2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz

Release Date: Summer-Fall 2021
Estimated Price: Starting at $36,000 (estimated)
  • New midsize pickup that will likely be based on the Santa Fe SUV
  • Turbocharged four-cylinder is a given, with a possible hybrid powertrain
  • Introduces the first Santa Cruz generation for 2022
Contact your local dealers about upcoming availability and pricing details.
2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Review
Hyundai Gives Us Our First Look at Its New Pickup
What is the Santa Cruz?

Pickup truck buyers are fiercely loyal. Just ask Honda, Nissan and Toyota, who have been trying to take a bite out of the domestics in the midsize and full-size markets for years with varying degrees of success. Hyundai thinks it has cracked the code with the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz — the automaker's first pickup for the U.S. market.

Details are scarce at the moment, but we believe the Santa Cruz will share a basic platform with the Santa Fe crossover. That means a unibody construction similar to that of the Honda Ridgeline, which offers a more comfortable ride and roomier interior than its midsize rivals.

We don't know which powertrains Hyundai will offer, but a look at the Santa Fe's lineup offers some clues. That SUV's upgraded turbocharged four-cylinder is a given, but another four-cylinder might also be in the mix. The Santa Fe's naturally aspirated motor would lower the price and compete against budget offerings from the GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado and Toyota Tacoma. Hyundai could also bring over the Santa Fe's hybrid powertrain, which would make the Santa Cruz unique in its class.

EdmundsEdmunds says

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz is an intriguing new midsize truck that will offer the ride comfort of an SUV with the utility of a pickup. Keep your eyes peeled on this space — we expect to know more in the coming weeks.

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