2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz for Sale in Springfield, MA
The eagerly anticipated 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz represents the best features of two hot automotive segments: crossover utility vehicles and pickup trucks. Dubbed a “Sport Adventure Vehicle” by its maker, the Santa Cruz presents a blend of style, versatility, practicality, and uniqueness – all at a low cost of ownership. Adding to its budget-friendliness are its lengthy warranties, including 10 years/100,000 miles of powertrain coverage, and 3 years/36,000 miles of complimentary oil changes and tire rotations.
The world first saw the Santa Cruz at the 2015 North America Auto Show in Detroit, where it was presented as a concept vehicle. During the R&D phase of the Santa Cruz’s development, Hyundai surveyed this vehicle’s target demographic and asked them what attributes and equipment they’d want to see in a crossover-pickup blend. While the truck bed is high on the list of unique features, the vehicle’s unibody construction also scored at the top, since it makes for nice handling and a smooth, carlike ride. This California-designed model brings with it a choice of two strong powertrains, an undeniably handy cargo bed, and a roster of the latest technology for safety and connectivity. It was named for the Golden State’s most beloved surfing town and is assembled in Montgomery, Alabama, and now it’s poised to take the rest of America by storm.
Trims and Mechanical Specs
The Santa Cruz is made in four trim levels – SE, SEL, SEL Premium, and Limited – with the usual growing list of standard features as you go higher in price. There are two powertrain options. The SE and SEL get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder (191 hp and 181 lb.-ft. of torque) and an eight-speed automatic transmission. These two trims come standard with front-wheel drive but are eligible for the available all-wheel drive. The upgraded powertrain, found on the SEL Premium and Limited, is a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder (281 hp and 311 lb.-ft. of torque) with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that can also be controlled via steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. These higher trims get standard all-wheel drive.
The Santa Cruz can tow up to 3,500 pounds with the standard 2.5-liter engine and 5,000 lb. with the larger engine. The payload limit is 1,750 lb. The EPA has estimated fuel economy at 21 mpg around town and 26 mpg on the highway for the SE and SEL with FWD. With AWD the highway value changes to 27 mpg. The SEL Premium and Limited, with their standard AWD, are rated for 19 mpg city and 27 mpg highway.
Standard Equipment by Trim
The SE is nicely appointed with a mix of basics and extras. It comes pre-wired for trailering and gets cloth seats, integrated corner bump steps, a deluxe backup camera with dynamic guidelines, auto on/off halogen headlights, LED taillights, LED daytime running lights, remote keyless entry, two USB ports, and 18-inch alloy wheels. Its truck bed measures 4.3 feet long and has a list of useful features, such as remote release, handy locking storage compartments in the sidewalls and beneath the bed surface, and built-in D-rings that rotate. The SEL is upgraded with remote start, proximity entry, exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals, BlueLink connected car services push-button ignition, heated front seats, and a power driver’s seat with 8-way adjustment. Buyers can add the Activity Package to get a tonneau bed cover, adjustable tie-down cleats, rooftop rails, a sunroof, LED interior lights, LED bed lights, a 115-volt power inverter, wireless phone charging, a 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster, and a sliding rear cab window with de-fogging feature.
All of the amenities listed for the Activity Package come standard on the SEL Premium, which also gets Hyundai Digital Key, dual-zone automatic climate control, 20-inch alloy wheels, an automatically dimming rearview mirror, HomeLink with a universal garage door opener, and a leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel. The Limited ramps things up with a heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and two additional USB ports.
Driver-Assist Technologies and Entertainment
The Hyundai SmartSense collection of advanced active safety technologies is included across the board, with higher-priced trims getting additional features. The SE gets automatic high beams, forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane keeping assist, lane following assist, driver attention warning, and rear occupant alert. Added at the SEL level are blind-spot collision-avoidance assist, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, and safe exit warning. The Limited gets all of the above plus adaptive cruise control, a surround-view monitor, and a blind-spot view monitor.
The SE and SEL receive the base infotainment system, which has an 8-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, and a sound system with AM/FM radio and HD radio. SiriusXM satellite radio is added at the SEL level. The SEL Premium and Limited go to a 10.25-inch touchscreen, but with a bit of a tradeoff: this larger screen isn’t compatible with wireless smartphone integration, so it reverts to the plug-in variety. These higher trims also get a nice Bose sound system and navigation.
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