2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Trims & Specs

The Santa Cruz is available in four trim levels: SE, SEL, 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 tilt-and-telescoping multifunction steering wheel, an eight-inch infotainment screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking, driver attention warning, lane-keeping assist, lane follow assist, and high-beam assist. Higher trim models add blind-spot collision avoidance, rear cross-traffic avoidance, remote engine start, a power driver's seat, heated and ventilated front seats, power adjustment for the driver, and a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster. The top-spec Limited gets a leather interior, ventilated front seats, a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen interface, a Bose surround sound system, adaptive cruise control with stop/start, highway driving assistance, and a surround-view camera.

🚘What's the Price of the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz?

One of the benefits of building a small truck is that the price of the Hyundai Santa Cruz is remarkably low. The base SE has an MSRP of $23,990, while the SEL model retails for $27,190. These prices are for FWD models, with AWD adding another $1,500 to your invoice. An SEL Premium AWD costs $35,680, while the top-spec Limited AWD retails for $39,720. The SEL Premium and Limited will also be offered in FWD, but pricing for these is not yet available. All of these prices exclude the destination charge of $1,185.

Pricing-wise, the Santa Cruz is more than we were expecting. The Ford Maverick's pricing starts at $19,995 and ends at $25,490 for the top-spec Lariat. That's a significant $14,230 price gap, but it's worth noting this has more standard features and a lot more power.

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Models And Configurations

4 models / 6 configurations
SE
$24,440
Starting Price (MSRP)
Hyundai Santa Cruz SE For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.5L Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Wheel Drive
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    SE FWD
    SE AWD
Key Features
  • 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 191 hp/181 lb-ft
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Air conditioning
  • Eight-inch infotainment with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Automatic emergency braking
2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz SE Full Specs
SEL
$27,640
Starting Price (MSRP)
Hyundai Santa Cruz SEL For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.5L Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Wheel Drive
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    SEL FWD
    SEL AWD
Key Features
  • Equipped with the SE’s features, plus:
  • Keyless entry and push-button start
  • Power driver’s seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Blind-spot collision avoidance
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz SEL Full Specs
SEL Premium
$36,130
Starting Price (MSRP)
Hyundai Santa Cruz SEL Premium For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.5L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    SEL Premium AWD
Key Features
  • Equipped with the SEL’s features, plus:
  • Standard 2.5-liter turbocharged engine (281 hp/311 lb-ft)
  • Eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox
  • LED headlights
  • 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Dual-zone climate control
2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz SEL Premium Full Specs
Limited
$40,170
Starting Price (MSRP)
Hyundai Santa Cruz Limited For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.5L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    Limited AWD
Key Features
  • Equipped with the SEL Premium’s features, plus:
  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment
  • Leather upholstery with ventilated front seats
  • Eight-speaker Bose surround sound system
  • Adaptive Cruise control
2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Limited Full Specs

Additional Packages

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 an auto-dimming rearview mirror for $295.

Cargo Package
$235
Bed Mat, Envelop Cargo Net, First Aid Kit (PIO)
Winter Package
$335
Fitted Liners, Mudguards (PIO)
Launch Package
$970
Carpeted Floor Mats, Bed Cargo Net, First Aid Kit, Bed Mat, Mudguards, Bed Fence (PIO)
Activity Package
$3,270
Option Group 02, Roof Side Rails, Dual C-Channel Utility Tracks on Bed Side, (Rail system), cleats for each side, Rear Sliding Glass Window w/Rear Defroster, LED Bed Lighting, 115V AC Power Inverter in Bed, Wireless Phone Charger, Conventional Power Sunroof, LED Front & Rear Map Lights, Integrated Tonneau Cover, Factory-installed, 10.25" Digital Instrument Cluster
Option Group 01
standard equipment

🚗What 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Model Should I Buy?

With an entry price of $23,990 and an impressive list of standard safety and infotainment systems, including forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking and Apple Carplay and Android Auto, the Santa Cruz is an attractive deal for anyone looking for a useful daily driver and weekend lifestyle vehicle, even in base form. But we can't help but feel it's a little expensive in this guise compared to a Maverick without any true USP. That's why the turbo engine is a must, and why we'd spring for the SEL Premium. It currently only comes with AWD, but as an adventure vehicle, that's a boon. If you can't stretch the budget for a $35,680 truck, then the E with the Activity Package is a great buy in FWD guise at just over $30,000.

Frankly, we expect the most sales of the Santa Cruz to be specced in SEL trim with the Activity Package.

Hyundai Santa Cruz Deal in September

One of the following incentives may apply to this vehicle. Regional incentives may vary.
Finance Deals
Cash Incentive from $500 or Financing Incentive from 3.75% to 4.75% (Expires: 10/03/2022)
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