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Eric's Autos: 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz

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It's easy to write about -- and decide whether to buy -- a vehicle that's in a class by itself, that doesn't have a half-dozen or even any direct competitors.

That model being a brand-new one from Hyundai: the 2022 Santa Cruz.

What It Is

The Santa Cruz is neither car nor crossover nor SUV. It has design elements of all of them -- plus one more, that being the truck-like 4.5-foot-long bed on the back.

It's just the thing for people who don't need (or want) something that looks like a truck -- or that is as big and unwieldy as a truck can be -- but really like the idea of having a bed for carrying stuff that won't fit in a crossover.

Prices start at $24,140 for the base SE trim with front-wheel-drive. Adding the available AWD system bumps the price up to $25,460. After that comes SEL, SEL Premium and top-of-the-line Limited trims, the latter two coming standard with all-wheel drive and a more powerful (turbocharged) version of the 2.5-liter engine that's standard in the SE and SEL trims.

 

A top-of-the-line Limited packs the kitchen sink with features, including leather seats, a larger 10.25-inch LCD touchscreen, digital dashboard, adaptive cruise control and a Bose premium audio system. This one stickers for $39,870.

What's New

The Santa Cruz is an all-new model.

What's Good

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