The New 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz: All-New Sport Adventure Vehicle in Escondido, near San Marcos, Vista, and Oceanside

There's a lot you can do with a truck, but their larger physical footprints can make them impractical for many drivers. Fortunately, you don't have to transport big loads or deal with hampered maneuverability to enjoy the advantages of owning one. With the all-new 2022 Santa Cruz, Hyundai has introduced a completely new vehicle category, fusing the primary benefits of a pickup and an SUV to create the first Sport Adventure Vehicle.


Hyundai Escondido

233 E Lincoln Parkway
Directions Escondido, CA 92026

  • Call: 7602942300
  • Service: 760-291-8871
  • Parts: 760-308-6854

Design and Accommodations

Hyundai designed the Santa Cruz for drivers seeking versatile transportation suitable for urban, adventure, or occupational driving needs. It combines the best parts of an SUV and a pickup-like an open-bed, solid towing capability, inviting accommodations, and modern tech-without imposing space requirements.

The Santa Cruz demonstrates versatile utility with a configurable truck bed featuring six tie-downs, adjustable C-channel utility rails, cleats, and rotatable D-rings. The integrated lockable tonneau cover makes it easy to secure your gear and protect it from the elements. There's even a drainable underfloor compartment for extra storage or use as a cooler for camping or tailgating.

On the inside, the Santa Cruz is roomy and refined, exhibiting attractive design details, quality materials, intuitive controls, and seamlessly integrated technology. Available experience-enhancing amenities include Proximity Key entry, an 8-way power driver's seat, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, and heated and ventilated front seats.

Performance and Capability

Santa Cruz SE and SEL models are powered by a responsive 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that sends 191 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. HTRAC All-Wheel Drive is also available for even more surefooted handling. The base engine can tow up to 3,500 pounds.

For Escondido drivers seeking more internal motivation and capability, SEL Premium and Limited trim levels add a turbocharger and dual-clutch eight-speed automatic, boosting output to 281 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque. Turbocharged Santa Cruz models come standard with HTRAC All-Wheel Drive and can tow up to 5,000 pounds.

Technology and Safety

Whether you're navigating downtown traffic or exploring the coast, the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz makes it easy to stay connected when you're out and about. The standard 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system features wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, providing clutter-free access to useful apps and features like maps and directions, hands-free calls and messaging, streaming media, your music library, and much more. Limited models get even more screen real estate, equipping a 10.25-inch infotainment display with navigation and traffic flow data, plus a configurable 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster.

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz also offers an extensive array of advanced driver-assistance technologies to enhance driver awareness and mitigate driving fatigue. Here's a quick look at the standard and available features:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection (Standard)
  • Lane Keeping Assist (Standard)
  • Lane Following Assist (Standard)
  • Driver Attention Warning (Standard)
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (SEL, SEL Premium, Limited)
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (SEL, SEL Premium, Limited)
  • Blind-Spot View Monitor (Limited)
  • Surround View Monitor (Limited)
  • Navigation based Smart Cruise Control with curve control (Limited)
  • Highway Driving Assist (Limited)

Explore the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz near Poway and Ramona, CA

If you'd like more information about the all-new Hyundai Santa Cruz and its available trim levels, packages, and financing opportunities, please reach out to Hyundai of Escondido at your convenience. We also encourage you to take advantage of extra savings by checking out the latest Hyundai incentives. And if you'd like to experience the versatility and accommodations of Hyundai's first-ever pickup truck for yourself, we welcome you to visit us for a test drive. We'd love to give you a tour.

  1. Hyundai Escondido

    233 E Lincoln Parkway
    Escondido, CA 92026

    • Sales: 7602942300
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