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The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Is Almost $4k More Expensive Than Ford Maverick

Hyundai seems pretty confident in the Santa Cruz Pickup, so much so that it’s priced well above its main competition, the Ford Maverick

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Hyundai has announced that the Santa Cruz pickup will go on sale at the end of July 2021. It will carry a price tag of $23,990 for the entry-level, FWD, SE model, while the range-topping limited trim with the 2.5-liter turbocharged engine and AWD will command a steep price of $39,720. In comparison, the new Ford Maverick starts out at just $19,995, and it’s coming from an automaker that knows a thing of two about trucks. It will even be offered with an FX4 package that will being with it more off-road capability, but with AWD vs. 4WD. The Santa Cruz will offer up to 275 horsepower, which isn’t bad for a smaller truck, which might be its strongest selling point as the range-topping Maverick will come with just 250 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque from a turbocharged, 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder. Click on the full-screen button on the slider above to read our dedicated webstory on the Hyundai Santa Cruz and what it brings to the table.

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz prices
Model Engine Transmission Drivetrain MSRP
SE 2.5L 4-cyl. 8-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC® FWD $23,990
SEL 2.5L 4-cyl. 8-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC® FWD $27,190
SEL Activity 2.5L 4-cyl. 8-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC® FWD $30,460
SE 2.5L 4-cyl. 8-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC® AWD $25,490
SEL 2.5L 4-cyl. 8-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC® AWD $28,690
SEL Activity 2.5L 4-cyl. 8-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC® AWD $31,960
SEL Premium 2.5L Turbo 4-cyl. 8-speed DCT with SHIFTRONIC® AWD $35,680
Limited 2.5L Turbo 4-cyl. 8-speed DCT with SHIFTRONIC® AWD $39,720
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Hyundai today revealed pricing and packaging details for its highly anticipated Santa Cruz Sport Adventure Vehicle, starting at $23,990. The 2022 Santa Cruz breaks new ground within the SUV, Truck and Crossover segments by offering a true Sport Adventure Vehicle unlike anything else on the U.S. market. Santa Cruz boasts a bold yet sophisticated design, and powerful and efficient powertrain options. The flexible open bed and cutting-edge connectivity are packaged in a highly maneuverable all-wheel drive platform that is equally at home in urban and adventure-focused environments. The Santa Cruz Sport Adventure Vehicle is produced in Montgomery, Alabama and goes on sale in late July.

Generous Standard Equipment Levels Establish a New Market Segment
Santa Cruz includes unexpected levels of standard equipment. The segment-defining Sport Adventure Vehicle includes category-bending feature advantages such as:

18-inch alloy wheels
LED taillamps and cargo area lighting
Integrated rear bumper side steps
Rear privacy glass
Body-colored side mirrors
Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto®
Molded composite bed (vs. steel bed)
Lockable underfloor bed storage
Power-locking tailgate
Remote open tailgate via fob
Rear 60:40 flip-up lower cushions (vs. one-piece)
Rear occupant alert
Driver attention warning
Lane keeping/lane following assist
Intelligent speed limit warning
Leading vehicle departure alert

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