The Santa Cruz is available in five trim levels: SE, SEL, Night, SEL Premium, and Limited.
Two versions of the same 2.5-liter engine are available. One is naturally aspirated, the other turbocharged. The NA motor produces 191 hp/181 lb-ft and is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission in the SE and SEL. The turbocharged engine produces 281 hp/311 lb-ft and is coupled to an eight-speed dual-clutch.
The SE trim is handsomely equipped with remote keyless entry, air-conditioning, a manually tilt-and-telescoping multifunction steering wheel, an eight-inch infotainment screen with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking, driver-attention warning, lane-keeping assist, lane-follow assist, blind-spot collision avoidance, vehicle-exit warning, and auto high beams. Higher trims add push-button start, remote engine start, a power driver's seat, adaptive cruise control with stop/start, heated and ventilated front seats, power adjustment for the driver, a 10.25-inch infotainment screen with navigation, and a 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster. The top-spec Limited gets a leather interior, ventilated front seats, a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen interface, a Bose surround-sound audio system, a highway driving assistance, and a surround-view camera.
Hyundai doesn't usually offer packages, choosing to add more features as you climb up through the trim levels. The most notable package for the Santa Cruz is the Activity Package, only available on the SEL trim. It costs $3,270 and is effectively a more affordable way to get most of the high-spec toys and some adventure-related features in a model with a base engine. The Activity Package includes an integrated tonneau cover, sunroof, rear sliding glass with a defroster, a 115-volt AC power inverter in the bed, dual C-channel utility tracks, LED lights for the bed, wireless device charging, and the 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster. A few standalone items can also be equipped such as side steps for $695, a Tow & Go package for $700, and a tow hitch for $450.