2022-santa-cruz-0077-gallery-16-9-792x447.jpegHyundai’s brand-new Santa Cruz Sport Adventure Vehicle just won the award for the Best Pickup Truck in 2021 from the Northwest Automotive Press Association. Drivers can test drive this award-winning pickup truck at a Hyundai dealer in Queens or Long Island.


Get to Know the First Hyundai Truck


The Hyundai Santa Cruz was introduced as a Sport Adventure Vehicle that combines modern amenities, the space of an SUV, and the open bed of a pickup. Hyundai’s first trick offers sophisticated design, efficient powertrain options, a flexible open bed, advanced connectivity, and a maneuverable all-wheel drive platform.


Available Trims


The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz comes in four trims: SE, SEL, SEL Premium, and Limited.


SE Trim

  1. 2.5L Smartstream GDI 4-cylinder engine

?      8-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®

?      3,500 lb. tow capacity; trailer harness pre-wiring

?      Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist (FCA) with Pedestrian Detection

?      Driver Attention Warning (DAW)

?      Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)

?      Lane Follow Assist (LFA)

?      High Beam Assist (HBA)

?      Rear Occupant Alert

?      18" alloy wheels

?      LED daytime running lights & taillights

?      LED center brake light with LED cargo light

?      Shark fin antenna

?      Sheet Molded Composite bed, 4’ length

?      Sidewall bed storage compartments

?      Heavy-duty cargo bed D-Rings

?      Under bed storage

?      Rear bumper side step

?      Electric Parking Brake (EPB)

?      Remote Keyless entry system

?      6-way manual driver seat with manual height adjustment

?      Dual front USB charge ports

?      And more


SEL Trim

?      Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA)

?      Rear Cross Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)

?      Heated side mirrors

?      Proximity key entry with push button start

?      Blue Link® Connected Car System

?      SiriusXM® satellite radio

?      Remote engine start (on keyfob)

?      8-way power driver seat with 2-way lumbar support

?      Heated front seats

?      And more


SEL Premium

?      2.5T Turbocharged GDI 4-cylinder engine

?      8-speed dual clutch transmission with SHIFTRONIC®

?      Paddle shifters

?      LED headlights

?      Leather-wrapped steering wheel & shift knob

?      Digital Key

?      Dual auto temperature control & auto defogger

?      Auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink®

?      Body-colored exterior door handles

?      5,000 lb. towing capacity

?      Integrated tonneau cover

?      115V AC power inverter in bed

?      Conventional sunroof

?      Roof side rails

?      Rear sliding glass with rear defroster

?      115V AC power inverter in bed

?      LED bed lighting

?      10.25" LCD instrument cluster

?      Wireless device charging


Limited Trim

?      Rain-sensing wipers

?      Heated steering wheel

?      Leather seating surfaces

?      Ventilated front seats

?      Rear air conditioning vents

?      Smart Cruise Control with Stop/Start

?      10.25” wide navigation display

?      Dynamic voice recognition

?      Highway Driving Assist

?      Intelligent Speed Limit Assist

?      Surround View Monitor

?      BOSE® premium audio

?      Dual rear USB charge ports

?      Ambient lighting

?      Dark chrome grille & tailgate handle trim

?      20" alloy wheels



How it Beat Out Other Popular Trucks


The Santa Cruz won the award after being thoroughly tested on-road and off-road by the Northwest Automotive Press Association. Their on-road evaluation tests acceleration, handling, braking, rearview cameras, and more conditions that will be encountered daily on the road. They also tested the vehicle’s off-roading capability with an off-road course that simulated rough Forest Service roads with loose dirt, deep ruts, steep climbs, and dramatic descents. The Hyundai Santa Cruz tackled each course and blew away the competition.


You’ll want to drive this exciting new truck. Find the brand-new Santa Cruz at a Hyundai dealer in New York.

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