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

Providing detailed reviews on vehicles in North America, the Fast Lane Truck issued the "Best Performing Truck" award to the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz. Let's take a closer look at the main highlights of this all-new model, which comes with four doors and two rows of seats.

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Truly Stands Out

Hyundai has made a clever marketing campaign by applying the Sports Adventure Vehicle label on the 2022 Santa Cruz. Therefore, this all-new model already differentiates itself from other small pickup trucks in North America. There's much more to this SAV than just a unique classification. Under the hood, this lightweight vehicle has a 2.5-liter engine block that whips out just above 190 horsepower. For a normally aspirated powertrain, it offers a respectable torque output of slightly over 180 pound-found. Meeting the SAE J2807 guidelines, this compact Hyundai model can tow a trailer that's packed with 3,500 pounds. The default I-4 powerplant supports a payload of slightly more than 1,700 lb.

Interestingly, the turbocharged 2.5-L engine has a lower hauling rating. However, this turbo powerplant pushes out more than 280 net hp. Achieved at a wide range on the tachometer, the peak torque rating exceeds 310 lb-ft. Models that run on the turbo powertrain have the default HTRAC All-Wheel Drive system and a dual-clutch transmission system. Trims that run on the normally aspirated powertrain include a front-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic gearbox. All configurations include the standard Drive Mode Select. By toggling a switch on the center console, you could choose the Normal, Smart, Snow, and Sport modes. If you request trailer brakes at the dealership for the 2022 Santa Cruz, you could tow up to 5,000 lb. A self-leveling rear suspension system is another major highlight from the mechanical department.

This Hyundai SAV is packed with scores of clever utilities for adventurous people, including a lockable tailgate that's released with the push of a button on your key fob. Integrated into the bed's sidewall, multiple storage compartments come in handy for road trips. A lockable trunk is also installed on the sheet-molded composite bed. D-rings give you extra utility for organizing cargo during trips. Rated at 115 peak volts, an AC power socket is another class-leading amenity on this Hyundai SAV. Additionally, the integrated rear bumper steps help you get on and off the bed.

Contact our Hyundai car dealership for more details on the 2022 Santa Cruz Sport Adventure Vehicle.