Behind the Wheel of the All-New 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz


Hyundai, for its part, is calling the Santa Cruz a “sport adventure vehicle,” or SAV, and asserts that it’s establishing an entirely new class of vehicle. But when I see a bed, I can’t help but call something a truck. However, the Santa Cruz is smaller than the midsize pickup trucks currently on sale, so it might very well have the potential to dominate an entirely new market.

How does the Santa Cruz drive?

The Santa Cruz is currently available with two engines. The first is a non-turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. It puts out

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