Hyundai Santa Cruz

Specs & Features

Ford Maverick

2.5L GDI MPI 4-cylinder engine 
2.5 Liter 4-Cylinder Engine
191 horsepower 
191 horsepower 
181 lb.-ft. of torque 
173 lb.-ft. of torque 
8-speed automatic 
8-speed automatic 
 1,748 lbs.
1,500 lbs. 
 3,500 Max Towing (Standard )
Front Wheel Drive
 All-Wheel Drive
8-inch Color Touchscreen
 Touchscreen 8-inch Color Touchscreen

2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz vs. 2022 Santa Cruz

The new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz and Ford Maverick are both highly anticipated vehicles when it comes down to compact trucks. With bold styling, reliable open truck-bed capabilities, efficiency, and self-indulgent comfort, it's no wonder why so many people are talking about the new Hyundai Santa Cruz and Ford Maverick.

If you're in the market for a new compact truck, we recommend taking a look at the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz and Ford Maverick. The Santa Cruz is Hyundai's first open bed vehicle for the North American market. And make no mistake.The Santa Cruz Sport Adventure Vehicle shatters both SUV and truck segments, creating an entirely new vehicle category. On the other hand, the Ford Maverick is the first standard full-hybrid pickup in America.

So, which compact truck is the best for you? Let's find out!

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Truck Review

Hyundai Santa Cruz Pros

  • Multi-utility, Secure Open Bed Provides Diverse Gear-Carrying Flexibility
  • Powerful and Efficienty 2.5L I4-cylinder engine
  • Cutting-edge Connectivity, Convenience, and Active Safety Features
  • Reliable Towing Capability, and Fuel-Efficiency

Hyundai Santa Cruz Cons

  • Scaled Cargo Area 
  • HTRAC All-Wheel Drive Is Not Standard
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2022 Ford Maverick Truck Review

2022 Ford Maverick Pros

  • Reliable Fuel-Economy
  • Maverick offers lot of Standard Smart Technology
  • Effective cargo bed solutions
  • Conveniently Compact and Easy To Manevuer

2022 Ford Maverick Cons

  • Not All Drive Assist Features Are Standard
  • All-Wheel Drive is Not Standard
  • Less Payload Capacity than rivals 

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz vs. 2022 Ford Maverick: Design

Hyundai developed the Santa Cruz to be the ultimate Sport Adventure vehicle. In profile, the Santa Cruz signals a sporty yet capable spirit. The bold cascading grille anchors the frontview with hidden lighting that becomes visibile within the grille only when illuminated.  The lower fascia showcases a matte-black skid plate element. In like manner,  a voluminous hood and fenders are included to emphasize the Hyundai Santa Cruz curbside presence. As a further convenience, the new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz comes standard with large 18-inch armored-like wheels conveying both off-road capability and articulation. In the rear, the Hyundai Santa Cruz offers a secure open-bed area which includes a lockable tonneau cover and hidden bed storage.

Meanwhile, the 2022 Maverick sports Ford's iconic pickup truck design. Accord to Ford , "Maverick is upright and squared off for space efficiency , but it looks youthful and athletic - clean, not overdesigned." In essence, the Maverick and Santa Cruz are wildly different. But for what it's worth the Maverick's cargo bed is 4.5 feet long.

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz vs. 2022 Ford Maverick: Performance

When it comes down to performance, the Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz are both upstanding vehicles. However, the Hyundai Santa Cruz comes standard with a 191 horsepower naturally-aspirated 2.5L GDI MPI 4-cylinder engine that generates 181 lb.-ft. of torque. Paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, the Hyundai Santa Cruz successfully achieves a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 lbs. The Hyundai Santa Cruz also comes available with a 275 horsepower  2.5L Direct-Injected Turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that yields  310 lb.-ft. of torque. Mated with an eight-speed-dual-clutch automatic transmission, the Hyundai Santa Cruz successfully achieves a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 lbs.

On the other hand, the 2022 Ford Maverick Ford Maverick comes standard with a 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle 4-cylinder hybrid engine that produces 191 horsepower and 173 lb.-ft. of torque. Paired with a continuously variable transmission, the Ford Maverick's successfully achieves a maximum towing capacity of 1,500 lbs. Upgrade to the 250 horsepower 2.0-liter EcoBoost gas engine and enjoy a maximum towing capacity of 4,000 lbs.

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz vs. 2022 Ford Maverick:  Interior

As far as the interior goes, the Hyundai Santa Cruz and the 2022 Maverick are both nice choices. Both vehicles comes standard with an 8-inch color touchscreen, Wireless Apple CarPlay,  and Android Auto. However if you're still looking for more features, the Hyundai Santa Cruz comes available with:
  • Qi wireless charger
  • the Hyundai Digital Key
  • a 10-inch color touchscreen display with Navigation
  • Eight Speaker Bose Premium Audio System
  • Amazon Alexa Blue Link
  • Blue Link Google Assistant App

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz vs 2022 Ford Maverick: Driver Assistance Technology

In terms of safety, the new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz has a slight advantage over the 2022 Ford Maverick. The Hyundai Santa Cruz comes equipped with the Hyundai SmartSense Suite. Key features include:
  • Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA) with Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Driver Attention Warning

Should You Buy The Hyundai Santa Cruz  or 2022 Ford Maverick?

While both compact trucks are well-endowed, the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz is a true  Spot Adventure Vehicle unlike anything else in the U.S. market. It offers more power, and capability than the new 2022 Ford Maverick. Not to mention  it also has a more aggressive style. Whether you're driving the new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz around town or off-road, this vehicle is a great choice. But don't just take our word for it. See for yourself.(888) 561-7077 or visit 2301 Okeechobee Blvd, Wes Palm Beach , FL 33409 and reserve your new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz. We are located just minutes away from Delray Beach, Boyton Beach, Wellington, Palm Springs, and surrounding Palm Beach county communities.

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