Compare 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz vs 2021 Jeep Gladiator vs 2021 Subaru Outback

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz
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2021 Jeep Gladiator
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2021 Subaru Outback
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Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Santa Cruz Limited AWD 19 27 $38,576 $40,170
Santa Cruz SE AWD 21 27 $25,306 $25,940
Santa Cruz SE FWD 21 26 $23,843 $24,440
Santa Cruz SEL AWD 21 27 $27,989 $29,140
Santa Cruz SEL FWD 21 26 $26,549 $27,640
Santa Cruz SEL Premium AWD 19 27 $34,700 $36,130
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80th Anniversary 4x4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Gladiator 80th Anniversary 4x4 17 22 $34,303 $34,960
Gladiator California Edition 4x4 16 23 $34,303 $34,960
Gladiator Freedom 4x4 16 23 $34,303 $34,960
Gladiator High Altitude 4x4 17 22 $39,592 $41,400
Gladiator Mojave 4x4 16 23 $43,162 $45,240
Gladiator Overland 4x4 16 23 $39,592 $41,400
Gladiator Rubicon 4x4 16 23 $43,162 $45,240
Gladiator Sport 4x4 16 23 $34,303 $34,960
Gladiator Sport S 4x4 16 23 $34,303 $34,960
Gladiator Texas Trail 4x4 16 23 $34,303 $34,960
Gladiator Willys 4x4 16 23 $34,303 $34,960
Gladiator Willys Sport 4x4 16 23 $34,303 $34,960
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CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Outback CVT 26 33 $25,187 $26,795
Outback Limited CVT 26 33 $31,451 $33,595
Outback Limited XT CVT 23 30 $35,451 $37,995
Outback Onyx Edition XT CVT 23 30 $32,875 $35,145
Outback Premium CVT 26 33 $27,318 $29,045
Outback Touring CVT 26 33 $35,034 $37,495
Outback Touring XT CVT 23 30 $37,240 $39,945
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,576
$34,303
$25,187
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,170
$34,960
$26,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$670 / month
$583 / month
$447 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
4.8
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Putting the fun in functional, the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz combines the utility of a truck with the ride quality of a crossover. The 2021 Jeep Gladiator, for better or worse, is a Wrangler with a bed. Nothing else will satisfy those who seek exactly that, but competitors are more comfortable and more affordable. The 2021 Subaru Outback hangs on to its remarkably rugged stance as it grows more refined than ever.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 17 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 22 mpg 33 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 55.7 57.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.2 42.8
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 53.9 55.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 38.3 39.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 42.8 40.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.5 55.9 54.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 55.7 58.1
Second Head Room (in)
40.1 42.8 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- - 109
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
66.7 75 66.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.6 10 -
Wheelbase (in)
118.3 137.3 108.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75 73.8 73
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.6 33.3 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.6 10 -
Length, Overall (in)
195.7 218 191.3
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- 51 -
Overhang, Front (in)
- 29.7 -
Track Width, Front (in)
- - 61.8
Liftover Height (in)
- - 28.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
- - 62.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
53.9 56.8 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.7 44.8 43.3
Cargo Volume (ft³)
27 35.5 -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
48.4 60.3 -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
53.9 56.8 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
19.2 33.9 32.1
Tailgate Width (in)
- 50 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- - 32.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - 75
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- - 32.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - 45.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- - 75.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - 42
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 13.6 11.8
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 12.9 12.4
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 22 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Re-Circulating Ball Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40 44.5 36.1
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/50HR20 P255/70SR18 P225/65HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TDB NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50HR20 P255/70SR18 P225/65HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TDB NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 4500 2700
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 4500 2700
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5000 4500 2700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 450 270
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 450 270
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4164 4691 3635
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5732 5800 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3750 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 9650 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2205 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3100 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2486 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 7.5 18 X 7.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 7.5 18 X 7.5 17 X 7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 220 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 650 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 650 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
311 @ 1700 260 @ 4400 176 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA ERC NA
Engine Oil Cooler
None Regular Duty -
Displacement
2.5 L/152 3.6 L/220 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
277 @ 5800 285 @ 6400 182 @ 5800
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 19 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 22 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17 26
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
No No -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.22 2.11 -
Trans Type
8 8 8
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 1.28 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.70 3.29 4.38
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.67 0.56
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.22 3.14 -
Trans Order Code
NA DFT NA
Transfer Case Model
Electronic Manual -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 1.67 -
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 1.00 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.84 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.43 4.71 4.07 - 0.84
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- - 3.90
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Santa Cruz Jeep Gladiator Subaru Outback
Body Code
T T -
Body Style
Crew Cab Crew Cab Sport Utility
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
4.85 3.73 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Trailing Arm Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Rear
Independent Rigid Axle -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
4.85 3.73 -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Leading Link Strut
Axle Type - Front
Independent Non-Independent -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- - Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- - Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 9.3 6.1
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- - Small SUV 4WD
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- --
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating Driver
- --
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- --
Rollover Rating
-
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