2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz for Sale in Hyannis, MA
Trims and Mechanical Specs
Hyundai makes its all-new Sport Adventure Vehicle (as they like to call it) in four trim levels: SE, SEL, SEL Premium, and Limited. The first two trims get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (191 hp and 181 lb.-ft. of torque) with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The available upgrade is a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder (281 hp and 311 lb.-ft. of torque) with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and paddle shifters. The latter comes in conjunction with standard all-wheel drive, but the smaller powertrain can be ordered with either AWD or front-wheel drive. Since the Santa Cruz has pickup truck DNA, it has a payload stat: it can carry 1,753 pounds in its 4.3-foot-long bed. It can tow as well: versions with the smaller powertrain can pull up to 3,500 lb., while those with the larger engine can handle as much as 5,000 lb.
The SE is packed with standard features that increase its functionality. The highlight is a multi-purpose tailgate that can accommodate different-sized cargo and provides access to a flexible cargo bed with underbed and sidewall storage compartments, a drain plug (for when you want to use the underfloor storage compartment as a cooler), six tie-down points, and rotatable cargo D-rings. This base trim also has pre-wiring for a trailer and remote keyless entry, and it’s eligible for a trailer hitch/bike rack that can help free up some bed space for additional gear.
Inside, the SE has stain-resistant cloth upholstery, a 12-volt power outlet, two USB ports, and an infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming. The SE also comes with the SmartSense suite of active safety features, which provides forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, automatic high beams, lane keeping assist, lane following assist, driver attention warning, and rear occupant alert. Its rearview camera is also more deluxe than you’ll find in most base models, as it gives the driver dynamic guidelines.
Things heat up a bit with the SEL – literally, as the exterior mirrors and front seats are heated. Its other highlights are proximity entry, push-button ignition, and remote start. The infotainment system gains SiriusXM satellite radio, and there are more safety technologies, too: blind-spot collision-avoidance assist, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, and safe exit warning.
To jazz things up even further, the SEL qualifies for the optional Activity Package. This contains a medley of cargo bed upgrades (like a tonneau cover with T-slot utility tracks, LED lights, a 115-volt power inverter, and adjustable tie-down cleats), plus roof side rails, a sunroof, sliding and de-fogging rear glass, a quick-charging wireless phone pad, a high-tech 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster, and LED interior lights.
The SEL Premium gets the contents of the Activity Package, as well as a handful of refined upgrades such as LED headlights, class-exclusive Digital Key (lets you start the vehicle from your smartphone), two-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, paddle shifters, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink.
The top-spec Limited really embraces the luxury with rain-sensing windshield wipers, leather seats with front-row ventilation, a heated steering wheel, and two second row USB charging ports. This loaded trim’s infotainment system is sweetened with navigation and a booming eight-speaker Bose sound system, and its touchscreen is upgraded to a 10.25-inch version (which causes the smartphone integration to revert to the traditional plug-in variety). The active safety suite adds a surround-view camera system, adaptive cruise control, and a live-feed blind-spot view monitor (which displays a real-time video of the Santa Cruz’s blind spots in the instrument cluster).