SEL, SEL Premium, and Limited trims, the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz release date has already arrived, and you can get into one today. But, there’s a second release date coming soon, specifically for the SEL premium FWD and Limited FWD trims. In a nutshell, they give the turbocharged engine and top tech of those top trims, but with FWD efficiency and an expected lower price to boot. No official date is out, but expect to see these new trims arrive in early 2022.

Experience the 2022 Hyundai SANTA CRUZ at Greenway Hyundai Orlando

The second half of the release date is coming soon, but you can test-drive and take home specific Hyundai Santa Cruz models with us right now. When you do, you’ll discover fair prices and top-notch customer service across the board, whether it’s a new Santa Cruz or a used Hyundai Sonata. So stop by today, and discover this innovative milestone in the pickup truck world.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much will the 2022 Hyundai SANTA CRUZ cost?

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz price will vary with factors like trims, options, taxes, fees, and more. That said, the starting MSRP is attractive across all trim levels. On the value-packed base-level SE trim, you’ll find a starting price of $23,990 MSRP.2 Take a step up in standard tech and equipment to the SEL trim for a starting price of $27,190 MSRP.2 Add both luxury and turbo-power to the SEL trim with the SEL Premium trim for a starting price of $35,680 MSRP.2 At the top end, the luxurious Limited trim can be yours for a starting price of $39,720 MSRP.2

How big is the Hyundai SANTA CRUZ bed?

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz specs for the bed measure 52.1 inches (4′ 3″) long. Small but mighty is as true as ever in this case, as despite being relatively small compared to other truck beds on the market, it’s also one of the most capable, innovative, and versatile. A maximum payload of up to 1,753 lbs when properly equipped, innovations like a lockable in-bed trunk and integrated bumper steps, and much more make it so.

How much will the Hyundai SANTA CRUZ be able to tow?

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz release date will bring a towing capacity that completely belies its small size. Specifically, it will be a maximum towing capacity of up to 5,000 lbs when properly equipped. That’s the same as the much larger Hyundai Palisade SUV, equivalent to many larger SUVs, and a whole lot more than similar trucks in the class.


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1All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle’s condition.

2MSRP excludes freight charges, tax, title, and license fees. Freight charges and actual dealer prices may vary. Vehicles displayed may contain optional equipment at additional cost. Accessory items shown may vary according to model and illustration.

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