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2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz

MSRP range: $25,450 - $40,320 Price range reflects Base MSRP for various trim levels, not including options or fees.

2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz videos

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NOTE: This video is about the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz, but since the 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.


FAQ

Is the Hyundai Santa Cruz a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2023 Santa Cruz both on the road and at the track, giving it a 8.1 out of 10. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Hyundai Santa Cruz. Learn more

What's new in the 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz:

  • Additional safety features now standard on all trims
  • SEL Premium gets larger touchscreen, adaptive cruise among other new features
  • New Night edition package adds exterior blackout treatment
  • Part of the first Santa Cruz generation introduced for 2022
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Is the Hyundai Santa Cruz reliable?

To determine whether the Hyundai Santa Cruz is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Santa Cruz. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Santa Cruz's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2023 Santa Cruz and gave it a 8.1 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2023 Santa Cruz is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz?

The least-expensive 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz is the 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz SE 4dr Crew Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $25,450.

Other versions include:

  • SE 4dr Crew Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 8A) which starts at $25,450
  • SE 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (2.5L 4cyl 8A) which starts at $26,950
  • SEL 4dr Crew Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 8A) which starts at $27,790
  • SEL 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (2.5L 4cyl 8A) which starts at $29,290
  • Night 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM) which starts at $35,810
  • SEL Premium 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM) which starts at $37,350
  • Limited 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM) which starts at $40,320
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What are the different models of Hyundai Santa Cruz?

If you're interested in the Hyundai Santa Cruz, the next question is, which Santa Cruz model is right for you? Santa Cruz variants include SE 4dr Crew Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 8A), SE 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (2.5L 4cyl 8A), SEL 4dr Crew Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 8A), and SEL 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (2.5L 4cyl 8A). For a full list of Santa Cruz models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz

2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz Overview

The 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz is offered in the following submodels: Santa Cruz Crew Cab. Available styles include SEL 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (2.5L 4cyl 8A), Limited 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM), SEL Premium 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM), SEL 4dr Crew Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 8A), Night 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM), SE 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (2.5L 4cyl 8A), and SE 4dr Crew Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 8A). Hyundai Santa Cruz models are available with a 2.5 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 281 hp, depending on engine type. The 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic, 8-speed automated manual. The 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz comes with a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 10 yr./ 100000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2023 Santa Cruz 4.6 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2023 Santa Cruz.

Pros

  • Comfortable ride quality and agile handling
  • Powerful turbocharged engine option
  • Impressive assortment of technology features
  • Thoughtful features integrated into cargo bed

Cons

  • Flat seats and limited legroom in the rear
  • Compromised rear visibility
  • Upper trims are pricey

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2023 Santa Cruz featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz?

2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz SE 4dr Crew Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 8A)

The 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz SE 4dr Crew Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $26,745. The average price paid for a new 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz SE 4dr Crew Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 8A) is trending $114 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $114 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $26,631.

The average savings for the 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz SE 4dr Crew Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 8A) is 0.4% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 1 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz SE 4dr Crew Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz SEL 4dr Crew Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 8A)

The 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz SEL 4dr Crew Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $29,085. The average price paid for a new 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz SEL 4dr Crew Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 8A) is trending $277 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $277 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $28,808.

The average savings for the 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz SEL 4dr Crew Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 8A) is 1% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 25 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz SEL 4dr Crew Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz Night 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM)

The 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz Night 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $37,105. The average price paid for a new 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz Night 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM) is trending $707 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $707 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $36,398.

The average savings for the 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz Night 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM) is 1.9% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 6 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz Night 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz SEL Premium 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM)

The 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz SEL Premium 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $38,645. The average price paid for a new 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz SEL Premium 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM) is trending $137 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $137 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $38,508.

The average savings for the 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz SEL Premium 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM) is 0.4% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 16 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz SEL Premium 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz Limited 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM)

The 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz Limited 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $41,615. The average price paid for a new 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz Limited 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM) is trending $289 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $289 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $41,326.

The average savings for the 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz Limited 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM) is 0.7% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 5 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz Limited 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

Which 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruzes are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz for sale near. There are currently 30 new 2023 Santa Cruzes listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $31,000 and mileage as low as 0 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $500 on a used or CPO 2023 Santa Cruz available from a dealership near you.

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Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including rich, trim-level features and specs information like: MSRP, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, heated seating, cooled seating, cruise control, parking assistance, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats ,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, wheel tire, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, engine torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy (city, highway, combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (length, width, seating capacity, cargo space), car safety, true cost to own. Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, fuel economy, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds rating, and color.

What is the MPG of a 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz?

2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz SEL 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (2.5L 4cyl 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
23 MPG compined MPG,
21 city MPG/25 highway MPG

2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz Limited 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM), 8-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (recommended)
22 MPG compined MPG,
19 city MPG/27 highway MPG

2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz SEL Premium 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM), 8-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (recommended)
22 MPG compined MPG,
19 city MPG/27 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG23
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement2.5 L
Passenger Volume101.8 cu.ft.
Wheelbase118.3 in.
Length195.7 in.
WidthN/A
Height66.7 in.
Curb Weight3879 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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