Compare 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz vs 2022 Subaru Outback

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz
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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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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Outback CVT 26 33 $25,968 $27,645
Outback Limited CVT 26 33 $32,095 $34,295
Outback Limited XT CVT 23 30 $36,093 $38,695
Outback Onyx Edition XT CVT 23 30 $33,518 $35,845
Outback Premium CVT 26 33 $28,056 $29,845
Outback Touring CVT 26 33 $35,678 $38,195
Outback Touring XT CVT 23 30 $37,883 $40,645
Outback Wilderness CVT 22 26 $35,218 $37,695

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz vs. 2022 Subaru Outback: Compare Utility Vehicles

The Hyundai Santa Cruz small pickup truck and Subaru Outback wagon-like SUV are utility vehicles serving as a complement for owners’ recreational activities and outdoorsy image. 

Sharing a platform with the Tucson compact crossover, the Santa Cruz might seem like a direct competitor to pickup trucks such as the Ford Maverick (based on the Ford Escape) or the larger Honda Ridgeline (based on the Pilot SUV). Those trucks take a softer-riding, more efficient, and more urbane approach to the pickup truck experience.

 

Pricing

Invoice Price

$38,576
$25,968

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$40,170
$27,645

Monthly Payment Estimate

$670 / month
$461 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.7
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 2022 Subaru Outback doubles down on rugged credibility with the Wilderness edition.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

19 mpg 26 mpg

Highway

27 mpg 33 mpg

Interior Dimensions

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.1 57.4

Front Leg Room (in)

41.4 42.8

Front Hip Room (in)

54.5 55.5

Second Leg Room (in)

36.5 39.5

Front Head Room (in)

40.7 40.1

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Hip Room (in)

53.5 54.8

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.6 58.1

Second Head Room (in)

40.1 39.1

Passenger Volume (ft³)

- 109

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

66.7 66.4

Ground Clearance, Front (in)

8.6 -

Wheelbase (in)

118.3 108.1

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

75 73

Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)

31.6 -

Ground Clearance, Rear (in)

8.6 -

Length, Overall (in)

195.7 191.3

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 -

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

42.7 43.3

Cargo Volume (ft³)

27 -

Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)

48.4 -

Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)

53.9 -

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

19.2 32.1

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 11.8

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.8 12.4

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

4-Wheel -

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

17.7 18.5

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

39.6 36.1

Tires

Front Tire Size

P245/50HR20 P225/65HR17

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P245/50HR20 P225/65HR17

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

5000 2700

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

5000 2700

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

5000 2700

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

500 270

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

500 270

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4164 3637

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

5732 -

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

20 X 7.5 17 X 7

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

20 X 7.5 17 X 7

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

150 150

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

311 @ 1700 176 @ 4400

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Engine Oil Cooler

None -

Displacement

2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

277 @ 5800 182 @ 5800

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4

Fuel System

Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

22 29

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

27 33

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

19 26

Transmission

Trans PTO Access

No -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.22 -

Trans Type

8 8

Transfer Case Power Take Off

No -

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.86 -

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.70 4.38

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.65 0.56

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.22 -

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Transfer Case Model

Electronic -

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.62 -

Trans Description Cont.

Auto-Shift Manual w/OD CVT w/OD

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.67 -

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.79 0.67

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.43 4.07 - 0.84

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

- 3.90

Summary

Vehicle Name

Hyundai Santa Cruz Subaru Outback

Body Code

T -

Body Style

Crew Cab Sport Utility

Suspension

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

4.85 -

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Double Wishbone

Axle Type - Rear

Independent -

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

4.85 -

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Axle Type - Front

Independent -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

- Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

- Double Wishbone

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

8.1 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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  • Lease: From $282 per month for 36 months
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